From Pages to Practice: The Library Blog

By Melissa Powers

Melissa is a Librarian at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Blog Description: A blog about the NSVRC Library that showcases new materials, authors and resources that highlight current issues pertaining to sexual violence.

Blogger Bio: I am and forever will be a book lover! Finding new books is like a treasure hunt for me. Please come along as we search together for new reads and resources to help end sexual violence!




So, my favorite weather guy claims it’s going to be 90 tomorrow with humidity. Ok, no big deal, it is July after all. However, I wish someone would tell the overzealous stores and radio advertisers that it’s still summer and school is not back in session!


In my last posting, Tulip Invasion: Resources for Survivors, I mentioned my shear annoyance in dealing with the never ending tulip bulbs in my flower bed. In my frustration over the bulbs, I will admit that I missed what’s going on with my beautiful Azaleas. The Azaleas are my true treasure. I love their colors and complete brilliance.


As I was contemplating this next blog, I kept thinking of the annoying tulip bulbs that keep popping up every year around this time in front of my house. Despite my effort to rid my flower bed of them, there they are, back with a vengeance.  Whoever planted them before me has given me something that I can’t seem to get rid of.


Last Friday, February 14th, many celebrated a day of hearts, flowers and candy. Couples swooned and hearts filled with love. Yes, Valentine’s Day can be special for some, but to many it’s just another day.  The month of February however, is also American Heart Month. Most are probably aware that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women.


Library ComputerSo, now that you’ve been introduced and hopefully become inspired by the last post introducing the NSVRC library, I was hoping to take you on a tour of what you might find within the

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