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Games at HPU Libraries

Games are an essential part of the human experience and have been for thousands of years. Entertainment, education, competition, strategy and technology are just a few of the areas in which games have played an integral role in the development of society. As such, the idea of games can be found in many forms. Here […]

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Founders Day: September 14, 1924

HPC Opens its doors: September 14th marks the 95th anniversary of the opening of High Point College. Classes began on a campus of three buildings and nine faculty members. 122 students trekked through muddy walkways to attend classes in HPU’s most iconic building, Roberts Hall. Tuition, room, and board with other fees came to less […]

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Find your #ReaderSpace. Find your Genre!

The Spring 2019 undergraduate survey contained some results that we found surprising. Things that we might have taken for granted, were not always quite as we thought they were. This is one of the significant benefits that large surveys provide—we learn things we did not know. In particular, one group of comments jumped out at […]

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OverDrive eBooks: Read on your Kindle (or any device!)

Access popular titles from your phone or tablet 24/7 As people are increasingly reading and listening to books on their mobile phones and eReaders, many retail digital book subscription services can cost hundreds of dollars per year. However, HPU Libraries are excited to offer its students, faculty and staff free access to best-selling, popular and […]

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On Display: Donations to HPU Libraries

Here at HPU Libraries, we often receive donations from faculty, former students, and members of the community. These donations can provide unique materials and help us develop areas of the collection we may not otherwise be able to. In 2018, HPU Libraries processed nearly 1,500 donated items for addition to Smith Library’s collection; in this […]

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On Display: Explore Dystopian Fiction

OED Online: Dystopia, noun: “An imaginary place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible” (i.e. the opposite to Utopia) Dystopian societies are one of the most popular settings in fiction literature. Stories set in dystopias often deal with themes like totalitarian governments, environmental devastation, corporatism, dehumanization, and the negative consequences of technological […]

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Bond. James Bond.

by Andrew Fair, Evening Reference Librarian The introductory line is unmistakable.  “My name is Bond. James Bond.”  Immediately, we know that we are in the company of the James Bond, British agent 007, the suave and confident fictional character created by British author Ian Fleming.  The Bond character has featured in novels, short stories, TV […]

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Books We Love: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

by Leanne Jernigan, Wanek Center Librarian For many years librarians lamented the lack of racial diversity among protagonists in the young adult (YA) fiction genre. Along with advocacy groups like WeNeedDiverseBooks.org, we “imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book,” even as they mature into adolescence. But […]

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