The Chicago Manual of Style

August 31, 2010

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th editionThe 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has arrived in the library! Come take a look at the new edition, located at the Reference Desk. For more information about updates and changes, visit the Chicago Manual of Style’s What’s New in the 16th Edition web site.


August 27, 2010

 

…what was the highest selling book title in America fifty years ago?

According to the August 28,1960 edition of the New York Times…

The number one selling fiction title was Hawaii by James A. Michener.  The number one selling non-fiction title was Born Free by Joy Adamson


Fun fact:  Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird soared from position sixteen to position seven in four short weeks!

Check out the New York Times Archive located on the Library’s Website for more fun facts!


Thinking Outside of the Box

August 26, 2010

On August 26, 1920 the 19th amendment was signed into law granting women in the United States the right to vote. 

Check out the original document from the National Archives.


Library Hours: End of Summer and Labor Day Weekend

August 23, 2010


Monday, August 30th-Sunday, September 5th

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6pm
Friday 7:30am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday CLOSED

Monday, September 6th (Labor Day)
12 noon – 6pm

Tuesday, September 7th 7:30am-6pm

The Library will resume regular term hours on Wednesday, September 8th (first day of classes).                                          

Please refer to the Library’s website for the most up-to-date information.


This Week in History…

August 20, 2010

…what was the highest selling book title in America fifty years ago?

According to the August 21,1960 edition of the New York Times…

The number one selling fiction title was Hawaii by James A. Michener.This was the first week for this title to move into the number one position!

The number one selling non-fiction title was Born Free by Joy Adamson. As of August 21st, 1960 this title had been on the New York Times’ Best Seller List for 15 weeks.


Fun fact: This week brothers Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy inhabited the 12th and 13th positions, respectively, on the non-fiction bestseller list.

Check out the New York Times Archive located on the Library’s Website for more fun facts!


This Day in History

August 11, 2010

 

…what was the highest selling book title in America fifty years ago?

According to the August 14,1960 edition of the New York Times…

The number one selling fiction title was Advise and Consent by Allen Drury. As of August 14th, 1960 this title had been on the New York Times’ Best  Seller List for 53 weeks!

The number one selling non-fiction title was Born Free by Joy Adamson. As of August 14th, 1960 this title had been on the New York Times’ Best Seller List for 14 weeks.


Fun fact: This week marked the 70th week of making the NYT Bestseller List  for the title Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis, M.D.

Check out the New York Times Archive located on the Library’s Website for more fun facts!


Thinking Outside of the Box

August 5, 2010

The British Library unrolls Henry VIII’s pious past.      Click here to learn more.


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