October 26th, 2015

News & Updates
Welcome to the first issue of the LRC Newsletter. Each week, you will receive news and updates of what's going on in the Library including new books to watch out for, YouTube videos worth watching, podcasts to listen to, and websites and apps that might make your life a little easier.

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
-L.M. Montgomery

YouTube Pick of the Week

There is just no denying the power and the glory of the "Tuba Guy Scared." Do yourself a favor and watch this video 100 times at least.


The Carnival at Bray (2014) by Jessie Ann Foley

Call Number: FIC Foley
Availability: click here

"It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life- altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all, live."

" Foley does a good job of focusing on things unflinchingly. Books for teens sometimes hit on this weird fantasy world--either too angsty, too saccharine, or too clean. Carnival at Bray is just messy enough, just honest enough, just gutsy enough. Lovely writing and thoughtful characters made this a book I will definitely recommend." --Megan Kirby, Goodreads

The author, Jessie Ann Foley, is a Regina Dominican graduate from the class of 1998.

more details on The Carnival at Bray...

Columbine (2009) by Dave Cullen

Call Number: LB3013.33.C6 C84 
Availability: click here

" On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting "another Columbine.

"In the tradition of  Helter Skelter  and  In Cold Blood Columbine  is destined to become a classic. A close-up portrait of hatred, a community rendered helpless, and the police blunders and cover-ups, it is a compelling and utterly human portrait of two killers--an unforgettable cautionary tale for our times. " -- Goodreads

more details on Columbine...
Tech Corner


This application (pronounced dee-go) is a "social bookmarking tool," and it is an excellent web tool for collecting and organizing all of your bookmarks and making them accessible online from any device. It is free to use and requires a simple sign-up at their website.

I've found that this app works especially well as an extension on your Chrome browser. If you're not yet using Google Chrome as your primary web browser, you need to go ahead and do that. Once you install Diigo as a Chrome extension, the icon will appear in the upper right of your browser window allowing you to save any website to your Diigo account very simply. Diigo allows you to save screenshots of websites, highlight and annotate text from a website, and tag your bookmarks to make them easily searchable. 

Diigo works especially well for:

1.) Assembling lists of resources when writing a research paper
2.) Saving articles and websites to read later
3.) Sharing a list of resources with a single link

Install the app here...
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