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Happy 200th Birthday, Frankenstein

by Trae Middlebrooks, Late Night Library Supervisor This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.  First published in January 1818, Shelley’s creation has been both durable and popular. Originally written for a competition between three friends to see who could write the best horror story, […]

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Banning Books Silences Stories: Speak Out! Banned Books Week 2018

Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. It brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or […]

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Early History of High Point College

Founder’s Day is September 14th. In observance of this important day in High Point history, we have assembled some images and information from the archives about the early history of High Point College: We were founded by the Methodist Church. The commonly quoted version of the College’s history can be found on the University’s website […]

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What do we do with old books?

Other than love and appreciate them, that is! Librarians are often asked how to determine the value of a book or a book collection. The scenario is simple: baby boomers want to downsize, they have books left from their parents or their grandparents and they want the books to have a good home, or they […]

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HPU Libraries Lead: Celebrate National Library Week 2018

This year, April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. HPU Libraries join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through transformative services, programs and expertise. Academic libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging […]

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Books We Love: A Confederacy of Dunces

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, (think “Comic Book Guy” from the Simpsons) a 30-year-old, aspiring writer who lives in his mother’s basement in […]

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