Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit with a movie, you should come check out our video collection! We’ve got a variety of horror movies on DVD that you can check out, or you can stream a movie using our database Kanopy. However you decide to spend your holiday, stay safe and know that we’re open regular hours for all your questions!
Looking for a great book to read this Halloween weekend? We have plenty to choose from in horror, and mystery – all bound to lift your spirits! New titles by Gillian Flynn, Marissa Meyer, and John Grisham. Classics by Stephen King, Deborah Harkness, Agatha Chrisite and William Peter Blatty. Stop by and check some out today!
Did you know we have current and best selling books by authors with ties to Rhode Island? Journalist Tim White, Anne Hood, Peter Conti, and Alyssa Maxwell are writers who currently live here or once called RI ‘home’. (By the way, Maxwell has a great murder mystery series based in the Newport Mansions!)
Their latest books can be found in our Leisure Reading collection. Stop by and pick up some books for those night by the fire this Fall!
Who’s ready to do some fall baking? If you like pie (who doesn’t like pie?), you should check out our new book called The Art of Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life. It has instructions on making a variety of different types of pie, including traditional flavors like apple, blueberry, and peach, as well as some less common flavors like mocha cream, banana rum caramel coconut, grasshopper (mint), and nectarine. Not into sweets? No problem–there’s a whole section on savory pies like sausage and apple, Shepard’s pie, and English pork pies. Don’t want to bake, but do want to look at some close up pictures of pie? This book’s got that too.
Come browse this book in our Leisure Reading section, and send us a picture if you end up using one of the recipes!
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!
You’ve located the Douglas & Judith Krupp Library Bluetooth Beacon!
What does this mean? You’re already one step ahead for some upcoming scavenger hunt fun during exam period in the library. Beginning on Thursday December 14th the library will install a short scavenger hunt – allowing those who complete the hunt the ability to enter a raffle for a fun prize!
If you’re interested in getting a leg up on the competition for the exam period scavenger hunt simply enter your name and email address in this form and you’ll receive further instructions.
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. Photo: Hollywood legend Ingrid Bergman in the foreign film ‘A WOMAN’S FACE’.