In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve been giving away some fun Gale Cengage Learning bling since we have access to three Gale databases we use heavily for research here at The Unquiet Library! Many thanks to Gale for the free goodies that are helping our students show their love for The Unquiet Library!
Take time to read the text of the speech available at http://harvardmagazine.com/go/jkrowling.html .
This is an amazing speech that will go straight to your heart. I realize this is a college commencement address, but I think that you as high school students will be able to appreciate her words of wisdom!
Friday, February 1, 2008, is National Wear Red Day—a day when Americans nationwide will take women’s health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness. The Heart Truth is: “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear—It’s the #1 Killer of Women.” The statistics are alarming:
- Heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
- One in 4 women dies of heart disease; 1 in 30 dies of breast cancer.
The good news is that both men and women can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 82 percent by leading a healthy lifestyle. Join the national awareness movement by wearing red on February 1, and encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to do the same. Anyone can participate by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or Red Dress Pin.
The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other partner organizations. The campaign launched the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women.
For tools and materials to help you learn about heart health and National Wear Red Day, visit www.hearttruth.gov. We’d also like for you to visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth/press/nhlbi_04_campaign.pdf to learn more about The Heart Truth Campaign.
Here are some other great resources:
Take the Go Red Heart Health Checkup!
Wear red on Friday, February 1, 2008 to help celebrate this important day! Ruth and I will be helping our female staff (and female student library patrons) celebrate this day by having heart healthy snacks and treats available for you in the media center. We will also be putting some little treats and goodies in your mailboxes the week of January 28, 2008—February 1, 2008.
Let’s get heart healthy@ The Unquiet Library!
The Unquiet Library is pleased to announce that the quartet of Jake J., Brecken H., Jessica P., and Haley P. will be providing live holiday music during the second half of fourth period lunch on Thursday, December 13. Relax and unwind to some beautiful acoustic holiday music with these talented student musicians!
- Students MUST have a library lunch pass secured by 11:25 to attend the concert.
- No students will be admitted after 11:45—please plan accordingly. Mrs. Beasley will be checking passes at the main door.
- Audience members are expected to be attentive, courteous, and respectful of our performers.
The Unquiet Library would like to wish all of its patrons and friends a joyful and bountiful Thanksgiving holiday! Below is our top ten list of things that we are thankful for at The Unquiet Library!
1. Blogging and blogs :-)
2. Wonderful books that you just can’t put down
3. Research databases
4. Our wonderful patrons who visit our library each week
5. GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library
6. “Old” and “new” Web 2.0 technologies
7. Our wonderful network of colleagues within our district and across the state of Georgia
8. All of the wonderful technology that keeps our library humming
9. Our new Destiny circulation software
10. Our wonderful collection of print and digital materials
On a personal note, I would like to say I am especially thankful to have Mrs. Fleet and Mrs. Beasley on our staff this year—their service, knowledge, and wisdom are invaluable! I am thankful that our students and I have the privilege of working with these two fabulous women every day! Finally, I am thankful to be a librarian—how lucky am I to do what I love every day?!?! It is truly an exciting time to be in our profession.
To learn more about the history of Thanksgiving, check out these great resources!
- The History Channel: The History of Thanksgiving
- Search our GALE Virtual Reference Library—lots of great articles here! You will need to use our GALE password to access the database.
- ABC-CLIO American History (password required)
- Greenwood Daily Life Online (password required)
- EBSCOhost History Reference Center via GALILEO (GALILEO password required)
- U.S. Census Interesting and Cool Facts About Thanksgiving Day 2007! Fun and entertaining!
What services are you thankful for from The Unquiet Library? Share your thoughts here!
Mrs. Hamilton :-)
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!