Get facts from Grey House—April 12, 2013
Readers, prepare to step into the real lives of Americans suffering the effects of the Great Depression along with the looming specter of what we now know as World War II. Come to the library with a little time to spare, ask the librarian for “This is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1940 Census” published by Grey House, and then find a table because it’s a big book. You can also check the book out. The 1940 census was released in April 2012. You may access and search the actual 1940 census at the library on Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest Online and at home on HeritageQuest Online.
Hastings Public librarians work hard to bring you the latest services technology offers, such as digital magazines, ebooks and online research databases, all free to you with your library card. These same librarians strive to provide you with the latest fiction and nonfiction in print form. Today let’s explore seven recent titles put out by Grey House, the afore-mentioned publisher and respected producer of reference works on government, education, demographics, business, health, statistics and more. Not to be read cover to cover like a novel, these titles are the ones you’ll seek out when you need information.
For example, look in “The 2013 Complete Television, Radio & Cable Industry Directory” under Radio/Radio Stations in the United States/ Nebraska for a city-by-city list, description and contact information for each station. Stations can also be located by call letters, frequency and type of programming. This directory covers television and the cable industry as well.
Parents, caregivers and local agencies can find comprehensive and useful information about pediatric and adolescent conditions in “The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders.” Included is new information on childhood stress and ACE scoring.
Also in a health vein, see “The 2013 HMO/PPO Directory” with state rankings and statistics on health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations. “The Complete Directory for People with Disabilities” provides, for one thing, access to the latest products and services available such as camps and travel groups, assistive devices, employment and education programs.
Compare how 21 cities in the Central Region of the US stack up in regard to living environment, business environment, rankings and background in “America’s Top-Rated Cities.” The business environment category includes data on event sites, taxes, city finances, income and much more.
Last but not least are two titles on government. Just new to HPL is “From Suffrage to the Senate: America’s Political Women: An Encyclopedia of Leaders, Causes and Issues.” Library Journal review of this edition reads “…a well-researched, skillfully organized reference on American women’s influence on public life. Recommended for all public and academic libraries.” Also see ”Constitutional Amendments” which includes reprints of each amendment in its original handwriting.