December 18, 2012

We are open again!

We’re back in business, at the beautifully restored and rejuvenated Central Library downtown!  See, and many pictures on various social media outlets.

There have been many changes to the organization of the library, and this department is no exception.  We are one of a very few departments that is still in the same room, but our holdings have changed.  We no longer carry the Performing Arts – books and magazines on music, theater, dance, movies, television, etc.   Those materials are next door in the new Entertainment, Literature, and Biography Room.  The Compact Disc collection is in the new space called The Studio.  There they join the DVDs, Talking Books, VHS tapes, and other non-book materials.

New books have just started to trickle in.  Since we won’t be listing the Performing Arts books, we’ll list Reference (also known as Non-Circulating) books now that they are again accessible to you here at Central. 

Reference Books

Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th edition.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd edition  by Frank Ching

Art History / Theory

Aesthetic of the Cool:  Afro-Atlantic Art and Music  by Robert F. Thompson


Best Practices for Graphic Designers; Grids and Page Layouts  by Amy Graver

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to Books

Classical Drawing Handbook:  Essential lessons from the Atelier  by Juliette Aristides