Holman Library News

Holman Library serves Green River Community College in Auburn, WA.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Poetry Appetizers

Want to sample some poetry but don't know where to start?

Poetry Anthologies compile a bunch of poems in one book for easy perusal. Some gather together poems from all over (such as the "Norton Anthology of Poetry"). Others corral poems from a community of poets ("Anthology of Mexican Poetry") or around a theme ("Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time").

To find such books in the Holman Library, go to the library catalog and type in POETRY ANTHOLOGY to see a list of titles to check out.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ending Hunger with Smarter Agriculture?

With rising food prices, water shortages, and large agribusinesses currently dominating the food market, the sustainability of our planet's food production is in jeopardy. Will smarter agricultural practices and a fairer global food policy keep us out of peril?

To find out more, take a look at the new display in the Holman Library entitled "Enough Food to Feed 6.7 Billion?" and check out the following websites dedicated to finding answers to these questions:


Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring is Bustin' Out All Over

…and local area farms are starting new crops of fresh, healthy produce. Copy recipes, locate farmers’ markets near you, and get a jump on finding the best times for choosing your own fruits and vegetables at local U-Pick farms at http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

“Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?”

….So wondered the title character in T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Poets disturb the universe in good way by making us pause and consider the profundities, peculiarities, absurdities, sadness and whimsy of the constant stream of life.

Every April we celebrate National Poetry Month to honor poets and the poetry that enrich our everyday lives. Want to get a poem a day for the month of April? Sign up at:

Want to read the entire poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? Take a look at http://www.bartleby.com/198/1.html