Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Libraries at Nuneaton, Hinckley & Wigston have displays of useful resources such as books, e-books and DVDs as well as really helpful printable downloads offering advice on subjects such as stress, healthy diets, family, exercise, drinking and mindfulness.

You can have a read for yourself at: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications

In addition, there is an iPad at Nuneaton with the ‘Stop, Breathe & Think’ app downloaded on it so you can try it out for yourself!

More info can be found at: www.stopbreathethink.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An extra-special big ‘Thank You’ to our work experience learner, Molly who co-designed our Hinckley display, really well done, we’re impressed!

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It’s St.Patrick’s Day on Saturday!

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba.

To celebrate we’ve had a trawl through our stock and found some gems for your perusal, whether it’s traditional Irish cooking, a good movie, travelling to the golden isle or indulging in its literature, there’s a whole host of resources to indulge in! (just click on the links to access our catalogue)

Cookery

Real Irish Food: 150 classic recipes from the old country [E-book] by David BOWERS
Published by Skyhorse Pub. (2012)

Traditional Irish Cooking; the fare of Old Ireland and its history [E-book] by G. GRAVETTE and Debbie COOK
Published by Garnet Pub. (2008)

Travel

Ireland 9th ed. [Book] by David DAVENPORTCatherine LE NEVEZEtain O’CARROLL ET AL
Published by Lonely Planet (2010)

Dublin 9th ed. [Book] by Fionn DAVENPORT
Published by Lonely Planet (2013)

Literature

The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature [Book] by Robert WELCH (ed) and Bruce STEWART (ed)
Published by Clarendon Press (1996)

 

The Complete Dramatic Works [Book] by Samuel BECKETT
Published by Faber & Faber (1990)

 

The Yeats Reader: a portable compendium of poetry, drama and prose rev ed. [Book] by William Butler YEATS and Richard FINNERAN (ed)
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2002)

 

 

DVD

My Left Foot (1989) Directed by Jim SHERIDAN
A biographical drama film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally and Fiona Shaw. It tells the story of Christy Brown (Day-Lewis), an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot. Brown grew up in a poor working-class family, and became a writer and artist.

 

The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) Directed by Ken LOACH
Starring Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, William Ruane, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald. Set in Cork, Ireland in 1920, Damien abandons a career as a doctor after seeing a friend of his murdered by a British soldier and joins his brother Teddy in an Irish Republican Army unit in order to defeat the occupying British force. After a violent struggle, the two sides agree a treaty to end the conflict. However, civil war erupts and families and friendships are stretched to the limit and Damien and Teddy find themselves on opposing sides as Damien views the treaty as a sell-out that fails to bring all of Ireland under Irish control.

Streamed Video

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WILDE
BBC 2 (2001)
Comedy. Set in 1890s England, a comedy of mistaken identity ensues when two gentlemen friends (Rupert Everett and Colin Firth) use the same alias for their own ends.

Find much much more Irish-related content more here!

New Books Available

We have some new books available for you to borrow. Library books can be borrowed for either three weeks or one week. You can renew your loans up to three times.

 

Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael E. Porter

Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson

Nadiya’s Kitchen by Nadiya Hussain

Business Information Systems: Technology, Development and Management For The E-Business 5th edition by Paul Bocij, Andrew Greasley and Simon Hickie

Critical Psychiatry: The Politics Of Mental Health Edited by David Ingleby

The People’s War: Britain 1939-1945 by Angus Calder

Business Relationship Manager: Careers In IT Service Management by Ernest Brewster

The Five Giants: A Biography Of The Welfare State (revised and updated version)by Nicholas Timmins

 

 

 

LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY – Wednesday 24th January!

LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY

The Wednesday in January offers a unique opportunity for book lovers on Library Shelfie Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some collectors of books tend to arrange their collections so their spines can be admired pleasantly.  Others have a system of organisation that results in an alternative art form.  However our books are organised on the shelf using the Dewey system, on Library Shelfie Day, they are meant to be photographed and shared on social media.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Whether you have just a small library with a few select favourites or are a true bibliophile, on Library Shelfie Day, arrange your collection on a shelf and take a picture.  Use #LibraryShelfieDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

The New York Public Library founded Library Shelfie Day as a way to observe various national holidays by displaying shelfies representing books from each day.

Christmas Goodies – Arts/Crafts, Cooking & Movies!

The season of goodwill is almost upon us so to help you prepare for the big day we’ve delved deep into our catalogue to see what festive goodies (or ‘resources’ to use the correct Library term!) we have to help you make the most of the Christmas holidays!

Arts/Crafts

Christmas Crafts: 150 Decorations, Gifts, Cards and Treats to make for a Perfect Christmas
by Alan Gear and Barry Freestone
Contains everything you need to know to create a range of wonderful items as gifts, and to decorate the tree, table and home to welcome your guests

 

The Merry Christmas Activity Book
by Jane Bull
Whether you want to know how to make your own special Christmas cards or make fun gifts for your family and pets, this book will show you how to turn your home into a winter wonderland!

 

The Little Book of Christmas: Ideas for Cooking, Activities, Gifts, Games, Cards and Calendars for the Early Years Foundation Stage at Christmas
by Sally Featherstone
Cooking, craft, stories, role play gifts, decorations and more in this book specifically written to give you more ideas for a very busy time of the year!

 

Cross Stitch Country Christmas
by Brenda KEYES
Re-create the atmosphere of a traditional country Christmas with more than 50 charming cross-stitch projects.

 

Quick & Clever Christmas Cards: 100 Fast & Festive Cards & Tags
by Elizabeth MOAD
Sixty incredible card designs and twenty stunning tag projects make up this collection of easy-to-create Christmas greetings.

 

 

Cookery

Mrs Beeton’s Traditional Christmas: Recipes, Gifts, Customs and Games From a Bygone Era by Bridget JONES
Suggests holiday menus, shares traditional recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and desserts, and includes ideas for decorations and gifts

The Christmas Cookbook: Recipes to Celebrate the Festive Season by Sue MAGGS
This beautifully illustrated volume features festive recipes including all the popular Christmas classics and for those who desire inspiration to ring the changes.

 

DVD Movies!

The Polar Express (2004)
The academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for ‘The Polar Express’, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, longs to escape the routine of Halloweentown. Through a door in a tree, he stumbles upon Christmastown where he engineers the kidnapping of Santa Claus.

 

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

 

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951)
A Christmas Carol (1984)
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Three interpretations of Charles Dickens’ classic starring Alastair Sim (1951), George C.Scott (1984) and Patrick Stewart (1999) as Ebenezer Scrooge who contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. Will Scrooge see the error of his ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas?

 

The Santa Clause (2002)
Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, a cynical toy company executive who is forced to take over the job of Santa Claus when he and his son Charlie witness the previous incumbent falling off a roof.

 

Arthur Christmas (2012)
How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole!

 

Don’t Forget Our DVDs and Blu-Rays!

Don’t forget that the Library stocks some of the latest Hollywood and British movies , all available for a week’s loan!

Arrival
Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Julie Scarlett, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

 

 

Deepwater Horizon
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, John Malkovich
Directed by Peter Berg
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.

 

 

Hell or High Water
Starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey
Directed by David McKenzie
Toby is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.

 

I, Daniel Blake
Starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Kate Rutter, Kema Sikazwe
Directed by Nuneaton’s very own Ken Loach!
Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must rely on welfare after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work. Despite his doctor’s diagnosis, British authorities deny Blake’s benefits and tell him to return to his job. As Daniel navigates his way through an agonizing appeal process, he begins to develop a strong bond with a destitute, single mother (Hayley Squires) who’s struggling to take care of her two children.

 

Moonlight
Starring Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris, Alex R.Hibbert
Directed by Barry Jenkins
A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

 

 

 

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker
Directed by Nuneaton’s very own Gareth Edwards!
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.

 

Wonder Woman
Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

 

New Books and DVDs Available

The following books and DVDs are now available to borrow from the Library.

Books

The Child In Society by Hazel R. Wright

The Workhouse: The People, The Places, The Life Behind Doors by Simon Fowler

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation: Student Book edited by Naomi Norman and Katherine Pate

Managing Madness: Changing Ideas and Practice by Joan Busfield

Ross Kemp On Afghanistan: My Experiences on the Front Line With the British Forces

A-Z Of Hell: Ross Kemp’s How Not To Travel The World

Health Inequality: An Introduction To Concepts, Theories and Methods 2nd edition by Mel Bartley

There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack by Paul Gilroy

The Constitution Of Liberty by F.A Hayek

The Cambridge Social History Of Britain, 1750-1950, Volume 3: Social Agencies and Institutions by F.M.L Thompson

DVD

Doctor Who (The Christopher Eccleston Years) The newly regenerated Doctor lands on earth and meets Rose (Billie Piper).

 

Books can be borrowed for up to three weeks. DVDs may be borrowed for one week. All borrowed items can be renewed up to three times, unless the items have been reserved by someone else.

SUBJECT GUIDES – NEW EXPANDED SECTION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

We’ve been hard at work expanding our Subject Guides section on our website to now include over 40+ tailor-made pages that cover everything from Animation to Child Care, Drama to Mathematics, Media Studies to Public Services and much more!

On each page you’ll find lists of subject-relevant books, e-books, magazines, DVDs, streamed video (on our media player, ClickView), external websites and links to extremely useful study help sites.

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Hopefully you’ll find everything you need, however if we have missed out a subject or a particular excellent website, please feel free to contact us and we’ll include it in our ever-expanding list, it’s an organic thing!

Why not take a look for yourself and discover something new?

New Books and DVDs Available

The following books and DVDs are now available to borrow from the Library.

Books

The City and Guilds Textbook: Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery by Martin Burdfield, Stephen Redfern and Colin Fearn

Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair by Matt Joseph

Hillier’s Fundamentals of Automotive Electronics 6th edition

Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 by Linda Wyatt et el

Leadership in Health Care 3rd edition by Jill Barr and Lesley Dowding

You and Your Action Research Project 4th edition by Jean McNiff

Step By Step: Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 by Joan Lambert

Step by Step: Microsoft Excel 2016 by Curtis Frye

Step by Step: Microsoft Word 2016 by Joan Lambert

Step by Step: Microsoft Outlook 2016 by Joan Lambert

Step by Step: Microsoft Visio by Scott A. Helmers

Pearson BTEC National Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 specification

Pearson BTEC National Engineering: For the 2016 Specification

Developing School Readiness: Creating Lifelong Learners by Kathryn Peckham

Improving Classroom Learning With ICT by Rosamund Sutherland, Susan Robertson and Peter John

What Colour Is Your Parachute? 2018 by Richard N. Bolles

Level 2 Diploma Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair by Graham Stoakes, Eric Sykes and Catherine Whittaker

How To Paint Your Car revised edition by Dennis W. Parks

Car Painting by Matthew Jones and Ian Taylor

Neoliberalism by  by Damien Cahill and Martijn Konings

Sharing: Crimes Against Capitalism by Matthew David

 

DVDs

The Zookeepers Wife – The film tells the true story of the Polish couple who ran the Warsaw zoo. During WW2 the couple worked with the resistance and tried to save many families from Nazi persecution. Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl.

Moonlight –  The film follows the life of one man; from his childhood through to when he becomes an adult. Directed by Barry Jenkins. Starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris.

Their Finest – Set in Britain during the Blitz. A film crew try and make a film to raise the flagging morale of the UK population. Directed by Lone Scherfig. Starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy.

The Sense of an Ending – A retired man is forced to face up to his actions when he was younger. Directed by Ritesh Batra. Starring Jim Broadbent.

 

Books can be borrowed for up to three weeks. DVDs may be borrowed for one week. All borrowed items can be renewed up to three times, unless the items have been reserved by someone else.

 

New Books Available

The following books are now available to borrow from the Nuneaton campus Library.

Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology: Signs and symptoms in psychiatry 3rd edition by Patricia Casey and Brendan Kelly

The Development Of Psychopathology: Nature and nurture by Bruce F. Pennington

Psychopathology and Psychotherapy: DSM-5 Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization and Treatment 3rd edition edited by Len Sperry et al

Coeliac Disease: What you need to know (new edition) by Alex Gazzola

Amy, My Daughter by Mitchell Winehouse