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“Guns, Scrolls, and Swords” Samurai Exhibit on Level 3

Harold B. Lee Library News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:36pm


To learn more about Samurai culture and this exhibit, come to the opening lecture on November 6th at 3pm, Level 1 auditorium. Jack Stoneman, Paul Hyer, and Aaron Skabelund will introduce the exhibition, with a reception to follow in Special Collections.

The display (housed by the East entrance on Level 3) will include two 14th and 16th century swords, a suit of armor, military science materials, and fascinating scrolls from early modern Japan.

“The legend of the Samurai grew as the class of the Samurai died out.” says Jack Stoneman, an associate professor of Japanese literature at BYU, and a co-curator of the exhibit. “The Samurai were warriors, scholars, poets, and artists. I’m surprised by the variety of items in this exhibition.”


Flour + Water Pasta

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:38am
From San Francisco's popular Italian restaurant,  "Flour + Water", comes a complete primer on the craft of pasta making.  You might think that a comprehensive tutorial in pasta making would be dry, but you’d be wrong. I read flour + water in one sitting, fascinated by the lively story of one of San Francisco’s great restaurants and the smartly written, easy to follow recipes. This is an enchanting, inspiring book.

Trick or Treat at the Library

On Thursday, October 30th at 4:00 PM come to the Children's Halloween Carnival. Children in costume can trick or treat, play games, make some 'spooky' crafts and get their photo taken. One photo will be chosen for a library READ poster.

On Friday October 31st, come trick-or-treat at the library! Dress in your scariest, shiniest and best costume and visit the different parts of the library, get treats, and learn more about us. We'll be open Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome!

Happy Halloween!

The 21st Century Library Paradigm Shift?

21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:01pm
Someone recently viewed an old post of mine (Dr. Steve) from June, 2010, Are We in a 21st Century Library Paradigm Shift?, and that made me realize that I should revise my assertions about a paradigm shift in librarianship, based … Continue reading →

Looking for your next great read?

The Library maintains several lists that will help you find a good reading suggestion. Our Books & Reading pages are always a good place to start. Here you will find links to our Booklists, lists of recommended Websites about books and plenty of staff reviews both Fiction and Nonfiction.

If you still can't find anything to read, we have a form to fill out to get a Personalized Reading Suggestion.

Happy Reading!

National Friends of Libraries Week October 19-25th

Come help the Friends of the Logan Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week by attending some of our special events:

Wednesday October 22:
  • Halloween Stories - 4:00 PM, Jim Bridger Room
  • Movie showing: Cache Valley, the Beautiful - 7:00 PM, Jim Bridger Room

    Thursday October 23:
  • Chair Yoga - 1-2 PM, Lake Bonneville Room
  • USU Permaculture Garden presentation - 6-7 PM, Lake Bonneville Room

    Friday October 24:
  • Backyard birds of Cache Valley - 1-3 PM, Lake Bonneville Room
  • Movie showing: Cache Valley, the Beautiful - 4:00 PM, Jim Bridger Room

    Saturday October 25:
  • Virtual Tour: Gardens of the World - 1-2:30 PM, Lake Bonneville Room

    More information

  • Award Winning Fiction

    Two new book awards were announced recently.

    Ann Leckie has been awarded the 2014 Hugo Award for her novel Ancillary Justice. The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955 at the World Science Fiction Convention, are science fiction's most prestigious award. The novel has also won the Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus Magazine and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

    Richard Flanagan has been awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

    The Logan Library has ordered a copy of The Narrow Road to the Deep North. In the meantime consider reading one of the past Booker Prize winners available at the Library.

    21st Century Libraries- Innovation, Information and High School Diplomas!

    21st Century Library Blog - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:57pm
    [Dear Reader-While I have made the decision that I will only include details about my own library very sparingly on this blog- I prefer to rely on my experiences in broad strokes rather than specifics about my current library- I … Continue reading →

    Learning @ the Library

    Registration for a new series of classes has begun! Learning @ the Library are classes that offer instruction on computers, email, and internet basics, as well as instruction on how to use your eReader or tablet with the Logan Library's resources. We're even offering an introduction to Facebook class.

    You can either bring your own device or use one of the library's. A schedule of classes is available here.

    To sign up for any of these classes, stop by the Information Desk or call 716-9120.

    Library Closed for Columbus Day

    The Logan Library will be closed on Monday, October 13th in recognition of Columbus Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, October 14th. The online catalog will be down for brief maintenance during the morning.

    Enjoy your holiday!

    Library Will Be Open Late For The Gallery Walk

    The library will remain open later than normal tonight to host Cache Valley Center for the Arts Gallery Walk. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library will be showing handmade piñatas created by Gloria Perez and Ernesto Lopez will be performing Latin music. Works from the Cache Valley Chapter - Utah Watercolor Society will also be on display.

    When: Friday, October 10, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Logan Library

    More information about the Gallery Walk.
    More information about the Watercolor Society.

    El Chavo Goes to the Library

    On Saturday morning, the library is hosting a family fun event, "El Chavo Goes to the Library." Come dressed as your favorite El Chavo character. There will be photo opportunities with a life sized El Chavo, as well as impersonations, prizes, food and fun!

    When: Saturday, October 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Logan Library Jim Bridger Room

    Everyone is welcome!

    21st Century Library Blog goes to Denmark!

    21st Century Library Blog - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:01pm
    It is with much pleasure that I announce that I will be the closing keynote speaker at the Danish Union of Librarians’ annual conference “Snapshot! – The Librarian in 2014″ on Sunday October 26, 2014 in Nyborg Strand, Denmark. The Conference announcement … Continue reading →

    Logan Library Friends Group Special Quarterly Meeting

    The Friends of the Logan Library invite all to attend the Quarterly General Membership Meeting. This meeting includes a special presentation as part of the regular agenda. Jeff Davis from Architectural Nexus will be discussing Modern Library Building Designs. Officer elections will be held following the presentation.

    When: Wednesday October 8th at 7 p.m.
    Where: Jim Bridger Room of the Logan Library

    The Friends of the Logan Library meet every second Wednesday. Please come to share your passion and ideas for helping our library be the best it can be. For more information visit Friends of the Logan Library Facebook Page.

    NK News is Now Available Through the Library

    Harold B. Lee Library News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:01am


    NK News is an independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. NK News has no affiliation to any political organization or country. The site aims to be a one-stop-shop on North Korea, bringing together news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data, and subject specialists in one convenient place.

    You can follow the library’s acquisition of new databases by visiting http://lib.byu.edu/feeds/electronic-resources/, once there you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

    Story Time Review

    WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:00am
    When the Moon Hits Your Eye...This week for our Story Time classes we discussed the moon. We read The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horacek, Papa Please Get Me the Moon by Eric Carle, Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, and Hello Moon! by Francesca Simon with our Jr. classes. We added Ten Moonstruck Piglets by Lindsay Lee Johnson and The Boy and the Moon by James Carroll for our preschool classes.

    We did some space finger plays and the song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with our Jr. kids. We sang the song Aiken Drum and used some picture props on the flannel board to help everyone remember the words. I also used the flannel board to introduce the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle. After we had done the rhyme the traditional way we mixed up the pictures so we ended up with a silly nonsense rhyme, something like... Hey diddle diddle the cow and the fiddle the dog jumped over the spoon, the little cat laughed to see such a thing and the dish ran away with the moon.

     For our older kids we did an activity on the white board. I used a picture of the moon taped on the
    board and we talked about the legend of how some people say the moon is made of green cheese. Then I asked the kids to decide of what they thought the moon could be made of. We listed the answers on the board around the moon. One especially thoughtful child decided that since the moon floats in the sky it must be made of a balloon. Other answers included wood, bricks, bubbles and plastic.

    For our craft we created a night sky picture with black construction paper, a yellow cut out of the moon and some star stickers. Our take home pages were a space objects page and a circle pre-writing practice sheet.

    Next week: Stars and Space
    Michele Schumann
    Children's Librarian

    Friends of the Logan Library Book Sale ends Saturday!

    The Friends of the Logan Library's Book Sale ends Saturday October 4th. This week prices are $5.00 for a grocery size bag or regular prices - $1.00 for a hardback and .25 for a paperback and there are still hardwood maple tables for sale.

    The book sale is located in the old Car Care Center at 321 N Main.
    Hours are 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

    For more information check out the Friends group Facebook page or email loganfol@outlook.com.

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Piñata Decorating

    As part of Hispanic Heritage month, the Logan Library is sponsoring Piñata Decorating for Teens and Tweens, Wednesday, October 1st 3:00 to 5:00 in the Jim Bridger Room.

    Come learn about the history of pinatas, how they are made, and decorate one for yourself. It is bound to be all kinds of pinata fun! The activity is free and open to kids age 10 - 16. Come create a work of art!

    We will be hosting activities through October to celebrate Hispanic Culture. Mark your calendar for the following great family activities:

  • Wednesday October 1 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM: Teens and Tweens Piñata Decorating
  • Friday, October 10th 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Hispanic art and music at the Gallery Walk
  • Saturday October 11th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: El Chavo costume party for the whole family!

    More information about our activities.

    More information about National Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Staff Reading Pick

    Book: The Hearts of Horses by Molly Glass

    Recommended by: Karen

    In the winter of 1917, nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen saddles her horses and heads for a remote county in eastern Oregon, looking for work "gentling" wild horses. Molly Gloss's writing is plain and simple yet captivating, kind of like Martha herself.  I liked getting to know Martha and meeting the friends she came to know through her work.  Great read and nice discovery while perusing the library stacks one day. I have to admit, the picture of the horse and rider on the cover intrigued me.

    Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

    ALA's Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

    Library Grants - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:08pm
    Deadline: December 15, 2014

    The ALA Learning Round Table will award $1000 to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and to share your new learning with others via the Learning Round Table newsletter, blog, listserv, Connect, or other means. Monies can be used to cover registration, travel, lodging or other expenses. 
    The grant is in memory of the late Pat Carterette, a much admired Learning Round Table past-president, to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences.
    The online application is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015PCG
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