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Featured Book

This month we are featuring the debut novel written by Tommy Orange, There, There. (The book takes its title from Gertrude Stein's line about Oakland, CA, "There is no there there.") The book takes place at the Big Oakland Powwow, a cultural festival held at the Oakland Coliseum, focusing on twelve people with deep ties to the Native American community. The Powwow is a place according to Orange, where people come to learn about their heritage. The book starts off with a prologue by Orange (more of an essay): "Our heads are on flags, jerseys, and coins. Our heads were on the penny first, of course, the Indian cent, and then on the buffalo nickel, both before we could even vote as a people - which, like the truth of what happened in history all over the world, and like all that spilled blood from slaughter, are now out of circulation."
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Happy 2019!
remberlutions jars
Happy 2019!

How many of us make New Year's resolutions only to have them go by the wayside within a short period of time? Librarian's assistant, Jenn Wilson '03, wanted to plan a student event in the library to welcome everyone back from winter break when in her research she came across a fun craft project courtesy of BuzzFeed - "remberlutions jars." Rather than make a hard-to-keep resolution, make a remberlutions jar!

As the community was in a "new year, new you" Marie Kondo decluttering mode, Jenn reached out to the adults asking them to donate any crafting supplies that were on their way to the recycling bin and the response was overwhelming. She then invited students to the library an hour before study hall to make their remberlutions jars.

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Featured Subscription
The Economist
Featured Subscription

Did you know that you can read The Economist from the comfort of your dorm room, your office, or while working out in the gym? Well, you can! As long as you are on the campus of St. Andrew's School and can access the library's webpage (just sroll down the list of online databases), via multiple mobile devices, you have the ability to read a daily edition of The Economist, a weekly publication that's been around since 1843.

You can read the full weekly edition, full blog content, and a morning briefing.

The Economist focuses on world issues in Business, Finance and economics, Science and technology, Books and art.  The founder, James Wilson, a British banker, detailed thirteen areas of coverage in which to focus. He described it as: "a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress." This phrase still appears on the publication's masthead as part of its mission.

If you would like to know more about how to access this online subscription, just stop by the library or email us at library@standrews-de.org.

 

 

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Off Campus Access
Summer Access
Off Campus Access

For off-campus access of any subscription resource (i.e. paid-for databases), you'll be prompted to login first to OpenAthens. Your username is your "firstname.lastname" (for example john.smith); please contact us for the password. Any questions? See this video for a login demonstration! (you may need a plugin to view).

 

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