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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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How We Got to the Moon (New Stuff Tuesday)

John Rocco’s lavishly-illustrated book tells the stories of missions to the moon from Sputnik to Apollo 11. His pictures and text explain complicated science and technology concepts in ways that kids (and adults) can understand. Even better than his engineering … Continue reading

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Smile (New Stuff Tuesday)

A brief and impressionistic-feeling introduction to one of the early stars of movie entertainment. Without Charlie Chaplin, it’s been said movies today would not exist in their current form. His early life in England — impoverished childhood with stints in … 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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O Captain, my Captain! (New Stuff Tuesday)

The best historical children’s books blend the instructive facts and the imaginative story so well that the reader can scarcely tell where one ends and the other begins. This book fits the bill. I didn’t know much before reading this … Continue reading

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Orient (New Stuff Tuesday)

Nicholas Gulig won the 2017 Open Book Poetry Competition for the poems in this book. In case his name sounds familiar it might be because you know him from campus. He is an Assistant Professor in the Languages & Literatures … Continue reading

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Tiny Habits (New Stuff Tuesday)

B. J. Fogg researches human behavior at Stanford University and shares his method for creating lasting positive changes: starting small by breaking behaviors down into smaller parts and changing your environment to help set yourself up for success. This short, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters (New Stuff Tuesday)

The queen of Civil War-era historical fiction is back with another re-enactment focusing on the character of Mary Lincoln — telling the story through the figures surrounding the first lady. Chiaverini’s admiration for and understanding of the woman and the … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Watson: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson In 1969, Dr. David Rueben wrote a very controversial book entitled, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex, But … Continue reading

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Future Sea (New Stuff Tuesdays)

For a couple of years, I went through a phase of reading only books about the ocean. It all started with Moby Dick. And then I had to find out the real story behind the whale, so I continued with … Continue reading

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