Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunday is Earth Day

It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal. They could not be taken to court to stop it.

How was that possible? Because there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.
-- from EPA History: Earth Day

Earth Day was established in April 1970 to draw attention to the pressing need for regulation to protect our environment and quality of life.

Want to know more about Earth Day?

Visit our display on Climate Change this month! It's located on the third floor of the Chula Vista SWC Library.  Or -- Ask a Librarian!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Remembering Barbara Bush

First Lady Barbara Bush (June 8, 1925 - April 17, 2018) will be remembered for her frankness, her patriotism, and her focus on family. She also dedicated time and resources to improve literacy throughout the United States.

First Lady Barbara Bush
copyright US Weekly

The SWC Library has many books, articles, and other biographical resources about the life of First Lady Barbara Bush.

Soon after beginning her reign as the nation's 38th first lady, Barbara Pierce Bush made a small change in the private quarters of the White House. She converted the room that had served as a beauty salon for Nancy Reagan into a delivery room for Millie, the Bushes' pregnant English springer spaniel. As an aide to Mrs. Bush told the New York Daily News, "She had no need for a beauty salon. It's the only area without a rug, perfect for a litter of puppies." A few days after the room was made over, six puppies were born, with Bush serving as midwife. The salon-turned-puppy-nursery story illustrates a dramatic difference in personal style between Bush and her predecessor. While Nancy Reagan took pride in cultivating a look of elegance, bringing a kind of designer mentality to the role of first lady, Barbara Bush was a practical, homey, and down-to-earth first lady.

-- from Biography in Context database, SWC Library

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Save the Date!

Extended hours are coming to the Library 

May 14 - May 23, 2018!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Check it Out

Earth Day is April 22

Beyond Earth Day
Author: Gaylord Nelson
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002
Call Number: GE195 .N45 2002

Beyond Earth Day is a classic book on what can be done to care for and save the environment. The author highlights the earth’s most dire issues, like species and habitat losses, global climate change, and the impact of human population growth. He also created a successful public awareness campaign, known as Earth Day, to provide the knowledge and strategies to inspire action to protect the environment’s remaining natural resources.

Come to the library to see more Earth Day and Climate Change Awareness Month-related titles on display.


Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian 


Friday, April 13, 2018

April is Climate Change Awareness Month

Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day. Stop by the Library to visit our display about Climate Change Awareness Month.

We have many books, e-books, articles, and films on the topic of climate change and Earth Day.

Have a question? Ask a librarian!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

We're open until 9 pm tonight!

At the Library, we have free tutoring, quiet study areas, computers, and librarians who can help you with your research.

Spend some time at the Library getting those assignments done!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Thursday -- Free Workshop

What: Peer Review: What is it? Where can you find it?

Where: Library Classroom L-244
When: 12 - 12:30 pm
How: No need to sign up, just show up

Ask your instructor if extra credit is available for attendance!