The Library is More than Books

September 1, 2021

By Mary Jordan
SCTCC Librarian

Books are the first things people think of when they think about libraries.

Sure. It's our brand, and that's great. We have books, and lots of them.

But our real work is in sharing information. We connect people with the information they need, and we don't get too fussy about the specific format of that information.

So, this week we are sharing some of the new books that have come to the library. And with those books, we will also share a link to another format where you can find the author talking about their books.

Let's start with "The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)" by Katie Mack. "From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an accessible and eye-opening look at five ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in cosmology."

You can also find Katie being very active on Twitter as @AstroKatie. She has appeared in several podcast, and you can find them here.

Our second book today is "How The word is Passed A Reckoning With The History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith.

Clint has appeard on a lot of podcasts and interviews talking about this book and the important history he shares. You can find his podcast appearances here. And you can find him on Twitter as @ClintSmithIII.

If you are already listening to podcasts, you may know the host of Death, Sex, and Money - Anna Sale. She has created a book that we stock in the library: Let's Talk About Hard Things. “In Let’s Talk About Hard Things, Sale uses the best of what she’s learned from her podcast to reveal that when we have the courage to talk about hard things, we learn about ourselves, others, and the world that we make together.”

You can find her on her own podcast, Death, Sex, and Money“Death, Sex & Money was born out a desire for open and honest conversations about the things that we “think about a lot, and need to talk about more.” “ And you can find some of her other podcast appearances here.

For all the dinosaur fans out there, we have “Locked in Time Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils” by Dean R. Lomax. “From dinosaurs fighting to their deaths to elephant-sized burrowing ground sloths, this book takes readers on a global journey deep into the earth's past.”

You can follow him on Twitter at @Dean_R_Lomax. He also made a short-run podcast called On The FOSSIL Record that you can findand enjoy.

And our final new book for today is called "World of Wonders In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

She's done some podcast interviews, and you can hear them here. And you can follow her on Twitter at @aimeenez.

These are just a few of the books and resources we have for you in the library. Stop by, and see what else we have. There is something just right for you here! 

Kate Wallace
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