AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH – Biographies and Autobiographies

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There’s still some time left in African American History Month to get some reading done! Check out some of the biographies and autobiographies we have in our collection. Click the links for more information, or to place a hold on these books:

African American History Month – The Harlem Renaissance

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Hi everyone! This week we’re highlighting the materials the library has on the Harlem Renaissance:

History

Media

Literature

African American History Month – Documentaries

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February is African American History Month! We have displays on the first and second floors of the library highlighting some of our resources, so definitely check those out. There are also some events going on at Bryant this month, like a Black History Exhibit and Lecture, and a screening of Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (more information here).

Kanopy-K.jpgAnother way to learn more about African American history is to watch documentaries on Kanopy, which has streaming videos you can watch if you’re snowed in. Here are a few suggestions, or you can look through some of the other films they have:

Bloomberg Terminals

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Welcome back from break! This semester we have an exciting announcement — we have 10 new Bryant community Bloomberg terminals for faculty, students, and staff to use! These terminals have Bloomberg installed on them, which provides finance data, analytics, communication tools, and more. These terminals have two monitors and a specialized keyboard, so you’ll be able to spot them on the first floor of the library near the windows, and the second floor in the lounge near the study rooms.

To use these terminals, you’ll need to log in to the computer with your Bryant username and password, then make a Bloomberg account. Let us know if you need any help — we have written directions as well.

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Finals Week at the Library

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Happy Finals Week, everyone! The library has extended hours until finals are over, so check out our schedule so you know when we’re open.

We know everyone’s busy and stressed, so there are a few things going on in the library this week to help. There are crayons and coloring pages on the first floor of the library so you can take a quick break from studying, since coloring is an effective way to combat stress. Library staff will also be taking our snack cart around in the afternoons so you can refuel while you’re studying. CreepyMouse is still lurking in the library for a couple more days causing trouble. If you find her, you can bring her back to one of the desks on the first floor to get a candy reward.

We’re also having a couple one day events, like Coffee & Cookies on Thursday, and Big Kid Story Time on Saturday. Check out the flyer above for times!

As always, we’re here for any questions you might have, or if you need to check out a highlighter or a phone charger. Good luck on finals, Bryant!

 

CHECK THIS OUT!–March

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March is a graphic novel series featuring the first person accounts of Congressman John Lewis on the history of the civil rights movement. In Book 1, he describes his childhood in segregated Alabama, how it shaped him to become a civil rights activist, and the experience of taking part in the Nashville sit-ins. The latest installment of this series, March Book 3, made The New York Times Bestseller list, and this year was the first graphic novel ever to win the National Book Award.

Bryant has the first two books in this series. Stop in and check them out so you have something to read over Thanksgiving break!