Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Sports!!!

Spring has sprung!  After a long, arduous winter, crocuses are in bloom and people are out an about, shaking off the lethargy of the winter.  What better way to do so than by getting involved in one of your favorite sports?  Baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, lacrosse - whatever it might be, now is a great time to get involved!  

Need information about one of these sports or the many other sports available to play?  Enjoy reading about them? Check out our book display next to the Reference Desk in the Ritz Library and help yourself to a title or two! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mystery March Madness Display

Are you bored of reading the same genre books? Are you unsure on what book(s) to read next? Come check out our new book display for Mystery March Madness. They are located on the right-hand side of the reference desk (when facing the desk). Remember that all the books on the display along with others are available for check out.

FREE health info from the National Library of Medicine? YES PLEASE!!!!

A wealth of free information on health and health-related subjects has been made available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NLM has created a series of mobile apps and websites for public use and the information provided in them is trusted and has been vetted by experts in the fields of health sciences.

Information that users will have access to includes details about identifying and effects of prescription drugs (Pillbox), information about the hazards of household products (Household Products Database) and access to MedlinePlus, a large database of articles, informational pamphlets and much more on health, wellness, diseases, conditions and other health-related topics.

To access the mobile site and apps, go to NLM's Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites webpage. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

The nooks are in

Oteni Dema
Our first Nook borrower
Ever used an eReader for school work before? 

Well, here's your chance, The Ritz library has picked up ten Barnes & Noble Nooks, loaded them with commonly assigned works of literature and is now loaning them out to students. 

These are the latest GlowLight models, ultra light in size and  with the highest text resolution of any eReader out there.

Each Glowlight comes with a selection of classic plays, short stories, poetry, primary sources and novels, many of which  are required reading assignments for  English, History & Speech courses. 

We are adding new books to the Nooks all the time, if you have a suggestion, see us at the Reference Desk, call 431-8634, or send email.

A  GlowLight can be taken out for two weeks at a time. Sorry! No renewals.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Puttin' on the Ritz: Science Fiction Classics

The library has just updated its book collection to add some of most famous science fiction novels out there. Here's the list of books with links to our catalog so you can find out if a book is in or not.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Global Issues in Context

Interested in world issues and events?  Need to write a paper that has a global focus?  Just want to know what's going on in other countries?  If so, then check out our new trial database, Global Issues in Context provided by Gale / Cengage Learning.  Similar in concept to Opposing Viewpoints, Global Issues is designed to cover a broad range of social issues in detail and provide students and academics with accessible multimedia research resoures - video, audio and print. This pdf gives further information on the database. 

For access to the database itself, click below the image. 
Click here to access
For a video tour of Global Issues in Context, http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/GlobalIssues/HomeScreen/GlobalIssues_HomeScreen.htm

Feel free to send feedback to Tina Kiernan

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Playaways Hit the Ritz!

Everybody's favorite audio players are back at the Ritz.  With over 50 new titles, Playaways are a big hit. Portable and easy to use, these pocket size devices make listening fun!  From history to comedy, there's something for everyone.  If you've been thinking about learning a language, here's your chance to listen with Berlitz language programs. 

Here are the latest titles purchased:

101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers
77 Love Sonnets
A Hustler's Wife
Adventures of Sam Spade Detective, The - Volume One
Affirmations for Change, Confidence and Success
All Joy and No Fun
Art Forger
Berlitz French Guaranteed
Berlitz German Guaranteed
Berlitz Italian Guaranteed
Berlitz Spanish Guaranteed
Black Lotus
Blogging for Business
Brilliant Blunders
Cancer Is Not a Disease
Celtic Poets
Change Your Words, Change Your Life
Chilling Ghost Stories
Crucial Conversations
Dave Barry's Money Secrets
Destroyer Angel
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
From Missouri
Grain Brain
Great Poets, The - William Wordsworth
Guided Mindfulness Meditation
How to Become a Rainmaker
Keep Quiet
Louis L'Amour's Desert Tales
New Yorkers: Short Stories
Seven Classic Plays, Vol. 1
Short Stories Volume I
The 10 Commandments of Money
The 250 Job Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked
The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown
The Astronaut Wives Club
The Collector
The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Funny Thing Is...
The Man Who Would be King & Other Stories
The Neil Simon Collection
The Power of Now
The Target
Tips For The Savvy Traveler
Twelve Angry Men
Voices of Poetry - Volume 1
Yoga Stretch for Fitness
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Stop in the Ritz Library today and pick up a title to listen to on your ride home!