BookWise October 12, 2006 October 16, 2006Posted by twcbookwise in weekly BookWise.
Library Hours During Fall Break:
Wednesday, October 18- close at 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 – Open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 22 – Closed
Monday, October 23 – Resume regular hours
CONVO CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!
Dr. William Bass, a world-famous forensic anthropologist known for the creation
of the “Body Farm” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be at
Townsend Auditorium on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Bass is the
author of a nonfiction book, Death’s Acre, that is about the body farm and is
co-author of Carved in Bone, a fiction forensic thriller. Both books are held by
our library — check ’em out!
Jeff Biggers Speaks at ACA Summit
Attendees at the Appalachian College Association Summit conference October
5-7, 2006 in Abingdon, Virginia, heard Jeff Biggers, author of The United
States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence,
Culture, and Enlightenment to America (call no: F217.A65B54 2006).
Biggers credits the people of the Appalachian region, laboring under a
demeaning hillbilly stereotype, with many of the great movements in
American history, including independence from the British, the antislavery
movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the mill and coal labor
movements. Many eloquent authors, composers, and musicians came
from Appalachia. He says not to have Appalachian studies, but to
Appalachianize our studies.
What Are You Reading?
Darnell Chance is currently reading The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler.
It is a nonfiction work about the transition of ancient European cultures from
peaceful, agrarian societies which favored goddesses to warring, hierarchical
societies which favored male deities. Darnell Chance is Associate Professor
of Music and Director of Instructional Technology.
TWC students, faculty, and staff, tell us what you are reading! If we use
your submission in BookWise, you’ll win a cool library button. Send your
current reading list to firstname.lastname@example.org
Quotation of the Week:
Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come
together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which
the domesticated volumes of the library lack. – Virginia Woolf