Smith Library: Celebrating the Holidays Past & Present

High Point University–formerly High Point College–has celebrated the holidays in various ways during the years, from concerts, Christmas dinners, lessons and carols, to our Community Christmas Celebration. On display at Smith Library this holiday season are some of the past and present cards from our HPU presidents. Also included are programs from our annual prayer […]

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Discovering Smith Library’s Music Collections

If you love different types of music like I do, then you should know that Smith Library is your source for all types of great sound. Of course, you can YouTube specific choices but let’s be honest, there is no joy in that! You will have a great time selecting an album from Smith Library’s […]

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Gobble Up Recipes from the Library’s Cookbooks

Thanksgiving is a uniquely North American holiday, showcasing a star line-up of native favorites such as turkey, pumpkin, and cranberries, yet conversations this time of year reveal how families take traditional holiday fare and make it their own. For some families, Thanksgiving is incomplete without mincemeat pies, while for others, sweet potato casserole is quintessential […]

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Shakespeare in the Library

“Come, and take choice of all my library, and so beguile thy sorrow.” William Shakespeare has contributed more to our modern culture than we may realize. Whether you’re a fan of Shakespeare or only read it when it’s assigned, you have likely quoted his work; for example:  If you’ve ever said someone has “a heart […]

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Cultural Influences in Marvel’s Black Panther

On June 9th, 2017 the first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther premiered. The film, based on the comic book character by the same name, is directed by Ryan Coogler, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’challa, the titular hero Black Panther. The movie will center on T’challa, the king of the isolated and technologically advanced African […]

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On Display at HPU Libraries: Banned Books

Banned Books Week is observed the last week of September, which this year falls from September 24-September 30, 2017.  It is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. According to the American Library Association website, a challenge is an attempt to remove […]

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