Author Archives: Naomi Schemm

About Naomi Schemm

Naomi is a Reference & Instruction Librarian for the College of Business & Economics at Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While not helping students and faculty with their research, she enjoys singing, ballroom dancing, crafting, and cooking.

New Stuff Tuesday — Jan. 15, 2019

Vincent Van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind by Chiara Lossani, illus. by Octavia Monaco E Los New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor I learned a lot from reading this delightful, colorful tribute to the painter. Despite my initial doubt … Continue reading

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“Snowy Woods,” The Ten Commandments, and Freud’s Ego & Id

What do Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the Cecil B. DeMille classic early silent film The Ten Commandments, and Sigmund Freud’s The Ego and the Id all have in common? They were all published or released in … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Nov. 27, 2018

DIY circus lab for kids: A family-friendly guide for juggling, balancing, clowning and show-making by Jackie Leigh Davis 791.3 Dav New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor This book makes me want to be a 10-year-old again with lots of spare time, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Oct. 16, 2018

Aerial Geology by Mary Caperton Morton QE71 .M67 2017 New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor This book is simply beautiful and a wonderful getaway from ordinary life! Short of getting my own pilot’s license (unlikely) or winning the lottery (impossible as I … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Sept. 4, 2018

Pedal power: How one community became the bicycle capital of the world Allan Drummond 2nd floor, call number E Dru   In recent years I’ve become a bit of a bike aficionado: for five years now, at my previous job … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — July 24, 2018

How the cookie crumbled: The true (and not-so-true) stories of the invention of the chocolate chip cookie by Gilbert Ford E For Curriculum collection, Easy books, 2nd floor I’d heard the origin story – perhaps you have too – of … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – June 12, 2018

Bonnie & Clyde: The Original Broadway Cast Recording Composer, Frank Wildhorn New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor, SOU Wil Bon Close your eyes, and from the first tinkling piano and smoky brass notes in this show’s prologue, you are transported back to … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — May 1, 2018

Jane Eyre: The Musical by Paul Gordon, composer SOU Gor Jan New Arrivals island, 2nd floor This original musical soundtrack from 2000 should appeal to anyone who likes the original novel or others of the Bronte sisters’ Gothic romance writings, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — March 20, 2018

The boy who loved too much: A true story of pathological friendliness by Jennifer Latson RJ506.W44 L37 2017 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor Read this for the endearing case of Eli, a boy with Williams syndrome. Caused by a tiny … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Feb. 6, 2018

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine by Lindsay Fitzharris RD27.35.L57 F58 2017 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Read this to discover the only known case of a surgery with a confirmed 300% fatality rate. … Continue reading

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