11. Try a New Cuisine

Did you know the Ivy Tech library has an outstanding collection of  cookbooks that cover all parts of the world and eating styles? Check out cook books that specialize in different world cuisine, such as Indian, Thai, Caribbean, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese or other national foods. Try one of our hundreds of cookbooks for your next summer meal.

12. Keep Up with Current Library News

Check our bulletin boards, emails and newsletters to discover  all kinds of interesting events that are happening in the Library throughout the year. Some examples are Edible Book Festival, Final Exam Refreshments, National Library Week Quiz, Children’s Book Drive, Soles4Souls Shoe Drive, and National Doughnut Day, which is Friday, June 3rd. Don’t miss your chance for free coffee and a doughnut treat at the Library!

14. Some Ideas for Your Pets

Pets are more than just animals. Our furry, feathered, and finned friends require time, attention, and as safe and comfortable a home as we do. Get some great ideas for improving their life this summer from your library. For example, check out Dog Friendly House by Ruth Strother and build an easy-to-make hoop jump for your dog. Or learn how to develop a healthy relationship with a well-behaved dog from Dog-Friendly Dog Training by Andrea Arden. Ever wonder what lies behind those big yellow eyes? Cat lovers, wonder no more, The Secret Life of Your Cat tell-all guide exposes the secrets of the cat’s most mystifying behaviors.

15. Come to the Library and Meet Us

Do you need help finding a book? How about guidance in using a database? Or even a quick tour of the library itself? Any of our library staff would be happy to help you. We love to find resources and answer questions. Be sure to stop by this summer and get to know us, because as the fortune cookie says, “Librarians possess novel information!” We’ll look forward to seeing you!

Shop ‘Till You Drop DVD

Tracking number: 130GE

Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what’s the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a fast-paced tour of the ecological and psychological terrain of American consumer culture, Shop ‘Til You Drop challenges us to confront these questions head-on. Taking aim at the high-stress, high-octane pace of fast-lane materialism, the film moves beneath the seductive surfaces of the commercial world to show how the flip side of accumulation is depletion — the slow, steady erosion of both natural resources and basic human values. In the end, Shop ‘Til You Drop helps us make sense of the economic turbulence of the moment, providing an unflinching, riveting look at the relationship between the limits of consumerism and our never-ending pursuit of happiness.