Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kelsey's January Staff Pick

The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology
Written By Maxwell Maltz
BF 637 S8 M24
Everyone has been through their fair share of difficult times, but there are some people who feel their life will never get better. The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology takes you though seven different exercises to changing your life for the better. If you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this is definitely a book for you!

Wes' January Staff Pick

The Cove
DVD QL 737 .C432 C68 2009

The Cove is a particularly sad documentary on the commercializing round-up and slaughter of wild dolphins. This movie will move you in a ways that you never thought. It will also make you think a little deeper the next time you go to the zoo or Sea World. There are a lot of sad moments in this world that we are sheltered from. Do not let this be one of them.

Casey's January Staff Pick

The Renewable Energy Handbook

Written by William H. Kemp

TJ 808.3 .K44 2005

If you’re looking to learn a thing or two about self-reliance or environmentally responsible living then check out The Renewable Energy Handbook. This book is full of current information, facts, and statistics as well as practical real world advice to set you on the fast track to building a financially and ecologically sustainable residence.

Sam's January Staff Pick

Rock and Ice

Whether you are a beginner or expert climber, Rock and Ice is equally inspirational and informative, offering expert training and medical advice, gear tips, features on the best climbing areas here and abroad, and cutting-edge tales from real climbers who push themselves to the edge.

Shawnte's January Staff Pick

Water For Elephants
Written by Sara Gruen
PS 3607 .R696 W38 2006

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell. This book is filled with both romance and adventure. Great read.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cory's January Staff Pick

Wild Swans

By Jung Chang

CT 1828 .C478 A3 1992
I read Chang’s book 15 years ago and still remember it vividly as a moving, emotional portrait of life in 20th century China (where it is still banned). She tells the story of three generations of women in her family: her grandmother, whose feet were bound to make her more attractive to men; her mother, who walked on Mao’s long marches and was later “rehabilitated”; and herself, an intellectual woman raised in Mao’s Red Guard who eventually fled his regime and earned her Ph.D. in London.

Kristy's January Staff Pick

P90-X extreme home fitness [DVD]

Tony Horton

DVD GV 546 .P212 2009 INTRO. - DVD GV 546 .P212 2009 NO.12

GV 546 .P212 2009 FIT GUIDE - GV 546 .P212 2009 NUTRITION

This set of 12 dvds will help you keep your resolution to get in or stay in better physical shape. This is an extreme workout program, so it’s not for the faint of heart. But if you’re willing to try it, it will challenge you and will definitely improve your fitness level. Some of my favorites are: #11 Cardio-X, for those days when you have a shorter amount of time to work out; #6 Kenpo- kicks, punches, etc. for endurance, coordination and balance; and #8 Core synergistics- to build and support multiple muscle groups while conditioning your body. There are also workouts that target various parts of the body (back & biceps, shoulders & arms, etc). Get Fit!!!

Candy's January Staff Pick


If, for some reason you find yourself over by the periodicals, check out this one. Boasted as “one of America’s finest environmental magazine” by the Boston Globe, it has well written articles and great pictures.