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by Laura Wright on July 27, 2009 in Odum Library

Children books, also called the Juvenile Collection,  are gathered together on the third floor with call numbers that begin with LZ.

The LZ books, are located on the 3rd Floor, on the other side of the atrium, in the addition.

There are many children’s books to browse through.

A water fountain can be found on the back wall, behind the bookcases.

Frank McCourt, 1930-2009

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on July 20, 2009 in Odum Library

Frank McCourt, who died July 19th, won the Pulitzer Prize for Angela’s Ashes, his memoir of growing up poor in Ireland. We have Angela’s Ashes and its follow-up Tis, as well as Teacher Man, McCourt’s account of his days as a New York City high school teacher.

You can hear McCourt talk about writing, teaching, poverty, alcoholism, meeting the Pope, and much more at FORA.tv.

Or, read “McCourt: A Storyteller Even as a Teacher” at the New York Times Web site.

If you need help finding books (or anything else) in Odum Library, you can ask us in person or via live chat.

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by Laura Wright on July 17, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

West Hall can be seen as you drive down North Patteerson Street.

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by Laura Wright on July 15, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

Puppets are part of the Instructional Materials Collection (IMC) and are located in Room 1604.

Hey, what are those giant caterpillars puppets doing?

Visiting a friend?

No! It’s an attack! They are giant people eating caterpillars! eek!

Warning: Borrow the puppets at your own risk.

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by Laura Wright on July 13, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo

60 Years of the National Book Awards

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on July 9, 2009 in Odum Library

The National Book Foundation is blogging one National Book Award winner each day until September 21st.

First up is the 1950 winner, Nelson Algren’s The Man with the Golden Arm, the tale of Chicago morphine junkie and stud-poker dealer Frankie Machine.

We have a copy at PS3501 .L4625 M3 1949.

"Never play cards with any man named 'Doc.' Never eat at any place called 'Mom's.' And never, never, no matter what else you do in your whole life, never sleep with anyone whose troubles are worse than your own."

"Never play cards with any man named 'Doc.' Never eat at any place called 'Mom's.' And never, never, no matter what else you do in your whole life, never sleep with anyone whose troubles are worse than your own." --Nelson Algren

TeenHealthFX Can't Identify You

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on July 1, 2009 in Neat Stuff, Odum Library

At TeenHealthFX you can anonymously post questions about health, sexuality, relationships, sports and nutrition, or drug use, and read answers already posted. The current Hot Topic is “Networking Websites – What You Post on Them Could Come Back to Haunt You.”

TeenGrowth.com covers a wide range of health and safety issues, from Bodybuilding to STDs, Fireworks or Flu Season, or Piercing, or Lice.

We don’t want to sound like your Mom, but– sometimes you should be careful what you do!