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Children’s Night at the School of Education Resource Center!

If you are a parent or grandparent, you’re probably all too familiar with the children’s room at the local public library—but did you know that HPU Libraries have children’s books, too? The Resource Center located on the first floor of the School of Education houses over 5,000 books that we would love to share with […]
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Get fit with… the library?

We have recently acquired several exercise DVDs, located on the 1st floor of Smith library. There are a variety of different kinds of workouts, from Pilates to Karate. I’ve highlighted a small sample our collection below. You can also view a full list of the exercise DVDs we have to offer, as well as some […]
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Searching for World War I Resources

Not long ago I was having a discussion with a library colleague, and I mentioned to her that I love history. “History, hmmm…” she said. “You will have to explain that one to me. I just don’t understand what you see in history.” Ever since, I have been trying to come up with a satisfactory […]
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Fun with BiblioBoard

We have so many databases here at High Point University that it’s easy to choose the few we’re familiar with or recommend our favorites to students performing research. But sometimes, if we leave our comfort zones, we will find a new resource that can provide interesting items related to subjects that we may not have […]
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The Living Library at HPU

HPU Libraries is proud to announce the launch of the Living Library program, a new way to “read a book.” Within a living library, the books are people who volunteer their time, expertise, and interests to have a conversation with a “reader,” usually within the library. The principle aim of the Living Library is to […]
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Freshman Leaders expand library outreach

This spring, a team of 14 Freshman Leaders worked with HPU Libraries on several library outreach initiatives. These students, nominated by HPU Student Success for their promising academic start at HPU, were part of the first Freshman Leadership Team, a new program in which freshmen contribute 1-3 hours of their time per week in departments […]
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A beginner’s guide to graphic novels

Graphic Novels are not just thick comic books (check out the comic by Jessica Abel above). They combine words and pictures to produce a uniquely wonderful storytelling experience. I’ve compiled a list of graphic novels that rank among my most favorite of all time. (They are also available to borrow from Smith Library.) Watchmen by […]
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Celebrate National Library Week @HPU Libraries!

It’s National Library Week, and we are celebrating with several events and activities at HPU Libraries. The theme of this year’s celebration is: Lives change @ your library, which you will see throughout the library. Also, we’d like to hear from you! How has the library changed your life? Maybe a librarian helped you get […]
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Books We Love: Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos Sixteen-year-old James Whitman loves poetry, hugging trees, and talking to Dr. Bird, his imaginary therapist. But while James tries to greet each day with a Walt Whitman-esque “yawp,” life hasn’t been the same since his parents, the Banshee and the Brute, kicked his beloved sister Jorie […]
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The Importance of Sleep

As a third shift worker, I know all about the importance of sleep. Do you? Check out these videos from Films on Demand about sleep and dreams. If you don’t find anything interesting, you might still be able to use them to lull you into a restful state. Sleep: An Overview Presented by psychologist Steve […]
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