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Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The HELM Library Catalog allows students to request books from any HELM Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their Bristol Campus Card. You can place a HOLD on a book using your 900#.
Please NOTE we are not loaning print books at this time. The libraries are currently working on a plan for contact-less pick up. An announcement will be coming soon.
This Life Is in Your Hands by Melissa ColemanWith urban farming and backyard chicken flocks becoming increasingly popular, Coleman has written this timely and honest portrait of her own childhood experience in Maine with her two homesteading parents during the turbulent 1970s. A luminous, evocative memoir that explores the hope and struggle behind one family's search for a self-sufficient life.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsIn the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Did you know once you are logged into eBook Central you can add any of your books to your "bookshelf"? Simply click on "Add to Bookshelf" and next time you log in you can go directly to it by accessing the link at the top of the page that says, "Bookshelf".
Off Campus? Log on with your 900 number.
Leaving Fundamentalism by G. Elijah Dann (Editor)In a time when religious conservatives have placed their faith and values at the forefront of the so-called "culture wars," this book is extremely relevant. The stories in Leaving Fundamentalism provide a personal and intimate look behind sermons, religious services, and church life, and promote an understanding of those who have been deeply involved in the conservative Christian church
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2008-05-26
By the Hand of Mormon by Terryl L. GivensWith over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terry L. Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2002-03-14
Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric JensenIn Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Learning Without School by Ross MountneyWhile some people look back on school as the 'best days of your life', for others the experience can be unpleasant and gruelling. Learning without School is a practical handbook for parents who want to educate their children at home but are unsure that they have the skills and know-how required to give their child the best education possible. This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of choosing this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships