Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Thursday, July 24, 2003

First Amendment Center
This web site helps you research the five major areas of the First Amendment: speech, press, religious liberty, assembly, and petition. The home page features the latest news stories related to the First Amendment and even a quote of the day. Today's quote reads:
''Responsible dissent is the essence of democracy.'' - Abigail McCarthy
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/

Household Products Database
Do the household products you use each day pose any health risks to you and your family? This easy-to-use web site is a great place to find out:
http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/

Healthy Aging web site
Helpguide.org proclaims itself to be "the best non-commercial links on mental health, aging well, and elder care". Find helpful information about safe senior citizen driving, senior housing resources, lifelong learning and staying active and connected as you age.
http://helpguide.org/index.htm

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Farley the Fiddler @ the Branch
Farley the Fiddler Gold Rush 49er will be performing tomorrow at the East Valley Branch from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend.

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
Want to know when you can use an image, a song, or a piece of writing? Need to know how to get permission? This web site created by Stanford University Libraries has pulled together all the resources you need to find out about copyright laws.
http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Hotter than Potter?
The BBC is reporting that the new book, "Shadowmancer" by G.P. Taylor, is set to challenge the Harry Potter series' popularity. Check with your local bookstore for a publishing date. Amazon.com is listing the publishing year as 1902 and we know that's not right. Check with Amazon.co.uk for more information:
Amazon UK Shadowmancer link

Tae Kwon Do Demonstration @ the Branch
There will be a Tae Kwon Do demonstration today at the East Valley Branch at 1:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Monday, July 21, 2003

2004 American Presidential Candidate Selector
It's time to start thinking about the upcoming presidential election. This web site allows you to select answers to questions which it then uses to match you with the presidential candidate whose views are closest to your own.
http://www.selectsmart.com/president/

Escondido author releases second book
Escondido author, Arthur C. Farrington, has released his second book, "Pacific Odyssey". The book tells of Farrington's travels as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. For more information, see the North County Times article about the book's release:
North County Times article link

Amazon planning to let customers search text of non-fiction books
Amazon.com is working with publishers on a plan to let customers search for particular words in the text of non-fiction books for sale on the web site. Customers would then get an idea of which books cover certain topics. For more information, see the New York Times article:
New York Times article link