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Library users in hammocks June 28, 2012

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These Holston Conference youth took advantage of the cool breezy day and library wifi to do some internet research just outside the building.


On the radio March 13, 2012

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Richard Winham of WUTC radio and librarian Julie Adams (aka Juls) during interview about Julie’s involvement in the CD Abbey Tapes by the band Philosopher’s Stone, songs based on the novel December by Phil Rickman. Abbey Tapes is available via iTunes, Amazon mp3 and Rickman’s website.  That’s Julie playing flute on track 2, “The Comb Song.” Yes, Richard is as fantastic as he sounds!

The radio interview aired on February 26, 2012 and is available for download at https://spideroak.com/browse/share/Julie_Adams/Radio along with a second interview about the Hazey Jane II albums.


Catch up with us on Facebook August 25, 2011

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Be sure to “like” the TWC Library Facebook page for more updates on cool library stuff.  See you there!

Moving the circ desk – thanks to Creed Howard Transfer August 5, 2011

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Book eHarmony February 25, 2011

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OK, kids, time for another edition of Book eHarmony, personal ads from lovelorn books just longing to meet their perfect matches.  Our new books shelves are groaning with tomes needing to be loved and appreciated.  Take one home today!

J.D. Salinger:  A Life by Kenneth Slawenski-  Dead white reclusive author, a real curmudgeon, seeks starry-eyed lit majors for revelations of just what I really did after writing Catcher in the Rye.  Bring cigarettes but don’t bring me your tacky novel manuscripts.

Cleopatra:  A Life by Stacy Schiff-  Widowed Egyptian queen, loves power and jewelry, searching for readers who want to learn the truth about her empire and sordid liaisons.  Together we can get Eqypt sorted.  Meet me at the pyramids; leave the snakes at home.

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics:  A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World by James Kakalios- Single sci fi fan, real geek, seeks fellow nerd to learn everything from the periodic table to the atomic bomb in plain language.  You’ll know me- I’m the one with the pocket- protector.

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent- Divorced recovering alcoholic desires reader to learn about the banning of alcohol in America from 1920 to 1933.  What were we thinking?  Let’s rendezvous at The Robert E. Lee in a booth in the back in a corner in the dark.

The Bridge:  The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick- Married with children, black history-making POTUS looking for that special reader seeking info on my rise to superstardom.  Learn the racial, political, and social climate mix that led to my election.   Yes, we can!

Galileo by J.L. Heilbron- Single white Italian, loves astronomy, math, music, poetry, literature, and theology, a true renaissance man.  Seeking enlightened students with open minds for star-gazing and Pope-bashing.  So now everyone knows that the solar system revolves around the sun?  I told you so!

The Radleys by Matt Haig- Teen boy with pale skin and sleepless nights and insatiable hunger for meat; searching for healthy red-blooded friend with long neck to explain what is happening to me… no crosses or garlic, please.

J. Adams

Library of Congress hosts Cooper’s Hawk January 25, 2011

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A trapped Cooper’s Hawk is causing a stir in the main reading room of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.  Apparently it got in via some broken windows, and authorities are trying to trap it humanely with cages and bait.   Matt Raymond, LC blogger, is keeping readers updated on the Library of Congress blog.   As of today it is still resisting capture.  Let’s hope Cooper is back on the mall dive-bombing the Rock Pigeons again soon.

(Photo by Abby Brack/Library of Congress)


Patience the Lion December 15, 2010

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Lions Patience and Fortitude welcome readers to the New York Public Library. We at Merner Pfeiffer Library wish library lovers everywhere a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Biltmore Library at Christmas December 15, 2010

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The beautiful library at the Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. to get us in the spirit:

New Year’s Resolution Time December 3, 2010

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If you don’t keep up all semester, exam week is no time to start.  We’d wish you good luck, but it’s too late.

So, get a head start next semester by 1. going to class 2. taking notes 3. consulting with your teacher 3. doing all your assignments 4. taking all your tests and 4. USING THE LIBRARY!

Credo Reference Brainteaser November 19, 2010

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The best stress-reliever is answering trivia questions! So answer these questions using the Credo Reference database, be the first to email your correct answers to adamsj@twcnet.edu, and win a prize!  Good luck.  TWC students, faculty, and non-library staff eligible.

Ships and Boats

  1. In which city would you be most likely to see the boat with pointed upturned ends called a gondola?
  2. Where would you be most likely to find a “narrow boat”?
  3. The “Cutty Sark” was one of the swiftest and most celebrated British ships. Was it a galleon, a steamboat or a clipper?
  4. In modern use, how many hulls does a catamaran have?
  5. In Edward Lear’s poem “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat”, what colour was the boat in which the title characters went to sea?
  6. Name one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus and his crew boarded for a famous voyage from Spain westwards in August 1492.
  7. What was the title of Katherine Anne Porter’s only novel, published in 1962, which was made into a 1964 film directed by Stanley Kramer?
  8. Name the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan about the marriage of the beautiful daughter of the captain of the ship in the title.
  9. What was the name of the ship commanded by Captain Ahab in “Moby-Dick”?
  10. What is or was a “Q-ship”?