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Be a Lifelong Learner: Take the 14-day Learn Harder Challenge!

If someone asked you “what are you learning in college?” you may respond with ‘subject knowledge’ or ‘writing skills,’ or ‘making coffee without a coffee maker.’ Can a college education help you fix your car? Manage your money? Learn a new skill, like playing piano? In fact, it can—by teaching you how to ask questions, […]

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Smith Library’s Classic Rock Vinyl LP Collection

When considering an examination of classic rock and roll albums, one must take into account the primary listening medium that was used at the time. The LP (long player) format was the most used for many years. Beginning roughly in the late 1880’s, phonographic discs (made from shellac and later polyvinyl chloride) were used to […]

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The Evolution of Computers and Virtual Reality at HPU

High Point University is in possession of an Oculus Rift, one of the most sophisticated pieces of virtual reality technology on the market today. The potential applications for this device range from constructing virtual architecture, to helping treat crippling phobias. But most people use them to play video games, which is the focus of this […]

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Celebrating Racial Diversity in Young Adult Fiction

HPU Libraries has an extensive collection of teen and young adult fiction for checkout, including approximately 1,000 titles housed on the shelves at the Wanek Center third floor Learning Commons as well as hundreds more at the School of Education Resource Center. Although this genre is marketed for teens between the ages of 12 and […]

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Check Out These 10 Books Becoming Movies in 2017

Little is new in Hollywood, but why write a script from scratch when you already have so many compelling stories just waiting to be brought to life? With the new year comes a whole new crop of movies inspired by best-selling novels. This year’s line-up includes adaptations of young adult, mystery and historical novels and […]

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GIANT Winter Periodicals Event!

We are featuring periodicals for a 2-week event to educate about what periodicals are and what format types they include as well as to highlight examples of periodicals in our collection.   What are periodicals? Periodicals, a word that can be interchanged with serials, are informative publications published on a varying but continual basis.  Periodical […]

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Finding Materials Under Dewey

With almost 150,000 items stored on the 3rd floor of Smith Library, finding the book that you’re looking for can be difficult.  The public catalog is the tool that we use to help us find the location of a book in the stacks.  When you locate an item of interest, the item’s record in the […]

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An Updated Wardrobe for the Classics

Do you love older books? Many people find comfort in the soft crackle of opening their covers and the smell of paper and ink that follows. As much as we treasure our older books here at Smith Library, there is one thing we cannot deny. Sometimes book covers wear out. It’s a sign of too […]

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