Month: August 2012

From the Stacks: Kay Nielsen

Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) was a Danish illustrator popular during the turn of the 20th century, otherwise known as the “golden age” of illustration. Both of Nielsen’s parents were actors and he grew up in what he referred to as “an

Curiosity Lands on Mars

The successful landing of the Mars scientific laboratory, Curiosity, has reawakened our fascination with our neighboring planet. Mars has long sparked the imagination of writers and has been the setting for many science fiction adventures. I have pulled together a

From the Stacks: Olympics Edition!

Like many Americans and sports fans around the world, I’ve been watching hours and hours of coverage of the Olympic Games in London, especially the marquee events in swimming and gymnastics.  So, as the Olympics draw to a close this