Archive for April 2009

Thank You Student Senate!!   Leave a comment

 The Library would like thank the Student Senate for their generous class gift of $800! The money will be used in two areas.

1) To assist in the development of a classic and popular collection of graphic novels.  
2) To acquire more LGBT books and media to diversify our print and media collections.   

Many students, and even a few English faculty, have come to the library looking for graphic novels as leisure reading.  We are excited about providing what you’ve asked for and will work on developing a small collection of graphic novels.  We are also pleased to add a list of new LGBT books and film documentaries to our library.  These new additions will be great resources to LGBT students and faculty.  We are so grateful to have a Student Senate that recognizes and values library services.

The Library is committed to our Mission of providing resources and services that support and enhance the Core Values of Harper College. We respond to our patron’s informational needs by developing, maintaining and providing access to a balanced collection of materials and services that reflects the full range of diversity of the college community.  Thanks again!

Kim Fournier, Librarian
Coordinator of Collection Development

The leaders of Today, the Vision of Tomorrow!

The leaders of Today, the Vision of Tomorrow!

Posted April 28, 2009 by infokim in What's New?

Celebrate National Poetry Month!   Leave a comment

mobile_post_web_1501It’s National Poetry Month.  Who couldn’t use a little more poetry in their lives? (from the Academy of American Poets) makes it easy.  Just sign up at the website to receive a poem in your email inbox every day during the month of April!  Or perhaps you want a poem on the go? Access 2,500 poems formatted especially for your mobile phone and browsable by subject.  Either is great preparation for the 2nd national Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30th —a day to share your favorite pocket-sized poem with everyone you know. Check out the Illinois page for information on Illinois poets and upcoming Illinois events, such as the Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest on Saturday, April 25th.

Posted April 21, 2009 by mkirsch in What's New?

Food for Fines Month   Leave a comment

1 can/box = $1 fine forgiven

It’s that time of year again! Do you have fines? Pay off up to $5.00 of them during Food for Fines Month at the library! During the month of April, bring non-perishable food donations to the library in exchange for library fines. Each donated item is worth $1 in fines, up to a $5 limit. All donations will be given to the Palatine Township Food Pantry.

The Palatine Township Food Pantry serves approximately 220 families a month. Their ability to help senior citizens, the disabled, and low-income families and individuals is directly tied to food drives sponsored by local schools, churches, civic groups, and businesses. You can help people in your community—and yourself—at the same time!

What should you bring? A good rule of thumb is—any non-perishable item you would eat yourself. Especially needed now are:

Canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato sauce
Peanut butter and jelly
Mac & cheese
Muffin mix

The Pantry is also accepting toilet paper. 

Thank you in advance!

Posted April 13, 2009 by mkirsch in Library events, What's New?

New Season, New Hopes.   Leave a comment


After the winter we’ve experienced, most would like to look forward to the change of season for a number of reasons. The end of the semester nears; we can pack away the fourteen layers of clothes we needed to go outside. And BASEBALL season resumes.

Take a break from the end-of-the-semester pressure and enjoy some of the library’s holdings which celebrate “America’s Game”!

For those who are REALLY fans of the game on a more cerebral level: Adair’s The Physics of Baseball <QC26.A23 2002>


Petroff’s Baseball’s Signs and Signals <GV867.3 .P48> is a classic in its field (no pun intended) and will make you look like an expert when you’re watching the game on the sixty-inch monitor at the local watering hole.

Players and coaches of all experience levels can enrich their background with Freeman’s Basic Baseball Strategy <GV867.F76>


Chicago Cubs fans have a number of options in our library, including

Ellis, The Cubs Fan’s Guide to Happiness <GV875.C6 E45>

Castle, Entangled in the Ivy <GV875.C6 C283>

Green, Wrigley Field: A Celebration of the Friendly Confines <GV416.I32 C454>

Golenbock, Wrigleyville: A Magical History Tour of the Chicago Cubs <GV875.C6 G66>

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Sox fans certainly haven’t been forgotten in our collection as we can recommend these titles:

Roeper, Sox and the City: A Fan’s Love Affair with the White Sox From the Heartbreak of ’67 to the Wizards of Oz <GV875.C58 R64>

Cohen, Comiskey Park <GV416.C395>

Ross, White Sox Glory: For the Love of Nellie, Shoeless Joe, and Konerko <GV875.C58 R67>

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Copies of the world’s most popular general sports magazine Sports Illustrated are also available in the library for a quick R&R.

Baseball fan or not, the library offers these and other resources for whatever your personal interests might be. Don’t hesitate to let the reference librarians help you enjoy whatever your favorite pastime might be.

Posted April 6, 2009 by dwainthomas in What's New?


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