Winter Holiday Reading List

Ahh…the papers have been written (or graded) and the tests have been taken (or graded) and sure, you have lots of holiday preparation yet to do, but just picture yourself sipping cocoa by the fire reading a really good book just for the fun of it? So to help you out here are some new and entertaining titles brought to you by the Dangerous Library Book Pushers: Caleb’s Crossing (Geraldine Brooks 320p.) Historic Fiction The story of Caleb, a Wampanoag and first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and Bethia, the daughter of…continue reading →

Address is Approximate: Study Break Week

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo. Google Street View + stop motion animation = Amazing! A personal project by director Tom Jenkins. From the Vimeo description: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View. Enjoy this study break...and good luck on your exams!continue reading →

World Record Rube Goldberg Machine: Study Break Week

The history of the world in 244 steps! From the YouTube description: The 2011 Purdue University Rube Goldberg machine shattered the world record for most steps ever successfully completed by such a machine. In 244 steps the "Time Machine" traces the history of the world from Big Bang to the Apocalypse before accomplishing the assigned everyday task of watering a flower. The record has been sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records and the World Records Academy. The library is open regular hours during the exam for your OWN world record!continue reading →