Join us on the April 18th from 9:30 to 10:45 on the 2nd floor of the Rotunda, between Gulski and the classroom doors, for the first annual 3D Printing Challenge! To compete, you will print a balloon-powered car to race against other participants.
Contact Kevin Mentzer at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, or find out more in the RED18 program.
Did anyone else read a lot of Shel Silverstein when they were a kid? In honor of National Poetry Month, childhood nostalgia, and the plethora of projects you have to get done before the end of the semester, you should check out his poem “Homework Machine” from A Light in the Attic:
You can also check out some of Shel’s poems and an excerpt from The Giving Tree being read aloud on his YouTube channel!
Happy Poetry Month! If you’re looking for some quick ways to read more poetry, here are a few suggestions:
- Sign up to have a poem emailed to you everyday from the Academy of American Poets through their Poem-A-Day program
- Follow a classic poet on twitter! Many well known poets have twitter accounts dedicated to their work that post a line or two a day. Here are a few you might want to follow:
- If you prefer more visual and current works, follow a poet on Instagram. We recommend Nayyirah Waheed and Rupi Kapur!
Let us know if you have other suggestions for incorporating more poetry into your life!
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.
Join Read Across Rhode Island and Open Books-Open Minds in reading The Hate U Give! by Angie Thomas. The state has purchased enough licences for everyone to download the e-book version of this title, so if you have a RI public library card, you can download the e-book or audio book here. A date and time for our book club discussion will be forthcoming.
Keynote lecture with Angie Thomas at the Open Books-Open Minds conference at RI College will be livestreamed Friday, April 13th from 11:00am-12:00pm.
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!
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some library resources that you can use to learn more about women’s studies and other topics. Check these out:
You can also check out this trailer for a documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsberg that will come out in May.
Let us know if you’re looking for more information, or if you have any questions!
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