Monday, March 14, 2011
2010 Weapon Systems
This book has the majority of the American weapon systems in it. This book could be a good research starter and finding out specks and plain old cool weapons. From helicopters to advanced guns to sweet tanks, this book is just all around sweet. So if you are interested in military weapon systems you should take a look at this book.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
This book is a fun fact book about movies. Explore many movies and their critiques by Pauline Kael. This book takes a fun look at movies over the past few decades and looks at them and how they translate to society and life. Overall a fun read and something to make you think next time you watch your favorite movie.
I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg wrote and reads this audio book, and it is fun! Sit-Com humor reigns as you get to know the employees of this all-female realty office and their relationships with each other. A light-hearted look at aging gracefully with a bit of a mystery thrown to boot. Totally NOT serious listening. Enjoy.
by Kenneth Libbrecht and Patricia Rasmussen
In order for anyone to say there are no two snowflakes alike, has to have seen every one of them.
This book gives a sort of science lesson on the construction, formation, and a field guide to falling snow. The pictures alone are worth a look.
Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies and Bull Riders
When looking for a book I had bunnies on the mind and this is what I came up with. I will say that I think rodeos are super fun and I like going to them. I can also say that I have never heard of buckle bunnies until I moved out here. Also Twinkies are good! (Sometimes… maybe once every ten years) Amazingly this book contains all these things and it also has pictures…. I don’t think that you can beat that.
On Writing: a memoir of the craft
by Stephen King
In this book, Stephen King tells a little about his life and his writing experience. He says: “What follows is an attempt to put down, briefly, and simply, how I came to the craft, what I know about it now, and how it’s done. It’s about the day job; it’s about the language.”
Read the book to find out more.
Who wouldn’t want to know more about the art
of to-the-death conflict resolution? Robert
Baldick’s The Duel is a historical analysis and
account of the practice of dueling and how it
has changed over time, and cross culturally.
Cradle to Cradle
TD 794.5 .M395 2002
What happens when recycling isn’t enough?
McDonough and Braungart explain how eco-effectiveness can be put in practice and how we can pass that on to everyone we know. They also move from a "cradle-to-grave" mentality where products die in a landfill to a "cradle-to-cradle" mentality where they continue to feed production.
Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation
I noticed this book a particularly because a friend of mine is an avid Simpsons fan. Not only does this book document the rise of the incredibly popular TV show, but also how the show addresses common issues in our society, such as “family, religion, politics, the environment, TV, and more”. If you are a diehard Simpsons fan, this book is for you.
BIKE LUST: Harleys, Women & American Society
by Barbara Joans
As a female motorcyclist, this book caught my eye a few years ago before I rode in the Iron Butt Rally, an endurance motorcycling event very few Harley riders or women compete in. I was interested in reading about the author’s anthropological perspective. As a woman in a male-dominated sport, endurance motorcycling, I was curious to see if she acknowledged the small population of women in the world of sport motorcycling. She didn’t.
Still, it’s a decent read for those curious about the biker culture in the U.S.
Daughter of Fortune
By Isabel Allende
PQ 8098.1 .L54 H5513 1999
Allende takes you into this dirty, secretive world inhabited by immigrants to California during the Gold Rush with passionate characters whose stories pulse with life. You’ll be transported.
“Jugglers, acrobats, snake charmers, transvestites, traveling musicians, magicians, and contortionists performed in the streets, while all around them seethed a commerce in silk, tea, jade, spices, gold, tortoiseshell, porcelain, ivory, and precious stones.”
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
John Clayton – "Happily Ever Aftering on a 1920s Cattle Ranch"
Tuesday, March 15 @ 330pm – SC104
Poetry Slam - ALL are encouraged to participate.. would love to have faculty/staff share a story, a poem, etc.
Tuesday, March 22 in the Library
Melanie O’Hara – Wyoming Rodeo Gals
Monday, March 28 @ 4pm – SC104
Laura Bell – author of Claiming Ground, celebrates National Library Week @CWC
Thursday, April 14 @330pm in the Little Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 18