Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Senate passes the Cobell vs. Salazar

The Senate passed the Cobell vs. Salazar Settlement on 11/19/10 when approving H.R. 4783. On November 19, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed legislation approving the Cobell v. Salazar class action settlement and authorizing $3.4 billion in funds. The bill will be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it must also pass in order to become law.

This step in the settlement of the Cobell vs. Salazar class action suit is the fruit of a twelve-year battle of Native Americans with Individual Money Accounts (IMA)to force the U.S. Government to provide an accurate accounting of the money in their accounts held in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and to make reparations for mishandling.

For access to the key documents in the case go to: http://www.cobellsettlement.com/docs/key_docs.php.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans History Project

In celebration of Veteran's Day, the Library would like to highlight a Library of Congress project collecting the history and stories of servicemen & servicewomen who have served in the armed forces since World War I up to present day conflicts. Sponsored and created by the American Folklife Center in 2000, this project collects, preserves and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may directly hear from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The project is also expanding to include the stories of civilian U.S. citizens who were actively involved in supporting war efforts, such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, and so on.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Novel/Movie Adaptation Display

Come see the Novel/Movie Adaptation display this month at the Al Harris Library! Many novels have been the basis of films, some of which have gone on to become prize-winning movies. In addition to the items on this display, you may check out a variety of other movies and novels, including some recent ones. Here are some of the novels and movies available at the Library: The African Queen, Ben Hur, Clockwork Orange, The Color Purple, The English Patient, Gone with the Wind, Like Water for Chocolate, No Country for Old Men, Sense & Sensibility, Up in the Air, and Wuthering Heights.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Celebrate Diversity: New Spanish Films

Come explore and celebrate the diversity of Spanish language and culture. The Al Harris Library has added twelve new films to its growing collection of world cinema. In stories ranging from the Andes to Brazilian beaches these groundbreaking films highlight the growing body of work in contemporary Latin Cinema.

So come to the library and check out your new films:

Battle In Heaven


The Headless Woman

Amores Perros

Tony Manero

The Maid

Nine Queens

The Secret in Their Eyes

City of God

Los Bastardos

7 Soles

El Norte