Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Cure

This week's book spine poem is:

The Cure

The emperor of all maladies
White coat, black hat
deadly choices
Seeking the cure
Lotions, potions, pills and magic

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee; 616.994 M953e
Mukerherjee’s book is for those who want an in-depth, back to ancient history look at the history of cancer.

White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine by Carl Elliot; 174.2951 E46w
“Physician Carl Elliott traces for the first time the evolutionary path of the new direction in health care, revealing the dangerous underbelly of the beast that has emerged--a beast that sacrifices old-style doctoring to fit the values of consumer capitalism.” Provided by publisher.

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul Offit; 614.47 O32d
Those who are skeptical about vaccinating their children need to read this book that is a cautionary look at what can happen if vaccinations are stopped.

Seeking the Cure: A History of Medicine in America by Ira Rutkow; 610 R977s
People like Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, James Garfield, and Joseph Lister are some of the famous people included in this comprehensive history of medicine in the United States.

Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America by Elaine Breslaw; 362.109 B842l
Like the title Seeking the Cure, this book contains a history of medicine in the United States; this title, however, focuses on medicine during the fledgling years of the new nation.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

National Library Week @ the Sullivan Lexington Library

From the American Library Association:
National Library Week will be observed April 10-16, 2016 with the theme, "Libraries Transform."
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
Help us celebrate by coming in to the library and sharing how libraries (hopefully this one!) has transformed your life, or simply why you like our library.
You'll receive a blank sheet similar to this:

You'll be loaned a marker to fill in the blank. You may say something like this:
Really, you can say anything complimentary about the library that you want.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Book Spine Poetry Returns

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we bring back our series of book spine poems. Today's installment is:

It Doesn't Add Up!

You don't say!
Show me the numbers

Zero by Kathryn Otoshi. JF O
Otoshi cleverly covers issues like bullying and accepting oneself while (painlessly) introducing children to the concept of numbers.

Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business by Nancy Lublin. 658 L929z
The CEO of the non-profit agency Do Something shares her insights on how businesses, both for-profit and non-profit, can thrive by doing more with less.

Mumford, a consultant who assists failing companies, advises corporate leaders about how transforming their companies can restore the U.S. economy.

You Don't Say: Navigating Nonverbal Communication Between the Sexes by Audrey Nelson, with Susan K. Golant.  302.222 N424y
According to the authors, 90% of our communication is translated through non-verbal cues. That means we need to watch what we say and how we say it.

Mr. Few has some tips and tricks to help novice and proficient presenters convey data graphically without distorting the information or confusing the audience.