For your recreational reading pleasure

November 23, 2010

Need a good book for your Thanksgiving travels?  We have a few new ones.

The Darwin Awards countdown to extinction.
Wendy Northcutt.
New York : Dutton, c2010.

The dinosaur hunter.
Homer Hickam.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2010.

Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption.
Laura Hillenbrand.
New York : Random House, c2010.

The fat man : a tale of North Pole noir.
Ken Harmon.
New York : Dutton, c2010.

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop : ’tis the season to be deadly : stories of mistletoe and mayhem from 17 masters of suspense.
Edited by Otto Penzler.
New York : Vanguard Press, c2010.

Worth dying for : a Reacher novel.
Lee Child.
New York : Delacorte Press, c2010.

Decision points.
George W. Bush.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.

The dog who couldn’t stop loving : how dogs have captured our hearts for thousands of years.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.
New York : Harper, c2010.

The mind’s eye.
Oliver Sacks.
New York : Knopf, c2010.

Chocolate wars : the 150-year rivalry between the world’s greatest chocolate makers.
Deborah Cadbury.
New York : PublicAffairs, c2010.

The confession.
John Grisham.
New York : Doubleday, c2010.


Library Survey Open through December 3rd

November 17, 2010

The library is developing a new 3-year strategic plan, and we need your help! To help us plan for the future, we are surveying the City of Hope community to learn how well our resources and services meet your needs, and what we can do to best support your work. The survey should take no more than about 15 minutes to complete, and your responses will help us to plan and allocate resources effectively.

At the end of the survey, you will be able to enter a drawing for some fabulous prizes:

  • Amazon Kindle e-book reader
  • Several Starbucks gift cards @ $10 each

Please go to to complete the survey.

The survey will be open through December 3.

Just ask! You may be surprised at what the Graff Library has to offer.

November 15, 2010

Did you find that reference? Was there any discussion published about this controversial article? Is that German drug manufactured in this country? Do we have this journal back to the 1950s? Can I come in and do my scanning on Sunday? Could someone come over and show me how to find articles?

Just ask! You may be surprised at what the Graff Library has to offer. Besides journals and books in the library building (Would you like a tour?), our Web site has links to online journals, biomedical and research databases, an online form to submit interlibrary loan and document delivery requests, and personal help. You can always call us, drop by,  or e-mail us at