Thursday, January 22, 2015

Like Graphic Novels?

The Library Media Center currently has two tables of graphic novels on display until the end of the month. We have one table of non-fiction titles on the coffee table near the quiet reading chairs. There is also a table of fiction graphic novels next to the new fiction bookcase. Feel free to stop by and check them out.
How do I find graphic novels in the library? 
1) Go to Destiny Quest and look up "graphic novel" as a keyword OR
2) Go to Destiny Quest and look up our resource list titled "GRAPHIC NOVELS" OR 
3) While browsing the bookshelves look for books with a red "GRAPHIC NOVELS" sticker on the spine.
Below is a sampling of some of our more recent graphic novels:
March (Book One) Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell
March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.
The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet A play by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Illustrated by Gareth Hinds
A graphic novel adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy about Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, two young people whose love for one another is doomed by the long-standing feud between their families, with characters recast as multiracial individuals.
The Hobbit: an Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic By J.R.R. Tolkien, Illustrated by David Wenzel, Adapted by Charles Dixon with Sean Deming
An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic with six new pages of illustrations! When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth—and a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

If you were to look up Martin Luther King Jr. in the library's Gale Research Database, Biography in Context you would find the following information:

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. "In the years since his assassination on April 4, 1968,  King has evolved from a prominent civil rights leader into the symbol of the civil rights movement in the United States. He is studied by schoolchildren of all backgrounds; his words are quoted by the powerless and the powerful, by anyone who has a dream to make her or his life better, to better the nation, or the world. In 1986, the U.S. Congress made King unique among twentieth-century Americans by designating his birthday a federal holiday. In 2013, the nation commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington led by King."
-Source Citation
"Martin Luther King, Jr." Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1992. Biography in Context. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

For more information check out the library's display at the circulation desk containing the following titles: