Goodbye Mad Men

10eHave you ever loved a television program so much that you cried when it ended? There were more than a few sad faces in the library when the season finale of Mad Men rolled around. We even had a tribute magnetic scrabble game on our staff message-board.

Mad Men ran for 7 seasons and reintroduced the modern world to the fashion, politics, and home-life of 1960’s America. We saw a glimpse of what life was like for the ad-men (and women!) of New York in a sometimes romanticised and sometimes no-holds-barred kind of way. The series grew to be a cultural phenomenon not only for the nostalgic value but for the social commentaries on gender, race equality, and of course, advertising.

Do you want to live in the world of 1960’s Madison Avenue for a little longer? Why not check out some of the awesome titles we have in our collection.


Mad men unbuttoned : a romp through 1960s America / Natasha Vargas-Cooper.
Mad men and philosophy : nothing is as it seems / edited by Rod Carveth and James B. South.
Mid-century ads : advertising from the Mad Men era / edited by Jim Heimann ; introduction by Steven Heller.


Mad Men and Politics [electronic resource] : Nostalgia and the Remaking of Modern America / Lilly J. Goren.
Mad Men, Mad World [electronic resource] : Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s. / Lauren M.E. Goodlad.
Analyzing Mad Men [electronic resource] : Critical Essays on the Television Series. / Scott F. Stoddart.


Nineteen Sixties Drama

Shaun the Sheep – baack in the Library!

Have you seen Shaun the Sheep? He’s woolly, wily and awfully cute – and you can find him in the Library!

Animation Subject Guide

Animation Subject Guide

Shaun the Sheep is now one of the most successful animated characters ever. He’s wildly popular not only in English-speaking countries, but also in Japan, China, Indonesia and the Middle East. A recent exhibition in Tokyo attracted 30,000 visitors in only five days!

Little Shaun has actually outshone the much beloved Wallace and Gromit, also a product of Aardman Animation. (You can find out all about Aardman here.)

And if you’re interested in animation, our Animation Subject Guide is a great place to begin your investigations!