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Hours Effective August 21 - December 17, 2013
- Holiday Closures
A university student was writing a report on the Congo Free State around the turn of the twentieth century. She already had some information from our databases. Specifically, she was interested in any books we might have by E. D. (Edmund Dene) Morel and in finding an interview given by King Leopold II of Belgium. Our catalog did have a reprint of E. D. Morel’s History of the Congo Reform Movement edited by Wm. Roger Louis and Jean Stengers.
The interview given by King Leopold occurred on December 10, 1906 in Brussels. In the interview the King "denied categorically the reports which have been circulated so widely of atrocities practiced in the Congo." This interview is also famous for happening at all, because it was uncommon in those days for a King to personally answer to or explain his actions.
I suggested using the New York Times database. The official title is ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2010) with Index (1851-1993). It’s a San Jose State University database, so it cannot be used by non-students or public library patrons at home or on their laptops inside King Library. However, it can be used by patrons when they are logged onto public computers inside King Library.
A PDF copy of the article, "King Leopold Denies Charges Against Him," was found published in the New York Times, December 11, 1906. Later, I found a transcript of the article on the Internet. It was better that the student used the published article in the Times. A transcript is transcribed from some source, such as a newspaper article. In the process, errors can be introduced into the copied text. Although there may be errors in the newspaper article, it becomes the document of record, so to speak, by being published.
In summary, the New York Times has long been a newspaper of national preeminence. It is full of "invisible history." You could read first-hand reports of battles during the American Civil War. During the upcoming centennial of World War I, you could choose to read the day-to-day accounts of the war as it unfolded to the American public. You could create a set of search terms to find a set of articles on a subject, in effect, creating a "book" to read on that subject.
Come and learn about Cold, Flu & Pneumonia in the upcoming workshop provided by On Lok Lifeway.
Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 255/257 (2nd Floor)
When: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:30 am
A Workshop on cold, flu, and pneumonia. People are at high risk of getting sick during cold season, especially in the winter. This workshop is going to help you to learn more about the difference between cold and flu, and the complication that comes with it such as pneumonia. There will also be information on how to prevent getting sick during the cold season.
Attend these financial workshops at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and start saving/gaining money:
- ESTATE PLANNING: Saturday, December 7, 2013 2:00 pm - Library Lobby. This workshop will explain how to create a sound estate plan. We will explore effective estate and gift transfer tools - establishing estate transfer mechanism and minimizing taxes. Estate planning checklist will be provided.
- INVEST LIKE AN INSTITUTION: Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:00 pm - Room 225/229. We will review successful wealth management strategies utilized by endowments that can be applied on individual portfolio level.
Workshops sponsored by Financial Planning Association.