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About Martha

Martha is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and the liaison to the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, and Physics Departments

Propaganda & Misinformation (New Stuff Tuesday)

This newest volume of the “Reference Shelf” series looks at propaganda and misinformation (just like the title says) in discrete segments. Each chapter is written by different experts, from the first chapter “A short guide to the history of ‘fake … Continue reading

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The Secret Commonwealth (New Stuff Tuesday)

You may remember Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. In this book, the second of a new trilogy, he has written a thrilling continuation of the story many years in the future. In Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth, we meet up … Continue reading

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What Not to Believe About the Coronavirus

A massive river of information about the novel coronavirus flows through social media and the internet. Some days I almost feel swamped by it. And it isn’t slowing down. It can be hard to tell what story is accurate and … Continue reading

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American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels: 1960-1966 (New Stuff Tuesday)

Wolfe wrote two volumes covering the 1960s, because that decade was a time of upheaval for science fiction writing. Continue reading

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First Spring 2020 Book Sale Includes Binders

The first book (and binder) sale of spring 2020 runs through February 28, 2020. From the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through February 24th, all books and vintage binders in the Andersen Library sale will be $1. From … Continue reading

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The Bhagavad Gita (New Stuff Tuesday)

Follow in the steps of Mahatma Gandi by reading his “spiritual dictionary,” The Bhagavad Gita. The Gita is not new, it was composed in about 200 BCE, but our newly acquired MP3 CD is. Actor and voice-over artist Sagar Arya … Continue reading

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New Batch of Books & Media for Sale

The Andersen Library’s book sale for December 2019-January 2020 includes not only books, but media too. Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 12, 2019

Death by the Bay: A Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery by Patricia Skalka New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor PS3619.K34 D38 2019 Death by the Bay is the fifth book in mystery writer Patricia Skalka’s Dave Cubiak series, which began in … Continue reading

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Book Sale November 2019

This month the Andersen Library’s book sale materials focus on three main areas: electrical engineering, literature, and children’s book. The boatload of children’s books is primarily vintage picture books, fiction, and nonfiction. Come, peruse and purchase!

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Early Days of Animation & Cinema

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birth of Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau, whom it credits with inventing a device that shows the earliest form of animation. That device is called a phĂ©nakistiscope. The true story of the first animation is more … Continue reading

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