Last chance to request books from other libraries if you need them this semester!


PLAN AHEAD! If you need any books from another college or public library, NOW is the time to order them! Some of these requests can take up to two weeks (14 days) to arrive here, so plan ahead if you have a report due, or need the items to study for exams. The longer you wait, the slimmer your chances of receiving the items on time. Please fill out an ILL request for all items needed from other libraries, or call us at 232-6125 for assistance.

We cannot order e-books from other libraries due to copyright restrictions, so make sure you’re requesting the print book format (or ask a librarian for help)!

*Articles usually take sooner to be delivered, so you still have time to order those.


For your chance to win…


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 for questions, or find out more in the RED18 program.

Shel Silverstein’s “Homework Machine”


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:

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You can also check out some of Shel’s poems and an excerpt from The Giving Tree being read aloud on his YouTube channel!

Add More Poetry to Your Life


Happy Poetry Month! If you’re looking for some quick ways to read more poetry, here are a few suggestions:

Let us know if you have other suggestions for incorporating more poetry into your life!



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.

Relax & Read With Our Book Club


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 11:00athehateugivem-12:00pm.

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!