• "Death from the Skies" by Philip Plait

    The subtitle of this book is "These are the ways the world will end..." The cover features a glowing ball of fire, the Sun, headed right for our planet! I assumed this book wold be a humorous criticsim of extreme and erroneous doomsday views. By reading this I could be amused, feel superior, and relieved at the same time! However, feelings
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by lotech@evpl on 03-13-2009
  • "A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World" by Tony Horwitz

    Most of us base our understanding of early American history on what we learned in elementary school years ago. The author, himself a history major in college and already the author of the successful book, "Confederates in the Attic," realized there was a gap in his knowledge of the details of American history from the Vikings' discovery
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by lotech@evpl on 11-14-2008

    The phone message of the local auto license branches announces that there will be special branch hours today, Monday, November 3, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and tomorrow Tuesady, November 4, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. During that time they will issue free photo identificaions "FOR VOTING PURPOSES" to 'QUALIFIED Hoosiers". Applicants have to provide
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by lotech@evpl on 11-03-2008
  • Indiana Memory

    Many books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, and maps have and are being digitized to make them viewable online on the relatively new website, Indiana Memory, . You can search by broad topic or by keyword. The Indiana State Library coordinates this project, but the items are from library collections all over the state
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by lotech@evpl on 09-22-2008
  • New Local Newspaper

    Free copies of a new local newspaper have appeared in our libraries: "The City County Observer". The paper describes itseilf as "A Non-Partisan Publication Dedicated to the Reporting of Your Local Government at Work". This is the first issue, August, 2008, volume 1, issue 1; the paper appears to aim for a monthly publication. Besides
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by lotech@evpl on 08-19-2008
  • "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan

    This is a fascinating discussion of our relationship to the food we eat. Mr. Pollan first discusses the familiar Industrial Agricultural system, a topic that's been covered by many other books in one way or another, but Pollan provides a good overview to the problems this system presents us. I didn't care for what I felt a too extensive discussion
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by lotech@evpl on 08-07-2008
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