Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 2012


Hurricane Sandy 2012:
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.6 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 20 deaths in the U.S. (Associated Press).

Flooding and high winds arrive along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit,
AP: The Press of Atlantic City, Micheal Ein

Crashing waves
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Hurricane Resources:
  • Cineworks, Inc.  Hurricane! [videorecording].
  •  Dorsey, Tim. Hurricane punch.
  • Foster, Carolyn.   Hugo blue : an anthology of stories, poems, and illustrations / by students who experienced Hurricane Hugo.
  • Pioneer Productions. Tornado, hurricane, and flood [videorecording].  
  • Satterthwait, Elisabeth Carpenter.   A son of the Carolinas; a story of the hurricane upon the Sea Islands.
  • Sheets, Bob.  Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on earth.
  • United States. Dept. of Homeland Security. Office of General Inspector.  A performance review of FEMA's disaster management activities in response to Hurricane Katrina

(OCTOBER 14 - 19)

Football Resources:

  • Mac, Cambridge, Micheal. America's game : the epic story of how pro football captured a nation.
  • Ours, Robert M.  Bowl games : college football's greatest tradition.
  • Rielly, Edward J. Football : an encyclopedia of popular culture.
  • Treat, Roger L.   The official National Football League football encyclopedia.
   Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’ advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner against another. 

Domestic Violence Resources: 

  • Henderson, Helene.  Domestic violence and child abuse sourcebook : basic consumer health      information about spousal/partner, child, sibling, parent, and elder abuse.
  •  Jackson, Nicky.  Encyclopedia of domestic violence.  
  •  McClennen. Joan C. Social work and family violence [electronic resource] : theories, assessment, and intervention.
  • Marecek, Mary. Breaking free from partner abuse : voices of battered women caught in the cycle of domestic violence.   
  •  Shapiro, Arnold. Hidden victims [videorecording] : children of domestic violence.                    
  • Walker, Lenore. The battered woman syndrome : with research associates.

 The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  It is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.

 Breast Cancer Resources:
  • Barber, Matthew. Breast cancer [electronic resource]: an atlas of investigation and management.
  • Hoskins, Carol Noll. Breast cancer: journey to recovery. 
  •  Link, John. The breast cancer survival manual:  a step-by-step guide for the woman with newly     diagnosed breast cancer.
  •  McCarthy, Peggy. Breast cancer? : let me check my schedule 
  • National Action Plan on Breast Cancer Productions:  Genetic testing for breast cancer risk [videorecording] : it's your choice.
  • Prucha, Edward.  Breast cancer sourcebook: basic consumer health information about breast cancer, including diagnostic methods.  
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Hispanic Resources:
  • Hanna, Patricia. People make it happen : the possibilities of outreach in every phase of public library service.
  •  Jones, Oscar. Hippocrene U.S.A. guide to historic Hispanic America.
  • McCaffrey, Paul.  Hispanic Americans.
  • Ramirez, Luz Elena. Encyclopedia of Hispanic American literature.
  • Valdivia, Angharad. Latina/os and the media. 

Aids Awareness Month
 AIDS Books:
  • Conlon, Jane. How 2 b AIDS aware.
  • Dickinson, David. Changing the course of AIDS : peer education in South Africa and its lessons for the global crisis.
  • Gostin, Lawrence. The AIDS pandemic : complacency, injustice, and unfulfilled expectations.
  • Kane, Brigid. HIV/AIDS treatment drugs 
  • Wagner, Viqi. AIDS : opposing viewpoints. 

Halloween Books:

  • Christianson, Stephen. The American book of days.
  • Duval, Kathy.  The three bears' Halloween.
  • Greene, Carol. The story of Halloween.
  • Kraus, Robert. How spider saved Halloween.
  • Oldfield, Pamela. The Halloween pumpkin.  

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