Winter, Reading a Classic, Earthquakes in Idaho, U. S. Poets Laureate, and Happy Healthy Holidays are the new or continuing subjects of displays up in the library now.
All four display cases on the first floor are filled with Winter displays. Find books about snow and winter, including The Polar Express, accessorized by many interesting objects like a train, bear, fox, etc. Many types of snowflakes are present in all the cabinets: paper, metal, lighted, etc. There are some snow and winter poems. Come experience a warm, interior winter in the library. I found these displays interesting, creative, and cheerful. The library Christmas tree is nearby to also enjoy. Happy Holidays!
Display Case 4 has a display on Reading Classics. If this winter snows you in and keeps you home in the evening, this project may interest you. Numerous classic book covers are shown in the display cabinet, and a bibliography of classics you can read is in the handout rack. Also there is a nearby shelf of popular classics that will be replenished as the books check out. Whether your interest lies more with Jane Austin, or Kidnapped, or The Three Musketeers, or somewhere else entirely, there is probably a classic you’d enjoy reading this winter. It is interesting to note that a week after we put this display up, the Oprah show announced that their next reading program would be to read two classics, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. This seems to be the winter everyone will be reading a classic!
Display case 5 is titled “Earthquakes and Idaho.” It includes a map showing the Idaho fault lines, information on the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake, the article about the new fault line discovered by ISU professor Glenn Thackray, Earthquakes in Idaho Facts, an earthquake videocassette, and some books on the topic.
Display case 6 is on The U.S. Poets Laureate. The display covers newly appointed Poet Laureate W S Merwin. It provides information about the position, spines of many book titles of current and past poet laureates, details about how to find out more on the internet, and other items of interest. If you enjoy poetry, you’ll want to see this display. Also see the previous Library News articles on the subjects of W.S. Merwin Appointed Poet Laureate and Idaho Writer in Residence.
Health Science Display Case–The new display is Happy Healthy Holidays, and directs you to their wiki page on the topic. Check out that amazing page! It includes information on: cold, ice, and snow safety; healthy, thrifty holiday cooking; holiday food safety; holiday recipes (including an interesting section on appetizer recipes); holiday health and safety tips; managing holiday stress, and more. The pages link to information from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Mayo Clinic, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), USDA (U S Department of Agriculture), and more.