behind the scenes

com·men·tar·y

ˈkämənˌterē

noun: commentary; plural noun: commentaries
 
an expression of opinions or offering of explanations ; explanations about an event or situation.
“an editorial commentary”
  • a descriptive spoken account (especially on a broadcast) of an event or performance as it happens.
    synonyms: narration, description, account, report, review
  • a set of explanatory or critical notes on a text.
    “a commentary on the Old Testament”
    synonyms: explanation, elucidation, interpretation, exegesis, analysis

 

Old & New Testament Commentaries are calling a new shelf home — they can be found in the back classroom area of the library by the yearbooks. They are also available to borrow for 3 Day Loans, instead of being Reference use in library only. So, if you’re working on a research paper, stop on by!

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behind the books

 

Did you have a favorite book as a child?

Do you love random trivia-tastic tidbits of information?

Check out this video featuring John Green as he takes a look “at the fascinating back-story behind the books from your childhood”, mentioning 47 charming facts about children’s books, on the weekly YouTube show for Mental Floss.

are you still HUNGERY?

Have you finished the Hunger Games trilogy and are still hungry for more? Looking for the “what next” to read?
 
Well here you go . . . a list of books that you might enjoy if you enjoyed the Hunger Games. They are in no particular order, other than alphabetical (I am a librarian after all — it’s what we do!).
 
For more info., simply click on the book that looks interesting and you will be linked to that book in the MEI Secondary Library catalog. Of course you are welcome to drop by the library and I can point you in the right direction as well.

mmm mmm good

WHAT THE GREAT ATE : a curious history of food & fame by Matthew Jacob & Mark Jacob

what the great ate

did you know?

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    • Elvis Presley flew more than 800 miles to eat a sandwich?
    • Angelina Jolie enjoyed eating Cambodian cockroaches?
    • Baseball star Wade Boggs credited his on-field success to eating chicken before nearly every game.

“In What the Great Ate, Matthew and Mark Jacob have cooked up a bountiful sampling of the peculiar culinary likes, dislikes, habits, and attitudes of famous — and often notorious — figures throughout history. ” [back cover]