Sunday, September 24, 2017

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 24 - 30.

Hewes Library is celebrating the nation-wide “Banned Books Week” with a display of historically banned and challenged books, as well as “releasing” free copies of challenged and banned books into the Monmouth College campus. FREE copies of titles such as “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger and “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini will be hidden in plain sight in common areas of campus as well as residence halls. With eye-catching wrappers and bookmarks explaining the reasons why the novels were challenged, Hewes Library staff hope that students will consider the importance of the freedom to read and engage with the books. Students may choose to read the book and/or pass it on, and consider the harms of censorship.

Hundreds of books are challenged each year in schools and libraries across the United States. 323 challenges were reported to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2016.

Learn more about the books reported as challenged in 2016,, visit Hewes Library’s display on the main level, and be on the lookout for the free books on campus!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Power stations have landed

Have you see the new power space ships, errr, power stations that have landed at Hewes Library? With room for 6 plugs and 2 USBs, groups will find the power to collaborate longer! #libraryresources #studyspaces 

Friday, September 8, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
  • Breakfast: A History by Heather Arndt Anderson
  • Jazz of the Southwest by Jean A Boyd
  • Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name by Diane Enns
  • Understanding Peace by Michael A Fox
  • Sense of History by David Glassberg
  • My Dear Friends in America by Daisaku Ikeda
  • Java Programming: From the Beginning by K.N. King
  • World Order by Henry Kissinger
  • Value of Emily Dickinson by Mary Loeffelholz

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Staff: Elizabeth Morales

We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Morales to Hewes Library as our part-time Evening & Weekend Supervisor.  Elizabeth received her A.A. & B.A. in Secretarial Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, Puerto Rico.   She served as Administrative Secretary and Academic Advisor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico, for 30 years before retiring and relocating with family to Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked in the public school system.  

Elizabeth has recently moved to Monmouth this summer, joining her son-in-law, Carlos, and daughter, Jennifer Martinez Morales, who is currently teaching in our Classics Department.

The next time you are in the library late in the afternoon, please stop by and welcome Elizabeth to Monmouth College!