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Questions upon questions

Utah Libraries - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:20pm
I am teaching an online course on Library Surveys for Success soon. Here are some questions to be considered when writing survey questions (echo alert). After designing your survey take a second look and think about the following: Survey design … Continue reading →

2014 Grammy Winners

The Grammy Award winners were announced on Sunday, January 26. Logan Library has the following Grammy-winning CD albums:

Album of the Year: Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Best Pop Vocal Album: Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: To Be Loved by Michael Bublé
Best Rock Album: Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin
Best Alternative Music Album: Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Unapologetic by Rihanna
Best R&B Album: Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
Best Rap Album: The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Country Album: Same Trailer, Different Park by Kacy Musgraves
Best New Age Album: Love's River by Laura Sullivan
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit by Gregory Porter
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue by Terri Lyne Carrington
Best Gospel Album: Greater Than by Tye Tribbett
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Overcomer by Mandisa
Best Latin Pop Album: Vida by Draco Rosa
Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: Treinta Días by La Santa Cecilia
Best Regional Mexican Music Album: A Mi Manera by Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Best Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Best Bluegrass Album: The Streets Of Baltimore by Del McCoury Band
Best Blues Album: Get Up! by Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You by Guy Clark
Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley In Concert by Ziggy Marley
Best World Music Album: Savor Flamenco by Gipsy Kings
Best Spoken Word Album: America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert
Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Sound City: Real To Reel by Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Skyfall by Thomas Newman
Best Opera Recording: Adès: The Tempest
Best Choral Performance: Pärt: Adam's Lament
Best Classical Compendium: Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik

After School Program: Ancient Egypt!

Join us for a fun program about life and death on the Nile! We'll take a hands-on look at ancient Egyptian culture, burial practices, art, and architecture!

Who: Kids age 6 and up
When: Thursday, January 30, 3:30 PM
Where: Logan Library, Lake Bonneville Room

The USU Museum of Anthropology's teaching trunk programs are made possible by a grant from the Utah Humanities Council.

New Service for the Homebound

Logan residents who are homebound permanently or temporarily can sign up for our homebound service and, after consulting with our librarians, request a limited number of items which will be mailed to them at no charge. Please share this information with those who may benefit!

To find out more, call Angie at 435-716-9129.

Downton Abbey at the Library!

Come celebrate the release of the fourth season of Downton Abbey at the Logan Library! Visit with Lynda Linford, retired USU professor and professional tour guide to the sites associated with English country living. Tea and scones will be served. First come first served.

When: Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 PM
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

Training through Utah State Library: The programs, the results

Utah Libraries - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:31pm
Here is an update on training through the Utah State Library recently. First of all, the Utah State Library’s Needs assessment for 2014-16 is underway. Be sure to be a part of this and tell us what you’d like to learn, or … Continue reading →

Help with Health Care

Uninsured? Confused? A Certified Application Counselor with the nonprofit Health Access Project will be on-hand to answer questions and help you understand your options for affordable health care coverage. Se habla Español.

When: Wednesday, January 15, 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM
Where: Logan Library, Bonneville Room

Staff Reading Pick

Book: Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett

Recommended by: Joseph, Adult Nonfiction Librarian

Mark Everett, otherwise known in the music world as 'E', is an ordinary guy with problems. He's also the singer-songwriter behind the Eels, an indie rock band that continues to defy convention and accumulate fans worldwide. Since his family was first struck by tragedy when E was a teenager, he has been through a lot of heartache which he describes in this memoir in plain, straightforward prose. Unlike most celebrity lives, E's pain seems thrust upon him by fate and is not the result of rock n' roll excess. That fact alone makes his resilience and his life story a triumph. Learn more by watching Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, and listening to EELS.

Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

ProQuest Flow for Research Collaboration

Utah Libraries - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:52pm
ProQuest has a new online version of Refworks known as Refworks Flow or simply as Flow™.  While Refworks itself (like EndNote, Papers, and Zotero) supports citations and referencing,  Flow (like Papers 3, Mendeley, EndNote Web, ResearchGate, and Zotero Groups) supports reading, annotating, … Continue reading →

Foreign Film Special Feature

Come to the library for a free showing of Life is Beautiful (La vita è bella)!

A carefree Jewish bookkeeper must use every bit of his wit and imagination to protect his son from the horrors of Nazi-occupied Europe.

This film will be shown in Italian with English subtitles and will be projected on our large screen. Life is Beautiful won three Academy Awards and is rated PG-13.

When: Monday, January 6, 6:30 PM
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

Bring your friends and family for a great time at the library!

Holiday Hours

The library will observe the following schedule during the holidays:

  • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24 - Open 10-3 pm
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25 - Closed
  • New Year's Eve - Tuesday, December 31 - Open 10-5 pm
  • New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1 - Closed

Regular hours will be kept on all other days. Happy holidays!

Winter Reading Program for Adults

The Logan Library is now offering reading programs for adults that continue year-round! Our winter program encourages you to Read Together! Come into the library today and discover great books to carry you and your loved ones through the colder months. Sign up at the information desk and you could win prizes just for reading!

Click here for more information.

Staff Reading Picks

Book: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Recommended by: Natalie, Technical Assistant

A fun read that offers an explanation for why snowmen look different the day after you make them: they play at night! Each page is beautifully illustrated, and has a look-and-find aspect. Can you find the dinosaur on every page?


Book: The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover

Recommended by: Debbie, Associate Librarian

This is a fun, imaginative version of how Santa became Santa, starting with the orphan, Klaus, who was taken in by a guild of craftsmen in 1343. After the Black Death had swept through the land, he made toys for all the surviving children in his village and delivered them, with the priest's blessing, on Christmas Eve to put some joy back into their lives. Those children told the children from other villages, and Klaus, not wanting to disappoint any of them, found himself with more deliveries to make than he could do in one night. Enter his (soon to be) wife, Anna, and her reindeer, Dasher. (The magic and the flying come in later.)

Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

Santa Storytime!

You're invited to bring your children to our "Fun with Santa" drop-in storytime!

When: Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 AM
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

With entertaining stories, a treat, and a visit from Santa, a merry time will be had by all! No registration is required.

So Long, Blog

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 03/14/2013 - 9:00am
Dear loyal blog readers: We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and... Joanne Vandestreek

SLC Infobase

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 03/07/2013 - 9:08am
The Salt Lake City's website provides a wealth of resources for SLC residents, including information about the city justice court, city services like garbage pickup or snow removal, and city council news. If you're interested in some historic SLC... Joanne Vandestreek

National Consumer Protection Week

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 9:14am
March 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The NCPW website features a variety... Joanne Vandestreek

Why Judges Can't Speak Out

Utah State Law Library - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:22am
The Utah State Courts' YouTube Channel has a new video posted: Why Judges Can't Speak Out. In this short video, Third District Court Judge Robin Reese discusses the Code of Judicial Conduct and explains why judges can't comment on a... Joanne Vandestreek

Last Will and Embezzlement: Panel Discussion

Utah State Law Library - Wed, 02/27/2013 - 9:58am
Last month we blogged about the free film screening of Last Will and Embezzlement at the Salt Lake City Public Library. If you missed the screening, you can still see the panel discussion that followed the film, which is available... Joanne Vandestreek

Office of Property Rights Ombudsman's New Website

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 5:15pm
The Utah Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman helps resolve property rights disputes and helps citizens understand land use and property rights laws. Their website has recently been redesigned. From the new home page you can find quick links... Joanne Vandestreek
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