Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

To Read, or What to Read

What is it about summer and reading? The 2 words seem to go together everywhere you look. I guess the assumption is that people have scads of free time in the summer, although this is certainly not true of library … Continue reading

Korean Movies!

If you’ve ever left a movie theater disappointed, convinced you were born in the wrong time, cheer up: a golden age in film is happening right now. It’s not happening in the United States, nor in Italy, nor France. Right … Continue reading

When Librarians Gather

Several years ago, there was an amusing video making the rounds (well, it was amusing to librarians anyway), that was a parody of the then popular film March of the Penguins. It was a light-hearted look at a twice-yearly librarian … Continue reading

Not Just Christmas!

Certainly, Christmas is one of the most well known holidays taking place in December. However, it is by no means the only one! December has been a time for celebration throughout history, as far back as the origins of Buddhism and … Continue reading

Comparing Different Cultures? Try eHRAF World Cultures!

Good news, anthropologists! Now there is an easier way to do a comparative study of different cultures from around the world.  Just try our recent addition to our growing database collection, eHRAF. eHRAF stands for the electronic edition of Human … Continue reading

Green Reprieve

Happy Fall Semester! The lazy days of summer are over, and we’re careening forward into the exciting pace of autumn. As the days fill with school, work, socializing, and pumpkin-flavored everything, it’s easy to let autumn enthusiasm slide into over-booking … Continue reading

The Star Spangled Banner: Close to 200 Years Old

I was out at Fort McHenry, recently. (My sister was visiting and wanted to see it.) If you haven’t been to the fort yet, you really should go! They’re doing lots of special events because this September will be the … Continue reading

Happy 20th, Otakon!

Are you a fan of anime or manga? Do you know who Solid Snake is, and why he opposes FOXHOUND? Have you participated in Cosplay? Or even Larping? If these terms are familiar to you, you may well be a … Continue reading

Food Glorious Food

You may not think of cookbooks when you think of the Sheridan Libraries. While we might not have the current bestsellers that you’ll find at the public library, we do have an interesting and eclectic collection of cookbooks from years … Continue reading

Transforming Summer Reading: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Literary Classics

It’s summer, and you’re thinking to yourself how you’d really like to catch up on reading some classic works of fiction, but, hey, maybe you’re also thinking how you’d also really like to read something, how shall we say, a … Continue reading