Monday, July 22, 2013

In the Swim the Healthy Way


Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. Americans swim hundreds of millions of times in pools, oceans, lakes, rivers, and hot tubs/spas each year, and most people have a safe and healthy time enjoying the water. However, it is important to be aware of ways to prevent the recreational water illnesses (RWIs), sunburn and drowning that can occur.  The CDC's Healthy Swimming Program and website, launched in 2001, provide information for the public, public health and medical professionals, and aquatics staff--so everyone can maximize the health benefits of swimming while minimizing the risk of illness and injury.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From everyone with the TWU Libraries, a safe and happy summer.

~Elaine Cox

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Friends of the Libraries Book Sale

Books for The Beach and Then Some 

Through August 21st, 2013 it’s buy 3 get 1 free at the Friends of the Libraries Blagg-Huey Library Book Sale, located on the library's first floor near the Reference Collection.

Questions?  Ask at the Circulation Desk or Information Desk, both located off the first-floor lobby just inside the 
main entrance.


~Aubrey James

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pride 2013

Every June, Pride often signifies lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride in sexual identity.  With the Supreme Court's recent rulings on same-sex marriage the talk around every American watercooler, Pride has taken on particular significance in 2013.

Throughout the world, annual Pride events commemorate the Stonewall riots and help raise awareness of LGBT issues.  In Houston, Dallas, and the Denton area there were many Pride events in June this year.  For those not familiar with TWU’s PRIDE organization, its goal is to affirm, support and advocate for LGBT issues.

Pride resources at TWU Libraries range from entertaining leisure reading to the complex, analytical and thought-provoking; research into thousands of issues impacting Pride awareness is available.  Many TWU dissertations and theses on Pride issues can be searched via our databases 
Dissertation Abstracts Online & ProQuest Digital Dissertations and Dissertations & Theses at Texas Woman's University

TWU Libraries' great collection of Gay-Lesbian Resources includes LGBT archival and bibliographic material and links to informative web sites.  Suggested databases and specific journals are also hyperlinked there, providing pathways to excellent research material on all manner of information on LGBT issues.

Take time to sample the wonderful array of Pride materials available to you online or in person at the TWU Libraries.

For questions concerning these and other TWU Libraries resources, please feel free to
contact us.  We are, as always, eager to assist you.

~Marilyn Goff

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! From everyone with the TWU Libraries,
a safe and happy 4th of July to all.
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~Sandy Cochran

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Let the Fireworks Begin

The 4th of July--with its fireworks, parades, concerts and more--is almost upon us.

To see what started all the fireworks, visit the
National Archives to view the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and more are als
o available, all with transcripts.


Interested in learning more about the American Revolution, Independence Day or the Declaration of Independence--and some of the key players behind them? Many books for adults and children are available through TWU Libraries, including the following:

Independence Day: Its Celebration, Spirit and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse Edited by Robert Haven SchaufflerThe Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock by William M. Fowler, Jr.John Adams by David G. McCullough
Benjamin Franklin: A Biography by Ronald William ClarkCommon Sense by Thomas Paine


The following are part of the Children's Collection of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton Campus.
Happy Birthday, America! by Marsha Wilson ChallOn the Day the Tall Ships Sailed by Betty Paraskevas and Michael ParaskevasApple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. WongAmerican Revolution, 1700-1800 by Joy MasoffOne Final Firecracker by Gregory MaguireThe Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence by Judith St. GeorgeA Primer About the Flag by Marvin Bell

Remember:  The libraries on the Dallas and Denton campuses, and the Houston ARC, will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Regular summer hours will resume at all TWU Libraries on Friday, July 5th.

Let the fireworks begin!

~Lisa Galletta and Grace Smart