Training for Full Moon Madness? Get your running info in the LIBRARY

Prepping for the Full Moon Madness 4 miler on October 23? Maybe the family-friendly 1-mile Moonwalk? Or just keeping up with the other students in the JTCC Running Club! Running has taken off during the recession…convenient and cheap, no gym (and resulting gym membership fee) needed. A bit of desire and a pair of shoes (sometimes not even shoes) makes anyone into a runner. BOOKS (all available at JTCC Library): Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall.  Staff pick for one…continue reading →

What’s for dinner?

Rethinking your plate? Eating local? Eating less—or cooking more? Food itself (organic, sustainable, local) is in the news. No longer are American fed by our own family’s farms; now our dinner is dished out by big agribusiness. Do factory farms make us sick? Does the American diet provide the nutrition we need? How do we fight the obesity epidemic for ourselves and our children? Small farmers and food reformers are working to change the grip of big business on our appetites. Read more about how and why with these books from the JTCC…continue reading →

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 book they explore hoarding behavior through a series of compelling case studies, drawing individual portraits of each hoarder. One sufferer moves papers around but never discards them; one collects thousands of magazines all in perfect condition; one collects…continue reading →

Annie Leibovitz: At Work

Part memoir, part biopic, At Work allows the photographer Annie Leibovitz to speak through and about her work...simultaneously. Instead of separating photography from commentary, the artist from the art, At Work allows both to tell their tale. At Work follows a straight biographical timeline, and pairs Leibovitz's photographs with her own words and interpretations-which reads like watching/listening to the director's commentary version of a film. The book begins with Leibovitz's first subjects (her family, including grandmother), through her tour with the Rolling Stones, then her work FOR Rolling Stone magazine and Gap. Many of…continue reading →