Entries from May 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Free Book—Keep Forever—No Fines—No Kidding!

Though it is no surprise that the library has FREE BOOKS, the library has just received a shipment of books that are true giveaways, free to keep. They are on display in the Midlothian Library, and the Chester Library has a supply as well. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch is billed as a mystery and […]

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Serial novelist…ONLINE

Why buy the whole book when you can get the chapters (one at a time) for free? Charles Dickens published novels in serial form, or chapter by chapter, in newspapers and magazines. The idea continues today as newspapers serialize longer works. Fans can read the book chapter by chapter  in the newspaper, on the web, […]

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Why can some people live with only minimal possessions, while others save everything they have ever touched…and eventually are buried by their possessions, by their trash, by their stuff? Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things is written by two scientists who treat have treated hundreds of people suffering from hoarding issues. In the […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Library Hours and Summer Registration

Exams are over and the spring semester is complete. While classes are not in session, the libraries will have reduced hours. Instead of closing at 9 we will close at 7 for extended registration. Details: May 12/Wednesday:  7:30-11 am. Employee Appreciation Day May 13/Thursday: 7:30 am-7 pm (Registration) Saturday May 15: Closed (Commencement) May 17-20/Monday-Thursday: […]

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Choose Privacy Week: May 2-8

Intellectual freedom is not only the right to read what you like, to say what you like, and to protest what you like. Intellectual freedom is also the freedom to read, search, and learn in the digital age…without Big Brother watching over your shoulder. Or at least, not watching without your permission. The American Library […]