Thursday, July 24, 2014

Library Hours in August and Library Closed for Convocation on August 18

The end of the summer term is near and that means intersession hours for the Kolwyck Library and Information Commons.  Look for different library hours from August 9 through August 24. The hours are posted on the website.

During intersession, the library will close at 4:30 pm during the weekday, and there will be no weekend hours.

Fall Convocation at Chattanooga State is on Monday, August 18, and the library will be closed all day on August 18 to allow staff to attend convocation and in-service training.

On Wednesday, August 20, the library will delay opening until 11 AM. The hours on August 20th will be 11 AM to 4:30 PM.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Library Blog Team - What are the DDH and CGR label tags?

Who writes all of the blog posts for the Library Blog? Anybody from the library staff can write a post, but almost every post from 2005 to now can be attributed to three people.

The library blog began in 2005 and has over 29,000 page views!  The three main bloggers: Tisa Houck, Christen Robichaud, and Dwight Hunter.

The Goodbye Tisa blog post, written in May 2013, contains a few selected links to Tisa's many submitted blog posts. Tisa is now enjoying retirement!

Dwight has been contributing to the blog since 2005.  Beginning last summer, each blogger has identified the writer by using the tag labels. Dwight's label is DDH.

If you look at the bottom of this post, you will see DDH.

Christen started writing blog posts last summer. She uses CGR as a label tag for her submitted posts.

The blog team writes posts about library marketing ideas, or a related series such as Not So Frequently Asked Questions to introduce topics. So when you see a CGR or a DDH in the label tags; you know who wrote the post.

Thank you for reading the library blog!

Friday, July 11, 2014

July is Parks and Recreation Month: "Out is In!"

Read the Parks and Recreation Month guide and vote for your favorite recreation leisure  activity; or watch a YouTube video traveling around Raccoon Mt. lake, or browse through book titles.

In the guide, find links to local parks in or near Chattanooga. Discover Chattanooga landmarks or walking tours.

Check out the parks and recreation book display.

Parks and Recreation Month -- enjoy your summer!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Spider-men by Brian Michael Bendis

While patrolling the dark streets of New York, Spider-man stumbles upon a mysterious glowing energy beam and his nemesis, Mysterio. Just when it seems like Spider-man has bested his enemy again, he falls into the energy field. Waking up in daylight, he starts to notice that scenery around him is distinctly New York, but maybe not his New York...

He sets off to investigate and it isn't long before he stumbles into another masked crusader. Dressed in a black suit with webbing, Miles Morales is stunned to meet the original Spider-man. But Peter Parker isn't sure what to think of this pint-sized super human. Peter and Miles make their introductions flying across the New York skyline and Peter is horrified to learn that he's in an alternate universe where his doppelganger's death made the front page of the Daily Bugle. The name "Peter Parker" has become synonymous with "hero," and Miles hopes to carry on that tradition.

S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers work to find a way to send Peter back, but Peter escapes to his childhood home to see if what everyone is telling him is true. Gwen, MJ, and Aunt May aren't sure what to think about seeing an older version of their beloved Peter showing up on their door step. Will Peter make it home? Or will Mysterio finally get a universe without a Spider-man?