Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Hewes Library will be open the following hours during Thanksgiving Break, 2018:

Tuesday, Nov. 20th 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 21st 8am-4:30pm
Thur Nov. 22nd – Sat Nov. 24th CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 26th 6pm-12midnight

Regular hours resume Monday, Nov. 27th

Winter Warmth Drive Thru 11/16

The PIT (Pain Is Temporary) Monmouth College Mentors are collecting new and gently used winter wear for area elementary and intermediate school children in the Monmouth area.

Bring mittens, hats, gloves and outerwear to #HewesLibrary through Friday, November 16th! 

#donate #sharethewarmth #NobleScots

Monday, November 5, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Negotiating With the Dead: A Writer on Writing by Margaret Atwood
  • Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece by Judith M. Barringer
  • Principles of Thermal Ecology by Andrew Clarke
  • China: A Cultural, Social and Political History by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • On Faith and Science by Edward J. Larson & Michael Ruse
  • 1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation by Peter Marshall
  • Great Plains: A Fire Survey by Stephen J. Pyne
  • Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works by Diane J. Rayor
  • Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swaddling
  • Sustainable Agriculture Reviews by Eric Lichtfouse, ed.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Recreational Reading

The recreational reading collection, ScotsRead, has several new title choices this month! Browse the entire collection on the main floor of Hewes Library!

Stars Now Unclaimed (Drew Williams)
Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances (Timothy Zahn)
Leverage in Death (J.D.Robb)
How to Change your Mind (Michael Pollan)
Line of Sight (Tom Clancy)
Agatha Christie The Mystery of Three Quarters (Sophie Hannah)
Promise (Minrose Gwin)
Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy (Anna Clark)
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
100 Days of Real Food on a Budget (Lisa Leake)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Streaming Broadway Theatre & More!

The BroadwayHD collection, part of Academic Video Online streaming film collection, includes 21 Broadway theatre productions! Content highlights include:

• Sam Shepard’s highly studied Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child stars Ed Harris (2016)

• Tony™ Award winning musical She Loves Me with its original revival cast: Jane Krakowski, Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi (2016)

• Based on a book by Tony winner John Caird, Daddy Long Legs has music from Tony nominee Paul Gordon and is performed by Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin (2015)

• Tony Lifetime Achievement award winner James Earl Jones tackles one of theatre’s most iconic roles in Shakespeare’s King Lear (1974)

• Verbal wordplay and dashing swordplay abound as Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Kline portrays the long-nosed poet in Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Jennifer Garner (2008)

• Learn how the Tin Man lost his heart in The Woodsman, a touching exploration of a piece of Oz told through music and puppetry (2008)

• Watch two of the greatest clowns of our generation at the top of their game as Tony winners David Shiner and Bill Irwin enchant audiences in Old Hats (2016)

The Broadway HD collection is part of a larger online resource, Academic Video Online and Music Online, accessible from the Hewes Library website via the "Databases A-Z" tab.  Additional collections in music and film include:
...and much more! Check out the collection list here: https://libprox.monm.edu/login?url=ttps://search.alexanderstreet.com/

Friday, October 5, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Oryx and Crake: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
  • Can We Solve the Migration Crisis by Jacqueline Bhabha
  • Egypt and the Egyptians by Douglas J. Brewer and Emily Teeter
  • Rise of Supernatural Fiction 1762-1800 by E.J. Clery
  • Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Slaves and Other Objects by Page DuBois
  • Billy Joel: America's Piano Man by Joshua S. Dunchan
  • Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
  • Short Book About Drawing by Andrew Marr

Thursday, October 4, 2018

'Objects & Experience' Art Exhibition

A new exhibition, "Objects & Experience," by Monmouth College Professor Stephanie J. Baugh, showcases collage pieces in the Len. G. Everett Gallery in Hewes Library.

On display currently, a reception will be held Friday, November 2nd, 3-4:30pm, with a gallery talk at 3:30pm.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Displays Highlight Prejudice and Censorship

Hewes Library invites visitors to peruse two current displays focused on censorship and the persistence of prejudice in the United States.

The visit of educator Jane Elliott to the Monmouth College campus facilitates a display of library materials addressing racism and prejudice. Materials in the exhibit are available for checkout and include:
Race: The Power of Illusion
The Myth of Race (Sussman)
A Class Divided : Then and Now

Patrons may also utilize a streaming film list of Jane Elliott documentaries available through the library databases Academic Video Online.

In conjunction with Monmouth College Educational Studies students, the library is displaying books that have been challenged or removed from U.S. libraries and schools in recent years. Titles like "And Tango Makes Three" and "I Am Jazz" are consistently challenged based on LGBT themes.  "Little House on the Prairie," "The Color Purple" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been removed from reading lists when parents object to racist language and negative stereotypes.

According to the Office of Intellectual Freedom, an office within the American Library Association, "Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." The exhibit in Hewes Library is located on the east side, main floor and will remain open for approximately two weeks.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

New Recreational Reading

New recreational reading titles have been added to our Scots Reads collection located on the main floor of Hewes Library. Titles check out for two weeks, and can be renewed three times. Check them out!

Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd
What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America by Michael Eric Dyson
Not That Bad: Dispatches from rape culture by Roxane Gay , ed.
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
Barracoon: The Story of the last "black" cargo by Zorqa Neale Hurston
Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Promise and the Dream: The untold story of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy by David Margolick
Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change by Leonard Mlodinow
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
Beautiful Days by Joyce Carol Oates
3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, and hip-hop's multibillion-dollar revolution by Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Red Alert by James Patterson
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Twisted Prey by John Sandford
You Think it, I'll Say it by Curtis Sittenfeld
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer