Monday, October 31, 2005

Fall Visiting Writers Program

The Writers Institute at Georgia Perimeter College is pleased to announce the Visiting Writers Week program for Fall 2005. During the week of November 9th through the 11th, Michael Curtis, Fiction editor for the Atlantic Monthly magazine, and Elizabeth Cox, an award winning southern author, will be the guests of the Writers Institute. The theme of the fall program is "Fiction Writing and Publishing in the New Millennium".

Ms Cox will speak on the Decatur Campus on Thursday, November 10 at 11:00am in the Gallery outside the library on the 3rd floor of A Building. A full schedule of events is available on the Writers Institute website.

If you have questions concerning the events, please feel free to contact the Institute at 678.891.3275 or email or

New Books: October 31 - November 6

Author: Prestwich, Michael.
Title: Plantagenet England, 1225-1360
Call Number: DA225 .P744 2005

Author: Florida, Richard L.
Title: Rise of the creative class : and how it's transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life
Call Number: HD53 .F653 2004

Author: DeBare, Ilana, 1958-
Title: Where girls come first : the rise, fall, and surprising revival of girls' schools
Call Number: LC1752 .D43 2005

Author: Basquiat, Jean Michel.
Title: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Call Number: N6537.B233 A4 2005b

Title: Ethical dilemmas at the end of life
Call Number: R726.8 .E84 2005

Author: Perry, Luddene.
Title: Field guide to buying organic
Call Number: TX369 .P47 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks passed away on Monday at age 92. Parks is credited with igniting the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955.

Explore these books in the Decatur Campus Library to learn more about the life of this American icon.

Main Author:Brinkley, Douglas.
Title: Rosa Parks
Call Number: F334.M753 P373

Main Author: Parks, Rosa.
Title: I am Rosa Parks
Call Number: F334.M753 P37

Main Author: Parks, Rosa,
Title: Quiet strength : the faith, the hope, and the heart of a woman who changed a nation
Call Number: F334.M79 P37 M

Main Author: Parks, Rosa,
Title: Rosa Parks : my story
Call Number: F334.M753 P37

Also, take a look at NPR for links to archived interviews with Parks.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Listen Up! #9

The ninth edition of Listen Up!, our monthly news and information program, is now available.

Listen Up! #9 (mp3)

The show is listenable directly from the blog by clicking on the above link or by subscribing to either the Decatur Campus Library or Listen Up! podcast feeds.

This edition is around 20 minutes long and includes library news, including information on the Decatur Campus Authors' Festival, and new books.

See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Decatur Campus Authors' Festival

The Decatur Campus of GPC and the GPC Writers Institute are proud to announce that the 2nd Decatur Campus Authors' Festival will be held on Tuesday, October 25 - Wednesday, October 26, 2005 on the Decatur Campus of Georgia Perimeter College.

This year's festival will feature award-winning Georgia writer Tina McElroy Ansa. Her novels Baby of the Family and Ugly Ways have been featured on the 25 Books Every Georgian Should Read list compiled by the Georgia Center For The Book. Ms. Ansa will present a broad overview of the creative writing process from 11:00am - 12:45pm on Tuesday, October 25th. She will also participate in a reading and book signing from 6:30pm-8:00pm on the 25th.

The festival will also feature a discussion on marketing your books with Michelle Gipson of the Atlanta Daily World on Wednesday, October 26th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

These events are free and open to the public. See the Authors' Festival website for program locations, details and directions to the Decatur Campus.

Come join us in our celebration of the written word!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s

The Digital Library of Georgia has added The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s, a new collection of materials from the Douglass Theater in Macon. The Douglass was one of the premier African-American venues in Macon and Georgia during the 1910s through 1930s.

The online collection consists of selected correspondence,financial records, contracts, and advertising materials fromthe Douglass Theatre's records in the Middle Georgia Archives' Charles Henry Douglass, Jr. business records, and it documents the amusements available to Macon's AfricanAmerican population and the business dealings of this African American entrepreneur from 1912 to the 1930s. The bulk of these selected records feature the period between1920 and 1929, and describe the sporting events, vaudeville, and films brought to the theater, as well as the efforts to ensure its financial success.

This exciting new collection sheds light on an important aspect of African-American life and culture in our state.

New Books: October 17 - 23

Author: Justman, Stewart.
Title: Fool's paradise : the unreal world of pop psychology
Call Number: BF108.U5 J87 2005

Author: Frankfurt, Harry G., 1929-
Title: On bullshit
Call Number: BJ1421 .F73 2005

Author: Berry, Mary Frances.
Title: My face is black is true : Callie House and the struggle for ex-slave reparations
Call Number: E185.97.H825 B47 2005

Author: Franklin, John Hope, 1915-
Title: In search of the promised land : a slave family in the Old South
Call Number: E444 .F825 2006

Author: Evans, David S. (David Sparks), 1954-
Title: Paying with plastic : the digital revolution in buying and borrowing
Call Number: HG3755.8.U6 E94 2005

Author: Neufeld, Gordon.
Title: Hold on to your kids : why parents need to matter more than peers
Call Number: HQ755.85 .N48 2005

Author: Hubner, John.
Title: Last chance in Texas : the redemption of criminal youth
Call Number: HV9105.T44 G534 2005

Author: Baker, Jean H.
Title: Sisters : The lives of America's suffragists
Call Number: JK1896 .B35 2005

Author: Kadri, Sadakat.
Title: Trial : a history, from Socrates to O.J. Simpson
Call Number: K542 .K33 2005

Author: Darden, Bob, 1954-
Title: People get ready! : a new history of Black gospel music
Call Number: ML3187 .D37 2004

Author: Smiley, Jane.
Title: Thirteen ways of looking at the novel
Call Number: PS3569.M39 Z476 2005

Author: Johnson, George, 1952 Jan. 20-
Title: Miss Leavitt's stars : the untold story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe
Call Number: QB807 .J64 2005

Author: Burdick, Alan.
Title: Out of Eden : an odyssey of ecological invasion
Call Number: QH353 .B876 2005

Title: Pediatric nursing made incredibly easy.
Call Number: RJ245 .P426 2005

Title: Handbook of medical-surgical nursing.
Call Number: RT51 .H352 2006

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Student Writing Competition

The Inkwell Decatur Campus Writing Club is sponsoring Express Yourself! A Decatur Campus Student Writing Competition. All currently enrolled Decatur Campus students are invited to submit their short ficiton and/or poetry.

Short fiction is limited to 2500 words and poetry to 40 lines. Prizes are $50 gift card for first place and $25 gift card for second place in each category.

Submit four copies of your manuscripts to room 1110 B Building by the end of the day on October 12th to be eligibile.

Winners will be notified by October 22nd and awards presented by novelist Tina McElroy Ansa at the Decatur Campus Authors' Festival.

New Books: October 10 - 16

Author: Kim, Chun-gil, 1940-
Title: History of Korea
Call Number: DS907.18 .K5247 2005

Author: Lengel, Edward G.
Title: General George Washington : a military life
Call Number: E312 .L46 2005

Title: Peoples, nations and cultures : an A-Z of the peoples of the world, past and present Location: Decatur Reference
Call Number: Ref. GN316 .P385 2005

Author: Holzschlag, Molly E.
Title: Spring into HTML and CSS
Call Number: QA76.76.H94 H65325 2005

Title: Access 2003 personal trainer
Call Number: QA76.9.D3 A289325 2005

Author: Beck, Aaron T.
Title: Anxiety disorders and phobias : a cognitive perspective
Call Number: RC531 .B37 2005

Friday, October 07, 2005

Student Study Day

The library will be open regular hours on the Tuesday, October 11 Student Study Day. Come in and get caught up or start working on your next assignment!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Comment Word Verification

We've had a few instances of comment spam recently so we've added word verification on the comments. This means you'll be prompted to type in a word before posting your comments, to prove you're a person not a spam robot. We will delete any spam or commercial solicitations that happen to make it through.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

New Books: October 3 - 9

Author: Mann, Charles C.
Title: 1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus
Call Number: E61 .M266 2005

Author: Dray, Philip.
Title: Stealing God's thunder : Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod and the invention of America
Call Number: E302.6.F8 D69 2005

Author: Francis, Richard. Title: Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience
Call Number: F67 .S525 2005

Author: Cox, Vicki.
Title: Margaret Sanger : rebel for women's rights
Call Number: HQ764.S3 C68 2005

Author: Watkins, S. Craig (Samuel Craig)
Title: Hip hop matters : politics, pop culture, and the struggle for the soul of a movement
Call Number: ML3531 .W38 2005

Author: Wajnryb, Ruth.
Title: Expletive deleted : a good look at bad language
Call Number: PE3724.O3 W35 2005

Title: Strange times, my dear : the PEN anthology of contemporary Iranian literature
Call Number: PK6449.E1 S77 2005

Author: McCrea, Scott.
Title: Case for Shakespeare : the end of the authorship question
Call Number: PR2937 .M28 2005

Author: O'Connor, Richard, Ph. D.
Title: Undoing perpetual stress : the missing connection between depression, anxiety, and 21st century illness
Call Number: RA785 .O296 2005

Author: Debano, Patty Doyle, 1966-
Title: Conception chronicles : the uncensored truth about sex, love & marriage when you're trying to get pregnant
Call Number: RG133 .D43 2005

Author: Morton, John, 1933-
Title: Understanding developmental disorders : a causal modelling approach
Call Number: RJ506.D47 M67 2004

Author: Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne.
Title: I'm, like, SO fat! : helping your teen make healthy choices about eating and exercise in a weight-obsessed world
Call Number: RJ506.E18 N48 2005

Author: Nagsarkar, T. K.
Title: Basic electrical engineering
Call Number: TK146 .N258 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.