Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

If you would like to see the documentary or read the book An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore, and see what Gore has been talking about, come to the library. We have both the DVD and the book, along with Climate Change 2007, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC is the group that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore this year. Gore says his Nobel Peace Prize is an honor and a chance to “elevate global consciousness” about the threat posed by climate change.
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Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Doris Lessing, a British writer, has won a Nobel Prize for her lifetime of work on feminism, politics, and other social issues. She is only the eleventh woman to win the prize, since the awards’ inception in 1901. Here are two of her books found at Todd Library:
Briefing for a Descent into Hell
A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly “mad”.

The Golden Notebook
“The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessing’s most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women.” (From New York Times)

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Congress has designated October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy’s goal is to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Efforts to educate the American public on issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945 with Congress passing a law declaring the first week in October each year as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” Although physical disabilities are often recognized, invisible disabilities are sometimes difficult to recognize or understand. Join the Todd Library in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and visit us to learn more about some of these “invisible” issues.