Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Charles E. Rounds ’37 Memorial Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.
In addition, this fund supported the electronic resource Nature US.
Children’s Collection H576YO
Yoga bug : simple poses for little ones
Summary:Bringing "the fun and benefits of authentic yoga practice to infants and toddlers, Yoga Bug guides children through ten authentic yoga poses named after insects that unfold in an irresistibly whimsical flow of play, imagination, and movement. Kids will want to return to them again and again. Learning to love and accept our bodies, building lifelong attention, and self-soothing when distressed–when it comes to the benefits of yoga, you can’t get started too early. Now, with Yoga Bug, parents, teachers, and caregivers have a perfect way to help children do just that. Includes a parents’ guide to the source yoga poses and helpful tips" —
Children’s Collection SI38M
My Strong is Beautiful
Children’s Collection T89SA
Summary:Minimal text, simple directions, and imagination lead the reader to experiment with different types of sound in this interactive book.
Picture Book ROBERTSON
When we were alone
Summary:"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength."–
REF 509 SCI27 V.8
Science and its times : understanding the social significance of scientific discovery
Summary:"This series discusses how the major fields of science developed during specific time periods. Each volume focuses on a range of years and includes developments in exploration, life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and technology. When the series is completed, the seven volumes will cover 2000 B.C. to the present."–"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
Graphic Novel BUF
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The long way home Vol. 1.
Summary:Buffy and the gang become aware of a new threat known only as ‘Twilight’.
Transit maps of the world
TW 973.4092 H18PO
Who was Alexander Hamilton?
Summary:Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S. Constitution. The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.
Manhattan Beach : a novel
Summary:"Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished."–
The captain’s daughter : a novel
Summary:"Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. But she always knew she’d leave that life behind. Now that she’s married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift. When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father’s situation is more dire than he let on. Eliza’s homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love–and memories of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can’t help but wonder what her life would have been like if she’d stayed."–
TW FICTION SE52W
Wedgie & Gizmo
Summary:While his human Elliot adjusts to his new home and stepfamily, Gizmo, an evil genius guinea pig, searches for a new evil lair where he can plot to take over the world, but Gizmo is constantly thwarted by Elliot’s little stepsister Jasmine (who likes to play dress-up), Abuela (who may or may not like to eat cavies), and Wedgie (a Corgi superhero and Gizmo’s nemesis).
A doctor of their own : the history of adolescent medicine
The end of your life book club
Summary:This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as the mother faces an advanced form of pancreatic cancer. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life.
The attention merchants : the epic scramble to get inside our heads
Summary:"From Tim Wu, author of award-winning The Master Switch, and who coined the phrase "net neutrality"–a revelatory look at the rise of "attention harvesting," and its transformative effect on our society and our selves"–
You can’t touch my hair and other things I still have to explain
Summary:A hilarious and affecting essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from celebrated stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson.,Being a Black woman in American means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities. Robinson uses her trademark wit to explore examine our cultural climate and skewer our biases with humor and heart.
Work and family