Entries from August 2011

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Retirement Planning for Millennials (no kidding!)

The U.S. Census Bureau has released population predictions for 2050. If you are a Millennial, the generation defined by Pew Research as being born between 1981 and 2000, you can expect to retire about that same time. What changes can you expect? The world will definitely be more crowded, the population is expected to reach [...]

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

Think history is boring?  Think again.  In Lies My Teacher Told Me, the author explores American history textbooks for the omissions, myths, and inaccuracies taught to school children every year…including YOU!  Columbus discovered the new world right?  Wrong!  Many expeditions had landed in the Americas before his 1492 “discovery.” Three times as many tons of [...]

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Fiction Fridays: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

“I was sixteen and I had the confidence then of a teenager who’d had to act like an adult for too long.” Girl In Translation (Jean Kwok, p. 290) In this debut novel, Kimberly Chang and her mother immigrate to New York City from Hong Kong knowing very little English but owing lots of money. To [...]

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Laptops for checkout @ Midlo Library

New for Fall 2011: Students may checkout laptops at the Midlothian Campus Library. Details: Current students (First come, first served!) Current library card (We can get you set up.) INSIDE Midlothian Library (No taking it home or to class.) 4 hour checkout (Type fast!) YOU are responsible for entire cost of laptop if stolen or [...]

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Flipbacks: the book that reads like a eReader

Flipbacks are: Full length novel…the size of an iPhone. All the fun and feel of print in a tiny package. Called “The Next Little Thing” Could Flipbacks be the Kindle killer? Details All You Want to Know About Flipbacks Could this book kill the Kindle? Guardian UK Flipbacks What do you think?

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The feel-bad read of the summer: Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) are an international publishing sensation. Atmospheric, intelligent, and terrifying, the trilogy has sold over 60 million books worldwide and sparked a new interest in Swedish fiction. The first book, the Girl With the [...]