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The Guild for Life Bibliographies

The Truxal Library provides guides to the Anne Arundel Community College Guild for Life with library resources for their monthly visits to Museums of the Mid-Atlantic and other attractions.

Truxal Library Bibliographies for The Guild for L.I.F.E.

Andrew G. Truxal Library compiles monthly a bibliography for the The Guild for L.I.F.E. to accompany members to their trips and/or tours. Each month the Guild for Life visits museums, parks, gardens, art galleries and factories from the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, please visit: The Guild for Life.

Gallery: History

Photo source: Nguyen, Marie-Lan. Herotous Massimo. (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC), often considered the "father of history". 22 December 2009.




"in its broadest sense, is the story of humanity's past. It also refers to the recording of that past. The diverse sources of history include books, newspapers, printed documents, personal papers, and other archival records, artifacts, and oral accounts."

"history." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Paul Lagasse, and Columbia University, Columbia University Press, 8th edition, 2018. Credo Reference.

Gallery: Gardens

Photo source: Barrison, Harvey. Colonial Williamsburg. [Gardens at Colonial Williamsburg, Williamburg, Virginia, feature mary heirloom varieties of plants.] 26 April 2008.


"GARDENS ARE IMPORTANT elements of human–environment relationships. Historically, people have managed gardens for food, medicine, income, and ritual reasons, as they do today. "

Keys, Eric. "Gardens." Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, Paul Robbins, Sage Publications, 1st edition, 2007. Credo Reference.


Gallery: Museums

Photo Source: DaveZ. Sunset at 9/11 Memorial South Pool. National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.  22 December 2012.



"Derived from the Greek word mouseion, which originally denoted a place holy to the Muses, the term came in modern times to denote an institution – often embodied in a designated building – for the exhibition, preservation and study of artworks (and other objects) as well as for a whole range of related social, educational, and cultural functions. the museum."

"museum." Aesthetics A-Z, Eran Guter, Edinburgh University Press, 1st edition, 2010. Credo Reference.

Gallery: Parks

Photo source: Benoist, Jean-Christophe.NYC - Manhattan - Central-Park.Central Prak in New York City is the most visited Park in the United States. 27 April 2012.


park (pïrk) n.

"1. An area of land set aside for public use, as:
     a. A piece of land with few or no buildings within or adjoining a town, maintained for recreational and ornamental purposes.
     b. A landscaped city square.
     c. A large tract of rural land kept in its natural state and usually reserved for the enjoyment and recreation of visitors."


"park." The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, edited by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, Houghton Mifflin, 6th edition, 2016. Credo Reference.

Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography