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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North Carolina Literary Festival, April 3-6

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If you enjoy reading and books, you may want to check out the North Carolina Literary Festival at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at N.C. State University from April 3-6. This is a free event open to the public, and it is hosted every year by the libraries of either the University of North […]

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On display: Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month at Smith Library! We’ve put together a display with book selections in honor of this month. Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History […]

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March New Releases and more DVD recommendations

I am sure many HPULibraries patrons know that you can check out up to 3 DVDs (2 Television Shows) on the first floor of Smith Library, for academic and personal viewing. But what many of you might not know is that I make an HPU Libraries Film Resource Guide found off of the HPU Libraries […]

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My Age of Enlightenment: Creating a Research Guide

Knowledge or learning that remains hidden from view is dull and lifeless. Ideas that are regularly tested, examined, and exposed to scrutiny morph into new ideas. Starting in England in the 17th century, the outpouring of creativity that emerged during the Age of the Enlightenment is an example of how a series of ideas and […]

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Things to do in the library (other than study)

Students, we know you need a break! In no particular order, here are our suggestions:   1. Join our Book Club, and read the next book, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer!     2. Have a coffee and enjoy a magazine on the Learning Commons balcony.         3. Borrow all of our […]

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