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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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!

Check this out! — Board games

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Looking for something to do tonight? Check out our game collection! We’ve got a variety of games from recent (Cards Against Humanity), to classic (Monopoly, Pictionary), to vintage (Mall Madness). You can browse the games we have online, or you can come take a look at our new display area on the first floor of the library!

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Our game area!

Board games are available for a 3-day check out, and you can find them on the first floor of the library near the windows.

 

Welcome back, Bulldogs!

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Happy start of the semester, everyone! We’re here for all of your questions, whether they’re library related or not. You can visit in-person, send us a text, or IM us from the library homepage whenever the library is open (check out our hours here). If you’re looking for information on accessing library resources, check out our new Research Help page.

We also have Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (bryantlibrary), so follow us there for updates about what’s going on at the library!

Here are some other Bryant resources you might want to check out to get off to a great start this semester:

  • ACE, or The Academic Center for Excellence, can help you with your homework or review before a test.
  •  Counseling Services is a great resource if you’re having a hard time settling in.
  • The Writing Center can help you learn to write, edit, and cite your papers.
  • Dining Services has a website with the hours for the dining options on campus, as well as the Salmo menu (at the bottom of the page)!
  • The Bryant Bulldogs site has The Wellness Center hours and the schedule for group exercise classes this fall.

Let us know if you have any other questions, or just drop by and say hello!

–Becca

Becca

Throwback Thursday — Campus Entrance Sign

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Did you know the sign at the campus entrance isn’t the original Bryant sign? The sign we have now was put up in 2004 when we changed our name from Bryant College to Bryant University. Check out the original sign from 1971 (with students posing on top):

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Bryant College/Tupper Campus Entrance Sign

For more information, check out our Digital Commons! Which sign do you prefer?

Check This Out! — Audubon: On the Wings of the World

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Audubon-Cover-RGBLooking for a book that’s in tune with nature? How about a graphic novel about the namesake of The National Audubon Society? Audubon: On the Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau & Jérémie Royer is based on the life of ornithologist and naturalist John James Audubon who traveled the United States in the 1800s observing and illustrating birds.

This book features great art, a strong story, and is clear and easy to read, even for those who don’t read comics. There are also reproductions of Audubon’s paintings at the end so you can observe his style first-hand. This is a great book for the end of the summer, since there’s time to read it outside and enjoy the nice weather, then do some exploring of your own!

To get more information, or to place a hold, click here.