The Power of Dreams

-blog post by Josh Harris, Media Services At HPU Libraries we consistently support and encourage active thinking, information literacy, and creativity. This can take many forms, be it gathering scholarly articles for a research paper, combing through databases for a statistical analysis report, and sometimes, filming and editing an original movie. Dream, Above and Beyond​ […]

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Read the Book Before Seeing the Movie in 2021

-blog post by Sheri Teleha, Serials & Cataloging Librarian Among its many other shortcomings, 2020 saw a lapse in movie releases, with theaters across the country closed for months due to the COVID-19 crisis. Movies in production were put on hold to protect the cast. One thing people had plenty of time to do in […]

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Pandemics Past: History’s Most Notorious Plagues

-blog post by Melinda Pennington, Evening Reference Librarian Pandemics have plagued humans from the beginning of time.  The very existence of humans living in communities among other humans and animals nearly guarantees that people will get sick from communicable and pervasive diseases. America and North Carolina have not been immune to many of those disease […]

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The Magic Within – The Genre of Magic Realism

Medieval castles, swordfights, wizards in long robes and pointed hats – sometimes, a fantasy world very unlike our own is the escape a reader is looking for. Who wouldn’t want to disappear into a verdant Middle Earth? An alternate history where we traded technology and modern comforts for magic and adventure. Our own Earth pales […]

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