Thursday, September 26, 2019

Chat and Text a Librarian!

Hewes Library is currently testing a chat and text feature on the library's website.

Reach us clicking on the “Ask a Librarian” graphic or texting us at 309-204-9275.

Chat is available during regular Research Desk Hours.

Sunday 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Banned Books Week

Celebrate your #FreedomToRead during #BannedBooksWeek at Hewes Library, September 23-28.

Several displays throughout the main floor of the library highlight books titles that have been challenged and/or banned in libraries and schools throughout the United States. This year's theme is "Censorshop leaves us in the dark. Keep the light on!"  Come in and peruse the displays and learn more about why these titles were challenged. #StandForTheBanned

Hewes Library Banned Books display, 2019

top 11 challenged books of 2018
Most challenged books in 2018:

Printing & Scanning Update

Hewes Library now offers printing and scanning options on the main and lower levels. Two scanners on each level allow scanning of bound materials and loose pages, and it's easy to save/send documents to email, flash drive and Google drive.  

Printing options are:

Printers on Main Level
Black and white, double-sided >  Hewes Library Public Station
Color, double-sided >  Hewes Library Color

Printer on Lower Level
Black and white, double-sided >  Hewes Library Lower Level

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fahrenheit 451 Film Showing 9/23

Celebrate your freedom to read during the American Library Association Banned Books Week (Sept 22-28) with a free movie about censorship, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Join us on Monday, September 23, 7pm in the Hewes Library lower level classroom, for the film and post-film discussion led by Professor David Wright. 

This film is brought to campus by the Interfraternity Council, A.S.A.P and Hewes Library.

#freedomtoread #bannedbooksweek451 #RayBradbury #dystopianfiction #MichaelBJordan #MonmouthCollegeASAP #MonmouthCollegeInterfraternityCouncil

2nd Scan Station Is Here!

The second scan station has arrived in Hewes Library, conveniently located on the lower level. Scan bound materials and documents to email, flash drive and Google drive. It's a snap!


Monday, September 9, 2019

New Titles @ ScotsRead

New titles are now available in our #ScotsRead recreational reading collection.  

These titles, and many more, can be found on the main floor of Hewes Library. Materials circulate for two weeks and may have three renewals. Enjoy!

New this month:

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani Difranco
White by Bret Easton Ellis
Time After Time: A Novel by Lisa Grunwald
Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman
A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming by Kerri Rawson
Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege by Mike Thomson
The Silhouette Girl by V.C. Andrews

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Poetry Reading & Discussion Monday 9/9

“Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields” is currently on display in the upper level Everett Gallery of Hewes Library, displaying the work of Steven Rubin and Julia Spicher Kasdorf.  The exhibit showcases work from their collaborative book that documents issues of fracking in northwestern and central Pennsylvania.

Join us for the reception and poetry reading on Monday, September 9th, 6pm-7:30pm. Presentation begins at 6:30pm. Free and open to all.

Learn more on the Monmouth College website:

Friday, September 6, 2019

Saturday 9/7 Great Lectures begin

The first Great Lecture of the fall series happens this Saturday, September 7th at 11am in the Barnes Classroom (lower level of Hewes Library). 

Professor Trudi Peterson will present "The Complexity of Intimacy: Thinking Dialectically about Interpersonal Relationships." 

This event is free and open to the public! #GreatLectureSeries #MonmouthCollege

Learn more about the Great Lecture Series:

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Global History of Organic Farming by Gregory A. Barton
  • Story of the Stone by  Cao Xuegin
  • Better With Age: Psychology of Successful Aging by Alan D. Castel
  • Should We Control World Population? by Diane Coole
  • Tale of Murasaki: A Novel by Liza Dalby
  • Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
  • 1919 by Eve L. Ewing
  • Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python by Mark Guzdial
  • Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 by Nigel Hamilton
  • Men's Rights, Gender and Social Media by Christina Hodapp

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Latin American & Spanish Films Series

The Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures department of Monmouth College is hosting a film series featuring Spanish language films focused on mental health.  All films are open to the public and will be shown in the lower level classroom of Hewes Library.  Don't worry - films will be played with subtitles and can be enjoyed by all!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Give us feedback!

Hewes Library refreshed our spaces over the summer, and we'd love to hear YOUR feedback! Feedback forms are available in the library at each exit. Thank you in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.