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2012 Economic Census Report Released

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM

The results of the the 2012 Economic Census are beginning to be released by the United States Census Bureau. More reports will be released in the forthcoming months. read more...

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Watkins, Michael P on April 14, 2014

What a Life! New Biographies at Polk

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 21, 2014 09:41 AM

Get up close and personal to a few of pop culture’s groundbreaking icons with Polk Library’s newest biographies. Jump into the lives of funny-man Richard Pryor, American author William Burroughs and singer Harry Nilsson and learn how they helped to shape American culture throughout ... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 21, 2014

Polk Launches New Mobile Website

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 14, 2014 03:03 PM

With 83 percent of adults ages 18-29 owning a smartphone and tablet use increasing every year (Pew Internet Research), mobile technology has become as much a part of student’s lives as the food they eat. Whether they are using their mobile devices for banking, checking email or buying... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 14, 2014

Preparing for the Foundations of Reading Test?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Mar 12, 2014 08:10 AM

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Katz, Stephen on March 12, 2014

Polk's STEP student to dish on sexual revolution

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 27, 2014 11:10 AM

Birth control advocate, Bill Baird Baird publicly displays birth control devices considered "indecent articles"  by Wisconsin law in Albee Hall, 1971 UWO is happy to welcome back Samantha Smith, a former Polk Library STEP student, who is speaking on March 6 th as part of Women’s Histor... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 28, 2014

Does Class Size Matter?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 26, 2014 08:25 AM

An article appearing on the website of the Washington Post discusses research about class size.  This research was conducted by a professor at Northwestern University.  Here's the link to the article:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/24/class-size-matters-a-lot-resea... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 26, 2014

Children Whose Lives Inspire Others

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 19, 2014 11:51 AM

Have you heard of Malala?  She is a teenager who fought for the rights of girls to attend school in Pakistan.  What about Chaeli Mycroft?  At 17, she fought for the rights of children with disabilities in South Africa.  Chaeli also lives with cerebral palsy.  These are but  two of many childr... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 19, 2014

New Collections Get Graphic

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 07, 2014 03:50 PM

Polk Library is getting graphic with the acquisition of Russ Kick’s The Graphic Canon, a three-volume collection of classic literature as told through comics and illustrations. Each volume contains vivid and original portrayals of stories ranging fr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 07, 2014

When Should Children Start School?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 07, 2014 11:45 AM

  There is a campaign in the United Kingdom to change the age at which children begin formal schooling.  David Whitebread, a University of Cambridge researcher, explains in an article why it would be best for children to start formal schooling later than they presently do.  He also explains t... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 07, 2014

Classical Music on New Database

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 05, 2014 04:30 PM

Music students can lose themselves in a symphony with the help of Polk Library’s newest trial research database. Naxos Music Library provides a collection of music samples, audio books and synopsis for genres ranging from classical and jazz to pop and rock. The database allows users t... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 05, 2014

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