Thursday, August 25, 2011

Office 2010 and Windows 7 installed on Library computers.

Office 2010 is installed on all the library computers.

During summer sessions Office 2010 and Windows 7 were installed on all the open library computers. If you are having problems, please contact a Librarian. 

All the student computers in the Library are using Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

University Book Club chooses Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry for August 21st meeting.

On Tuesday, August 21, Edinboro University's Book Discussion group will meet in the Baron-Forness Library, room 715 at 6:45 p.m. The discussion will be on Wendell Berry’s book, Hannah Coulter. Copies of the book are on reserve in the library. All are welcome to join.

"This is the story of my life, that while I lived it weighed upon me and pressed against me and filled all my senses to overflowing and now is like a dream dreamed.... This is my story, my giving of thanks." So begin the reflections of Hannah Coulter, the twice-widowed protagonist of this slim, incandescent novel in Berry's Port William series. In 1940, the precocious, innocent Hannah leaves her small Kentucky farming town to work as a secretary in nearby Hargrave, where she meets Virgil Feltner, seven years her senior, who gently courts her. They marry and have a daughter, but Virgil, "called to the army in 1942," dies in the Battle of the Bulge. Love follows mourning, as a kind but driven farmer, Nathan Coulter, returns from combat and woos Hannah. In delicate, shimmering prose, Berry tracks Hannah's loves and losses through the novel's first half; the narrative sharpens as Hannah recounts her children's lives—Margaret becomes a schoolteacher with a troubled son; Mattie ("a little too eager to climb Fool's Hill") flees rural life to become a globe-trotting communication executive; Caleb, Nathan's hope to run the family farm, becomes a professor of agriculture instead. Beneath the story of ordinary lives lies the work of an extraordinarily wise novelist: as Hannah relates her children's fate to her own deeply rooted rural background, she weaves landscape and family and history together ("My mind... is close to being the room of love where the absent are present, the dead are alive, time is eternal and all creatures prosperous"). Her compassion enlivens every page of this small, graceful novel.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

LABOR DAY, Sept. 3, 2012

2012: Sept. 3

The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing “Labor Day” on one day or another, and Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
Who Are We Celebrating?

155.2 million
Number of people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force in June 2012.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employee Benefits

Percentage of full-time workers 18 to 64 covered by health insurance during all or part
of 2010.
Source: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010, derived
from Table 8

                                                            Our Jobs

Americans worked in a variety of occupations in 2010. Here is a sampling:

Occupation                                     Number of employees
Actors                                                                        7,835
Computer programmers                                          389,471
Cooks                                                                 1,051,896
Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists             395,311
Janitors and building cleaners                                1,445,991
Teachers (preschool – grade 12)                          3,073,673
Telemarketers                                                           48,455
Telephone operators                                                 33,057
Web developers                                                      115,561

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, Table B24124 <>
26.3 million
Number of female workers 16 and older in management, business, science, and arts occupations in 2010. Among male workers, 16 and older, 23.7 million were employed in management, professional and related occupations.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, Table C24010

5.9 million
The number of people who worked from home in 2010.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, Table B08128

Another Day, Another Dollar

$47,715 and $36,931
The 2010 real median earnings for male and female full-time, year-round workers, respectively.
Source: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010

For detailed information on the data force, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at <>