Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Geography Awareness Week


Geography Awareness Week, an annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP), encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the "interconnectedness of our world." Celebrated during the third week of November (Nov. 17-23, 2013), students, families, and community members are invited to focus on the importance of geography through events, lessons, games, and challenges.


Resources at the library

In the non-fiction section, the 900s cover geography and history, with geography and travel specifically located in the 910s. If you have a specific region or country in mind, check the catalog (try a keyword search) or ask library reference staff to assist you. Atlases, specifically world atlases, can be found in the 912s, in both the adult and juvenile (children's) areas of your local library, as well as near the reference desk.

If the personal aspect of travel (versus geographical facts or "travel guides") are more your thing, be sure to check out the worldly (and often witty) observations of writers such as Paul Theroux, Frances Mayes, Peter Matthiessen and Tony Horwitz (or how 'bout Agatha Christie?!) or winning entries for the Solas Awards Best Travel Writing (online resource).


More to explore

Electronic resources (use your library card to access)


Resources on the web


~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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