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The BooksCan comic books be a tool for new forms of teaching, learning and research? This collection explores that question. It includes seminal works in the medium, guides for theory and practice using comics at teaching tools, and selected popular contemporary works.
The BooksBut since men are principally induced to shew goodwill and zeal at the hustings by three considerations—kindness received, hope of more, personal affection and good feeling—we must take notice how best to take advantage of each of these. By very small f...
The BooksBooks to help us reflect on the forces behind the biggest news stories of the year.
The BooksAfter the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016, the longest sitting justice of the current nine, many questions about the nation’s judicial branch remain open. This collection is about the basics. How does the Supreme Court work? Who are the sitting justices and what should we know about their legacies? What can we le...
The BooksThe late nineteenth century was a period of both expansive economic growth and great poverty in the United States. What are the parallels we can draw to the present?
About the CollectionThe Everett News Cafe Book Collections (15-25 books changed every 4-6 weeks) curated by the library staff. Each collection is tethered to a large news event (or the occasional library event) and seeks to help cafe visitors gain context and deeper understanding of the subject. Tips for curators: when a news event is particularly dramatic, exciting or noteworthy and seems like it will be in the news for at least 2 months, think about what might help news-readers understand the issue better. Then, research relevant titles throu...
The BooksIn May 2015, four years after Osama Bin Laden’s compound was raided by Navy SEAL members, the Obama Administration declassified nearly 80 documents and materials found there. Amidst various documents and writings pertaining to the affairs of Al Qaeda was “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf”, as it was called by the Office of the Director of Nation...
Our new cafe book display is up at Everett Cafe, 1st floor of Gottesman Libraries.! Come join us and play the game!Concept of the CollectionOperation Varsity Blues is the latest scandal in college admissions, arising from greed and the pressure experienced by many, especially the wealthiest, to get into the "best...
Our new Cafe Book Collection Display is installed last week at Everett Cafe, 1st floor of Gottesman Libraries. And we are happy to see three books were checked out two days after the display installed, and half of the books are gone up to now.Concept of the CollectionIs it true that we care mostly about giant, often tropical or subtropica...
Well, it might not be for everyone, but Honda's Sound Sitter app might be number one on the list of apps for parents of young children.  The app uses the car engine sounds from 37 different cars to lull babies to sleep.  This Honda video makes it seem too good to be true -