Friday, April 30, 2010

National Arbor Day

National Arbor Day: From GovGab:
Picture of a weeping willow tree"Last week our guest blogger, Erin Pierce, wrote about Making Every Day Earth Day. In keeping with the theme of doing good things for our planet and going green, my Friday blog is dedicated to trees. The last Friday in the month of April is designated as National Arbor Day.
All around the country there are many schools and organizations carrying out tree planting activities. I remember, as a kid, my teacher had us plant a tree and write a report on our favorite tree. I wrote about the weeping willow in our backyard. My sisters and I used to climb all over that thing. I confess to playing “Tarzan.” I would swing from the vine-like branches doing my best jungle yell. Carol Burnett’s “Tarzan yell” was better, but I think I was a close second.
Our lovely weeping willow began cracking and dying, so it had to be removed. The tree was large and it had to be cut down in sections. My dad did the cutting, but it was our job to hold the rope and pull when needed. Being a bit of a slacker, I wasn’t really holding the rope… actually, I think I was pretending to be a ballerina dancing around. A large branch broke and my sister, who was dutifully holding the rope, was dragged across the yard on her back as the branch came down. I thought that was the funniest thing, but my dad, who was nearly knocked off the ladder by the branch, did not. I got into big trouble. I held a grudge against all trees for awhile, but I eventually forgave them.

If you like trees and/or are interested in participating in Arbor Day, here are some resources to check out:

Throughout the country many schools encourage and educate children on the benefits of planting trees. To see what your state or city is doing for Arbor Day, go to and search on Arbor Day and the name of your state."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Books on Display at HPL

Barbecue time is here!

Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens: Making Meals Fast and  Fabulous

Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens: Making Meals Fast and Fabulous
By Adler, Karen
Author Fertig, Judith M.
2006-04 - Harvard Common Press
1558323139 Check Our Catalog

With 100 easy, versatile, absolutely delicious recipes for weeknight dinners on the grill, this book is a life-saver for busy cooks looking for delicious, stress-free meals during the week. All the recipes are included on a two-page spread for maximum convenience, the ingredients called for are either readily available in grocery stores or already sitting in the pantry, and most can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. The BBQ Queens explain a variety of grilling techniques, such as skewering and stir-grilling; offer Time-Saving Tiara Touches providing shortcuts and other ways to streamline dinner prep; suggest side dishes to round out a complete meal; and include recipes for turning grilled leftovers into wonderful new dishes. …More

Grill!: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Indoor and Outdoor  Grilling

Grill!: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Indoor and Outdoor Grilling
By Cuthbert, Pippa
Author Wilson, Lindsay Cameron
2006-05 - Good Books
1561485187 Check Our Catalog

This bold offering of delicious variety takes readers from starters to desserts and offers the best of all things seared, skewered, or blackened. More than 80 recipes will satisfy every culinary mood. …More

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the  Southwestern Kitchen

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen
By Flay, Bobby
2007-10 - Clarkson N Potter Publishers
9780307351418 Check Our Catalog

The Food Network star shares 150 recipes for his bold Southwestern cuisine. This full-color cookbook also includes a list of must-haves for the Southwestern pantry, menu suggestions, and pointers on basic cooking techniques. 100 full-color photographs. …More

Bobby Flay's Grill It!

Bobby Flay's Grill It!
By Flay, Bobby
Photographer Fink, Ben
With Banyas, Stephanie
2008-04 - Clarkson N Potter Publishers
0307351424 Check Our Catalog

Fire up the best backyard bashes with 150 simple and delicious recipes from grilling guru Flay in his first full-color grilling book--a selection of inventive ideas for easy meals that are fresh, flavorful, and fun to cook. …More

Man, a Can, a Grill: 50 No-Sweat Meals You Can Fire Up Fast

Man, a Can, a Grill: 50 No-Sweat Meals You Can Fire Up Fast
By Joachim, David
Author Men's Health
Editor Men's Health
2003-05 - Rodale Press
1579547672 Check Our Catalog

"A Man, A Can, A Grill"
"Twenty years ago, the first chicken I ever cooked on a grill burst into flames before I opened the lid to turn it. I wish "A Man, a Can, a Grill" had been there before that happened. Thanks to David Joachim, I'll never set a chicken on fire again."
--Don Mauer, author of "A Guy's Guide to Great Eating"
"These easy, flavorful recipes for the grill are streamlined and smart. Real food-- so good that no one will ever guess your secret is in the can."
--Andrew Schloss, author of" Cooking with Three Ingredients "and "Dinner's Ready"
Praise for "A Man, a Can, a Plan"
"Hearty but healthful fare, presented with nice helpings of humor."--"Chicago Sun-Times"
"A foolproof, not to mention spillproof, guide to manly success in the kitchen."--"Sunday Star-Ledger"
"Dude, this cookbook is for you."--"Detroit News"

Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-And-Quick Grilling and  Low-And-Slow BBQ

Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-And-Quick Grilling and Low-And-Slow BBQ
By Karmel, Elizabeth
2005-04 - John Wiley & Sons
0764568825 Check Our Catalog

"Having grown up in a barbecue restaurant family, I bond immediately with anyone who has a master's touch at the grill and barbecue pit. Elizabeth Karmel is the genuine article, understanding (and able to clearly articulate) that delicate interplay between food and fire, flavor and finesse." …More

Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue: Barbecue Your Way to Greatness  with 575 Lip-Smackin' Recipes from the Baron of Barbecue

Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue: Barbecue Your Way to Greatness with 575 Lip-Smackin' Recipes from the Baron of Barbecue
By Kirk, Paul
2004-04 - Harvard Common Press
1558322418 Check Our Catalog

Chef Paul explains it all: the differences between barbecuing and grilling; how to build different kinds of fires and what kind of fuel to use; setting up the pit or grill; what tools are needed to how to prepare the food. …More

Serious Barbecue: Smoke, Char, Baste, and Brush Your Way to Great  Outdoor Cooking

Serious Barbecue: Smoke, Char, Baste, and Brush Your Way to Great Outdoor Cooking
By Lang, Adam Perry
Photographer Loftus, David
With Goode, JJ
2009-05 - Hyperion Books
9781401323066 Check Our Catalog

BookPage Notable Title

Lang trained with the world's best chefs before giving up the fancy kitchen for the thrill of cooking with just meat and fire. Now, he's on a mission to turn everyone into an expert. "Serious Barbecue" will have amateur and expert cooks enjoying perfect results every time. …More

Big John's Speedway Grill

Big John's Speedway Grill
By Meredith Books
2006-01 - Meredith Corporation
0696226871 Check Our Catalog

No-nonsense grilling recipes from the grill king to the NASCAR stars.

Includes recipes for rib-tickling appetizers, entries, sides, and desserts, each illustrated with full-color photos.

Big John's hints and tips and an insider's guide to the NASCAR racetrack. …More

Summer Vacations on a Budget

Summer Vacations on a Budget: From LifeHacker: "beach chairAs we inch closer to summer, all I can think about is the awesome vacations I want to take. I picture myself spending weeks at the beach, lounging in the sun, listening to the waves roll in.

And then I'm yanked back to reality. I can't actually spend weeks and weeks relaxing at the beach. Hotels are expensive!

So instead, I'm going to make the best use of my weekends, and with some budget-minded travel tips, I won't break the bank.

I've been itching to get out to Great Falls National Park to hike the trails and enjoy the views of the waterfalls. National Parks are an extremely budget-friendly form of entertainment and can be a great way to get your family outside enjoying the weather. Check the National Parks website to look for different parks and activities in your area.

In my research for budget-friendly things to do this summer, I hadn't expected to add amusement parks to my list of possibilities, but because of the economy, some parks are offering really cheap tickets or other special deals. It's been way too long since a roller coaster has flipped me upside down, so that might be on the agenda too.

If you're looking to travel this summer, make sure to check out for a list of the cheapest gas prices in your area. With gas nearing $3 per gallon around here, I know it's something I'm going to pay extra attention to this summer.

What's your best tip for summer vacations on a budget?"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Granola Scales Your CPU for Energy Savings [Downloads]

Granola Scales Your CPU for Energy Savings [Downloads]: From Lifehacker:
Granola Scales Your CPU for Energy Savings"Windows/Linux: Your computer's processor may be able to handle 3D shooters and complex rendering, but most of the time, you probably just need it to render Gmail. System utility Granola scales back your processor at such times to save energy and money.
Like any modern energy-saving utility, Granola offers both to-date cumulative stats on how much energy, money, and CO2 it's saved, and how much you can expect to save over a year's time, given current computer conditions. It needs a processor that's capable of scaling, along with that option to be enabled in the BIOS settings. What kind of savings should the average user expect? From Granola's FAQ page:

If you mostly surf the Internet and check email, the savings will be substantial and probably 30% or more. If you are playing the latest intensive graphic game without a high-end graphics card, the savings will probably be less; perhaps as low as 10%. But most likely, your system has many uses and the load varies with time. Our users typically experience savings of around 25%.

It's only the processor that Granola works on, and it would be a bit more convenient if it offered an easy on/off switch as a keyboard shortcut or from its system tray menu. Still, it's a neat addition to the many ways one can green their PC. It's a free download for Windows and Linux systems.


Reducing Salt Intake

Reducing Salt Intake: From GovGab:
"Over the summer I met up with a friend to enjoy a plate of chips and salsa. While chatting, she proceeded to get a little crazy with the salt shaker. I looked at her like she was nuts, "Care to have some chips with your salt?"

While I rarely ADD additional salt to my food, most of what we buy is already loaded with it. This is why the Institute of Medicine has recommended that the FDA take measures to cut back the levels of salt that manufacturers add to foods.

While no official plan is in tact, the FDA says it plans to slowly but surely reduce the amount of sodium in foods by using a stepwise and monitored process as to not drastically change the flavoring of the food.

The recommended maximum daily intake of sodium for the average adult is about a tablespoon, or 2,300 milligrams. Americans consume about 3,400 milligrams per day.

This over-consumption is a leading contributor to hypertension and heart disease.

What do you think about reducing sodium in packaged foods and restaurants? How do you monitor your salt intake?"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Avoid Financial Fraud

Avoid Financial Fraud: From GovGab:
a pile of US currency
"People are always asking us questions about scams and fraud. There are many types of financial fraud like mortgage scams that target the elderly, Ponzi schemes, tax fraud that steals money from our nation’s coffers, predatory lending that discriminates against vulnerable communities, and credit card fraud.
A few years ago I was a victim of identity theft. The scary thing about identity theft is that so much of your personal information is in the hands of others – in medical offices, human resources, school records, and credit card applications. You’re really at the mercy of the people holding your records. I was lucky that the fraudsters didn’t do any financial harm to me, but the mountain of paperwork and follow-up was outrageous. I hope it never happens to you.
If you’re smart, and I know you are, you’ll protect yourself from fraud before the fraudsters get to you. If you’re informed, you can take steps to keep yourself and your hard-earned money safe.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, I know all too well that it’s hard to figure out how to report it. Today there’s the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force web site to help. The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force is made up of 20 federal agencies, 94 US Attorneys Offices and state and local partners that can help you report fraud."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Constitution Monday-Amendment 27

Originally proposed Sept. 25, 1789. Ratified May 7, 1992.
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.

This is the last Amendment of the Constitution.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Caught video book review

Caught, by Harlen Coben
A quick book review by Doris Mousdale of Arcadia Books

Produced by Library Websites, from Piper Mountain

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Library Journal's Reader's Shelf

The Great Detective:  Sherlock Holmes Reborn

The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
By Carr, Caleb
2009-10 - St. Martin's Griffin
0312352042 Check Our Catalog

"Caleb Carr' s novel, "The Alienist," ""was a blockbuster international bestseller and positioned its author as a modern master of the historical thriller. Now, Carr reaches back further, to the age of opium dens and Jack the Ripper, when fictional detective Sherlock Holmes made the science of murder as real as the gore on a killer' s hands..."
Mycroft Holmes' s encoded message to his brother, Sherlock, is unsubtle enough even for Dr. Watson to decipher: a matter concerning the safety of Queen Victoria herself calls them to Edinburgh' s Holyrood House to investigate the confounding and gruesome deaths of two young men-- horrific incidents that took place with her highness in residence. The victims were crushed in a manner surpassing human power. And while recent attempts on her majesty' s life raise a number of possibilities, these intrigues also seem strangely connected to an act of evil that took place centuries earlier...
For indeed, the slaying of David Rizzio, music master and friend to Mary Queen of Scots, was an extraordinarily brutal and treacherous act-- even for a time when brutality and treachery were the order of the day. Now, the ghosts of Holyrood House are being reawakened by someone with a diabolical agenda of greed, madness, and terror as Holmes and Watson set out to trap a killer who is eager to rewrite history in blood...
" Intriguing!"
" "The Italian Secretary" captivates."
--"Publishers Weekly"

Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography

Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography
By Rennison, Nicholas
2007-10 - Grove Press
9780802143259 Check Our Catalog

He has been called a genius and a fraud, a hero and an addict. He advised kings in their glittering palaces, then disappeared into the darkest alleys of London's criminal underworld. He was (and remains) a global icon, but he could pass his most ardent fan on the street without a flicker of recognition. Who was this Sherlock Holmes? Nick Rennison gathers the clues of a life lived among the stars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from Oscar Wilde to Sigmund Freud, and uncovers startling, previously unknown information. How did a Cambridge drop-out and bit player on the London stage transform himself into a renowned "consulting detective"? Did he know the identity of Jack the Ripper? To where did Sherlock Holmes disappear after his presumed death in 1891? Sherlock Holmes answers these questions and many more as it careens through the most infamous crimes and historic events of the era, all in pursuit of the real man behind the greatest detective in modern fiction--and, just perhaps, nonfiction. …More

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings
By Faye, Lyndsay
Author Watson, John H.
2009-12 - Simon & Schuster
9781416583318 Check Our Catalog


The Language of Bees

The Language of Bees
By King, Laurie R.
2009-04 - Bantam
9780553804546 Check Our Catalog

In a case that will push their relationship to the breaking point, Mary Russell must help reverse the greatest failure of her legendary husband's storied past--a painful and personal defeat that still has the power to sting...this time fatally. …More

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance
By Brandreth, Gyles
2008-01 - Touchstone Books
9781416534839 Check Our Catalog

One of Britains premier royal biographers pens the first in a series of fiendishly clever historical murder mysteries, featuring Oscar Wilde as the detective. …More

Sherlock Holmes in America

Sherlock Holmes in America
By Greenberg, Martin Harry
Editor Lellenberg, Jon L.
Editor Stashower, Daniel
2009-11 - Skyhorse Publishing
9781602399341 Check Our Catalog

Sherlock Holmes makes his American debut in this fascinating and extraordinary collection of never-before-published crime and mystery stories by bestselling American writers. 12 b&w illustrations. …More

Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes
By Hambly, Barbara
Author Sequeira, Christopher
Author Roden, Barbara
2008-10 - EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing,
9781894063173 Check Our Catalog

The fabled tin dispatch box of Dr. John H. Watson opens to reveal eleven all new tales of mystery and dark fantasy. Sherlock Holmes, master of deductive reasoning, confronts the irrational, the unexpected and the fantastic in the weird worlds of the Gaslight Grimoire.
"A wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any fan of
Sherlock Holmes or of the supernatural. Terrific stories, great variety, genuine
chills: it's all here."
- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of HOMINIDS

"This book contains eleven of the most ingenious, imaginative and inspired
exploits yet committed to paper. Wonderful stuff!"
- Roger Johnson, BSI, Editor, The Sherlock Holmes Journal
"Contributors: "
Barbara Hambly
Christopher Sequeira
Barbara Roden
M. J. Elliott
Martin Powell
Chico Kidd & Rick Kennett

The Baker Street Letters

The Baker Street Letters
By Robertson, Michael
2009-06 - Minotaur Books
9780312538125 Check Our Catalog

This first work in a new series features two brothers who lease offices on Baker Street. They soon begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes--who had famously occupied the same address. …More

Delete Facebook Apps that Now Have Greater Access to Your Data [Privacy]

Delete Facebook Apps that Now Have Greater Access to Your Data [Privacy]: From LifeHacker:  "
Delete Facebook Apps that Now Have Greater Access to Your DataAt Facebook's f8 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told developers that Facebook applications would no longer have to dump any data they've collected on you after 24 hours. If you've got apps installed that might have prying eyes, here's how to uninstall them.
Facebook seems to change up its interface, and its settings, every few months, so if you thought you knew the easy way to remove an application entirely before, you might want to take a quick refresher. Not all Facebook applications are out to mine your personal stats for nefarious gain, but if you've kept an app or two hanging around because you thought there wasn't much exposure, here's how ReadWriteWeb recommends you go about showing them the door:

  1. Click on 'Account' at the top-right of the screen.
  2. Click 'Application Settings'
  3. Change the 'Show' drop-down box to 'Authorized.' This will show all the applications you've ever given permission to.
  4. In the resulting list, click the 'X' button on the far right next to each app you want to remove to delete it.
  5. On the pop-up box that appears, click 'Remove' then click 'Okay' on the next box confirming the app was deleted.

Which applications have you removed from your own Facebook account for privacy or access reasons? Tell us why in the comments.


Make Every Day Earth Day

Make Every Day Earth Day: "
Earth Day

Our guest blogger today is Erin Pierce, who works for the Communications office at Department of Energy.

One thing I’ve learned since my start at the Department of Energy (DOE) is how important it is for individuals to get involved in protecting the environment. Innovative technologies are being developed—from alternative fuel sources that cut greenhouse gasses to wind turbines that power every home in Milford, Utah.

All of these technological advances are key to ensuring a sustainable future. But we can’t look forward to clean, toxic-free neighborhoods without the help of communities across America.

President Obama says, “As we continue to tackle our environmental challenges, it’s clear that change won’t come from Washington alone. It will come from Americans across the country who takes steps in their own homes and their own communities to make that change happen."

So what can you do to help?

Enter Earth Day. April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary. It’s a day to celebrate, volunteer and learn how we can do our part to conserve energy.

Take action in your home! Use energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL’s), unplug electronics not in use and invest in ENERGY STAR® Appliances. You’ll conserve energy and save money at the same time.

Students at the University of Central Florida made changes like these in their dorms and saved a whopping $27,000.

Visit the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Earth Day website for energy saving tips. Also visit our interactive Earth Day animation, where you can learn ways to save at home, how energy is being used efficiently in communities and how different energy sources are used across the country.

You can find Earth Day activities in your state on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day website. Visit for a listing of year-round volunteer activities focused on the environment.

And remember to Make Every Day, Earth Day!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Books on Display at HPL

April is Poetry Month!
The Everything Writing Poetry Book: A Practical Guide to Style, 
Structure, Form, and Expression

The Everything Writing Poetry Book: A Practical Guide to Style, Structure, Form, and Expression
By Eliopulos, Tina D.
Author Moffett, Todd Scott
2005-07 - Adams Media Corporation
1593373228 Check Our Catalog

The Everything Writing Poetry Book features:
- Exercises that help readers hone their skills
- Guidance on following basic poetic structure
- Information on how to start a poetry group
- Valuable advice for getting published

The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning 

The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets
By Kooser, Ted
2005-02 - University of Nebraska Press
0803227698 Check Our Catalog

Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of "The Poetry Home Repair Manual," Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets--aspiring or practicing--can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry's ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend--a friend who is willing to share everything he's learned about the art he's spent a lifetime learning to execute so well. …More

Poetry for Dummies

Poetry for Dummies
By Poetry Center
Joint Author Timpane, John
With Watts, Maureen
2001-05 - For Dummies
0764552724 Check Our Catalog

"Wonderful.... This book demystifies poetry for all." --Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet & painter, and co-founder of City Lights Books
Praise for Poetry For Dummies "Poetry For Dummies is a pleasant romp...with tons of information, informally and intelligently presented.... A fine introduction to poetry." --Willis Barnstone, author of "Sappho: A New Translation and Algebra of Night"
"Amaze and delight your friends at coffee houses or cocktail parties! Nobody who reads this welcoming and enlightening introduction to poetry from Sappho to slams will be a dummy about poetry anymore." --Ed Taylor, Executive Director, just buffalo literary center
Get expert tips on writing your own poems
Understand and appreciate the pleasures of poetry Can't tell the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Don't worry! This friendly guide demystifies all that complicated jargon and explains how to truly enjoy poetry. The authors walk you through poetry's history, show you where to find exciting contemporary readings, and provide easy exercises to stimulate your own poetic juices.
Discover how to: Understand the language and forms of poetry Interpret a poem's possible meanings Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems
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E.E. Cummings: A Biography

E.E. Cummings: A Biography
By Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher
2004-10 - Sourcebooks
1570717753 Check Our Catalog

Using thousands of primary sources including diary entries and notes from psychoanalysis, noted biographer Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno paints a dynamic portrait of the life and art of American poet e.e. cummings. …More

Wise Poison: Poems

Wise Poison: Poems
By Rivard, David
1996-10 - Graywolf Press
1555972470 Check Our Catalog

"I love these intense, brilliantly crafted poems. "Wise Poison" is perfectly pitched and uniquely American, a beautiful, angry, heartbreaking, celebratory, and powerful book."--Thomas Lux
In "Wise Poison" David Rivard gives us a mind hard at work on the most vital questions: Who am I? What do I love? What can be trusted? At issue in these passionate arguments with the self are the "curious forces" that surround us in every part of our lives. In an airport lounge in the Yucat√° n, in the song of a street musician, or simply in the pulsing of skin along the neck, Rivard finds connections and doubt, and reason for both comfort and rage.
"The poems in David Rivard's compelling and delicious new book do not smother you with grandiosity nor come creeping towards you bowed down in self-effacement. These are poems of a human scale; they are complicated, muscled with irony, and their wonderful voice is startling in its power to move, interest, delight."--Lynn Emanuel
David Rivard's first book, "Torque," won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and was published in the Pitt Poetry Series. "Wise Poison" is the recipient of the 1996 James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets. He teaches at Tufts University and in the M.F.A. Writing Progarm at Vermont College.

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem 
Renaissance Through Poems

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem Renaissance Through Poems
By Giovanni, Nikki
1996-04 - Henry Holt & Company
0805034943 Check Our Catalog

CCBC Choices - 1996
In the 1920s, African-American poets living in Harlem used words to make a revolution. Their groundbreaking poetry not only reshaped American literature but redefined what it meant to be African American. This book is both an anthology of some of the best writing of our time and a witty guide that shows readers the beauties and the truths of those who were born in those splendid Harlem days.

Poetry Speaks Expanded

Poetry Speaks Expanded
By Paschen, Elise
Editor Mosby, Rebekah
2007-10 - Sourcebooks Mediafusion
1402210620 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Presenting a diverse cross-section of the 20th century's best poets, this classic poetry anthology has now been revised with added essays and poems. Includes three audio CDs with recordings of each poet reading his or her work. …More

 Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
By Angelou, Maya
2002-03 - Random House
0375507892 Check Our Catalog

In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began....
"From the Trade Paperback edition. …More

Monday, April 19, 2010

Constitution Monday-Amendment 26

Passed by Congress March 23, 1971. Ratified July 1, 1971.
Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment.
Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Upcoming Events at Hackley Public Library

Friends of the Library Book Sale
April 16

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thousands and thousands of used books fill the first floor of the Torrent House.
For more information call HPL at 231-722-7276.


Friends of the Library Book Sale
April 17

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thousands and thousands  of used books fill the first floor of the Torrent House.
For more information call HPL at 231-722-7276.


Friends of the Library Meeting
April 19

4:00 pm. 
Meets at the Torrent House


Introduction to Excel
April 21

9:00 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Introduction to Excel will cover the basics of spreadsheets and is designed for people who have some experience using a mouse.  Registration starts on April 1. Please specify whether you are registering for the morning or evening class.  Two identical sessions of each class are available:  9:00 – 10:30 am and 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Registration starts on the first of the month in which the class takes place.  Call 231-722-7276 to register.


Mini Class-NoveList
April 28

2:00 pm
NoveList is a database available through MeL.  Use it to find your next favorite book.
For more information call HPL at 231-722-7276.

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