Let's make a difference.
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Not My Life
Thanks to everyone who came to Bailey Library's human trafficking awareness event to see the 2 showings of the film, Not My Life, on January 30. Attendance for both exceeded our expectations. Special thanks to our host, Jane Smith, for making us aware of this problem all around us, and whose dedication to this cause is inspiring.
We learned that human trafficking is everywhere. Statistics show in the U.S. there have been cases reported in all 50 states. Victims of modern slavery can be children or adults, U.S. citizens or foreign nationals, male or female. It is a world-wide problem that must be stopped.
All of us are touched by modern slavery every day--the food we eat, the products we buy and the consumer items we use on a daily basis probably were produced or touched by those held in involuntary servitude.
Take a stand. Right here. Right now. Today. Visit http://slaveryfootprint.org/ to see how your consumer choices impact global slavery. Then contact Dr. Cindy LaCom (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express your interest in joining an on-campus organization to raise awareness and combat child labor, sexual exploitation of women and children, involuntary servitude, and other forms of human trafficking.
Let's make a difference.
Let's make a difference.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Like a good scare?
If you are looking for a good scary read for the Halloween season, who better than author Stephen King to scare the pants off you? His new book, Doctor Sleep, picks up with the life of Dan Torrence (from The Shining). Now middle-aged, Dan has been drifting around for decades trying to shake his father's legacy of despair, alchoholism, and violence. He settles in at a job at a nursing home where he uses his shining power to comfort the dying in their last moments. Then, he meets ups with 12-year old, Abra Stone, whose spectacular gift (the brightest shining ever seen) draws him into her life and awakens his own demons. An epic battle of good and evil results and he finds himself fighting for Abra's very life and soul!
Monday, October 21, 2013
Thursday, October 03, 2013
JamRock Rocks Library!
President Norton hosts Grand Opening of Research Services Center
Monday, September 23, 2013
No computers available? Check out a Laptop!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Welcome Back SRU Students!
Monday, June 24, 2013
Looking for a great summer read? Check out the Reading Room in Bailey Library!
History professor, Patsy MacLemoore, wakes up in jail after an alcoholic blackout wondering what landed her there. She jokingly asks her lawyer and jailers, "Okay, what did I do? Kill someone?" She had no idea that a mother and daughter were found run over in her driveway and that she was the prime suspect after being apprehended driving with a revoked license! Faced with life in prison, she tries to atone for this unpardonable act by getting sober, finding a new community and husband. Decades later a new piece of information turns up that surprises everyone and causes Patsy to reassess her life.
In this thriller/mystery, break-ins are plaguing elderly residents of the small town of Starvation Lake. When the break-ins escalate to murder, Gus Carpenter sets out to discover the truth. He has no idea his journey will lead him to a secret lockbox belonging to his mother that could forever change his life.
Ever wish you could ditch your life and begin over again??? 32 year old Emily Aulebach, a Manhattan lawyer decides to do just that! She leaves work early one day, impulsively packs a bag and takes off, leaving her husband, sister, friends and job behind. She heads to a town in New Hampshire where she spent a summer during her college years. This is the place where she first "went wrong" in her life and she is determined to fix it. She has to start here.
Two couples get together at a fashionable restaurant for dinner one night. The evening begins with polite small talk that hides the terrible things that really need to be said. The conversational knives are sharpened as each new course is served until they finally bring up the real subject--their fifteen year old sons. The 2 boys are united by a single horrific act that triggered a police investigation and shattered their families. Civility and friendship are thrown out the window when each couple shows just how far they will go to protect those they love. This international bestseller will leave you breathless.
1852 - 17 year old Joesphine is a house slave to aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell
2004 - Lina Sparrow, an ambitious young lawyer, works on a class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves
Lina discovers art historians suspect Lu Anne Bell's humanizing portraits of slaves that worked on her Virginia tobacco farm was actually the work of her house slave, Josephine. A descendant of Josephine's would be the perfect face for her lawsuit, if one can be tracked down. As Lina pieces together the story of Josephine, she begins to question her own life and her mother's mysterious death twenty years before. This searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and asks whether truth can be more important than justice.
This is just a sampling of what can be found in the Reading Room, second floor of Bailey Library. You are sure to find a genre or author to help you while away the summer days ahead.