The recent movie “Jackie” is focused on Jackie Kennedy during the week after the John F. Kennedy assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. In addition to the historical snapshot, the film is also a reminder that the life of a first lady is not guaranteed to be an easy one.Librarian Michelle Myers lists some factual books about Jackie and first ladies, as well as some novels loosely based on the lives of first ladies.
Minnesota gardening season is almost upon us. Browse the many gardening books at your local library for adults and children and try your hand at flower, herb, vegetable, container, or wildlife gardens.Here are a few recent gardening books, as well as some gardening novels for those who like a springtime setting as they read.“Square Foot Gardening: Growing perfect vegetables, a visual guide to raising and harvesting prime garden produce,” by the Square Foot Gardening Foundation.
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for journalism, as well as letters, drama and music, were announced on April 10 in the 101st year of the awards.The prizes were established in the will of renowned journalist, Joseph Pulitzer. Many present and past prize winning books are available in the library collection. A sampling from recent years are:“The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead. 2017 fiction winner.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".