Wellbreity Journey of Forgiveness: Native American Boarding Schools, Nursing, Military Appreciation, Recycling, The Kentucky Derby, Historical Fiction and Here Comes the Sun are the new or continuing subjects of displays up in the library now. Tim Goodworth is the Artist continuing his art exhibit in the Current Display Art Area.
Display case 1: Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness: “On May 16th 2009, White Bison will begin a 40-day, 6,800 mile cross-country journey to present and former Indian School sites. It’s goal is to promote awareness, dialogue and forgiveness among Native peoples for the historical trauma of the Native American Boarding. Indian Boarding School Era which began in 1879.” You can read more on their web site and view the display in the library.
Nursing The College of Technology Associate Degree, Registered Nurse, and Practical Nurse programs are the topic of display case 2. See the different tools of the trade: a nurse’s cap, plastic glove, alcohol prep, skeletal arm, reference books, IV, blood pressure cuff, and more.
Display case 3 has moved from the 2nd floor, down to the first floor. It has a display on Military Appreciation, and includes a flag case, uniform, medals and insignia, a framed POW-MIA stamp sheet, and a list of “A Dozen Ways to Support Our Military.:
The nearby Current Display Art Area has work by Tim Goodworth. He is an ISU graduate student. His work includes a lot of Rocky Mountain animals and nature scenes. The oil paintings are colorful with seasonal details. They will be up through the end of the month.
Display Case 4 has new information on Recycling in Pocatello. Did you know that paper comprises 32.7 % or our trash and plastics 12.1%? And they can be recycled instead, and re-used. It takes less energy to make a new can or bottle from a recycled product. Stop by and learn other interesting facts about recycling, and ways to better utilize the new City of Pocatello Recycling Program.
The Kentucky Derby is the subject of display case 5. It contains information about the derby, past winners, successful Kentucky Derby jockeys, equestrian sports, and more. Did you know that the current winner, Mine That Bird, had 50 to 1 odds, and won!
May is Get Caught Reading Month and historical fiction is the area covered in display case 6. It shows some books in that reading genre, including Gone With the Wind by Martha Mitchell, Last Standing Woman by Winona La Duke, and The Deerslayer and The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.
Health Science display case—Here Comes the Sun. This summer the IHSL will be doing a display on summer safety each month. This month their display will cover protecting yourself from sun damage and skin cancer with sunscreen and eye protection. You can find many articles about this important subject by checking with the Idaho Health Science Library, located on the 3rd floor of the library. Their web site also has information about the N1N1 flu: US Information, Things You Can Do, Plan & Prepare, and International Information. You may want to check it regularly for updates.