Wednesday, July 20, 2011

22,000 Recordings added to Classical Music Library

Looking for classical music to listen to but don't want to leave your desk? Then check out Classical Music Library, available through Hurst Library, to find streaming music you can listen to at your computer. According to Information Today, they've just added 22,000 recordings from record labels EMI, Virgin Classics, and Angel Records, including artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Enrico Caruso, and Sarah Chang.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Local interest books

Are you interested in books on local interest topics, such as music from Seattle or ethnic relations in World War II era Bellevue? The library has several e-books of local interest, so why don't you try one today?

Converting the West : a biography of Narcissa Whitman

A biography of Narcissa Whitman, who along with her husband was a pioneer missionary to the Cayuse Indians in Oregon Territory.

Strawberry days : how internment destroyed a Japanese American community

The story of a Japanese immigrant community that farmed strawberries in Bellevue just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, telling of the community's break-up due to internment.

Weaving together the story of the Seattle music scene through a series of interviews with the people who were there, Grunge is Dead starts its history in the early 1960s, tracing the chain events that spawned some of the major rock acts of the 1990s, including Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden.

David Louter traces the history of Washington State's national parks, considering what it means to view parks from the road and through a windshield.

This book contains vignettes of reservation life in Washington State and recounts some of the legal cases that illustrate the challenges faced by individual Indians and tribes. As the senior attorney arguing U.S. v. Washington, the author witnessed the 1974 Boldt decision that affirmed the Pacific Northwest tribes' treaty fishing rights, with ramifications for tribal rights nationwide. He describes both his work as an attorney and the life in Indian country.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Staff Recommendations - "The Singer" by Calvin Miller

The library has new staff recommendations!

Below is a recommendation for the book, "The Singer" by Calvin Miller, recommended by yours truly. =)

"[This story is a] beautiful retelling of the Gospel using the allegory of song. Miller uses poetic stanzas to bring new depth and meaning to the Gospel. I've read this multiple times and recommend it highly! Also, this is part one of a trilogy."

Even more staff favorites have been added over the last few days. Stop by and check them out!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Are you applying to Grad school? Changes to the GRE Test!

It was recently made known that the GRE General Test is being replaced by the GRE revised General Test. The changes are apparently quite significant, and will go into effect on
August 1st, 2011.

To better serve NU's nursing students, Hurst Library has acquired the 2011-2012 GRE Exam, Strategies, Practice & Review:

We also have the 2010-2011 edition for those who are taking the test before the changes take place in August.

For more information, visit this weblink, and good luck!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Staff Recommends - Religion, Reason and Revelation

One of our new student assistants, Nicholas, recommends this book for anyone interested in the reason behind the Christian faith:

Nicholas's recommendation for this book follows:
"[This book] offers a thorough and powerful defense of Christianity at the philosophical level. Want to answer the critic? Read this book."
Stop by Hurst Library to check out this and all the other great reads on our Staff Recommendations cart!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bulletin Board Goodness

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my library, my lifeline logo courtesy of the Cecil County Public Library

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The 37th Readings And Reflections

Join us for the 37th Readings and Reflections, sponsored by Hurst Library. This is an event offered each semester where we invite a guest speaker to share their knowledge and passion about various topics. This semester Dr. Kara Heinrichs will speak with us about conflict resolution - What does it look like when it’s done wrong? How do we do it better? Dr. Heinrichs's presentation will be followed by a time to ask questions and discuss the topic with one another. It’s one week from today, Thurs. February 3rd, in HSC 104 from 3:30-4:30.