For those of you who love Masterpiece Theater’s current mini-series “Victoria”, you may very well be delighted in the new book Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe. Author Deborah Cadbury offers a gripping account of the Queen’s meddlesome matchmaking skills in her grandchildren’s lives, to help turn Europe’s strife into happiness. Some of the unions were blissful while most were catastrophic – making an enjoyable read this winter!
Thank You to everyone for voting in the Thanksgiving Basket Contest in the Roto on November 16th. We won 1st Place this year (our first time, ever), which makes all the time and effort into planning, organizing and creating our CornuKruppia most rewarding! Overall, 262 votes were cast (the most ever) in the contest, and 26 baskets were entered – with all the food donations going to the Capital City Community Center in Providence, feeding needy families this Holiday season. Again, thank you all so much!
Bryant is partnering with PBC Guru to start a new virtual book club for alumni, faculty, and staff. A new book will be chosen every two months, and participants can go online to discuss the book with others. This month’s choice is The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business, and we have one copy of this book available at Bryant. You can check the library catalog for more information, or to see if our copy is available for check-out.
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If you liked this book and are looking for others like it, you can check out this list from Goodreads.
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!
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Admittedly, 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.
The close of the Spring Semester 2017 is fast upon us, with only a few weeks left before finals. At this time, we ask if you anticipate any need of resources via ILL Requests for final papers, presentations or exams (books, articles, DVDs, etc), please submit your requests ASAP. Keep in mind, it’s a busy time at all college libraries for ILL Requests, and some requests may take longer than usual to fill – but we always do our best to get you the items quickly. Should you have any questions regarding research materials you may need, contact the R & I desk at 232-6299. If you have any questions regarding ILL Requests, contact the ILL desk at 232-6125. We’re here to help!
Professor Joan Zaretti’s “Creativity and the Arts” class has had a busy semester as they’ve been learning how one can explore creativity as a general process of engagement. One of their projects, “Altered Books,” is currently on display in Krupp Library.
This project showcased the students creative reactions to the cover or contents of a book. “They used the text as an inspiration and responded, showing what it brought to mind,” said Professor Zaretti. “This allows them to see how even words on a page are part of a visual and creative response.”
Students chose a book and had the freedom to alter it visually, or even physically alter the book itself. The display highlights the many different interpretations that students had and shows how they transformed the existing piece into something new.
While students had little or no background in visual arts, their response in this project shows a strong display of creative talents that included drawings, mixed media and sculpture.
“This class shows students how artistic communities can find inspiration among each other,” said Professor Zaretti. “The students now see how communities use each other as inspiration. This is a skill that they can translate to other aspects of their lives.”
Come and check out the display!