July 2009 Blog Posts (4)

How to cope with Monday mornings

Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research.

And it works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea, research found.

Psychologists believe this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on July 20, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

Win $100 worth of books in July

Jane Floyd won our Good Reading competition for June, and picked up $100 worth of books. Thanks Jane!

In July, we have another $100 book bag, this time for a Mosman Readers member who joins during the month. A name will be drawn at random from a book club bag.

Small… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on July 9, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

Internet filtering

A court case in America is attempting to conclude whether a Library should be allowed to refuse to disable internet filtering software. One question the case has raised is "Is the Internet a collection unto itself or can a collection development policy be applied to it, thus blocking constitutionally protected speech?" Currently US libraries are required to unblock sites on the request of an adult, US vs. ALA 2003, which the library in question has not done. The case itself seems to be a… Continue

Added by Tim on July 8, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

Newsweek's top 100 Books - the Meta List

Newsweek has crunched the numbers from the 10 top books lists (Modern Library, the New York Public Library, St. John's College reading list, Oprah's, and more) to come up with The Top 100 Books of All Time. It's a list of lists — a meta-list. Let the debate begin.

Added by Jane B on July 7, 2009 at 15:51 — 1 Comment

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