Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Books Available in the "Year Of" section!

Aloha y'all!

As most of you know, each year Reinhardt selects a geographic area of the world on which to focus special programming. These year-long programs cross disciplines to expose Reinhardt students to different cultures through in-depth study and hands-on experiences. Last year's program was the Year of North American Indigenous Peoples. This year we are moving farther abroad with the Year of Oceania. We will be celebrating and studying the Pacific region from Hawaii and the Philippines in the north to Australia and New Zealand in the south.

I'll be keeping you posted here about all of the special events we'll be having, including a luau, speakers, crafts, contests and a film-and-discussion series.

In the meantime, come by the library and check out our book display on the second floor! We have a varied selection of books about the region, from the journals of Captain Cook to Marten Troost's travel book Getting Stoned with Savages to a children's compilation of Micronesian folktales called From the Mouth of the Monster Eel.

Turtle logo designed by our own circulation and interlibrary loan specialist Stephanie Olsen!

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