October 31, 2011
One Universirty, One Book: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Read and enjoy Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Satrapi's 2003 book discusses growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It depicts her childhood. "Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions of home life and public life," according to the book flap. The book has been made into a movie, as well. Join the Governors State University community in a discussion of this book
from 5 to 7 p.m.,
Nov. 1, 2011,
in the Cafeteria annex at GSU.
September 27, 2011
Circulation News - 09/19/2011
(1) Amy (Courtland) Holman from Library Acquisition is working part time in Circulation. She is in charge of Course Reserves. Amy is also taking additional Circulation desk hours.
(2)Library Circulation hired three new students workers who will be trained to work at Circulation desk for evenings and Saturdays. They will also work occasionally during week days. These three students are: Ting Li, Raymond Vasquez, and Antoinette White.
December 11, 2006
The World Almanac
Daily facts from the editors of the best-selling American reference Book of all times.
This blog is compiled by the same group of people who research, write, edit, fact-check, and re-fact-check the print version of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, year in and year out. Our goal here is to expand on the millions of essential facts included in The World Almanac, focusing on new or surprising facts about major topics covered in our books; deeper explanations of underreported data currently in the news; and offbeat information and Internet links about a wider range of topics than we could possibly cover in print. Our efforts will be in keeping with the hallmarks of The World Almanac itself--an American institution that millions of people have turned to for trusted facts for nearly 140 years, and the best-selling U.S. reference book of all time.
Here is a little of what you can expect to find:
This Day in History: Dec. 11
1816 Indiana is admitted to the Union as the 19th state.
1936 Britain's King Edward VIII abdicates so that he can marry twice-divorced American Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1941 The United States declares war on Germany and Italy.
1946 UNICEF is established by the UN General Assembly.
1997 Representatives of more than 150 countries, at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan, approve an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.