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Summer Reading

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Summer is right around the corner, do you have your summer reading list ready? Time off from school and work means that you might finally find time to catch up on the new hot book series or to covertly read your favorite guilty pleasure. What’s better than a great book on a hot day?

In addition, don’t forget to check out the summer reading programs at your local library (for your kids or for you!). According to the American Library Association, summer reading programs can generate interest in the library and books and can also encourage a lifelong habit of reading.

Whether it’s eBooks on your Kindle or paperbacks from the library, from sci-fi to romance to YA or graphic novels, the suggestions below will help you fill your beach bag and will keep you entertained all summer long!

Happy reading!


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Global Film Thursday …The Gods Must be Crazy

Join us Thursday night at 7PM in Gibble for our final Global Feel Good film of the 2014-2015 series

Join us Thursday night at 7PM in Gibble for our final Global Feel Good film of the 2014-2015 series

Nearly every scene in The Gods Must Be Crazy is funny and evokes instant laughter and where it doesn’t, Xi livens it up with his innocent smile and candour.

Kalahari bushman Xi (played by genuine bushman N!xau) is as surprised as the rest of his tribe when a Coke bottle, thrown from a passing plane, lands in the middle of their village. This “gift from the gods” proves to be a mixed blessing when the tribesmen fight over it and eventually use it for a weapon. To keep peace in the village, Xi is assigned to take the bottle to “the end of the earth” (actually a lush valley) and throw it back to the gods. Meanwhile, back in urbanized South Africa, Kate Thompson (Sandra Prinsloo) leaves her office job in the city to take a job teaching Kalahari children; once in the wilderness, she finds herself constantly bumping into clumsy microbiologist Andrew Steyn (Marius Weyers). And meanwhile, maniacal Sam Boga (Louw Verwey) is leading a military coup against the government. How do all these various and wildly divergent characters fit together? You’ll have to see The Gods Must be Crazy yourself–if you haven’t seen it already. This Botswanian comedy/melodrama was directed by Jamie Uys, who had helmed dozens of films before Gods and would make many more afterwards. Originally slated for limited domestic distribution in 1982, Gods Must Be Crazy was picked up for American consumption by 20th Century-Fox in 1984. Within a few weeks, “word of mouth” transformed Gods into the biggest foreign box office hit ever released in the U.S. 

The film will screen at 7PM in Gibble – please join us to find out how Xi gets that bottle back to the Gods.

This film is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Office of International Student Services and the High Library.

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Welcome Back!

welcome back from break

welcome back from break

Glad you are back students and faculty. Her are your library hours as you head back to campus:

Friday March 6   8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday March 7 closed
Sunday March 8   6:30pm-1:00am

regular semester hours resume Monday. They are:

Monday – Thursday  7:45am-1:00am
Friday  7:45am-10:00pm
Saturday  10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday  12 noon -1:00am

Carry On!

 


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Help when and where you need it …

here to help

here to help

ITS Help Desk and Writing Center Tutors in the Library

The library has partnered with ITS and the Writing Center to provide multiple services to students in a single, convenient location on campus.  Go to the High Library to receive help with all of your research, writing, and technology needs!

  • A student assistant from the ITS Help Desk is available from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday.  Call x3333, email helpdesk@etown.edu, or visit the circulation desk on the library’s main level for evening ITS assistance.  Note: The HelpDesk in Nicarry 108 is closed at these times.
  • A student tutor from the Writing Center is available from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.  Visit the table outside Room 208 on the library’s main level for tutoring assistance.  Note: The Writing Wing in BSC is open at these times.

A librarian is available from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday.  Visit the reference desk on the library’s main level for research help.  (You may also call x1461, send a text to 717-759-9178, or email ask@etown.libanswers.com with your questions.)

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Going Mobile

becoming more mobile

becoming more mobile

Mobile Site

No more scrolling, flicking, or pinching your screen to find the right link on the library’s website!  Check out the NEW mobile site, which loads whenever you open a High Library web page on a smartphone or tablet.  You’ll see all the essentials at your fingertips: hours; contact information; and responsive search boxes for the book catalog and many databases.  You can even renew your High Library and interlibrary loan items.  Let us know what you think of the mobile site!

stay connected Etown

stay connected Etown