Category Archives: new stuff tuesdays

The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Usually my New Stuff selections gravitate toward science. But this month, the physics book that intrigued me was way out of my league. So I settled on a title that sounded interesting, accessible, and socially significant. Besides, who can’t relate … Continue reading

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Minneiska Online (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The UW-Whitewater yearbook, The Minneiska, was published from 1909- 1991. These books contain photographs of students as well as campus events and activities. They present a picture of life on campus throughout the decades and provide a wealth of historic … Continue reading

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Chihuly: On Color and Form (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Dale Chihuly is a master glass blower and artist who has created stunning works of blown glass which can be seen in airports, arenas, hospitals, museums, homes, and other environs. From his foray into glass in 1961, he studied at … Continue reading

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My Penguin Year (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The pictures in this book caught my interest, but the darn good story drew me in! The author, Lindsay McCrae, was the director of photography on the BBC Studios show Dynasties: Emperors (you can see a preview below). He lived … Continue reading

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Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Nice kitty. While I’m quite fascinated by cats, I’m a little leery of the kind that lurk about in the wild. But the Florida panther is a panther/puma/cougar species (or sub-species) found only in Florida, so we needn’t worry about … Continue reading

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Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon:” The Folk in the City (New Stuff Tuesday)

I was surprised to see this book the other day, because I’d just had a conversation with my brother about a woman in Baltimore who trademarked the word “hon.” I simply didn’t believe that it was possible to trademark a … Continue reading

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Type and Color: How to Design and Use Multicolored Typefaces (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Are you my type? Did you ever watch the TV show, The Middle? The super-quirky, but adorable Brick started the Font Club at his school. So I immediately thought of him when I saw this book, though it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (New Stuff Tuesdays)

I’ll come clean, this is not a new book. However, it is one that will serve you immensely for the rest of your life. We have the original edition (2002) online and the 2nd edition (2012) in print. I’ve read … Continue reading

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Classic Caballeros Collection (New Stuff Tuesdays)

A little Disney animation should be good for what ails you. So join Donald Duck, Goofy, and the real Walt Disney on a journey to Latin America with their new amigos, Joe Carioca and Panchito. This is family friendly entertainment … Continue reading

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New views of the Old Main Fire (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Fifty years ago, the campus lost an iconic symbol of the University when someone set fire to the Old Main building. Community members and students witnessed the devastation as the building went up in flames on February 8, 1970. The … Continue reading

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