What We’re Reading Wednesday: The Poetry Month Print-Your-Own-Bookmark Edition!

It’s April, which means we’ve been reading poetry (or re-reading some of our favorites) for National Poetry Month!

To help you keep track of your progress in books you’re currently reading, the Durham Tech Library has created some coloring page bookmarks for you.

Click on the images below to access the pdf of the coloring page bookmarks and print them out for yourself– remember to print 2-sided short edge (which–side note–is also how you print an awesome brochure). We recommend using some cardstock.

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Contains: Anecdote of Men by the Thousand by Wallace Stevens, The Dogs at Live Oak Beach, Santa Cruz by Alicia Ostriker, Cotton Candy by Edward Hirsch, and My Madonna by Robert W. Service

sushi screengrab

Contains: Sea Grapes by Derrek Walcott, somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond by e.e. cummings, [a haiku rumination on sushi] by Yosa Buson, and Exit by Rita Dove

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Contains: The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams, Next Time Ask More Questions by Naomi Shihab Nye, The Tyger by William Blake, and El Poema by Homero Aridjis (translated by Eliot Weinberger)


Is your department, club, campus, committee, or subgroup interested in participating in a What We’re Reading Wednesday blog post? The goal of the What We’re Reading posts is to highlight books, professional literature, blogs, or any other things you might be currently reading or have recently finished. Contact OCC librarian Meredith Lewis for more information.

 

Library Hosts Student Art Exhibition

Student Art Exhibition April 24-May 10

Durham Tech Student Art Exhibition April 24-May 10, Library

The library is proud to present drawings, paintings, and sculpture from Durham Tech’s art students.  Art will be on display in the Library from April 24-May 10.  An opening reception will be held on Wednesday April 26 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Library, Room 212. Come view the outstanding art and support our talented Fine Arts program students.

For more information view the poster:

Student Exhibition Poster Spring17

What We’re Reading Wednesday(+1): The Math Department Edition

In a repeating series highlighting current and recent reads around Durham Tech, here’s what the awesome and amazing Math Department faculty are currently reading and have recently read:

As always, if you’re interested in a title, you can either search our catalog to see if we have the book or request it through interlibrary loan if we don’t have it. Need help doing either of these things or don’t yet have a library card? Ask in the library.


Is your department, club, campus, committee, or subgroup interested in participating in a What We’re Reading blog post? The goal of the What We’re Reading posts is to highlight books, professional literature, blogs, or any other things you might be currently reading or have recently finished. Contact OCC librarian Meredith Lewis for more information.

New Books for April

We have so many new amazing books for you this April! 

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What We’re Reading-Maman’s Homesick Pie

This book was read by Courtney Bippley, a Reference Librarian at the Main Campus Library.

Maman's Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen

Why did you choose to read this book?

The cover was really pretty. Seriously. I was putting up the ‘Written in their Own Words’ display and found this book. It was pretty enough, and looked interesting enough, that I decided to read it.

What did you like about it?

I liked the descriptions of food in the book. The author is a chef and her love of food and passion for cooking is obvious. She describes learning to cook in three different countries and the similarities and differences of each which is always fascinating to me.

Was there anything noteworthy about the book?

Each chapter ends with recipes. They all sound delicious, though most are outside my comfort zone in the kitchen. I did make the recipe for Orange Cardamom Cookies. I followed the recipe exactly.* The cookies were delicately flavored shortbread cookies that had a nice taste or orange and poppy seed while making sure the cardamom wasn’t too strong. They go well with hot tea.

Orange Cardamom Cookies with book.

Who would you recommend the book to?

Anyone who likes a chef memoir and new recipes to try.

What would you pair this book with?

One of the cookies I made. But, I ate them all so you’re out of luck.

 

*Actually, I added an extra egg yolk so the dough would stick together easier. I also did not get the predicted three dozen cookies. One batch was really more like 18 cookies. I guess I accidentally made them larger than intended since I had to almost double the baking time. But, other than that, I followed the recipe exactly.