Wii Fit and other ways to get moving

I've been using the Wii Fit program for a little over a week now and I really enjoy it! The Wii is Nintendo's game console (like Playstation) and Wii Fit is a program that uses the Wii and an electronic balance board to allow you to measure how you are doing in a variety of … Continue reading Wii Fit and other ways to get moving

Learning the history the easy way

I have just finished the second book of a great historical mystery series by Ariana Franklin. The first book, Mistress of the Art of Death, introduces us to Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar, a female pathologist from Salerno who has been sent to twelfth century Cambridge to investigate the gruesome deaths of four children. The … Continue reading Learning the history the easy way

Lists of Authors’ books: using Biography Resource

Recently a patron asked for a list of books by a particular author. Some authors have nice printable lists on their websites, but other authors include pictures of books and other extras that make printing a list out difficult. However, one of the databases, Biography Resource, features the writings of authors in their biography articles. … Continue reading Lists of Authors’ books: using Biography Resource

Made to Stick: Audio book you’ll be talking about

I recently listened to Made to Stick by Chip Heath & Dan Heath, a nonfiction audio and found that I was referring to it in conversation the whole week. The authors have researched what makes one idea stay in our minds longer than another. By looking at hundreds of examples they culled the key points … Continue reading Made to Stick: Audio book you’ll be talking about

Subject Headings Clarified: Religious books for Children

A patron recently asked for our Christian section for children and we realized we don't really have a section for that, other than the general 200s in the children's room. We'll be taking a look at what's available in the next year to see what will fit our collection needs, but in the meantime here … Continue reading Subject Headings Clarified: Religious books for Children