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Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Harold B. Lee Library News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:03am

Need some advice?

The world of 20th century advicegood, bad, and undeterminedis ready and waiting in the Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family database.

You can access it through the library’s database collection, or click here Twentieth Century Advice Literature (ASP).

Banned Books Week 2015

September 27 to October 3 is Banned Books Week!Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. This year the theme of Banned Books Week is Young Adult Fiction. Here is a list of Frequently Challenged or Banned Young Adult Fiction 2014-2015.To see books that others have attempted to ban, view The American Library Association's (ALA) list of Frequently Challenged Books. Also view their list of Banned and Challenged Classics. Here is a short list of books banned or challenged in 2014-2015.Celebrate your freedom to read by selecting a book available at the Logan Library: Banned Authors - FictionChallenged Books - FictionBanned & Challenged NonfictionTeen Banned BooksBanned or Challenged Children's BooksMore Information from the American Library AssociationMore Information from BannedBooksWeek.org

New Audiobooks at Brigham City Library

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 1:55pm
Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

The 9th Girl
By Hoag, Tami
Read by Colacci, David
2015-05 - Brilliance Audio
9781455853687 CHECK CATALOG Number-one "New York Times"-bestselling author Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska in a haunting new thriller. Hoag's most recent books have been among the biggest bestsellers of her career. …More

The Bookseller
By Swanson, Cynthia
2015-03 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781481524971 CHECK CATALOG
A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of "Sliding Doors," " The Bookseller "follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.
"Nothing is as permanent as it appears "
Denver, 1962. Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, …More

Brush Back
By Paretsky, Sara
Read by Ericksen, Susan
Read by Peakes, Karen
2015-07 - Brilliance Audio
9781501231292 CHECK CATALOG
Chicago's V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from "New York Times" bestselling author Sara Paretsky.
No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she'd be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that's precisely what she ends up doing when she …More

The City
By Koontz, Dean R.
2014-07 - Bantam

Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel.

A young boy, a musical prodigy, discovering life's wonders--and mortal dangers.

His best friend, also a gifted musician, who will share his journey into destiny.

His remarkable family, tested by the extremes of evil and bound by the depths of …More

The Death Trade
By Higgins, Jack
Read by Page, Michael
2015-01 - Brilliance Audio
9781480523999 CHECK CATALOG An eminent Iranian scientist has made a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can't stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. He is desperate; he doesn't know what to do. It is up to Sean Dillon and the rest of the small band known as the Prime Minister's private army to think of a plan. Most particularly, it is …More

Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
By Leon, Donna
2015-04 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802123534 CHECK CATALOG Donna Leon's "Death at La Fenice," the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrellithen a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in "Tosca." …More

The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus
By Goodkind, Terry
2015-07 - Tor Books
9780765383068 CHECK CATALOG
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind comes "The First Confessor," the prequel to the Sword of Truth, for the first time hardcover

In a time before legends had yet been born...
Married to the powerful leader of her people, safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man …More

The Garden of Burning Sand
By Addison, Corban
2014-05 - Quercus Books
9781623651299 CHECK CATALOG In "The Garden of Burning Sand," Addison, the bestselling author of "A Walk Across the Sun," creates a powerful and poignant novel that takes the reader from the red light areas of Lusaka, Zambia, to the gilded chambers of the Washington, D.C. elite, to the splendor of Victoria Falls and Cape Town. …More

Garden of Lies
By Quick, Amanda
2015-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399165153 CHECK CATALOG The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Otherwise Engaged" and "The Mystery Woman" presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end …More

The Girls of August
By Siddons, Anne Rivers
Read by Reading, Kate
2015-07 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478951711 CHECK CATALOG Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of …More

The Last Kind Words Saloon
By McMurtry, Larry
2015-06 - Liveright Publishing Corporation
9780393351194 CHECK CATALOG The triumphant return of Larry McMurtry with this ballad in prose: his heartfelt tribute to a bygone era of the American West. …More

Rock with Wings
By Hillerman, Anne
2015-05 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781504611077 CHECK CATALOG
Navajo tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito and their mentor, the legendary lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Spider Woman's Daughter."
Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away …More

Now THIS is a true 21st Century Library!

21st Century Library Blog - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 4:00am
The Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library) in Almere, Netherlands has built a Library that embodies the ideals of the 21st Century library!  “They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.” What they found led them to follow … Continue reading →

Hispanic Heritage Month / Mes de la Herencia Hispana

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Logan Library is celebrating!Activities this week:Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Hispanic Heritage Festival on the library plaza. There will be food, music, dance performances, prizes and lots of funMore information about our activities.More information about National Hispanic Heritage Month.

That's My Story. The Human Library

Join us as we partner with the USU Library for the Human Library event. When: Saturday, September 19th - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Where: Lake Bonneville RoomThe Human Library offers 'living books' to be checked out for a conversation. Each human book is unique and has something to share regarding his or her experiences, perspectives, values, or beliefs. Readers are invited to select books that offer new experiences and viewpoints so that both the book and the reader can learn something new and foster understanding through a shared conversation. Readers can come anytime during the event and peruse the list of titles, choose an available title, and then have a one-on-one conversation with that book. Conversations can be up to 30 minutes long. Find out the rest of the story! More Information

Centennial Celebration at Logan Library - 1950s

Get hip with the 1950s @ the Logan Library. We're cookin' up a blast playing cool games of the time. Our ice cream sodas are sure to stir the night with those Malt Shoppe Memories. You'll be in Fat City! When: Friday, September 18th - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Where: Lake Bonneville RoomPlay games popular during the 1950s - Risk, Candyland, Sorry, Yahtzee, Mr. Potato HeadWin some 'Play-Doh'Enjoy an ice cream sodaCentennial READ poster photo booth, more information.This program is part of the Logan Library Centennial Commemoration.Celebrate the Past, Create the Future

Hispanic Heritage Month / Mes de la Herencia Hispana

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Logan Library is celebrating!We will be hosting activities throughout September and October to celebrate Hispanic Culture. Mark your calendar for the following great family activities:Thursday, September 17th 6:30 p.m.: Special movie presentation of The Book of Life (PG) - A recent animated family film steeped in Dia de los Muertos culture, in English with Spanish subtitlesThursday, September 24th at 3:30 p.m.: Afterschool Activity: Hispanic Stories and Crafts - We'll have some fun stories, do Mexican folk-art finger paintings, make Guatamalan 'worry dolls,' and more.Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Hispanic Heritage Festival on the library plaza. There will be food, music, dance performances, prizes and lots of funFriday, October 9th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Friday night Gallery Walk featuring the photographic art of Johnny Lopez and the pinatas of Gloria Perez. Friday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m.: Special movie presentation of Frida (R*) - A critically-acclaimed biographical drama of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, in English with Spanish subtitles, shown while we are open late for the gallery walk (*Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)More information about our activities.More information about National Hispanic Heritage Month.

7 Days 7 Pages Unites People During the Pope’s Visit

Harold B. Lee Library News - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 3:15pm

BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library is joining the national event 7 Days, 7 Pages. Beginning on Monday, September 21, the day before Pope Francis begins his historic visit to the United States, all institutions with The Saint John’s Bible have been invited to turn a page a day for seven days. The Harold B. Lee Library is the only institution in Utah with a set of these remarkable books.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten bible of the modern era. Produced by Donald Jackson, the Queen of England’s Calligrapher, who led a team of illustrators and calligraphers, the seven-volume work marks the turn of the millennium for its sponsoring organization, Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Generous donors helped BYU’s Lee Library acquire a Heritage Edition of the work, a full-size fine press edition hand bound in leather. The library traditionally displays a volume in the entrance to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

The goal of the 7 Pages, 7 Days program is to bring together people across the country through the simple act of displaying the same pages by churches, schools, libraries, hospitals and homes; spending time with the beautiful images and words; and reflecting on the rich symbols of Christian unity.

The page-turning schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 21 Creation (Pentateuch volume – Genesis 1)

Tuesday, September 22 Abraham and Sarah  (Pentateuch volume – Genesis 15 and 17)

Wednesday, September 23 Ten Commandments  (Pentateuch volume – Exodus 20)

Thursday, September 24 Peter’s Confession (Gospels & Acts volume – Matthew 16)

Friday, September 25 Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (Gospels & Acts volume – Mark 6)

Saturday, September 26 Two Cures (Gospels & Acts volume – Mark 5)

Monday, September 28 Pentecost (Gospels & Acts volume – Acts 1)


The Saint John’s Bible can be viewed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections of the BYU library on Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Since the library will be closed on Sunday, the final page will be available to view on Monday, September 28. Admission is free and parking is available in the visitor lots on campus.

You can learn more about the BYU library by visiting lib.byu.edu and you can learn about the The Saint John’s Bible at www.saintjohnsbible.org.

A list of participating organizations is avialable here, http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/promotions/lp/itm/participants.htm.


WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:51pm
Substantial Small PlatesSue Hill5 StarsSeptember 10, 2015 Martha Stewart's AppetizersMartha Stewart back to book "Martha Stewart's Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d'Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails" offers up tasty tidbits and tempting treats accompanied by lovely libations. This is a glorious graze-fest, done in "Martha Style", and it truly is a fabulous feast for foodies. It also introduced me to one of my new favorite food phrases: "substantial small plates".  I will say that the foods and drinks featured in this book are also mighty appealing for times when you want something really good, but you don't want to cook a full meal. I am writing this review in the sultry days of late August here in the West, and a cold plate of assorted goodies with a nice cool drink seems like the perfect after-work supper. Divided into five sections of recipes--Snacks, Starters, Small Plates, Stylish Bites, and Sips--the book also offers rules and tips for party planning and hosting. Organization plus inspiration makes things easier for you and goes a long way to ensure a houseful of happy guests

Comic Con Fandom Event at the Logan Library

Get your geek on at the library! In preparation for the Salt Lake Comic Con, we are showing movies and vids featuring some of this year's Comic Con guests!The State Library, in conjunction with Salt Lake Comic Con, has provided several day passes participants can enter to win!!When: This Saturday (Sept. 12th) from 10:00 a.m. TO 6:00 p.m.Where: Jim Bridger RoomPopcorn and candy will be provided.

Helicon West - Fall

Helicon West is an open-mic reading/featured readers series for local poets and writers. Creative writers are invited to read up to seven minutes of their original work. Arrive early to sign up. Readings are free, open to the public and uncensored. Sponsored by the USU Writing Center and the Logan Library.Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015Time: 7:00 p.m.Place: Jim Bridger RoomThis date will feature Lisa Roullard, winner of UAC 2013 writing competition & John Engler, USU lecturer and nonfiction author.More InformationUpcoming Readings

Library Closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 8. Enjoy your holiday!

A New Era in Libraries 

21st Century Library Blog - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:02pm
OK… I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been a little busy lately. (Thus the shortage of recent postings – my apologies dear readers). I quit a job, took a new job, moved 1300 miles and have been, in general, pretty preoccupied … Continue reading →

Mentored Research Poster Collection

Harold B. Lee Library News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:01am

The Harold B. Lee Library is exhibiting a collection of Mentored Research Posters selected by colleges and schools across campus. This exhibition highlights a wide variety of mentored research conducted last year on the BYU campus.

The posters in the exhibition cover topics ranging from cell signaling to reading intervention. There are posters on web authentication, the Hubble Space Telescope, marriage, and more.

The exhibit has three goals:

  1. To highlight the best examples of mentored research from a wide variety of colleges and schools on campus.
  2. To provide students and faculty interested in participating in mentored research an opportunity to view the types of mentored research that occurred across campus last year.
  3. To provide insights to faculty and students for potential cross-discipline mentored research opportunities.

The exhibition is located on level 2 of the library in the hallway leading towards the Family History Library. It will run through the month of September. Students and faculty are invited to tour the exhibition. It is open during all library hours and admission is free.


WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:44am
Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
Read by Mastrogiorgio, Danny
2015-08 - Little Brown and Company
9781478928010 CHECK CATALOG
"This is not a test"--every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality.

New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly: why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim …More

The Assassins
By Lynds, Gayle
2015-06 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781504606363 CHECK CATALOG

In 2003, in the chaos surrounding the Iraq War and the fall of Baghdad, a team of top freelance assassins infiltrates and then escapes the country with a near priceless treasure. Since then, there's been barely a whisper of a rumor of those men, the treasure, and what it actually means.

A decade later, Judd Ryder returns to the DC area from a covert operation in Iraq to see his …More

Benefit of the Doubt
By Griffin, Neal
Read by Cooper, Fleet
2014-08 - Brilliance Audio
9781480519220 CHECK CATALOG

Neal Griffin is a twenty-five year veteran of law enforcement. He's seen it all, from routine patrols to drug enforcement to homicide investigations, from corrupt cops to men and women who went far above and beyond the call of duty.
"Benefit of the Doubt" is a gripping thriller that exposes the dark underbelly of policing in small-town America, where local police departments now deal with …More

Broken Promise
By Barclay, Linwood
2015-10 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410481863 CHECK CATALOG
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "No Safe House" comes the first novel in an explosive trilogy about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town....

After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free …More

Devil's Bridge
By Fairstein, Linda
Read by Rosenblat, Barbara
2015-08 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611764307 CHECK CATALOG
In her seventeenth Alexandra Cooper thriller, "New York Times"bestselling author Linda Fairstein takes readers where they have never been before: Inside the mind of NYPD Detective Mike Chapman.

The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City's most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world's busiest span for motor …More

By Brown, Sandra
Read by Lang, Stephen
2015-08 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478927433 CHECK CATALOG
From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But …More

Half a War
By Abercrombie, Joe
2015-07 - Del Rey Books
9780804178457 CHECK CATALOG
"New York Times "bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with "Half a King, "praised by George R. R. Martin as a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.

"Words are weapons."

Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only …More

The Insider Threat
By Taylor, Brad
2015-06 - Recoreded Books
9781490680804 CHECK CATALOG
In the eighth action-packed thriller in the 'New York Times' bestselling Pike Logan series, ISIS, the most maniacal terrorist organization the modern world has ever seen, is poised to make their most audacious strike yet. …More

Internship in Murder
By Bain, Donald
Author Truman, Margaret
Read by Hill, Dick
2015-08 - Brilliance Audio
9781501214028 CHECK CATALOG

Laura is a young intern in Washington, D.C., working for handsome and likable Congressman Hal Gannon. Laura falls for the charming Gannon, but when she catches a stewardess at Gannon's apartment, she vows to destroy him.
Private investigator Robert Brixton is a former cop who has also worked for the FBI. When Laura goes missing, Brixton is hired by Laura's family to gain insight into the …More

The Murderer's Daughter
By Kellerman, Jonathan
Read by Mazur, Kathe
2015-08 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781101889732 CHECK CATALOG
From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling creator of the acclaimed Alex Delaware series comes a tour de force standalone novel that illustrates perfectly why Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller ("People").

A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches perhaps …More

Power Surge
By Bova, Ben
2015-08 - Tor Books
9780765334978 CHECK CATALOG

Six-time Hugo winner Ben Bova brings us "Power Surge, "a gripping political thriller on the cutting-edge of science and technology
Dr. Jake Ross came to Washington, D.C., to make a difference. As the science advisor to a newly-elected freshman senator, Jake has crafted a comprehensive energy plan that employs innovative new technologies to make America the world's leader in energy production …More

Scents and Sensibility
By Quinn, Spencer
2015-07 - Atria Books
9781476703428 CHECK CATALOG
When a mysterious case of illegal cactus smuggling comes to their attention, Chet and his human P.I. companion, Bernie Little, find themselves in a prickly situation in this eighth book in the "New York Times" bestselling mystery series.

In the latest entry in the immensely popular Chet and Bernie mystery series, Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion Chet return …More

Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel
By Macomber, Debbie
Read by King, Lorelei
Read by Macomber, Debbie
2015-08 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780553399004 CHECK CATALOG
Set in Cedar Cove's charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber's captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.

Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown close to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends and …More

Siren's Call
By Castle, Jayne
2015-07 - Jove Books
9780515155747 CHECK CATALOG
In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn't about to give up its secrets

In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That's why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He's knows the perfect one, but …More

Starlight on Willow Lake
By Wiggs, Susan
2015-08 - Mira Books
9780778317951 CHECK CATALOG
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together...and the secrets that tear them apart

When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and …More

Truth or Die
By Patterson, James
Author Roughan, Howard
2015-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407014 CHECK CATALOG
The truth will set you free-if it doesn't kill you first.

After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. He's found happiness with his girlfriend Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist always on the hunt for a scoop. But when Claire's newest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor's newly peaceful life is shattered as he …More

The Woman Who Stole My Life
By Keyes, Marian
2015-07 - Viking
9780525429258 CHECK CATALOG
A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness?

In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage …More

Top Tens @ BCPL

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:00pm
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Fall Reading Program for Adults

Our fall reading program for adults encourages you to read dangerously! Do you dare to read something dangerous? You'll find it at the library!Pick up everything you need to get started at the Information Desk starting September 1st. The program runs until November 30th.If you need some dangerous reading suggestions, check out our booklists or ask for a Personalized Reading Suggestion. More information

Romance Writers of America Announces 2015 Award Winners

Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announced the winners for the 2015 RITA® Awards on July 25th. The RITA - the highest award of distinction in romance fiction - recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas.2015 RITA Winners: Best First Book Winner: Run to You by Clara Kensie (Kindle ebook only) Contemporary Romance (Long): Baby, It's You by Jane Graves Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length): One in a Million by Jill Shalvis Erotic Romance: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz Historical Romance (Long): Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran Historical Romance (Short): Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Inspirational Romance: Deceived by Irene Hannon Paranormal Romance: Evernight by Kristen Callihan Romantic Suspense: Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb Young Adult Romance: Boys Like You by Juliana Stone See all the winners.See the finalists.

Rose Marie Reid: Glamour By Design

Harold B. Lee Library News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 1:36pm

Sports Illustrated Sporting Look Award, 1958, and Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year, 1955, are just two of the honors bestowed on successful business woman Rose Marie Reid. Today her work sought out by fans of mid century fashion and she continues to inspire new generations of designers.

In the middle of the Great Depression, Rose Marie Yancey married Jack Reid, a swimming instructor and athletic manager in Vancouver, Canada. Jack asked Rose Marie to design him a more functional swimsuit. He was so happy with the lace-up suit that he took a duplicate suit to the Hudson Bay Department Store. Impressed, Hudson Bay requested a lady’s suit design and ended up ordering nearly two hundred. With that 1936 order, Rose Marie Reid’s first business, Reid’s Holiday Togs, Ltd. was born. From that day until the mid-1960s the name Rose Marie Reid was synonymous with beautiful, functional, and innovative women’s swimwear. Her swimsuits were advertised widely in fashion magazines and were sold in department stores in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections just opened a new exhibition on the life and work of Rose Marie Reid just in time for Education Week 2015. Rose Marie Reid: Glamour By Design will feature Reid’s letters, photographs, promotional materials, and of course significant examples of her swimwear.

Reid’s suits were more than fashionable. Her long-term success came from using patented fabrics and designs to improve the fit and function of her suits. She found loyal customers in some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Rita Hayworth, Jane Mansfield, and Marilyn Monroe were known to wear Rose Marie Reid suits. In 1959, Sandra Dee and the other female co-stars of the film Gidget all wore Reid’s suits.

Rose Marie Reid: Glamour By Design is located on level 1 of The Harold B. Lee Library on the campus of Brigham Young University. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Special Collections’ hours are 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday, and 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Saturday. You can call the reception desk of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 801-422-3514 to check on holiday hours. Parking is free in BYU visitor parking areas near the Museum of Art and on the East side of campus. The exhibition will be in place from August 17, 2015 through late spring of 2016.

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