This is it! Today marks the end of finals and the beginning of glorious Spring Break. Congratulations on being done with another quarter.
Let it be known that the Library will be open during the break. Our Spring Break hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you need a little light reading, check out our popular fiction collection or the Library of Congress classifications of PR (English Literature) or PS (American Literature) on the third floor for novels or poetry, as well as criticism of specific works and biographies of authors. The tech desk will also be open should you need anything from laptops to headphones.
Have a wonderful break, come back fresh, and we’ll be ready to help you with your research next quarter!
The first advent candle has been lit, twinkle lights are starting to grace houses and trees, and temperatures are continuing to plummet. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. After our successful Halloween book round-up, we knew we had to follow up with the Library staff’s favorite Christmas volumes as well. Pick up something to read for your travels home, or where ever you may be going this holiday season. These books and films will also be on display on the main floor of the Library for your festive reading (and viewing) pleasure.
It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra
Amahl and the Night Visitors, by Gian Carlo Menotti
The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie DePaola
Nine Days to Christmas, by Marie Hall Ets
The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg
The Father Christmas Letters, by JRR Tolkien
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson
The Oxford Book of Carols, edited by Percy Dearmer
The Legend of the Christmas Rose, by Ellin Greene
For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio, by W.H. Auden
The Tomten, by Astrid Lindgren
O Holy Night: Masterworks of Christmas Poetry, by Johann Moser
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Other favorite books and movies including Love Actually, Elf, and Jingle All The Way, are available through Summit and ILL.
Call number: PS3566.R36 I84
It’s a little hard to believe, but the quarter is already winding down and the holidays are just around the corner – and for this we cheer! But we also understand that between now and snow-laced, jingle-belled Christmas joy are those little things called Finals. For this we have quiet zones and ear plugs.
The Seminar Room on the second floor of the Library will turn into a quiet study zone during finals week. It will be available all day on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, the 8th and then after 6:00 p.m. on Monday, the 9th, and Tuesday the 10th. Feel free to settle in with a beverage or quiet snacks. We’re also distributing disposable ear plugs to block out extra sound – ask for a pair at the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk, or the Tech Desk. Need some extra study tips? Or help with research? Come on by, we are happy to answer any questions and help out in any way we can.
But first, Thanksgiving. We are closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, the 29th, and have reduced hours on Saturday the 30th from noon to 8:00 p.m. We go back to normal hours on Sunday (10:00 a.m. to midnight).
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe holiday travels!
With Halloween around the corner, we decided to ask around the Library and see what the staff are recommending for a chilling read. If it’s classics you’re after, we do, of course, have options from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, to volumes by Edgar Allan Poe – but here are some outside the coffin box suggestions.
Snow White, Blood Red, by Ellen Datlow
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
— Christina Nofziger
The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
— Carrie Fry
Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson
— Johanna Staman
All Hallows’ Eve, by Charles Williams
— Michael Paulus
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, by Jeane Titherington
— Natalee Vick
(More) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell
— Jo Krough
Dracula’s Guest: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories, by Michael Sims
When the Lights Go Out, by H.W. Wilson Co.
— Stephanie Rubesh
Also available through Summit:
Salem’s Lot, Stephen King
— Jake Crammer
House of Leaves, by Mark Danielewski
— Kevin Kayahara
Last but not least, check out this book by Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, for a real Halloween scare.
Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill
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.