February 08, 2016
113, 115, 117 and 118
We meant to put this up yesterday which was National Periodic Table Day. Did you know the table got four new elements in January? Don't forget our special program on Lise Meitner (number 109) and Irène Curie (daughter of number 96) in March.
Have fun with:
A lovely, photographic, interactive table
A simple and fast interactive periodic table
A really serious interactive one where you can even locate electrode potentials
Now look at:
Elements by relative abundance
The table in spiral form
Who was John Newlands?
What did Mendeleev do that was so brilliant? (video)
A periodic table made by printmakers
European animation (yes, zed)
Accepting the Consequences
This week in our study of the civil rights movements, topics include the principles and strategies of non-violence, the media's role, and use of the methods today.
If you are interested in this joining us, please sign up here.
If you are interested in hearing about our future shared MOOCs, please contact Patti Mallin at the library.
January 27, 2016
Selma and The Freedom Rides
Are you signed up for Bernard LaFayette's packed-with-inside-information MOOC? Here are the topics for the first week.
We will meet Sunday the 31st at 12:30 to discuss them. Well, some of them (we only have an hour).
Movements, Campaigns, & MarchesPhases of the Civil Rights Movement; Nashville Campaign; Selma to Montgomery March (1965)
The Freedom RidesFreedom Rides; Recruiting for the Freedom Rides; Freedom Ride Strategy
LeadershipLeadership in the Civil Rights Movement: Interview with Andrew Young; Marching: Interview with Reginald Moore & Sam Walker
January 26, 2016
Picture book creator Ryan Higgins is coming to the library
Wed 01/27, 7pm.
Kirkus Review calls Mother Bruce "Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny."
January 22, 2016
Update (Thursday the 28th): Open today at 11:30. Normally we open at 10 on Thurs. but the City has a delayed opening.
Update (Wednesday the 27th): Open today at noon. At last! We were closed 5 days. No fines will be charged for that interval.
Update (Tuesday the 26th): Closed today. We expect to be open tomorrow, the 27th. We have canceled the morning baby program, but not the author visit Wednesday evening.
We are closed now (Friday the 22nd) and will remain closed through Sunday.
Monday? Check first. Current information.
A number of people added a library stop to their emergency grocery trips. We hope you picked up enough books. (If you have batteries or a crank light you can read even if the power goes out.)
January 19, 2016
From Freedom Rides to Ferguson
New MOOC! Jan 31st - Feb 28th we will gather on Sundays to discuss the online course directed by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a veteran leader of the civil rights struggles of the 60s.
From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement will be hosted by Emory University where Dr. LaFayette is now a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Candler School of Theology.
You need to first get a Coursera account (free) if you don't already have one, and then sign up for the class.
If you plan to come on some of the Sundays for coffee and talk, please let us know.
January 11, 2016
Diggers and Doughboys
WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film University of Leeds
Week 2: Changing faces of heroism
The short videos this week look at ways in which Germany has been re-interpreting and re-imagining their WWI heroes.
The films considered are:
Der rote Baron (2008) (gives Manfred von Richthofen a Jewish buddy)
Joyeux Noël (2005) (Jewish buddies and opera singers)
Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009) Not so jolly.
The assignment this week:
Post your own short, informal review of a current book or film about WWI. (Short means short - max 250 words.) We included a booklist in our post last week.
Then a final exam. Optional.