Did you realize you could read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at home, in your slippers, at 2am, even if you don’t have the book in your hands? You can! Because the Todd Library has it available as an e-book! Electronic books are available to use 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection. From the library web page just click on “e-Books” and “netLibrary.” Input your x-number and password. Type in the title (or author or subject) you’re searching for and select an item from the results list. The Todd Library subscribes to almost 10,000 e-books on everything from classic literature to study guides to history to medicine. Full text search capability makes this an incredibly powerful research tool. So whether it’s for work or pleasure, e-books are a great source–try one today!
What’s Obama reading these days? Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin is one book Obama read that may be shaping his Cabinet picks. It is a book about Lincoln successfully incorporating his opponents into his Cabinet. He has also been seen reading Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria, about international relations in the 21st century. According to the blog Book Patrol, Obama’s biographer, David Mendel said that Obama became a big reader in college, reading everything. His booklist included Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, E.L. Doctorow (cited as his favorite before he switched to Shakespeare), Philip Roth, Nietzsche, Reinhold Niebuhr, Ralph Ellison, Malcolm X, and the legendary community activist Saul Alinsky. Book Patrol thinks that Obama will be the most literary president we’ve had in the White House in years. Pick up one of these books, and you, too, can read like a President.
We will be saluting “National Native American Heritage Month” throughout the month of November. Come join us and learn more about past history and present day life among the various tribes. If you can’t make it into the library, you may still check out our collection of Ebooks from your home computers through our online catalog.