Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix it by Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh.
The “Searching for Obituaries at the New Jersey State Library” class was held on October 29. The class focused on using New Jersey State Library resources to find obituaries. Information was shared on accessing print, microfilm and electronic editions of various NJ papers. Attendees were also instructed on searching our databases for obituaries and related helpful information.
The New Jersey State Library Raspberry Pi club met on November 7 and 21 for hands-on tutorials on the Raspberry Pi—a $35, credit-card sized marvel of a computer that will revolutionize the computer science education. In these sessions, attendees learned how to set up a Raspberry Pi computer as a standalone unit by connecting a mouse, keyboard and monitor to it.
Empty Mansions is the story of Huguette Clark, the daughter of one of America’s titans from the Guilded Age, William Andrews Clark known as W. A. Clark.
Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers College. He has published a novel and two books of short stories about the immigrant experience that have received much acclaim. His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent boo
During the Lunchtime Learning session Introduction to Finding Funders held on October 25, 2013, Andrea Levandowski explained some of the features available in the Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDOP) database. FDOP is a powerful tool for locating grantmakers and finding important information about their funding history. FDOP is produced by the Foundation Center and is the highest level of service for their Foundation Directory Online database. It includes information on over 120,000 grantmakers and over 1.2 million previously awarded grants with links to funder and recipient 990 and 990-PF forms. Searchers can identify potential funders based on their funding interests, geographic focus, types of support, past grant awards, and other fields, and then use grantmaker profiles to get application information, funder limitations, and other valuable information.
PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE – the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s premier biomedical database.
Washington Irving (1783-1859) published “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 1820.
On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced to the world the seven men chosen to be astronauts as part of Project Mercury, the United States’ first human spaceflight program. During the press conference, reporters had many questions for these new national heroes, not the least being, “What kind of woman would actually let her husband be blasted into space on a rocket?”
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel takes a closer look at those women, who stood by the astronauts and, in many ways, played an integral part of their successes.
Mary Roach is a science writer known for her accessible, humorous style, and sometimes cringe-inducing topics. In her latest book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, she follows the digestive tract from the moment saliva starts the process of digestion in the mouth to its inevitable conclusion.
Independent For Life addresses the issues of an aging society where those over the age of 60 will outnumber those under the age of 15. The baby boom generation is driving this trend. Given the dramatic increases in life expectancy and less morbidity, living independently for those who are aging and disabled will have a large impact on society. Many of us are wondering how we will live in our later years. This book educates and gives us hope and encouragement not only for ourselves, but for our parents and families that the future need not be as bleak as had been presented to us.
There are over 130 million migrant workers in China, many of them female and under thirty. Leslie Chang, a former journalist for the Wall Street Journal, follows two of them over a period of three years in this riveting tale of hustling and chutzpah.