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On Display: Take 20 Minutes and Read Something New in 2020

Finding something new and varied to read for interest and enjoyment can sometimes be a challenge. By its very nature, the act of reading to oneself is a personal and intimate experience. So much of the reading process involves the reader syncing their imagination, experiences and expectations with that of the author. It can be […]

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Scary, Hairy, and Just Plain Thrilling: 10 Books about Monsters and Magic to put you in that Halloween Spirit

-Guest blog post by Celia Adams, Senior, and President of HPU’s Book Club Halloween is days away from being upon us, and that means candy, haunted houses, and the chance to scare ourselves silly with that mayhem and mischief this holiday brings. For some of us, the best part is stuffing ourselves with chocolate, and […]

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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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