Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Display: Local History @ CDPL

Be sure to check out the new display in the Reference Area on the 2nd floor: Local History @ CDPL. Take a trip through Crawfordsville with "Then" and "Now" images. You may be surprised at how Crawfordsville has -- or has not -- changed over the years. You can also test yourself by seeing if you can identify famous (and forgotten) citizens from Crawfordsville, past and present.

Are you interested in local history? Then you may want to follow our blog on Local History @ CDPL to get the latest news of discoveries, acquisitions, research and more.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Arrivals: Songs in Film

If you enjoy singing along to songs in famous Hollywood films, then you will love reading The Songs of Hollywood and The Disney Song Encyclopedia!

In The Songs of Hollywood, authors Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson examine the rise and fall of the Hollywood musical genre while detailing the best-loved songs featured in musicals from the silent era through the 1970s.
Compiled by Thomas S. Hischak and Mark A. Robinson, The Disney Song Encyclopedia includes entries on more than 900 songs, from little-known ditties of 1920s shorts through current ballads from recent hit High School Musical.

Film and music fans alike will enjoy these two new books available in CDPL's New Adult Non-Fiction collection!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2010 Reference Books

Need up-to-date information on Indiana's court rules or local businesses?

Come in and take a look at the Indiana Rules of Court 2010 and the Indiana Business Directory 2010-2011!

Interested in pursuing a new career path?

Compare careers in the 2010 Occupational Outlook Handbook!

Searching for reference materials to strengthen your research project?

Check out Hoover's Handbook of World Business or the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2010 or Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook 2011!

For all the latest additions to the reference collection, click here!
We have our July 4th . . . but do you know who celebrates July 14th?

Happy Bastille Day, France! (Wikipedia article)

Don't forget about our special Liberty Fund collection (2nd floor), a unique collection covering topics in history, politics, philosophy, law, education, and economics.

To read more about Bastille Day, check out the Liberty Fund's Lectures on the French Revolution.