New Books: Fashion

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Here at Kirkwood we’re proud of our fashion department and always glad when they come into the library. We’ve posted lists of fashion books before one and two. Also, we did one on Fashion Drawing. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: The Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion Designers by Steve Faerm, Call Number: 746.92 F148f

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers (4th ed.) by Linda Tain, Call Number: 746.9 T136p

Research and Design for Fashion (3rd ed) by Simon Seivewright and Richard Sorger, Call Number: 746.9 S462r

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Des Moines Register Data Center

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It’s often a challenge to find Iowa specific information when you are doing research. The Des Moines Register has set out to make it easier (and drive you to their website) by putting together a central collection of Iowa statistics and reports. The data comes from many different sources, several of the results are searchable. So the next time you want to drop an Iowa number in a report for comparison, check out the Data Center and see if you can find what you need.

http://data.desmoinesregister.com

It has information things like the most popular baby names, Salaries for State Employees, Iowa student debt, and Iowa homicides due to domestic violence. So check it out the next time statistics could help your paper or speech.

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New Books: Odds and Ends 49

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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Children’s

Caldecott Winner – Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell,  Call Number: CL Easy Reading 813.6 C794w

Paul Bunyan by Esther Shephard, Call Number: CL 398.21 S548p

Main Collection

Am I Safe Here?: LGBTQ Teens and Bullying in Schools by Donn Short, Call Number: 371.826 S559a

Arizona Highways Photography Guide: How and Where to Make Great Photographs, Call Number: 778.9 A719a

Armed in America: The History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry by Patrick J. Charles, Call Number: 344.73 C476a

The Amish Cook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family by Elizabeth Coblentz with Kevin Williams, Call Number: 641.5 C656a

Arithmetic by Paul Lockhart, Call Number: 513.L816a
NOTE: We think in terms of 10, but would it be better to think in terms of 8 or 12? Explore the world with mathematics.

Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh, Call Number: 154.2 B251b

The Big Little Book of Irish Wit and Wisdom, Call Number: 820.8 B592b

Bonnie Iowa Farm Folk: An Authentic Story of Life on an Iowa Farm in the Eighteen Eighties by Janette Stevenson Murray and Janet Murray Fiske, Call Number: 977.702 M982b

Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies by Cora Frear Hawkins, Call Number: 610.92 H393b

Buxton: Work and Racial Equality in a Coal Mining Community by Dorothy Schwieder, Joseph Hraba, and Elmer Schwieder, Call Number: 305.962 S415ba

The Collector’s Dictionary of Glass by E.M. Elville, Call Number: 748.203 E518c

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi’is by John McHugo, Call Number: 297.8 E361c
NOTE: An in-depth history of split that helps define the Islamic world.

Confessions of an Event Planner: Case Studies from the Real World of Events — How to Handle the Unexpected and How to Be a Master of Discretion by Judy Allen, Call Number: 394.2 A427c

The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered: The First Complete Translation and Interpretation of 50 Key Documents Withheld for Over 35 Years by Robert Eisenman and Michael Wise, Call Number: 296.155 D278d

Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Call Number: 305.42 A235d

Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus by Robert D. Kaplan, Call Number: 956 K175e

Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto and the Contest for the Center of the World by Roger Crowley, Call Number: 940.2 C953e

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do by Jeremy Bailenson, Call Number: 303.48 B154e

A Field Guide to Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson, Call Number: 598.297 P485

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway, Call Number: 338.7 G174f

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution by Daniel Raimi, Call Number: 363.11 R153f
NOTE: Here’s a review quote from the back cover, “‘Fracking’ signifies a blessing or a curse depending on who’s saying it. In truth, it’s both. Raimi methodically explores the risks and rewards of a technical revolution that has made the United States the largest producer of oil and gas in the world again.” Mark S. Brownstein, Enviromental Defense Fund

The Freedom Writers Diary: How Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell, Call Number: 305.235 F853f 1999

Freud: The Making of an Illusion by Frederick Crews, Call number: 150.19 F889c
NOTE: Here’s a review quote from the back cover, “…the final nail in the coffin of Sigmund Freud’s misguided career by meticulously documenting his willful descent into psuedoscience. Altogether a fascinating read!” – Frank J. Sulloway

The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West by Dee Brown, Call Number: 978 B877g

Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia by Michael Shermer, Call Number: 202 S5553h

Hippocrene USA Guide to America’s Heartland: A Travel Guide to the Backroads of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri (Rev. ed.) by Tom Weil, Call Number: 977 W422h

A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judasism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong, Call Number: 291.2 A736h

Inscribing the Daily: Critical Essays on Women’s Diaries, Edited by Suzanne L. Bunkers and Cynthia A. Huff, Call Number: 808.84 I591i

The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age by David N. Schwartz, Call Number: 530.092 S399L
NOTE: The father of modern physics, Schwartz knew all people knew about Physics and exploded into a whole new world with so much information and so many theories no one could ever know it all again.

Lords of the Stone: An Anthology of Eskimo Sculpture by Alistair Macduff and George M. Galpin, Call Number: 730 M139L

Making Sense of Weather and Climate: The Science Behind the Forecasts by Mark Denny, Call Number: 551.63 D412m

The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser, Call Number: 974.4 F842m

My Life by Earvin “Magic” Johnson with William Novak, Call Number: 796.323 J668m

New Recipes from Quilt Country: More Food and Folkways from the Amish and Mennonites by Marcia Adams, Call Number: 641.5 A215n

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua, Call Number: 327 C559p

Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System by David Osborne, Call Number: 371.01 O815r

Rock Drawing so the Coso Range by Campbell Grant, James W. Baird, and J. Kenneth Pringle, Call Number: 732 G761r

Shakespeare: The Globe & the World by S. Schoenbaum, Call Number: 822.3 S365s

Slave Songs of the United States, Compiled by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison, Call Number: 781.729 S631s

Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight by Joe Pappalardo, Call Number: 629.4 P218s

Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience by Meg Jay, Call Number: 155.2 J423s

That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (And Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together by Joanne Lipman, Call Number: 305.309 L764t

This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm by Ted Genoways, Call Number: 630.978 G335t

We Have Not a Government: The Articles of Confederation and the Road to the Constitution by George William Van Cleve, Call Number: 342.73 V222w

The Widow of the South: A Novel by Robert Hicks, Call Number: 813.6 H631w

Woman of the Prairie by Barbara Oaks, Call Number 978.3 O118w
NOTE: A novel based on her experience in rural South Dakota.

Zapped: From Infrared to X-Rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light by Bob Berman, Call Number: 535.09 B516z

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New Books Movies and Directors

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Lights! Camera! Action! Today’s gathering of books have to do with movies and directors. This time we’ve mostly focused on female directors, but make sure you check out our past lists from 2010 and 2017.

These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Movies and Directors

Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present, and Future of Women Working in Film by Alicia Malone, Call Number: 791.436 M257b

From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies by Molly Haskell, Call Number: 791.43 H349f

High Noon: The Hollywood BlackList and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel, Call Number: 791.43 F829h

Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition by Therese Grisham and Julie Grossman, Call Number: 791.43 L965g

In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing (Vol. 1) by Melissa Silverstein, Call Number: 791.43 S587i

Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough, Call Number: 791.43 B592k

New Arrivals at the Library

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Surprise!

I was gone at a conference this last week so I had a big surprise when I walked back into the library. Elves had brought in two new pieces of furniture back by my favorite library painting.

A child-sized couch and a chair, not only provide right size seating, but also storage space for 2 baskets of board books and 2 baskets of blocks. They are located right near our children’s literature section and we hope it will make a more welcoming atmosphere for those Kirkwood students that bring their children along.

A bright blue small couch and chair

New Children’s Furniture at the Library

Where Did They Come From?

In this case those furniture bringing elves were the Pregnancy Assistance Grant Fund. This federal grant through the Office of Adolescent Health has brought a lot of great things to the Kirkwood campus. Its focus was on allowing Kirkwood to better support and assist parenting and expecting students.

The library furniture is a small part of a much bigger project. The grant allowed the Kirkwood food pantry (132 Iowa Hall) to expand. Today it offers Kirkwood students personal care items, interview clothing, winter coats, fresh produce, and more!

There have been several family events for students and their families, a dental clinic with the Kirkwood dental hygiene faculty and students, and over 8 educational seminars bringing to campus community agencies to discuss parenting topics and an overview of their services.

Blue furniture with baskets of blocks and board books

Want To Help or Learn More?

The grant is being administrated here at Kirkwood by Stephanie Momany. Contact her if you have a question, a suggestion, or want to help.

Stop on By!

So if you’ve been needing a good excuse to stretch your legs and walk on over to the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood library this is it! While you’re here look over our children’s literature collection and think about how it could be used in your class, set up an orientation with a librarian, drop off a text book for our reserve shelf — or just pick out a relaxing summer read or a DVD of a movie you’ve never seen.

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

Tech Tip Clean Up Your Machine To Start Out the New Year

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Desk and chair with computerBeing in education means that your fresh start for the year is in August instead of January. Happy New Year!

As with January 1st, during the summer as educators and students you should look over your life and your computer and make resolutions. Take a few minutes to start out by organizing something in your life and you’ll feel better about your fresh start.

Check out these tips for a thorough electronic, online update.

No Time to Read the Linked Article? Take 5 Minutes

  • Clean out your recycle boxes, drafts folders, sent folders, download folders, and clean off your computer desktop down to just what you really use.
  • Ask yourself, am I using or likely to use in the future this program, file, document, etc.? If not, delete it. Overwhelmed? Take one folder or program a day and deal with it to start the day.
  • Can I make this easier to find if I do need? If so, start working on it. It may mean getting into the habit of labeling things or moving things into the folders they belong in as you go, so go ahead and handle, label and/or move anything new you produced or received this week as necessary.
  • Check for and make sure you’ve run updates, not just for Windows, but for all your free programs, browsers, Adobe, Shockwave, etc.
  • BACK UP! Back up in the Cloud or on a device that you can store somewhere off site so if your house or office would burn down or flood you’ll still have the stuff. Especially back up photos and important documents. Don’t forget to back up files and pictures on your phone and on your flash drives or memory sticks! Remember the work and memory you save will be your own!

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: Odds and Ends 48

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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Cabeza De Vaca’s Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America, Translated and Edited by Cyclone Covey, Call Number: 970.016 N972c

Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness by Stephen P. Hinshaw, Call Number: 616.89 H665a
NOTE: A young man realizes that his father has been hiding a mental illness – severe enough to warrant multiple hospitalizations from his own children. A powerful argument to de-stigmatize mental illness.

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton, Call Number: 650.1 S967a

Building the American Republic: A Narrative History to 1877 (Volume 1) by Harry L. Watson, Call Number: 973 B932

Building the American Republic: A Narrative History from 1877 (Volume 2) by Jane Dailey, Call Number: 973 B932

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang, Call Number: 306.4 C456c

The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning by Shannon Kilkenny, Call Number: 394.2 K484c

Contemporary India: The Basics by Rekha Datta, Call Number: 954.05 D234c

Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria by Nikolaos Van Dam, Call Number: 320 D154d

Dirty South: Outkast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop by Ben Westhoff, Call Number: 782.421 W529d

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, Call Number: 270.092 W536e
NOTE: The child of survivalist parents, at age 17 Tara had never seen a doctor or stepped into a classroom. Through hard work she got accepted and graduated from Brigham Young University and on through Harvard and Cambridge. Now she’s wondering if she can still connect with home too.

Egyptian Art by Bill Manley, Call Number: 709.32 M279e

Evaluation Media Bias by Adam J. Schiffer, Call Number: 302.23 S333e

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian miller and Ken Armstrong, Call Number: 364.15 M651f

Giving 2.0 Transform Your Giving and Our World by Laura Arrillaga-Anderreessen, Call Number: 361.74 A776g

Gladiators: Fighting to the Death in Ancient Rome by M.C. Bishop, Call Number: 796.093 B622g

Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More by Morten T. Hansen, Call Number: 650.1 H249g

A History of the Amish (3rd ed.) by Steven M. Nolt, Call Number: 289.73 N798h 2015

Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors by Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, and Kyle Nevins, Call Number: 325.73 C818i

See the source imageAn Introduction to Popular Culture in the US: People, Politics, and Power by Jenn Brandt and Callie Clare, Call Number: 306.097 B821i

Introduction to Video Production: Studio, field, and Beyond (2nd ed.) by Ronald J. Compesi and Jaime S. Gomez, Call Number: 384.55 C737i

LGBTQ Social Movements by Lisa M. Stulberg, Call Number: 306.76 S934L

The Measure of My Days by Florida Scott-Maxwell, Call Number: 301.43 S428m
NOTE: “We who are old know that age is more than a disability. It is an intense and varied experience….if it is a long defeat it is also a victory…”

The Midwestern Moment: The Forgotten World of Early-Twentieth-Century Midwestern, Regionalism, 1880-1940, Edited by Jon K. Lauck, Call Number: 977 L366m

My Amish Story: Breaking Generations of Silence by Rebecca Borntrager Graber, Call Number: 289.709 G728m

The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know by James L. Gelvin, Call Number: 956.05 G321n

The Oxford Guide to Library Research (4th ed.) by Thomas Mann, Call Number: 025.5 M282o

Pop Art and Design, Edited by Anne Massey and Alex Seago, Call Number: 709.04 P825

Urban Myths About Learning and Education by Pedro de Bruyckere, Paul A. Kirschner, and Casper D. Hulshof, Call Number: 370.1 D288u

Video Game Addiction by David A. Olle and Jean Riescher Westcott, Call Number: 616.858 O496v

Where Am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes (Revised and Updated) by Kelsey Timmerman, Call Number: 338.4 T584w

Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan J. Douglas, Call Number: 302.208 D736w

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Amazon Best Books of 2017

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As we update sections and buy books for assignments sometimes we get a few books on a topic all at once. We have added a few books from the Amazon list of Best Books of 2017. Check out these books and let us know if there are any artists or mediums or schools that you’d like to see us add.

These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Image result for The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True StoryBeartown by Fredrik Backman, Call Number: PB BAC
NOTE: Beartown is a town on the edge of the forest pinning all its hopes for the future on their junior ice hockey league winning the nationals.

The Dry: A Novel by Jane Harper, Call Number: PB HAR
NOTE: Federal Agent Aaron Falk was run out of his hometown years ago. Now his childhood best friend has been murdered and his parents beg him to investigate. Will the worst drought in town history reveal secrets?

Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid, Call Number: 813.54 H216e
NOTE: A love story that unfolds across the rapidly changing face of a volatile world.

Ginny Moon: A Novel by Benjamin Ludwig, Call Number: 813.6 L948g
NOTE: Ginny Moon is an autistic girl who has been adopted into a good home in a good neighborhood by parents who love her. However, she doesn’t want a good home she wants to get back to her birth mother because she needs to take care of the doll she left there and when no one will listen to her she heads off on her own.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, Call Number: PB BOY
NOTE: A story of 1940s Ireland, where one man’s adoptive parents tell him he will never really be part of their family and he sets out to find an identity for himself and where he fits in.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorow by Yuval Noah Harari, Call Number: 303.49 H254h
NOTE: Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, Call Number: PB GRA
NOTE: In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying.

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders, Call Number PB SAU
NOTE: After the death of his son Willy, Abraham Lincoln finds himself swept into a supernatural world where there is a battle for Willy’s soul.

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel by Celeste Ng, Call Number: PB NG
NOTE: In Shaker Heights, a development where everyone’s life follows the same placid course a single mother and the adoption of a Chinese baby fracture the peaceful world.

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston, Call Number: PB PRE
NOTE: A true story of ancient curses, modern technology, a vanished culture….and a stunning medical mystery.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel by Arundhati Roy, Call Number: 823.914 R888m
NOTE: The story of a woman and the men in her life, kicked off by an old Persian carpet.

My Absolute Darling: A Novel by Gabriel Tallent, Call Number: PB TAL
NOTE: The daughter of a end of the world fanatic finally makes a friend at school and conceives a plan to escape into normal society.

Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan, Call Number: PB SLO
NOTE: A computer programmer is given some sourdough starter and life may never be the same.

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.