Monday, March 24, 2014

End of semester blues?

Don't let them get you down! 

We can point you to resources that can boost your grades on those final papers.   Find those scholarly articles!    Need help with citation formats?  Just ask.  Make your plan now and study hard.  End of semester will be here all too soon.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Break - research?

We know that you might want to do a little writing, reading, or research over Spring Break.   We figure you all are studious students.   The Library is always available!   Everything you need is only a click away.  Start out at the Library Web page, and then pick your resources.  We have over 140,000 ebooks!   We have over 40,000 ejournals!   We have music, videos, and images.  We also have resources by major or department.   Plan ahead and do your searching now.  Don't get caught at the last minute needing something we do not have electronically.   But we have you covered there as well.   Choose InterLibrary Loan and get everything you need!   And let us know if you need any help.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mural in the King Curriculum Lab

Come see the fantastic new mural on the walls of the Curriculum Lab.  It almost makes you feel like you are there.

The mural was painted by Lori James, a Kentucky artist, in the children's area of the King Curriculum Lab. It contains a scene, character, or symbol from each of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia books. This is part of a project promoting the use of the Curriculum Lab for Education clinicals. It will provide a backdrop for undergraduate Education candidates to provide storytelling and readers' theater for groups of students from Jessamine county. Some Education candidates, as part of a practicum component for their courses, may want to tutor elementary students in this section of the Curriculum Lab.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Book Review - a new book here at the library

Book Review by Hannah Wilcox

The Annotated Sense and Sensibility 
by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard (Editor)  2011
    Call no:  823 A87s 2011

This is one of Jane Austen's first novels.  This romance story follows two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, as they move to a new home where their lives will change because of love and heartbreak.  The reader must decide at the end of the book whether there was a merging of sense and sensibility or not.   This annotated version just added to and expanded on that question. The extensive notes, illustrations, and maps explain much -- in language, in social behavior, in culture and in period of time -- that either no longer exists in the 21st century or has altered greatly over 200 years.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review - a new book here at Kinlaw

Book Review by Ruth Slagle

   by Gretel Wachtel, Claudia Strachan    2011
           Call No:    940.5343 W33 Y

Gretel Wachtel is unashamed of telling her whole story to the world. The collaboration between Gretel (the subject of the story) and Claudia Strachan (her biographer) in recreating the past brings it very much alive. This is an enjoyable book because her biography provides a vivid first hand experience of Hamburg, Germany during World War II.  Gretel shows how her naivety got her into trouble both emotionally and physically, while at the same time the reader can tell that she learned from her mistakes.