Saturday, March 10, 2007


Daylight Saving Time is starting 3 weeks early this year, officially at 2 a.m. Sunday (March 11) morning. So, before going to bed tonight, set your clocks one hour later. The rest of the extra DST month will be made up in November on the first Sunday.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


March is Women's History Month. There are many interesting websites celebrating women's history and women's accomplishments, including:

Time for Kids
National Women's History Project
National Register of Historic Places
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Smithsonian Museum
The Library of Congress
National Women's History Museum

Some recent biographies of women at the Elk Grove Village Library (all in NEW BIO) include:
Anne Morrow Lindbergh: First Lady of the Air by Kathleen C. Winters
Still Kicking: My Dramatic Journey as the First Woman to Play Division One College Football by Katie Hnida
Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek: China's Eternal First Lady by Laura Tyson Li.
Mae West: It Ain't No Sin by Simon Louvish
In Balanchine's Company: A Dancer's Memoir by Barbara Milberg Fisher
Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto
Insight: Case Files from the Psychic World by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison
Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music and Wolves by Hélène Grimaud
Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn by William J. Mann
Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life by Donna Mckechnie with Greg Lawrence
Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax by Kate Berridge
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man by Dale Peterson
Lessons in Becoming Myself by Ellen Burstyn
Zen Pioneer: The Life & Works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki by Isabel Stirling
Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Gayle F. Wald
Joan Crawford: Hollywood Martyr by David Bret
Catherine the Great: Love, Sex and Power by Virginia Rounding
Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, a Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

Also, check out the display for Women's History Month near the Circulation Desk.