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The library staff is happy to set aside books you wish to check out. Start the process by using the "Library Online Catalog" link to the left instead of the search box below. This will take you to the official Destiny catalog search page. You must be logged into Destiny to place a hold on an item. Click on the "Login" button located in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Log in using your MUHS username and password. To place a hold, click on the "hold" button located below the item record. This will generate a hold notice. The library staff will check these notices several times a day and pull the book(s) you have requested. Give us a few minutes and then stop by and pick up your book(s) at the Library's Information Desk.

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"To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that's what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but for one's community."
~Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court from 1993 until September 18, 2020. Recognized as both intelligent and ambitious, Ginsburg often found herself marginalized because of her gender. Tough and tenacious, she persisted and championed the rights of women through her work as a lawyer and judge by exposing the injustices women faced at the hands of the U.S. legal system.

To learn more about the life of Justice Ginsburg, check out this great biographical sketch or one of the following books available at the Doerr Library:

Dissenter On the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work by Victoria Ortiz. 347.73 GIN

A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law by Mark Tushnet. 347.73 TUS

For more information about the Supreme Court check out Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, an eBook available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Ginsburg did not always agree with the majority opinion and took her role as a dissenter seriously. She wrote, "Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow."

National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. The observance began in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week and later became a month-long celebration. Hispanic Heritage Month festivities always start on September 15, a historically significant day that marks the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The designated period is also a nod to those from Mexico and Chile, which celebrate their independence on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

For more information and some fun facts visit the Census Bureau's Hispanic Heritage Month website

...and the Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture found in our Gale Virtual Reference Library database.

Curious to learn more? Check out these amazing books available at the Doerr Library!

Latinos in Waukesha by Walter Sava and Anselmo Villarreal. 977.593 SAVl

Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation by Ray Suarez. 973.0468 SUAl

Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph edited by Mickey Ibarra 973.0468 LATi

September is "Library Card Sign-up Month" and I encourage you to visit your local public library and apply for your card. Armed with a library card, you will have access to free books, audiobooks, DVDs, research databases and a large collection of eBooks purchased by a consortium of public libraries throughout the State of Wisconsin. Most public libraries are part of a county library system and a library card from your local library provides you with access to all of the libraries within that county.

The library is now selling earbud style headphones for $1.00. Small enough to fit in the pocket of your backpack, these earbuds are perfect for listening to music, watching a DVD, or viewing a YouTube clip.

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