Check This Out! — The Art of Pie

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pieWho’s ready to do some fall baking? If you like pie (who doesn’t like pie?), you should check out our new book called The Art of Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life. It has instructions on making a variety of different types of pie, including traditional flavors like apple, blueberry, and peach, as well as some less common flavors like mocha cream, banana rum caramel coconut, grasshopper (mint), and nectarine. Not into sweets? No problem–there’s a whole section on savory pies like sausage and apple, Shepard’s pie, and English pork pies. Don’t want to bake, but do want to look at some close up pictures of pie? This book’s got that too.

 
Come browse this book in our Leisure Reading section, and send us a picture if you end up using one of the recipes!

–Becca

Becca

 

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Bryant Library Bluetooth Beacon

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You’ve located the Douglas & Judith Krupp Library Bluetooth Beacon!

What does this mean?  You’re already one step ahead for some upcoming scavenger hunt fun during exam period in the library.  Beginning on Thursday December 14th the library will install a short scavenger hunt – allowing those who complete the hunt the ability to enter a raffle for a fun prize!

If you’re interested in getting a leg up on the competition for the exam period scavenger hunt simply enter your name and email address in this form and you’ll receive further instructions.

Have you checked out KANOPY lately?

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Have you checked out what’s new on Kanopy – the on-demand streaming video service which is available free to our Bryant community (using your Bryant credentials)?  There’s over 3,000 titles to choose from in Classic Cinema, Indie Films, Foreign Films, and Documentaries! Hundreds of new titles are added each month.So pop the popcorn, relax and watch a favorite film, or discover something new tonight. face Photo:  Hollywood legend Ingrid Bergman in the foreign film  ‘A WOMAN’S FACE’. 

Banned Books Week 2017

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It is a super exciting week here at the library! We are celebrating Banned Books Week in a  couple of awesome ways. Last week we gave you all the opportunity to participate in the Banned Books Week Brackett which was an amazing success. We are so grateful to all of you that took the time to vote for you favorite challenged books! Keep an eye out on our Social Media platforms to see the exciting results! IMG_20170919_121215.jpg

Also! Please stop by this week and check out our Blind Date with a Banned Book. You never know. You may just fall in love. #wordshavepower

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We love Banned Books Week and hope you do, too! If you are feeling daring stop by and check out some of the titles that have been challenged by censors over the years! And, heck, give one a read! Let’s show them that we have the power of WORDS!

*Also feel free to ask a library staff member to take your Banned Book mugshot! We will be posting to Social Media all week long* 

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.

Check This Out! — Young Adult books

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There’s one more month of summer left, so if you’re looking to squeeze in some reading, you should check out some of our young adult (YA) titles! YA books are written for a teenage audience, but are enjoyed by readers of all ages (check out this article from The Guardian on why so many adults enjoy YA books).

Below are some of the YA books we have at the library, but you can also explore this list of other titles we have. Click on the covers to get a quick summary in the “Description” section of the record, or to place a hold on the book:

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61oG8XwsSmL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_     2     4

—Becca

Becca

Check This Out! — Maria Sibylla Merian

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If you’ve passed by our leisure reading section in the last week, you may have noticed the oversize book we have on display titled Maria Sybilla Merian, Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium. Mary Sybilla Merian was a naturalist who illustrated and researched insects, plants, and other creatures during the 1700s, and this book features her work from a trip to Surinam. This is a great item to browse while you’re cooling off in the library, especially since it also includes a short biography of Maria Sybilla Marian and information on how her art was colored and reproduced with printing presses.

For more information, and to watch some cool videos about the book, check out the publisher’s site here. You can also place a hold on this book (yes, you can check it out!) in the library catalog here.

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One page from the book

—Becca

Becca