“Veterans Day, in the United States, national holiday (November 11) honoring veterans of the armed forces and those killed in the country’s wars. The observance originated in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I and was known as Armistice Day. It was commemorated in 1921 with the burial of an unknown soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Other countries that had lost soldiers in the conflict, such as Italy and Portugal, conducted similar ceremonies that year. The previous year, unknown soldiers had been interred at Westminster Abbey in London, Eng., and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
November 11 became an official national holiday in the United States in 1938. In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor those who had served in all U.S. wars. Ceremonies are held each year at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and floral tributes are placed on the graves of service men and women and at memorials throughout the country. ”
Thank veterans for their service on Veterans Day, and every day.
“Veterans Day.” Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 10 Nov. 2010 .
Amazon.com is out with their 100 best books of 2010 lists. One list is picked by the editors and another by customer favorites. You can find many of the titles from both lists in the AUM Library Browsing Collection on the second floor. A few of those best books are:
Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Justin Cronin, The Passage
Jennifer Crusie, Maybe This Time
John Heilemann, Game Change
Charlaine Harris, Dead in the Family
Janet Evanovich, Sizzling Sixteen
James Patterson, 9th Judgement
Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven
David Baldacci, Deliver Us From Evil
Nora Roberts, The Search
So what about you? What is YOUR best book of 2010?
Exercise Your Rights, VOTE!
Don’t forget Election Day is November 2, 2010.
Need to know your polling place or a sample ballot? Check out Alabama Votes
Tuesday October 26: Halloween Open House at the Library
Please join us for on the first floor of the Library for a bubbling cauldon of poisonous punch and some eye of newt cookies to celebrate Halloween. Check out our decorations and some books or DVDs while you are here! 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Check out more Halloween activities and resources
Have a Howling Good Halloween!
New Reads for Fall
Spider bones by Kathy Reichs
Dragongirl byTodd McCaffrey
Tough customer by Sandra Brown
Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
Death on the D-list byNancy Grace
Burn by Nevada Barr
Rickwood Field : a century in America’s oldest ballpark by Allen Barra
Scarlet nights : an Edilean novel by Jude Deveraux
Don’t forget about these titles:
Glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke
Stork raving mad : a Meg Langslow mystery by Donna Andrews
Fly away home : a novel by Jennifer Weiner
Ice cold : a Rizzoli & Isles novel by Tess Gerritsen
Darling Dahlias and the cucumber tree /bySusan Wittig Albert
Mr. Rosenblum dreams in English by Natasha Solomons
Search by Nora Roberts
Passage : a novel by Justin Cronin
These titles and more good reads are available in the Library. Check us out!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Looking for a cool spot to study this weekend? The AUM Library will be open Saturday, July 24 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday July 25 from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
Come chill with us as you prepare for finals!
At the beginning of the summer term the AUM Library’s policies were amended. The overdue fines remain at 25 cents per day for most items, with a 4 day grace period for books; however, the maximum fine per overdue item has been raised to 25 dollars.
In order to avoid ALL overdue fines: (1) please take note of the due date that is stamped on the date due slip with your item and return them on or before the date due. You may return items by bringing them to the circulation desk inside the Library or by dropping them in the outside return boxes when the Library is not open.
(2) Renew the items that you need for a longer time. You may renew items by bringing them to the circulation desk, or by renewing online through the Library Catalog. Items that are overdue may NOT be renewed online. If you would like someone to show you how to renew online, please come by the Reference Desk on the second floor and we will be happy to show you how.
For more information on circulation polices please check the Access Services/Reserves Policies page at http://aumnicat.aum.edu/departments/access/index.html
9th Judgment by James Patterson
Aloha Quilt : An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Deliver Us from Evil by David Baldacci
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber
Return to Sender by Fern Michaels
Secret Affair by Mary Balogh
Game Change by John Heilemann
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Be Careful What You Pray For by Kimberla Lawson Roby
These and other great summer books are waiting for you in the AUM Library. Check them out!
The Friends of the AUM Library group is participating in the Belks Charity Sale Event. Purchase your $5.00 tickets for the Sale and receive a $5.00 discount on your purchase of $5.00 or more, as well as a chance to win a Belks gift card for the first 100 customers. The special event sale will be a 4 hour event on May 1st from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will include savings on rarely discounted brands from 20-70% off storewide.
Tickets can be purchased at the Reference Desk on the second floor in the AUM Library and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Library in raising funds for books and database purchases. Stop by the Library today and purchase your ticket or call the Library Dean’s office at ext. 3200 or 3201 to reserve a ticket. Cash or checks only please. Checks should be made out to the AUM Library.
The Friends of the AUM Library thank you for your support! For more information regarding the Friends group, please call Carolyn Johnson (ext. 3200) or Paige Hines (ext. 3201).