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Wearable Books 

Most of us librarians really...really love books. I also really love jewelry. Last week, my like-minded coworker and I visited an exhibit at The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross on 30 Gansevoort Street in Chelsea. Located in the gallery's back room, "Read and Worn: Jewelry from Books" exhibited works by five artists from around the world. Their wearable pieces had with one …

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Atheists in America Book Talk 

The library hosted a book talk the other night with Melanie Elyse Brewster, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at TC, and Co-Founder of the Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project. Library staff should watch this Vialogue and discuss (in Vialogues!) better ways to capture library events with video. No idea is too small to be valuable! Upon …

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Tales from the Book Drop: Fruits and Flowers of the Holy Land 

A co-worker showed me one of our closed stack books this summer -- bound in beautiful dark brown leather with hand-drawn and colored illustrations.  I couldn't help but wonder about the history behind it.  "Plants of the Holy Land" was written by Reverend Henry S. Osborn in 1861. As the title suggests, it is all …

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What I read when I’m not… reading 

The Surrendered, and Into the Wild To complete my degree in Library and Information Science, I am working on a Capstone, for which I need to do a lit review.  For this, I’ve been reading lots of articles, mainly on open access institutional repositories, and faculty contribution rates.  I’ve discovered that the more reading I …

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What To Eat? 

I admit I am one of the many people who have recently jumped on the Michael Pollan bandwagon.  Before discovering his work, I didn’t give much thought to the concepts of Organic, Locally Grown, Conventionally Grown, Farm Raised, Certified Humane, and, well, you get the point I think. But after discovering his work, I stumbled …

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Philosophy and Real Politics 

Title: Philosophy and real politics Author: Raymond Geuss Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008 Check it Out: A71 .G46 2008 From the Publisher: Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. But in Philosophy and …

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Vygotsky and Creativity 

Title: Vygotsky and Creativity: A Cultural-historical Approach to Play, Meaning Making, and the Arts Editors: M. Cathrene Connery, Vera P. John-Steiner and Ana Marjanovic-Shane Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Peter Lang Publishing, c2010 Check It Out: LB1062 .V94 2010 From the Publisher: This text presents a Vygotskian perspective on children's and adults' symbolic engagement in …

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It Is Well with My Soul 

Title: It is well with my soul : the extraordinary life of a 106-year-old woman Author: Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson with Patricia Mulcahy Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, c2010 Check It Out: E185.97.J67 A3 2010 From the Publisher: On January 20, 2009, Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson woke up “before dawn and put on …

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Deweyan Inquiry 

Title: Deweyan Inquiry: From Education Theory to Practice Author: James Scott Johnston Publisher: Albany, NY : SUNY Press, c2009. Check It Out:  LB875.D5 J64 2009 From the Publisher: Deweyan Inquiry brings John Dewey’s theory of inquiry together with educational theory and practice. James Scott Johnston uses Dewey’s late masterpiece Logic: The Theory of Inquiry …

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Whitewashing War Historical Myth, Corporate, and Possibilities for Democratic Education 

Title: Whitewashing War  Historical Myth, Corporate Textbooks, and Possibilities for Democratic Education Author: Christopher R. Leahey ; foreword by E. Wayne Ross Publisher: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010 Check It Out: DS557.74 .L43 2010 From the Publisher: Whitewashing War explores perhaps the most critical issue social studies educators presently face: How do …

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Big Ideas for Little Kids 

Title: Big ideas for little kids: teaching philosophy through children's literature Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009 Check It Out: B52 .W378 2009 From the Publisher: Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during …

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The Art of Not Being Governed 

Title: The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia Author: By James C. Scott Publishing: Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009 Check It Out:  DS523.3 .S36 2009 From the Publisher: For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the …

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Debating Moral Education 

Debating moral education: rethinking the role of the modern university Editors: Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010. Check it Out: LC311 .D43 2010 From the Publisher: After decades of marginalization in the secularized twentieth-century academy, moral education has enjoyed a recent resurgence in American higher education, with the …

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How Does it Feel to be a Problem? 

How does it feel to be a problem?: being young and Arab in America Author: Moustafa Bayoumi Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008 Check It Out:  E184.A65 B35 2008 From the Publisher: Just over a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois posed a provocative question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: “How …

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The Idea of Justice 

The Idea of Justice Author: Amartya Sen Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009 Check It Out: JC578 .S424 2009 From the Publisher: Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real …

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The Collected Prose: 1948-1998 

Title: The collected prose: 1948-1998 Author: Zbigniew Herbert Publisher: : Ecco, c2010 Check It Out: DF78 .H46813 2010 From the Publisher: Polish poet and essayist Zbigniew Herbert easily stands beside Nobel Prize laureates Milosz and Szymborska as part of a remarkable literary tradition. Though Herbert is very much an Eastern European writer, the urgency, vitality, …

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Predicative Minds 

Title: Predicative minds: the social ontogeny of propositional thinking Author: Radu J. Bogdan Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2009. Check it Out:  BF441 .B625 2009 From the Publisher: The predicative mind singles out and represents an item in order to attribute to it a property, a relation, an action, an evaluation; it thinks, …

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Courts and Kids 

Title: Courts and kids : pursuing educational equity through the state courts Author: Michael Rebell Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009 Check it Out: LC213.2 .R427 2009 c.3 Recommendations: “Having devoted his professional life to the pursuit of educational equity through court litigation, Michael Rebell speaks with a special authority …

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