Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book of the Month: The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

Nominated for the National Book Award, this book is set in colonial Massachusetts where, in 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.-Excerpt courtesy of goodreads.com.

See it in the Catalog.

You can see all our new books on the New Books page.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Veterans LibGuide

Learn about the history of our Veterans, get resources for Veterans and their families, Veterans Day. Go to the Guide.


-Read Voices of war : stories of service from the home front and the front lines (Books & eBooks).
-Read online the eBook Veteran’s Guide to Benefits (Returning Vets & Families).
-Read first hand accounts of life at war from the Veterans History Project (Internet).
-View Civil War photographs from the Library of Congress (Media).
-Watch online Kansas to Kandahar: Citizen Soldiers at War (60:00; Media).

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New: Election 2014 LibGuide

Election 2014 information, including the Galveston Votes app, voting in Galveston County, Texas, voting guides  and more. Go to the Guide.