Read the Book Before Seeing the Movie in 2021

-blog post by Sheri Teleha, Serials & Cataloging Librarian Among its many other shortcomings, 2020 saw a lapse in movie releases, with theaters across the country closed for months due to the COVID-19 crisis. Movies in production were put on hold to protect the cast. One thing people had plenty of time to do in […]

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Pandemics Past: History’s Most Notorious Plagues

-blog post by Melinda Pennington, Evening Reference Librarian Pandemics have plagued humans from the beginning of time.  The very existence of humans living in communities among other humans and animals nearly guarantees that people will get sick from communicable and pervasive diseases. America and North Carolina have not been immune to many of those disease […]

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The Magic Within – The Genre of Magic Realism

Medieval castles, swordfights, wizards in long robes and pointed hats – sometimes, a fantasy world very unlike our own is the escape a reader is looking for. Who wouldn’t want to disappear into a verdant Middle Earth? An alternate history where we traded technology and modern comforts for magic and adventure. Our own Earth pales […]

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“Supporting Conversations on Race” Library Resource Guide

-by Jenny Erdmann, Head of Reference In support of the HPU Diversity Committee, and to facilitate discussion about race inside and outside the classroom, HPU Libraries is growing its collection of resources on racial identity, representation, prejudice, and related issues. Our ‘Supporting Conversations on Race’ resource guide highlights a mixture of both recent and classic […]

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HPU Libraries: COVID-Ready

by HPU Librarians  In common with all areas on campus, HPU librarians with campus partners have been working diligently to prepare all of our library spaces for the start of the new school year. We take very seriously the health and well-being of all HPU family members who enter and use our library spaces – […]

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Faculty and Staff: Check Out Books for Your Children at HPU

Did you know that the School of Education Resource Center is available to HPU faculty and staff? Just bring your passport and you can use it to check out books from our collection of 6,000+ classic and modern children’s literature, from picture books to novels–even graphic novels for kids! We have something for every age, […]

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