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National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library

National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.” During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands and adapt resources and services to meet their […]

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Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Fearless. Famous Firsts in Women’s History

“Famous Firsts in Women’s History” is Smith Library’s Women’s History Month theme for 2021. There have been numerous trail-blazing women in the United States. These pioneers have made achievements in business, politics, science, education, arts, literature, sports, and numerous other areas. Here are some of women’s notable firsts.   Katharine Graham is the first woman […]

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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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