On Monday, all campus offices are closed and classes are canceled in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2013. However, the Library will be open from 3 – 11 p.m.
If Memorial Day has sparked your research interests and you are looking for something to read during the extra day, take a look at some of the related resources that our Library currently owns.
The SPU Library hopes all its patrons enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend.
This summer, revive your love of the written word by checking out one of our Popular Fiction books during the Library’s Blind Date with a Book event. These books are going ‘under wraps,’ so instead of selecting your reading material based on title, cover art, or author, you may have to choose a book based on several clues about the book’s contents. Here’s how it works:
- Visit the library website. A news item will appear when the display is ready.
- The display will be located by the main floor computers. The books will be covered in brown paper. You’ll need to read the clues to make your choice.
- Pick a book based on the clues, and bring it to the Circulation Desk for check out. You will have the option of checking these books out for the normal amount of time, or for the entire summer—your choice.
- Once you check out the book, take it home, unwrap, and enjoy!
- Return the book when you finish reading so we can wrap it for a new patron.
Now that you know how it will work, stay tuned via the library website. Have any questions or need additional information on the participating books? Email Liz Gruchala-Gilbert or Stephanie Rubesh for the details. Until then, happy studying!
The library wrapped up its quarterly Thursday Food for Thought program this afternoon with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, co-directors of SPU’s Center for Relationship Development, reading from their newest book The Good Fight: How Conflict Can Bring You Closer. In addition to discussing the counter-intuitive message of the book, they revealed practical ways in which to use conflict to your advantage. You can purchase a copy of the new book here.
Last week, Rick Steele read a report of his experience of teaching – and learning from – offenders who are trying to live their Christian faith under the conditions of incarceration, written for his work in progress, Ambassadors in Chains: Teaching Christian Prison Literature in a State Prison.
Books featured at Thursday Food for Thought may be available for checkout at the SPU Library. See the previous post for call number information and links to the catalog to view availability.
We had a great turnout this quarter—thanks to all the speakers and those who attended for your participation and the stimulating conversation. The next list of speakers will post on the Thursday Food for Thought website later in the summer, so check for updates shortly.
Spring Quarter’s Thursday Food for Thought lineup is three weeks in, with topics ranging from theater, to journalism, to young adult dystopian. Here is a list of our recent speakers, with links to the featured or associated books discussed:
If you haven’t yet made it out to the library’s Thursday Food for Thought program this quarter, join us next week May 2nd, for Rick Steele’s new book project, Ambassadors in Chains: Teaching Christian Prison Literature in a State Prison. Our final session will conclude on May 9th, with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott reading from The Good Fight: how Conflict Can Bring You Closer. We look forward to seeing you there!