Make Something at the Library!

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Everyone knows you can get research help and study at the library, but did you know you can make things too? We have some tools in room 215 you can use to help you make something cool, whether it’s for a class assignment or personal project. Here are a few of the things you can use use in that space:

  • 3D Printer: We have a new MakerBot in the library! Students can book time with the machine, send their files to print, and pick up the project when it’s finished printing. For more details, or to book the machine, click here.
  • Sewing machine: Another new addition to our collection is a Singer sewing machine! The machine can’t reverse stitch, but it’s fully functioning otherwise, so you can bring your own supplies to complete a quick sewing project, like a superhero mask for Halloween or this coffee cozy for your favorite pumpkin spice flavored beverage.
  • Cricut: The Cricut is a machine that cuts out super precise paper shapes. You can use it to create banners, titles for a poster project, or even to cut some bat and pumpkin shapes for Halloween. The machine can also cut vinyl which you can use to design mugs and other items. You’ll need to make a free Cricut account, but you can design on your own laptop and come in to the library to cut your design. We’ve stocked the room with both paper and vinyl, so head upstairs and see what you can make!

For more information on any of these tools, contact the library, and send us pictures of what you make!

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Have you checked out KANOPY lately?

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Have you checked out what’s new on Kanopy – the on-demand streaming video service which is available free to our Bryant community (using your Bryant credentials)?  There’s over 3,000 titles to choose from in Classic Cinema, Indie Films, Foreign Films, and Documentaries! Hundreds of new titles are added each month.So pop the popcorn, relax and watch a favorite film, or discover something new tonight. face Photo:  Hollywood legend Ingrid Bergman in the foreign film  ‘A WOMAN’S FACE’. 

Throwback Thursday: Pants in the Library

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Did you know Bryant women were not always allowed to wear pants in the library? In 1965 when the campus was still in Providence, the dress code allowed women to wear pants after 3pm in the dorms, but never in the library or any of the classrooms. Thankfully this rule changed in autumn 1969, and we’re happy to see all of you in whatever you choose to wear!

Click here to get more information about the photo from our Digital Commons!

On Exhibit: Dunhuang: An Oasis along the Silk Road

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The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is excited to host the interactive exhibit Dunhuang: An Oasis for East-West Cultural, Commercial, and Religious Exchanges along the Ancient Silk Road in the Bello Grand Hall.

This exhibit, on view from September 27- October 6, features cave number 285 of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cave 285 is among the most significant of all the caves, dating back to the Western Wei Dynasty. This cave has been physically re-created, allowing visitors to experience and walk through the full-size cavern.

Speakers and tours are available every day during the exhibition. Presenters include Bryant professors and other lecturers who will speak about the influence of Dunhuang in art, trade, religion and international relations. Interested in learning more? The library has a number of books and eBooks that showcase the historical, cultural and religious importance of the Silk Road.

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Interactive Maps

Papers

The Dunhuang exhibition at Bryant University is made possible by a partnership between Bryant University and Dunhuang Academy and co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Government of Gansu Province.

Banned Books Week 2017

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It is a super exciting week here at the library! We are celebrating Banned Books Week in a  couple of awesome ways. Last week we gave you all the opportunity to participate in the Banned Books Week Brackett which was an amazing success. We are so grateful to all of you that took the time to vote for you favorite challenged books! Keep an eye out on our Social Media platforms to see the exciting results! IMG_20170919_121215.jpg

Also! Please stop by this week and check out our Blind Date with a Banned Book. You never know. You may just fall in love. #wordshavepower

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We love Banned Books Week and hope you do, too! If you are feeling daring stop by and check out some of the titles that have been challenged by censors over the years! And, heck, give one a read! Let’s show them that we have the power of WORDS!

*Also feel free to ask a library staff member to take your Banned Book mugshot! We will be posting to Social Media all week long* 

One of Oprah’s best picks ever!

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behAdmittedly,  it was with great hesitation that I started Oprah’s current choice for her eponymous book club – the debut novel “BEHOLD THE DREAMERS”  by Imbolo Mbue. After all, what’s an Oprah book choice without the 3D’s (despair, depression, and dysfunction)  and I wasn’t quite sure I was looking for that at the end of  those lazy days of summer. Much to my surprise, Mbue’s book proved one of the best  book choices in Oprah’s 20 year ‘book club’ history.  Sure it has the 3 D’s, yet layered in a beautifully written story about a young Cameroonian couple who believe they are on the fast track to living the American Dream, until the 2008 economic meltdown comes into play. A clash of cultures, religion, class systems, race, wealth, and dreams all come into play – making this a must-read book for everyone.