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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: My Life, My Love, My Legacy


My Life, My Love, My Legacy, by Coretta Scott King

My Life My Love My Legacy

"The life story of Coretta Scott King—wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist—as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.
Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. While enrolled as one of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, she became politically and socially active and committed to the peace movement. As a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, determined to pursue her own career as a concert singer, she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs as well as shared racial and economic justice goals, she married Dr. King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, and so much more.
As a widow and single mother of four, she worked tirelessly to found and develop The King Center as a citadel for world peace, lobbied for fifteen years for the US national holiday in honor of her husband, championed for women's, workers’ and gay rights and was a powerful international voice for nonviolence, freedom and human dignity.
Coretta’s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an extraordinary black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who, in the face of terrorism and violent hatred, stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful every day of her life."

- From the book jacket

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Retro Thursdays: Do You Remember the Year 2000?

KIDS FASHION SHOW

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Game Changers


Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History, by Molly Schiot

Game Changers

"Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present game changers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion.
Two years ago, filmmaker Molly Schiot began the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, posting a photo each day of a female athlete who had changed the face of sports around the globe in the pre-Title IX age. These women paved the way for Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and Lindsey Vonn, yet few today know who they are. Slowly but surely, the account gained a following, and the result is Game Changers, a beautifully illustrated collection of these trailblazers’ rarely-before-seen photos and stories.
Featuring icons Althea Gibson and Wyomia Tyus, complete unknowns Trudy Beck and Conchita Cintron, policymaker Margaret Dunkle, sportswriter Lisa Olson, and many more, Game Changers gives these “founding mothers” the attention and recognition they deserve, and features critical conversations between past and present gamechangers—including former US Women’s National Soccer Team captain Abby Wambach and SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion—about what it means to be a woman on and off the field."

- From the publisher’s website, http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Game-Changers/Molly-Schiot/9781501137099

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Faculty Fridays: Does my scholarship in Academic Works reach an international audience?

People from 125 countries have download material from Academic Works at LaGuardia since our institutional repository opened in April 2015. The “Top 10” countries are:
10. Netherlands
9. Australia
8. Romania
7. India
6. China
5. Canada
4. United Kingdom
3. Germany
2. France
1. United States

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Eyes on the Street


Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs, by Robert Kanigel

The Fire this Time

"Kanigel's delight in his subject, "one of the premier intellectual figures of the twentieth century," shimmers on every page, so inspired is he by Jane Jacobs' independence, curiosity, "antic humor," industriousness, and genius for discerning and articulating the dynamics of vibrant city life. Jacobs is most revered for her seminal work, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), an audacious treatise by a Scranton gal who, for all her brains, completed a secretarial course but never finished college. Her office skills kept her employed in the 1930s, when she lived in Greenwich Village; she then found work as a writer at a trade magazine, the U.S. Office of War Information, and, after marrying an architect, Architectural Forum, where she began formulating her radical theories about the "exuberant diversity" of street life in the era of brutal urban renewal. Kanigel portrays Jacobs, intrepid mother of three, working intensely on her heavily researched, controversial books; successfully opposing neighborhood-destroying projects proposed by city planner Robert Moses; navigating fame; and moving with her family to Toronto in protest against the Vietnam War. In this zestfully illuminating and entertaining biography, Kanigel aligns Jacobs with her peers Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan as he takes full measure of her accomplishments and influence and elucidates the scope and passion of her unique quest to understand what sustains civilization."

- Seaman, Donna. "Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs." Booklist, 1 Aug. 2016, p. 14. Academic OneFile, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=cuny_laguardia&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA460761572&it=r&asid=9eecefccab16a843e4fa23a58f63951b. Accessed 7 Mar. 2017.

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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Come see this new exhibit about National Nutrition Month right outside the Library (E-101).



Read Rolling Stone Magazine in the Library

Find this and other print magazines, journals, and newspapers in our Periodicals section, where all titles are arranged alphabetically. To see if we have something in our print collection, you can consult the catalog.

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Library Website Usability Study

Library Website Usability Study

Earn a free 16GB flashdrive by participating in a study of the library website. Participants will be asked to answer questions by navigating the library’s website. Sessions will last approximately forty-five minutes and can be scheduled any weekday in March or April.

Eligible to LaGuardia Community College students only!

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