Author Archives: Carol

Book-O-Beards: A Wearable Book (New Stuff Tuesdays)

This “wearable” book will keep the kids out of trouble for a few minutes. If you add a camera to the mix, it may keep them busy all day. Each page has the beard of a new character and corresponding … Continue reading

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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter (New Stuff Tuesdays)

When I was a teenager, a family of beavers took up housekeeping behind my parent’s bunkhouse. They made their tidy lodge of sticks and mud in the swampy bay. After they toppled a good-sized tree onto the bunkhouse roof, the … Continue reading

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The Sarpedon Krater (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Ooh, Greek vases! When I arrived at UW-Whitewater many moons ago, a handful of English faculty used ancient Greek culture as the theme of their English 102 classes. So librarians often helped students with research on Greek culture topics, including … Continue reading

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L.A. Graffiti Black Book (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Let’s just say I’ve never been a huge fan of graffiti. Marring public spaces, designed for everyone’s enjoyment seems unfair. But call it “street art” and it’s more palatable, conjuring up the savory fare of street food and the colorful … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Consider the peanut. No one had really done this until George Washington Carver transformed the lowly legume into the American South’s largest crop. Carver was born into slavery in Missouri the year before the end of the Civil War. His … Continue reading

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Newspaper Database Trials (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Libraries in the UW System are trialing three news databases this fall. Your input will help the UW System determine which news database will best support our campus. This product will replace the news content that was lost when the … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Sea Lamprey (New Stuff Tuesday)

When I was growing up in the 1960s, Lakes Michigan beaches were littered with the carcasses of rotting alewives, an invasive species of fish that swarmed the Great Lakes at the time. Little did I know that the sea lamprey, … Continue reading

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Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The New Arrivals shelves are filled with a yummy assortment of children’s books in all sizes and flavors. ‘Tis the season for ordering children’s award books and since Honeybee alighted on the top shelf, I picked her up (gently, of … Continue reading

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PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition (New Stuff Tuesday)

Pickings were slim at New Arrivals, so it seemed like a good opportunity to share a new online resource. PBS films are often useful teaching tools – plus, they’re entertaining. The UW System used year-end funds to purchase this collection. … Continue reading

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Wolf Island (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Wolves seem to elicit strong emotions in many parts of the world. People either love them or hate them. This year’s wolf hunt in Wisconsin got a little out of control. Your thoughts on the matter will likely depend on … Continue reading

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