Our NDC librarian, Santosh ‘Toshi’ Shonek, has published her third volume of poetry, called Take My Love for Granted, which is now available for checkout from the libraries. Toshi’s daughter created the art work for each of her book covers.
Toshi has worked at Durham Tech for about thirteen years. Before Durham Tech, she was a librarian at Duke University.
Toshi recalls how she began writing poetry, “One day in August of 1997, while sitting at work in the Perkins Library of Duke University, some feelings came over me and I had to put them down on paper. Things which were always there became important. Writing gave me a voice and courage to express what I felt. Poetry is a necessity like breathing. It happens… I write when the urge is so strong. Poetry is a miracle and a blessing in my life and I am grateful.”
Borrow one of Toshi’s books today!
Take My Love for Granted, PK 2097 .S566 T6 2012
Windows to My Heart, PK 2097 .S566 W5 2001
Remembering My Spirit, PK 2097 .S56 R4 1999
This month the library is featuring a display of genre fiction. The display is downstairs on the lower level. Enjoy!
The Arctic Marauder
Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe
Graphic Classics: Science Fiction Classics
At the Mouth of the River of Bees
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales
Oxford Book of Gothic Tales
Steampunk! : An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
About Sci Fi:
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
Science Fiction : The Illustrated Encyclopedia
You can also use the online catalog to search for additional authors.
Orson Scott Card
Ursula Le Guin