Blogs

I own a small business and need to do some market research, but we don't have the time or the staff to do it effectively ourselves. Can the library help me with this type of research?

Yes we can, with a service called Research Wizard. Research Wizard is a specialized fee-based service that can help companies with in-depth research needs, such as market research, industry analysis, information on competitors, and more. This service is part of the library's Research Center, and is located on the 4th floor of the Central Library.

Stories of Summer, Stories of America by Nick

It’s true that baseball is no longer the most popular sport in America, that football has annexed that position; a sport where impossibly large men line up infinitesimally in the three point stance in the pantheon of America’s sports loving heart. But baseball embodies something more than a fading memory of the 1950’s and 60’s. The folklore of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Shot Heard around the World, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and Hank Aaron has yet to be eclipsed by any other sport.

The Language of Loss by Rebecca

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Epilogue by Anne Roiphe were published just three years apart and address the devastating loss of the authors’ husbands. Didion expresses her purpose for writing about this period of her life:

Author. Artist. Author's Artist. by Nick

I’m sure if you really pressed Chip Kidd he might eventually come clean that, yes, there are aspects of his job that don’t greet with a hug and kiss on the cheek. But from here, his job seems pretty fantastic. You know when you’re browsing a shelf of books and you come upon a great cover? For me, the mantra ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ could not be more irrelevant. If I find a cover that could be a work of art in and of itself, game over. That book wins.

Sitcom Reading by Rebecca

I’ve recently noticed my own aversion to hour-long television dramas—Mad Men and Tudors excluded, of course. These days I’m more prone to watch a well-written, witty half-hour sitcom than an intense drama that requires faithful weekly viewing to keep up with characters’ lives. This is a big shift for me, and I’m finally beginning to understand why so many people choose lighter, less depressing types of material when reading for pleasure.

Pages