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Register to Vote!   Leave a comment

Voter Registration: Monday 4/23 – Wednesday 4/25, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

(near the cafes in Avante and J-building)

Register now!  Vote on Nov. 6th, 2012.

This Voter Drive is brought to you by the Harper College Library, Student Activities, Harper College staff, faculty and student volunteers.

Posted April 18, 2012 by infokim in What's New?

February’s Book Review   Leave a comment

It is exam time! and you may find yourself longing for spring break. While you are studying in the library, take you mind on a “visual vacation”.  Explore the library’s Culture Shock! series and plan you next vacation.  Or look at some of the beautiful National Park and outdoor adventure books in our collection. It’s okay to take a break and dream for a moment. Studies show that looking at pictures of inspirational images, or photos of places you have been, help us to shed unwanted stress.  One of my favorite books is, National Parks : America’s Best Idea : An Illustrated History.  And there’s the book, Everest : Summit of Achievement, an inspiring book illustrating that you can finish what you set out to accomplish.

Posted February 17, 2012 by infokim in What's New?

Online Music @ the Library   Leave a comment

Did you know that you have access to “the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web”? Hundreds of thousands of audio recordings are available to you free with your “My Harper” username and password. “Discover Music Online’s free classical music downloads and free world music downloads!”  Check it out!

Posted January 27, 2012 by infokim in What's New?

Warm up to Reading   Leave a comment

New Books arrive at the Harper Library every day. With winter break approaching there’s no better time to curl up with a good book. The Harper Library has something for everyone! Check out some of our new books below:

Analyze this: What handwriting reveals. Call Number: BF891 .C65 2004

Berlin Wall: A world divided, 1961-1989. Call Number: DD881 .T39 2006

Funny in Farsi: A memoir of growing up Iranian in America. Call Number: E184.I5 D86 2003

Paris Street Art. Call Number: GT3913.F8 S75 2008. Temporarily at Recommended Reads

Mad Dog hall of fame: The ultimate top-ten rankings of the best in sports. Call Number: GV583 .R86 2006

Baseball’s first inning : a history of the national pastime through the Civil War. Call Number: GV863.A1 R928 2009

Open : an autobiography by: Andre Agassi. Location: Best Sellers. Call Number: GV994.A43 A43

Words and music of Ice Cube. Call Number: ML420.I295 W66 2008

Slang: The people’s poetry. Call Number: PE3711 .A33 2009

Nothing: A very short introduction. Call Number: Q6 .C56 2009.

Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines. Call Number: QA267.3 .P36 2008.

Cosmos: An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology. Call Number: QB15 .N67 2008.

Outer Planets. Call Number: QB659 .C43 2009.

Endangered: Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction. Call Number: QH75 .M3827 2006.

Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Debates. Call Number: QH361 .R874 2008.

Penguins of the World. Call Number: QL696.S473 L96 2007.

Overtreated: Why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer. Call Number: RA395.A3 B785 2007.

Men’s health concerns sourcebook. Call Number: RA776.5 .M457 2009.

No Family History: The environmental links to breast cancer. Call Number: RC280.B8 M3556 2009.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Call Number: RC533 .D4 2009.

Insomnia and other adult sleep problems. Call Number: RC548 .S76 2009.

Eating disorders : the facts Call Number: RC552.E18 A27 2008

Autistic spectrum : characteristics, causes, and practical issues Call Number: RC553.A88 B68 2009.

Abusive personality : violence and control in intimate relationships Call Number: RC569.5.F3 D87 2007.

Posted November 30, 2009 by infokim in What's New?

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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?

Register to VOTE!   Leave a comment

Have you registered to vote?

 The 2008 election is nearly here, and time to register is running out! Regular voter registration ends Tuesday, October 07, 2008. To register you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Nov. 4th, and a resident at your current address for at least 30 days.  You can complete the registration form online, but must print, sign and mail it. Visit:

The Harper Student Senate is planning a voter registration drive from Sept. 22-25, details will follow.

Don’t know if you’re registered? Visit your county’s election department, see Cook County and Lake County.

To keep up with the latest 2008 presidential election here are some useful links:


Politics 1

Distribution of Electoral Votes

Project Vote Smart

Rock the Vote

Illinois State Board of Elections

Posted September 19, 2008 by infokim in What's New?

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Book Reviews from the Harper College Library   Leave a comment

As we approach the calorie packed holidays with eager utensils, there is no better time to discuss the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. With the final pieces of Halloween candy now devoured, we have little time to recoup before we plate our tables with homemade sausage stuffing and toasted marshmallow yams. If your New Year’s resolutions often involve waist management, you might benefit from an introduction to bestselling authors of the “YOU” series, Doctors Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz.

Frequently featured on the Discovery Health Channel and Oprah, Dr’s Roizen and Oz have made superheroes out of nutrition, vitamins, exercise and you! Here’s a series of books that actually speak to the reader in motivating no-nonsense terminology with tips on reaching diet and exercise goals, eating essential foods, using stress management techniques and more!

If you’ve always wanted to be healthy but were convinced you didn’t have the time, patience, money or energy, (and let’s face it, enjoy the taste of fatty foods!) these books will satiate, once and for all, your extra thick chip dip craving. Read:

  • You on a Diet: The Owner’s manual for Waist Management RM237.5 .R65 2006


  • You—The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger RA776 .R723 2005
  • RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? QP86 .R565 1999
  • The truth about food: what you eat can change your life RA784 .F84 2007 (Foreward by Dr. Oz)

Coming Soon!

  1. You, Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty
    by Michael F. Roizen M.D. & Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.


  2. Cooking the RealAge Way: Turn Back Your Biological Clock with More Than 80 Delicious and Easy Recipes by Michael Roizen, M.D.


  3. You On a Diet Workout: 3 exercise levels on 1 DVD (Michael F. Roizen M.D. & Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.)
  • Posted November 15, 2007 by infokim in Book reviews


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