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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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The Giver, 25th anniversary edition (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The classic novel, which many remember from required reading in middle school grades, is just as relevant today, and perhaps even more compelling to read with an adult’s eyes rather than a pre-teen’s. Browsing through the pages still made me … Continue reading

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The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator (New Stuff Tuesday)

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor QL536 .W56 2019 Slap! Smack! Ouch! Once the snow melts those darn mosquitoes are everywhere. When I first moved to Wisconsin, a … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 26, 2019

The Cigarette: A Political History New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor HD 9149.C43 U663 2019 I must first admit to at least half purchasing this book for the creative homage to the classic Marlboro Reds pack of cigarettes. The focus of … Continue reading

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Poems for Liberty (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The Archives & Area Research Center received the Dougan Farm Collection, a gift from Jackie Dougan Jackson, in July 2018. The collection documents the activities and history of a family farm and dairy near Beloit, Wisconsin. The farm also had … 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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The Last Elephants (New Stuff Tuesday)

This post is written by Hanna Srour, Reference Desk Student Assistant. Oftentimes, nonfiction books are thought to be rather dull or irrelevant. The Last Elephants is absolutely neither of these things. Containing a large variety of articles, photographs, and poetry, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Dec. 10, 2019

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, illus. by Louis Slobodkin New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor F Est Not a new creation, exactly, but this new edition of the old classic Newbery Honor Book published in 1944 was warmly-received by me … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 3, 2019

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor PE1450 .W38 2019 The semicolon?! Perhaps you are thinking it was a slow day at the New Arrivals Island. That the selections … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 19th

Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs Records Archives & Area Research Center, 1st floor The Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs began in January 1899 as a way to bring together local organizations, including the Alpha, Emerson, Junto, Minneiska, and Home Culture … Continue reading

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