Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Veteran's day - Library and campus will be closed

Classes will not be held and the library and campus will be closed in honor of Veteran's Day. Don't forget to thank a vet for their service to our country.

The numbers on Halloween

Halloween: Oct. 31, 2012

Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Over the years, Halloween customs have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted houses and parties.

Trick or Treat!

41 million

The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2011 — children age 5 to 14 — across the United States. Of course, many other children -- older than 14 and younger than 5 -- also go trick-or-treating.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates <>

115 million

Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2011 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, Table S2502

Jack-o'-Lanterns and Pumpkin Pies

$113 million

Value of pumpkins harvested from the top six pumpkin-producing states, Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan in 2011.
Source: Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

Where to Spend Halloween?

Some places around the country that may put you in the Halloween mood are:

Friday, October 26, 2012

There's an app for that...

Check out the Librarian in Black's post about various useful and helpful apps. She has posted many of the best android and iOS apps that will help you in your information seeking. She says "46% of American adults own smart phones. By 2016, 10 billion will be in use worldwide. By the year 2013 there will be 81.4 billion apps. The average download of apps per device is 51. The average time spent on apps per day is 81 minutes."  Do you have a smartphone? What's your favorite app?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Library will be open regular hours on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19

Classes are not in session for MEA days, but the NHCC Library will be open its regular hours on Thursday (7:30 am to 9:45 pm) and Friday (7:30 am to 3:45 pm) this week.

How much do you love your smart phone?

If you love your smart phone and love the library, now you can have two great things in one!

The library now has a mobile website that is better suited to view from your mobile device. Just click here and it will take you to that site and you'll be good to go! Let us know if you have any questions!

Monday, October 8, 2012

New Books and Videos

Alaska Gold: A War of Resources: The Fish or the Mine? Prod. and writ. Kenneth Lewis. Narr. Blaine Harden. 2012. PBS Distribution, 2012. DVD.  (AV SH348 .A43 2012)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams: Humanity's Lost Masterpiece. Prod. Erik Nelson and Adrienne Ciuffo; dir. and writ. Werner Herzog. 2010. MPI Media Group, 2011. DVD.  (AV N5310.5 .F7 C38 2011)

Frontline: Nuclear Aftershocks. Prod. and dir. Jon Palfreman; writ. Miles O'Brien and Jon Palfreman. Narr. Miles O'Brien. 2012. PBS Home Video, 2012. DVD.  (AV TK1365 .J37 N83 2012)

Frontline: The Spill. Writ. and prod. Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith; narr. Will Lyman. 2010. PBS Distribution, 2011. DVD.  (AV TD427 .P4 S65 2011)

Heat: A Global Investigation. Prod., writ., and rep. Martin Smith. 2008. PBS Home Video, 2008. DVD.  (AV TD195 .E49H43 2008)

Hodges, Margaret. Saint George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend. New York: Little, Brown, 1984, c2009.  (PZ8.1 .H69 Sai 1984)

Johnson, Daryl. Right-Wing Resurgence: How a Domestic Terrorist Threat is Being Ignored. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.  (HN90 .R3 J64 2012)

Radioactive Wolves: Chernobyl's Nuclear Wilderness. Prod. Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak; dir. Klaus Feichtenberger. Narr. Harry Smith. 2011. PBS Distribution, 2011. DVD.  (AV QP82.2 .R3 N38 2011)

Saito, Morihiro. Takemusu Aikido Special Edition: Commentary on Budo.Tokyo: Aiki News, 1999.  (GV1114.34 .U418 1999)

---. Takemusu Aikido: Volume 1: Background & Basics. Tokyo: Aiki News, 2010.  (GV1114.35 .S35 2010)

---. Takemusu Aikido: Volume 2: More Basics. Tokyo: Aiki News, 1996.  (GV1114.35 .S35 1996 V2)

---. Takemusu Aikido: Volume 3: Basics Concluded. Tokyo: Aiki News, 1999.  (GV1114.35 .S35 1999 V3)

---. Takemusu Aikido: Volume 4: Kokyunage. Tokyo: Aiki News, 2001.  (GV1114.35 .S35 2001)

---. Takemusu Aikido: Volume 5: Bukidori & Ninindori. Tokyo: Aiki News, 2001.  (GV1114.35 .S355 2001)

Sufka, Kenneth J. The 'A' Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades.Taylor, MI: Nautilus Publishing, 2011.  (LB2395 .S796 2011)

Wiesner, David. Tuesday. New York: Clarion Books, 1991.  (PZ7 .W6367 Tu 1991)

Yorinks, Arthur. Hey, Al. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1989, c1986.  (PZ7 .Y819 He 1986)

McNaughton Books

Indridason, Arnaldur. Outrage: An Inspector Erlendur Novel. Trans. Anna Yates. New York: Minotaur Books, 2012.  (FIC INDRI)

Lehane, Dennis. Live By Night: A Novel. New York: William Morrow, 2012.  (FIC LEHAN)

Nesbo, Jo. Phantom: A Novel. Trans. Don Bartlett. New York: Knopf, 2012.  (FIC NESBO)

Rowling, J. K. The Casual Vacancy. New York: Little, Brown, 2012.  (FIC ROWLI)

Sandford, John. Mad River: A Virgil Flowers Novel. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.  (FIC SANDF)

Pictures from Banned Book Week

Here's some great pictures from the partnership with Hennepin County Public Library and NHCC's library to educate people about Banned Book Week.



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Books and Videos, 10/2/2012

Ackerman, Karen. Song and Dance Man. New York: Knopf, 1988.  (PZ7 .A1824 So 1988)

Armer, Laura Adams. Waterless Mountain. New York: David McKay Company, 1959.  (PZ7 .A715 Wat 1959)

Bogaert, Anthony F. Understanding Asexuality. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.  (HQ21 .B754 2012)

Brown, Brian Arthur. Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel, and Quran. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.  (BL410 .B75 2012)

Cendrars, Blaise. Shadow. Trans. and illus. Marcia Brown. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1982.  (PQ2605 .E55 F4713 1982)

Cooke, Darwyn. Richard Stark's Parker: The Score. San Diego: IDW Publishing, 2012.  (PS6727 .C588 S367 2012)

Dweck, Carol S. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Random House, 2006.  (BF773 .D85 2006)

Gerstein, Mordicai. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2003.  (GV551 .G47 2003)

Gray, Elizabeth Janet. Adam of the Road. New York: The Viking Press, 1975.  (PZ7 .V746 Ad 1975)

Haas, Lawrence J. Sound the Trumpet: The United States and Human Rights Promotion. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.  (E744 .H24 2012)

Hanh, Thich Nhat. Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.  (BQ5410 .N46 1991)

Hart, Sidney, and Rachael L. Penman. 1812: A Nation Emerges. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2012.  (E354 .H37 2012)

An Inconvenient Tax. Prod. Vincent Vittorio and Nathaniel Thomas McGill; dir. Christopher P. Marshall. 2011. Observer Productions, 2011. DVD.  (AV HJ4652 .I53 2011)

Johnston, David Cay. The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to Rob You Blind. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.  (HF5681 .I7 J64 2012)

Juster, Norton, and Chris Raschka. The Hello, Goodbye Window. New York: Michael Di Capua Books, 2005.  (PZ7 .J98 He 2005)

Macaulay, David. Black and White. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.  (PZ7 .M1197 Bl 1990)

McCulhy, Emily Arnold. Mirette On the High Wire. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992.  (PZ7 .M478415 Mi 1992)

Maclean, Norman. A River Runs Through It. Chicago: Chicago UP, 1989.  (PS3563 .A317993 R58 1989)

Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Centennial ed. New York: Signet Books, 2007.  (PS3535 .A547 F68 2007)

Rathmann, Peggy. Officer Buckle and Gloria. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1995.  (PZ7 .R1936 Of 1995)

St. George, Judith, and David Small. So You Want to Be President? Rev. and upd. ed. New York: Philomel Books, 2012.  (E176.1 .S699 2012)

Say, Allen. Grandfather's Journey. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.  (PZ7 .S2744 Gr 1993)

Scott, R. Neil. Many Were Held By the Sea: The Tragic Sinking of HMS Otranto. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.  (D772 .O77 S33 2012)

Swanson, Susan Marie. The House in the Night. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.  (PZ7 .S97255 Hou 2008)

Taback, Simms. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. New York: Viking, 1999.  (PZ7 .T1115 Jo 1999)

Tobacco Control. Ed. Nancy L. York. Nursing Clinics of North America. Ed. Suzanne S. Prevost. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2012.  (RT1 .N77 2012 v.47:1)

2013 Writer's Market: Where and How to Sell What You Write. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2012.  (REF PN161 .W83 2013)

Victims of Abuse. Ed. Sharon W. Stark. Nursing Clinics of North America. Ed. Suzanne S. Prevost. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2011.  (RT1 .N77 2011 v.46:4)

Wisniewski, David. Golem. New York: Clarion Books, 1996.  (BM531 .W57 1996)

Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon. New York: Philomel Books, 1987.  (PZ7 .Y78 Ow 1987)

Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. New York: Philomel Books, 1989.  (PZ8.1 .Y84 Lo 1989)

Zelinsky, Paul O. Rapunzel. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1997.  (PZ8 .Z38 Rap 1997)

McNaughton Collection

Child, Lee. A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel. New York: Delacorte Press, 2012.  (FIC CHILD)

Cussler, Clive, and Thomas Perry. The Tombs: A Fargo Adventure. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.  (FIC CUSSL)

Hurwitz, Gregg. The Survivor: A Novel. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012.  (FIC HURWI)

Krueger, William Kent. Trickster's Point: A Novel. New York: Atria Books, 2012.  (FIC KRUEG)

White, Randy Wayne. Gone. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.  (FIC WHITE)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Top ten most frequently challenged books of 2011

Out of 326 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom
  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism 

For more information about banned books go the American Library Association website.