Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Magazines!

Since January 1, 2013, we have added new magazines to our current Browsing collection. 
For over 85 years, Arizona Highways Magazine has been the official source for Arizona travel information, stunning Arizona photography & unique feature...

Staff writers and photographers of Colorado Life Magazine love traveling Colorado on the hunt for interesting stories and beautiful photos. They write about and photograph the people, places, history, nature, wildlife, food, communities, culture, artists and colorful characters that make Colorado a unique place to live and visit.

 AFAR isn’t a compilation of hotel and airline reviews. In a Jetsetter sort-of-way, it showcases everything great about travel; the people, the inspiration, the feelings that travel evokes. A sampling of recent front-page taglines reveals exactly what the magazine is all about: Make travel personal, Travel deeper, Travel in a new way, Unexpected travel, Travel differently. They’re all reflective of the magazine’s mantra: Where travel can take you.  

Men's Journal is an American men's lifestyle magazine focused on outdoor recreation and comprising editorials on the outdoors, environmental issues, health and fitness, style and fashion.

Stop by and check out our new Browsing magazines at the library! 

**This post was authored by Stacey Davis.

Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for children's picture books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss.

At the time of his death on September 24, 1991, Ted had written and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favorites as Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world.

Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

Invite a child to take an adventure with you into the the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss!

It’s never too early to read to a child, and Dr. Seuss is the perfect starting point for every reader, from the smallest to the tallest. Developing a love for reading begins at home, and Dr. Seuss’s words and pictures will make it fun for you and your child.

The Frank and Laura Lewis Library have an appealing collection of Dr. Seuss’ books. So let your adventure start on the 3rd floor of the Lewis Library in the juvenile section.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Alfred Hitchcock

The Theatre Arts Department will be presenting The 39 Steps, a comedy based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, from March 20-24.  Lewis Library has 23 of Hitchcock’s films on DVD (some in “collector’s editions”) and plenty of books about him.

To find books and e-books about Hitchcock, do a “Subject” search for “Alfred Hitchcock” in the online catalog.  You can also browse the Stacks on the lower level in the PN 1998.3 .H58 area.  We especially recommend these “primary sources” for the hard-core fan:

·         Hitchcock, by Fran├žois Truffaut (call number PN1998 .A300 H573 1984; Truffaut conducted in-depth interviews with Hitchcock covering each of his films).
·         Hitchcock’s Notebooks (PN1998.3 .H58 A84 1999)
·         Alfred Hitchcock:  Interviews (PN1998.3 .H588 A5 2003)

To find his films, do an “Author” search in the online catalog for “Alfred Hitchcock,” or look in the DVD PN 1997 area.  (Feature films have call numbers beginning PN 1997, and are more or less in alphabetical order; thus, North by Northwest comes just before Notorious.)

Lewis Library has the following Hitchcock films on DVD:

·         The Birds
·         Dial M for Murder
·         Family Plot
·         Foreign Correspondent
·         Frenzy
·         Jamaica Inn
·         The Lady Vanishes
·         The Man Who Knew Too Much (1955)
·         Marnie
·         North by Northwest
·         Notorious
·         Psycho
·         Rear Window
·         Rebecca
·         Rope
·         Saboteur
·         Shadow of a Doubt
·         Strangers on a Train
·         Suspicion
·         The 39 Steps
·         To Catch a Thief
·         The Trouble with Harry
·         Vertigo

**This post was authored by Arthur Robinson.