Kaia Sievert, University of Minnesota Libraries, discusses books that are being turned into movies, in this episode of “Read This Book!” The books recommended by Sievert include: “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn, “In the Heart of the Sea” By Nathaniel Philbrick, “The Hobbit” By J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling, and “Unbroken” By Laura Hillenbrand.
In this installment of “Read This Book!” science librarian Carolyn Rauber recommends books about space. They are: “Rocket Girl” By George D. Morgan; “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” By Col. Chris Hadfield; “The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist” By Jim Longuski; and “Space Odyssey: The First Forty Years of Space Exploration” By Serge Brunier.
The yearlong project will digitize and provide online access to unique botanical, zoological, and geological material from archival collections that document the natural history of the state of Minnesota. The materials relate to the establishment of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey in 1872 by the state legislature under the auspices of the University’s Board of Regents.
Viewing the current Downton Abbey exhibit at the Wangensteen Historical Library left graduate student Jeff Moulton feeling a bit queasy thinking about medicine of the early 20th century. “There are some things that are almost terrifying,” said Moulton, a big Downton Abbey fan, while noting that the exhibit contained “a lot of pokers and tweezers.”
If you want to see the current Bell Library exhibit, you had better hurry. The exhibit, “Bound Fragments: 60 Years of Collecting at the James Ford Bell Library,” closes on February 28. The exhibit is part of the Bell Library’s 60th Anniversary celebration.