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One Book, One Harper presents Appalachia Meets Chicago: Banjos and Blues Concert   Leave a comment

Theatre Club presents: Scenes from Neil Simon’s THE GOOD DOCTOR–Wednesday, April 11 @ 11:45 am   Leave a comment


Happy 50th Peace Corps!   Leave a comment

Join us for a variety of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday, February 28th from 12:15-1:30pm in A-243, 9 Harper faculty and staff who are former Peace Corps volunteers will talk about their experiences.                                                        

Thursday, March 3rd from 6-8pm in the Wojcik Center, enjoy a reception in honor of the Peace Corps’ 50th and a presentation by John Deever (Ukraine, 1993-95)) entitled “When the World Calls: Service as a Path to Success.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Friday, March 4th from 12-2pm in Y-106, Deever will lead a discussion group on his book “Singing on the Heavy Side of the World.”Find this book!





Other Peace Corps resources:                                                                                                                                                                        

Find this book!Book: “Living Poor: A Peace Corp Chronicle”

Find this book!Book: “So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go”

Find this book!DVD: “Jimi Sir: An American Peace Corp Volunteer in Nepal”

We hope to see you there!

Posted February 25, 2011 by ckuffel in Harper College events, What's New?

In the Company of Angels reading   Leave a comment

The next couple of weeks are going to be quite busy, with National Library Week activities culminating with Library After Dark on Thursday, April 15 (5:30pm to 8pm). It just so happens that there’s going to be an author reading that Thursday as well. If you have a moment during your lunch break, consider stopping by the Drama Lab (room L109), which is just across the way from the library. At noon, Thomas E. Kennedy, internationally acclaimed author and winner of the O. Henry Prize, Pushcart Prize, and National Magazine Award, will read from his newest novel, In the Company of Angels.

Here are some reviews about Kennedy’s In the Company of Angels:

Kirkus Reviews: “… offers two exquisitely crafted characters a chance to explore the legacy of inhumanity and to enact a drama of resilience– redemption, even.”

South Carolina Review: “… a masterpiece.”

The reading is free, so take a moment to stop by.

Posted April 5, 2010 by emailhannah in Harper College events, What's New?

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Tree of Knowledge Book Reviews   Leave a comment

The Tree of Knowledge is an iconic piece of art that usually decorates the Quiet Study area in the Harper College Library. Help us spread your own love of libraries and books by contributing to an online interactive slideshow that will include your favorite book and/or book review.

Here’s how it works:

Using the comment feature on VoiceThread–a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos–you can add text, video, or audio of the following:

* Your favorite Book

* A short book review

* A favorite book quote

* Why you love libraries

Be sure to include your name!

In addition to this VoiceThread, your contribution will be added to a postcard on the Tree of Knowledge during the Library After Dark activities on April 15 during National Library Week.

Add to the Tree of Knowledge VoiceThread here.

Or if you prefer, add your book reviews (or etc.) in a comment. Your contribution will be added to the Tree of Knowledge during National Library Week (April 12-16)

Lincoln Readers’ Theatre: A Birthday Celebration   Leave a comment

Come join us in celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (1809-1865) at the William Rainey Harper College Library (second floor) on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at noon. There will be a Readers’ Theater evoking the spirit and legacy of the sixteenth President of the United States, presented by the Harper College Library and the Harper College Speech Team.

Refreshments will be served (including Lincoln cookies!). Also, test your knowledge of Lincoln by competing in the trivia contest (and the chance to win some amazing prizes). To help you prepare for the contest, check out our Research Guide on Lincoln.


Banned Books Week @ Harper College Library– September 26-October 3, 2009   Leave a comment


 Attend a Banned Books Week Lecture
at the Harper College Library

Bldg. F
2nd floor


Monday, September 28

  • 3 pm Communist Manifesto
    presented by Sean Noonan and Dave Richmond

Tuesday, September 29

  • 11 am “Igniting the Fires of Hate : Origins and Implications of the Nazi Book Burnings”

presented by Kim Jaeger

  • 2 pm “Comic Books, Censorship, and the  Comics Code Authority”
    presented by Brian Cremins

Wednesday, September 30

  • 10 am “The Myth of Eva Peron”
    presented by Veronica Mormino
  • 1 pm “Banning Resistance”
    presented by Seema Kurup

Thursday, October 1

  • 12 noon  “Alison Bechdal–A Dyke to Watch Out For”
    presented by JJ Pionke

Posted September 21, 2009 by Michele Ukleja in Harper College events, Library events

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