Sep 27, 2007
Photos from the Goochland Branch Library's Banned Books Week 2007 display
First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read, hear, or see them. Intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.
Sep 20, 2007
The Looming Tower : al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11
By Lawrence Wright
This book won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted
On Cogito, you can read news and features on topics ranging from global warming and biostatistics to cold fusion and bioethics, and beyond. You can explore the intersection of science and the arts, from computer animation to science fiction. You can find great resources including book reviews, "Best of the Web" guides, and listings and reviews of summer and distance-education programs, internships, and academic competitions.
Sep 18, 2007
Sep 14, 2007
This site leaves no herbal medicines unexplored. As part of the Medline Plus omnibus site which was created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this particular section covers many aspects of the world of herbal medicine.