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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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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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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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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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