Summer Session classes have started! Come on over to the Oboler Library and check out our newest displays in between classes, or when you need to get out of the hot sun!
F I R S T F L O O R
Paintings by our own Traci Morgan are in our Current Display Art Area.
MAIN CASE: Why Libraries?
Think about all of the services libraries offer and you’ll realize why you cannot take them for granted!
SPECIAL DISPLAY: How Science Literate Are You?
Can you tell the difference between a “gam” and a “pod”? Is the universe a hologram? Find the answers to these questions and learn other facts at this display. You can also browse some of the more interesting science books from our collection. Check-out “Do Llamas Fall in Love?”
CASE 2A: 50 Year Anniversary of “Silent Spring”
In 1962 Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity’s faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement. Our display features books from the Oboler collection, the DDT story, and the controversies that still exist today. The New Yorker Blog April 20, 2012 post is displayed on a side table discussing Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and the chemical imidacloprid connection.
CASE 2B: Zora Neale Hurston
A remarkable writer and poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Her work includes Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, Every Tongue Got to Confess and many more. The Library collection and some of her quotes along with a beautiful red hat make this a great display.
UPRIGHT CASE: Do Your Professors Publish?
Do your professors publish? In this case we are displaying the work and accomplishments of Dr. Susan Swetnam, Dr. Laura Woodworth, and Jean Pfau. This display will be updated with new material as we receive it.
S E C O N D F L O O R
CASE 4: Communication: Telegraph to Television to Internet
Ponder this amazing communication timeline.
CASE 5: Exploring Different Religions
Begin the journey to understand the religions of Baha’i, Mormonism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jehovah’s Witness and Catholicism. Call numbers from books in the Oboler collections are included for further research.
T H I R D F L O O R
CASE 6: Celebrate Green !
Time to Think Green and embrace the nice weather! Earth Day, Arbor Day and environmental symbols are displayed with Rachel Carson quotes. Carson is the author of “Silent Spring”, the book published 50 years ago (1962) that brought the dangers of DDT to the public’s attention. The 1st floor display case 2A features Rachel Carson, her work and legacy.
HEALTH SCIENCE CASE: Safety in the Summer Sun – Bicycle Safety Tips
The new IHSL display is on bicycle safety. Read up on safety tips, consumer information and some sobering statistics regarding this sport.