Jim Edstrom, Professor of Library Services and History, will be teaching History 219 – Illinois and Local History – during the Spring 2012 semester.
This course focuses on the story of the Prairie State from prehistory to the present day, exploring:
- The impact of the state’s geography upon its history.
- The contributions of different groups—European, African-American, Native American, male and female—in the economic, social, political, and literary development of Illinois.
- The ways in which the history of this state illustrates, amplifies, and explains the larger history of the United States.
History 219 will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm to 4:45pm in Room J160.
For further information click here or call Jim Edstrom at 847-925-6763.
* History 219 is intended to help current and prospective students meet Illinois State Goal 16 for social studies.
Food for Fines
November 1st – 30th
There are nine days left in November which means you have nine more days to donate some food (unexpired and non-perishable, please) and have your overdue fines removed (up to $8).
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Harper College Library Edible Book Contest! And the winners are…
Maxine Weinman for Best Adult’s Book: Harry Potter
Teri Brandstatter for Best Children’s Book: Russell the Sheep
Samantha Raucci for Most Popular (adult book): Carrie
Katelyn Anonian for Most Popular (children’s book): If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
There are only two days left to turn in entry forms for the Edible Book Contest!
Entry forms for the Edible Book Contest are due by Wednesday, November 16th.
Harper College Library’s 9th Annual Food for Fines (November 1st – 30th):
- for every item donated, get $1 off overdue fines (up to $8)
- food must be non-perishable and unexpired
- you don’t have to have fines to donate
- all donations go to local PADS shelters
There are four award categories:
- Best Adult’s Book
- Best Children’s Book
- Most Popular
- Best representation of The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart (One Book, One Harper)
Cakes will be judged by the following criteria:
- accurately depicts the book
- looks edible (smells nice)
- creativity and originality
- construction skills/level of difficulty
Everyone is invited to participate. No entry fee required. Group entries are welcome.
Entry forms are located at library service desks or by clicking here.
Cakes must be dropped off in the library between 10:30 – 11:30 on Friday, November 18th. Judging begins at 12 noon.
Need inspiration? Click here.