CHOICE Reviews: Books to Film

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works covers literary adaptations in four main categories: Classic Literature; Contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a … Read more

Larger Print Offers Bigger Advantages for Striving Readers

Reading does not come naturally or easily to a striving reader, which the industry defines as a young reader who is not reading at an age-appropriate grade level. It may be that they want to read but find it difficult or frustrating; they may deprioritize reading for competing activities; they may have a fear of … Read more

Libraries Can Help You with Your Car Needs

ChiltonLibrary delivers reliable automotive help online 24/7, trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years. Available through public libraries, ChiltonLibrary has the maintenance, repair, and technical service bulletins patrons need for most years, makes, and models. The Columbus Public Library offers ChiltonLibrary, providing residents with 24/7 car care knowledge including maintenance and specification tables, step by step … Read more

Readers are Raving Over New Five Star Western Titles

Readers are already raving over Five Star’s two new Western titles recently added to their award-winning lineup. From bestselling authors to Booklist, the reviews are in—be among the first to take a look: Flight of the Hawk: The River: A Novel of the American West, Book One by W. Michael Gear *New York Times Bestselling … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in June 2018

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. Academic OneFile Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, WK Health) Peer-reviewed European Journal … Read more

Single Mother Earns High School Diploma at Broward Public Library

Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. Mother of four, Donetta McFarlane, earned her high school diploma through the Broward County Library and continued her path to learning by enrolling in Daytona State College. … Read more

Gale Researches: Immigration and Migration

| By Traci Cothran | Immigration issues are in the news daily, and the constant barrage of information – and disinformation – is mind-boggling.  How to make sense of it?  KNOWLEDGE! I flipped through Gale’s new eBook on GVRL, Immigration and Migration: In Context, to see what I could learn, and “Push-Pull Factors of Migration” … Read more

San Clemente Library Graduates First Class of Career Online High School Students

Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries from coast to coast. Recently, the San Clemente Library celebrated their first class of graduating students:  Gilbert … Read more

3 Historical Cocktails for Your Throwback Summer Gathering

Mixologist, an expression used for a person skilled at making cocktails, was first coined after Jerry Thomas in the early 1860’s, when the term saloonist was also being exercised. The science behind the art was quite similar to that of current mixologists: relying not only on expert drink crafting abilities, but on an out-going, uplifting personality as well.

With the BBQ season quickly approaching, we took a deeper look into Gale’s Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 to revise some nineteenth-century cocktails (and see what policemen at the turn of the century were drinking – spoilers: not coffee).

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