Now is the time to start reserving Study Rooms for EXAM weeks!

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FYI: You may want to book your Study Room in the Library  NOW, before all the rooms and most popular times are taken for Exam weeks.  It’s easy to do – you can reserve on the iPad in the Library near the Circ Desk, or do it on your own computer – just check out the Study Room Reservations link on the front of the library homepage and follow the EZ directions. Just remember the Rule of  “3” – at least 3 people need to be in your study group to reserve a room! White Boards and other amenities are available in most rooms.

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Oprah’s newest Book Club Choice!

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We have it…the first Oprah’s Book Club choice for 2018: AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by award winning author Tayari Jones. What made Oprah want to share this novel with her Book Club members? Says Oprah, “After the first few chapters, as I got to know Roy and Celestial and Andre, I forgot they were fictional characters. I found myself in that zone readers yearn for: I wanted to cancel all my plans and curl up with my new friends. ”  No doubt, a book you won’t want to put down this Spring season!

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Read more: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/an-american-marriage-by-tayari-jones-oprahs-book-club-2018#ixzz5CHevyAA5

Check This Out!-Hot Dog Taste Test

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Looking for something fun and irreverent to read? Hot Dog Taste Test is full of art and comics from Lisa Hanawalt, production designer and producer on the Netflix series Bojack Horseman. This book features illustrated lists on goofy topics such as “Things that make me feel super old,” and “Food diary,” as well as full stories, including a day in the life of New York chef, and her experience swimming with river otters. It also features comics about Tuca & Bertie, so you can get to know them before their new Netflix show comes out.

To place a hold on this book, or for more information, check the catalog here.

Check This Out!—Paper Girls, vol. 1

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Congrats—you’ve made it to the mid-point of the semester!

If you’re looking for a way to unwind in between studying and working on projects, you should check out a graphic novel from the library. Today we’re highlighting Paper Girls, which follows four newspaper delivery girls who encounter a supernatural threat to their town while delivering papers on Halloween. Check it out if you’re looking for a fun story about growing up, time travel, and saving the world.

For more information, or to place a hold on this book, go to the library catalog.

For past graphic novel recommendations, click here!

-Becca

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“Fair Use / Fair Dealing” Week starts NOW! How can you participate?

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A very important week is upon us all – it’s the “Fair Use / Fair Dealing” week which runs from February 26 – March 2, 2018.  It’s a week coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries, celebrating the importance of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions. In it’s simplest terms, “fair use” and “fair dealing” are  the legal use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances – something students and educators deal with on a daily basis. For more information and ideas on how you can be an active participator,  please visit their site: Association of Research Libraries

 

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Check This Out!—The Underground Railroad

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Image result for The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadColson Whitehead’s novel, The Underground Railroad, is striking in both its literary style and emotionally impactful content.  Whitehead is noted for mixing realism with a bit of surrealism and this, his latest novel, is no exception.  Set in the antebellum South, he introduces us to Cora, a young slave woman who, along with her companions one night, relies on the light of the full moon to escape the brutality of the Georgia plantation on which she was born.  With help from a clandestine network of abolitionist individuals, they travel the Underground Railroad which Whitehead depicts as a cavernous system of actual railways.

Scenes of both triumph and horror abound in this mix of historically-based fiction and subterranean fantasy.  Whitehead’s sensory style of writing will keep you engaged and reflecting upon its emotional content for days after you’ve completed the book.  Don’t overlook this one on your next leisure reading quest.

To learn more about the book, or put a hold on it, visit the library catalog.

—Wendy Smith-Stenhouse