Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Library Adds “Green Design” Titles Through Generous Donation

BISBEE, AZ – Through the generosity of family and friends who donated to the David Jordan Memorial Fund, the Copper Queen Library was recently able to enhance its collections by purchasing the following titles in architecture, green design, sustainability, and gardening for inclusion in the David Jordan Memorial Collection:

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Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods: Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs
Building With Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home (DVD)
Casa Mexicana Style
Craftsman Style
Desert Home
Design for Sustainability: A Sourcebook of Integrated, Eco-logical Solutions
Designing Community: Charrettes, Masterplans and Form-based Codes
ecoDesign: The Sourcebook (Revised Edition)
Good Green Homes
Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture
Green Remodeling : Changing the World One Room at a Time
Greene and Greene: Masterworks
Home Enlightenment: Practical, Earth-Friendly Advice for Creating a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home and Lifestyle
Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America
Little House on a Small Planet: Simple Homes, Cozy Retreats, and Energy Efficient Possibilities
New Southwest Home: Innovative Ideas For Every Room
New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community
Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, and, Perhaps, Your Sanity
Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities
Residential Lighting: A Practical Guide
Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century
Rock Garden Design and Construction
Rock Garden Plants: A Color Encyclopedia
Small Adobe House
Traditional Mexican Style: Exteriors
Traditional Mexican Style: Interiors
Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

The David Jordan Memorial Collection is now on display in the New Books section and titles may be borrowed by any Bisbee resident who has signed up for a free library card.

Library Slates August Film Line-Up

BISBEE, AZ – August is “Back-to-School Month,” and the Friends of the Copper Queen Library’s “Monday Night ‘Did You Know …?’ Documentary Film Series” follows this theme with four inspiring films about students, teachers, and education.

The series kicks off on August 6 with A Touch of Greatness, a feature-length documentary film focusing on the extraordinary work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in American education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining interviews with Cullum and his former students with stunning archival footage filmed by director Robert Downey, Sr., the film documents the extraordinary work of this maverick public school teacher who embraced creativity, motivation and self-esteem in the classroom through the use of poetry, drama, and imaginative play.

The Friends follow up on August 13 with Spellbound, which follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Bee is as intense a competition as any Olympic match, for both the spellers and their families. The unbearable pressure becomes even more extraordinary when it is felt by ordinary teenagers.

The Hobart Shakespeareans continues the series on August 20 with a profile of Los Angeles elementary school teacher and winner of the American Teacher Award, Rafe Esquith, and his eager students who, together, touchingly demonstrate the power of education. As a motivational teaching tool and unique method of education, Esquith teaches the Latino and Asian-American children of violence-stricken Los Angeles neighborhoods to understand and perform Shakespeare.

Finally, To Be and To Have (Etre et Avoir) completes the series on August 27. At the center of this intimate and touching story is Georges Lopez - a remarkably devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11 both in all their school subjects and in life's lessons. The film demonstrates how a teacher, if well trained, dedicated, and sensitive to a child's educational and emotional needs, can hugely influence a generation of children at their most critical time of development.

All documentaries are screened in the Library Meeting Room. Show time is 5:30pm, and admission is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact the library at 432-4232.