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A big “Thank You” from Governor Jack Markell

Written on: September 15th, 2009 in Blog Posts

Governor Markell is a good sport. Check out his letter to bestselling author M.T. Anderson regarding his most recent book- “Jasper Dash and the Flame Pits of Delaware” concerning the author’s creative inaccuracies regarding Delaware’s geography and culture… Letter from Governor Jack Markell to M.T. Anderson







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Survey says…

Written on: September 15th, 2009 in Blog Posts

Over the weekend, the Division of Libraries surveyed library patrons currently receiving weekly new item notifications by email. About 150 patrons were asked to complete an eight-question online survey so we could gauge satisfaction with the service and gather any opinions and comments that might help us to improve the service. More than 50 patrons […]







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September 11th

Written on: September 11th, 2009 in Blog Posts







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Afghanistan: a pre-deployment reading list

Written on: September 8th, 2009 in Blog Posts

The Army recommends a substantial reading list to warfighters preparing to deploy to Afghanistan- it has published a list which includes dozens of books and online resources selected to give service members a deep understanding of the history and culture of Afghanistan and the role and tactics of Al Qaeda and the Taliban. It’s an […]







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This Week’s NYT Reviews

Written on: September 7th, 2009 in Blog Posts

There’s an African theme to several of this week’s New York Times Book Review selections. An Expensive Education by Nick McDonell gets a great review, and Sam Tanenhaus’ weekly podcast (opens in a new window) includes an interview with McDonell about his “unerringly entertaining book”. Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains-“a work of the utmost […]







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Duty to the Dead

Written on: September 4th, 2009 in Blog Posts

I had just finished reading Charles Todd’s extremely good new mystery, A Duty to the Dead, another book that I received in galley form while at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago, when I coincidentally discovered this story in publishers weekly which revealed that “Charles Todd” is actually a mother and son writing team, […]







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Happy Birthday, Internet

Written on: September 2nd, 2009 in Blog PostsNews

1969: On Sept. 2, two computers at University of California, Los Angeles, exchange meaningless data in first test of Arpanet, an experimental military network. The first connection between two sites – UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif. – takes place on Oct. 29, though the network crashes after the first two […]







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New books for September

Written on: September 1st, 2009 in Blog Posts

Click on the links below to get lists of new items available from the Delaware Library Catalog in various formats: All New Items New Audio Books New Books New DVDs New Downloadable eAudiobooks







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Wildfires in California

Written on: September 1st, 2009 in Blog Posts

This image of California’s Station Fire as seen from space, courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory, is an incredible example of nature’s raw power. News of the fire has ranged from the tragic to the miraculous. The Delaware Library Catalog includes a number of books written about the conflict between human settlement and the ecological […]







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