Archive for March 2012

Spring Break Hours   Leave a comment

Library hours during Spring Break:

Monday, March 26th – Friday, March 30th:     7:30 – 4:30

Saturday, March 31st: closed

Posted March 25, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

Did you know?   Leave a comment

March is National Women’s History Month      

Refrigerators, chocolate chip cookies and windsheild wipers: what would we do without them?  These common items, familiar to everyone, were all invented by women.  Kevlar (used to make bulletproof vests), fire escapes and life rafts: life-saving inventions all created by women.  Women founded the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of America.  Women have made scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs and let’s not forget that they held this country together during World War II.      

It’s time to learn something about the women who helped form our country, its history and the world we live in today.

Learn more about women’s history by visiting Harper College Library’s research guide on Women’s History.

photo: Ruth Wakefield, discoverer of chocolate chip cookies.  Thanks Ruth!

Posted March 16, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

Contemporary Women’s Issues database   Leave a comment

Looking for something different for your research? Hunting for articles that might be a little off the beaten path regarding women’s issues? Contemporary Women’s Issues, a great database provided by Harper College Library,  combines mainstream and alternative press publications to give you a wide-range of perspectives. Check them out for informative, thoughtful and ground-breaking writing today. The database is located through Articles & More on the library homepage. A great place to explore during Women’s History Month.

Posted March 8, 2012 by ahavakamm in What's New?

International Women’s Day   Leave a comment

Ellen Johnson SirleafThe International Committee and Sociology Department are sponsoring an event to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Join them for a viewing and discussion of The Iron Ladies of Liberia.  This film is a documentary about Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and the first democratically elected female President in Africa.   

Thursday, March 8th

 6:30pm – 8:30pm

 Room E106

We hope to see you there!

Posted March 5, 2012 by ckuffel in What's New?

NEW For Your Listening Pleasure…   Leave a comment

  • Are there books you’d like to read, but you just don’t have time?
  • Do you have difficulty completing an entire book?
  • Is English your second language?
  • Are you visually impaired?
  • Would you enjoy having a book presented in a different format?

If any of these is true, audiobooks are for you!

So, go ahead… drive, workout, or just relax and let the professionals bring the words to life. Once you start listening, you’ll be back for more!

Get started today with some of these new titles from Harper College Library’s extensive audiobook collection:

   Room/ Emma Donoghue

5-year-old Jack narrates this story of a mother and son held hostage in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell.

   Life / Keith Richards

Lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, tells his story through the voices of Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley. Included is a PDF of pictures.

  House Rules / Jodi Picoult:

Jacob Hunt, a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome has helped solve crime cases, until he becomes a prime suspect.

  Nomad : From Islam to America : A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations / Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali continues her memoir, Infidel, describing the culture shock she faced while adapting to life in America.

  Change Your Brain, Change Your Body / Daniel G. Amen

Offers eighteen strategies for improving overall health through the mind-body connection.

  Super Rich : Guide to Having It All / Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons inspires the reader with true stories and principles to achieve financial success.

  The Litigators / John Grisham

A case regarding a popular drug, Krayoxx, produced by a giant pharmaceutical company may make the law partners rich.

Posted March 3, 2012 by Michele Ukleja in What's New?


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