Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Material @ the library

A Home of Our Own.  (DAL DVD 128)

“Independent, strong-willed Frances Lacey is determined to turn hard times into prosperity. Fed up with her supervisor’s harassment, her oldest son’s increasing delinquency and all of Los Angeles, she packs her kids into a rundown Plymouth and heads east. To some, Frances may look like a woman bound for nowhere…but this is one tough lady who’s definitely got a destination – the American dream!”  from the back cover

Kritsonis, William Allan and Mary Ann Springs. Effective Teaching in the Elementary School. Murrieta, CA: Alexis Group. 20009. (LB 1555 .K738 2009)  12/6/11

The authors use their practical experience to address common issues in the elementary school classroom.  Chapters cover topics such as developing a good reading program, handling discipline, handling transportation issues, planning field trips, creating a study center, using the library more effectively, and making new teachers and staff welcome.

 Waldman, Joshua. Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011.  

Searching for a  job has changed drastically in the last 10 years. Joshua Waldman lays out how to use social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook to find a job.

 Turow, Scott. One-L: The turbulent true story of a first year at Harvard Law School. New York: Warner Books, Inc. 1977.

 An autobiographical look at the first year of Harvard Law School, Scott Turow shows a remarkably honest look at his experience.

Watson, S.J. Before I Go to Sleep.  New York: HarperCollins Publisher. 2011. (PR 6123 .A884 B44 2011)

Christine has amnesia.  Her memory starts over every day. She struggles to make it through each day and learn what happened to her in this psychological thriller.

Chase’s 2012 Calendar of Events. New York: McGraw Hill, 2012. (GT 4803 .C48 2012) CD included.

            Chase’s Calendar of Events includes 4,000 notable birthdays, 1,400 historical anniversaries, 650 national and international holidays, 160 religious holidays, and thousands of additional days of note across the world.  If you want to celebrate, here is the place to find a reason to celebrate.

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