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Self-Care Basics Bootcamp

-by Terah Kelleher, Technical Services Assistant The wellness and self-care industries are packed full of ways to take care of yourself. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, self-care is the “activity of taking care of one’s own health, appearance, or well-being.” Self-care fads come and go but there are practices that remain constant. Think of […]

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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: Mononymous: Famous Enough for Just One Name

-Blog post by Melinda Pennington, Evening Librarian Mononymous.  Hard to pronounce, but easy to understand.  When a person has reached the point of fame or infamy at which they are recognized by just one name, they become mononymous. We can all name dozens of such people throughout history. From Tutankhamen to Shakespeare to Madonna, mononymous […]

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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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On Display: “I Have A Dream.” MLK Day 2019

MLK Day 2019 is approaching, and HPU has planned an exciting weekend full of events and service opportunities to celebrate. According to HPU’s web page for service learning, “In the last four years, with the help of over 1000 volunteers, we served on 70 projects at over 20 different locations throughout High Point”–and this year will […]

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Make a Christmas Wish at Smith Library

by HPU Libraries Staff The holidays are a special time for many reasons. Quality time with family and friends, religious traditions, snow on the ground, and at HPU, our unforgettable Community Christmas are just the beginning. December is a time to reflect on the year you’ve had, learn from your mistakes and celebrate your successes. […]

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