Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!
Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen
We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer
The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library
Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History by Frazier Moore
The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall
Binge Watching New York: A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series by Marion Miclet
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden
The Power of Sprinkles: A Cake Book by the founder of the Flour Shop, Amirah Kassem
The Turkish Cookbook: The Culinary Traditions & Recipes from Turkey by Musa Dağdeviren
New in History
The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral
When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan
Chaucer’s People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England by Liza Picard
On Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 AM, we will join most of North America and Europe, and parts of the rest of the world in “springing forward” and turning our clocks an hour ahead. Popular lore often attributes the one hour shift in daylight to farmers, but the reality is much more complicated. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the modern notion that a time change would save energy, though William Willett, a British builder, formally introduced the idea to the British Parliament in 1908. One year after Willet’s death in 1915, Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire were the first countries/states to officially enact Daylight Saving Time as an effort to save energy during World War I.
In the United States, The Calder Act established Daylight Saving Time and U.S. Time Zones on March 19th, 1918. The law was officially repealed in October of 1919, though many states and cities did not follow suit, creating a great deal of confusion until Congress passed the Uniform Time Act of 1966.
On March 6th, 2019, the Florida Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, aimed at keeping Daylight Saving Time all year, instead of reverting back to Standard Time from November to March. Currently, American Samoa, the majority of Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not participate in Daylight Saving Time.
Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead!
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