Archive for the ‘DVDs’ Tag

New Research Guide on the Beat Generation   Leave a comment

If you haven’t checked out the library’s research guides, I’d highly recommend doing so. They give handy tips on how to find books, articles, and other resources at the library on a variety of topics. We even have research guides tailored to particular classes.

There’s a new (as in hot off the presses) research guide on the ever popular Engl 102: The Beat Generation taught by Kurt Hemmer. Even if you’re not taking the class, take a look at the research guide to check out the books, articles, and media we have on authors such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and others.

And if you’re interested, you can browse through the more than fifty other guides on topics ranging from chemistry to Martin Luther King, Jr. to psychology and more.

New in the Library   Leave a comment

One new feature that you’ve probably noticed on the library’s website is the “New in the Library” link under “News and Events.”

Instead of coming to the reference desk to ask us what’s new in the library (although we wouldn’t mind if you did), you can quickly and easily find out for yourself by going to the library’s website. There are lists for fiction, non-fiction, and video—and you can get a quick glimpse at the book and DVD covers while you’re at it (perfect for the visually inclined).

Since the “News and Events” section is always changing, you can also go to the “New in the Library” link in the “Library Information” section. It’ll take you directly to the catalog, and you can narrow your search by selecting if you want to see all of the new books that have come in to the library within the past several weeks or months (or yesterday, if you’re so inclined).

Happy browsing!

Holiday viewing, listening and reading guide from the Harper College Library   Leave a comment

Looking for a favorite holiday book or DVD?
How about an audiobook of seasonal stories
or some holiday music?

The Harper College Library has a number of holiday stories for kids and adults:

DVDs (1st floor of the library)

DVD PN1997 .N554 2000 Tim Burton’s The nightmare before Christmas

DVD PN1997 .C4757 2007 A Christmas carol (1935 version with Alastair Sim)

DVD PN1997 .C475 1999 A Christmas carol (1984 version with George C. Scott)

DVD PN1997.2 .F26 2006 The family Stone

DVD PN1997.2 .E43 2004 Elf

DVD PN1997 .C478 2003 A Christmas Story

DVD PN1997 .C4785 2003 Christmas vacation

DVD PN1997 .F7 1998 Frank Capra’s it’s a wonderful life

DVD PZ7 .G46 1997 George Balanchine’s The nutcracker

DVD PZ7 .P65 2005 Polar Express

DVD PZ7.J34 Wi 2001 Winter holiday stories

DVD M2085 .C51 2002 Christmas with Chanticleer

DVD PN1997.2 .F922 2009 Frozen river


(2nd floor of the library behind the Info Desk)

PR9199.4.J336 K575 Knit the season / Kate Jacobs.

PS3563.A2364 P47 The perfect Christmas / Debbie Macomber.

GT4985 .H78 2009      A simple Christmas : twelve stories that celebrate the true holiday spirit / Mike Huckabee.

PS3623.R539 C484       Christmas jars reunion : a novel / Jason F. Wright.

PS3561.E3755 C48        A Christmas blizzard / Garrison Keillor

PS3555.V259 C49         The Christmas list / Richard Paul Evans.

PR6068.O1964 P75      The price of love and other stories / Peter Robinson.

SF445.5 .M97 2008        Dewey : a small-town library cat who touched the world / Vicki Myron


(2nd floor of the library)

PS3568.O243 G54 2004          The Gift/ Nora Roberts

PS3561.A678 S47 2003a       Shepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas story / Jan Karon.

GT4986.I3 B46 2005                Season of joy : Chicago celebrates the holidays / Jim Benes.

M1629.3.C5 I78 2004           Irving Berlin’s White Christmas / designed by Bruce Gore.

PS3556.L26 R44 2004b     A redbird Christmas : a novel / Fannie Flagg.

PS3563.O594 S78 2004     The stupidest angel : a heartwarming tale of Christmas terror / Christopher Moore.

PS3552.A74146 S54 2006       The shepherd, the angel, and Walter the Christmas miracle dog / Dave Barry.

PS3559.S4 C47 1999            Christmas stones & the story chair / Justin Isherwood

GT4985 .L57 1999              The little big book of Christmas / edited by Lena Tabori

PS3570.H56253 C47 1996       Certain poor shepherds : a Christmas tale / Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

PN6120.95 .C6 L58 1992        A Literary Christmas : great contemporary Christmas stories

PR4557 .A35 1987                    Christmas books / by Charles Dickens

PZ 1 .B847 Pe 4                          Pearl S. Buck’s book of Christmas

PN6071.C6 B77 1967            Behold that star : a Christmas anthology / edited by the Society of Brothers.

PN6071.C6 W2                         The fireside book of Christmas stories


(2nd floor, next to the Info Desk)

CD PR6066.E693 C4 2005           A Christmas guest [sound recording] / by Anne Perry

CD PR6066.E693 C465 2007     A Christmas beginning [sound recording] / Anne Perry.

CD PN6120.95.G45 D37 1994     Dark holidays [sound recording] : a collection of ghost stories.

CD PN6120.95.C6 C47 1993         Christmas classics [sound recording] : stories for the whole family.

Children’s Literature

PZ7.D5455 Gre 2007        Great joy / Kate DiCamillo

PZ8.3.G276 Hq 2007        How the Grinch stole Christmas : a 50th anniversary retrospective / by Dr. Seuss.

PZ7.K292 Pg 2004             Pinkerton & friends : a Steven Kellog Treasury / Steven Kellogg.

PZ7.F9152 Eas 2002         The Easter bunny that overslept / by Priscilla and Otto Friedrich

G530.R68 P45 2002        The Christmas Tree Ship : the story of Captain Santa / Rochelle M. Pennington ; featuring the art of Charles Vickery.

PZ8.3.B865 Su 2002       Snowmen at night / Caralyn Buehner

PZ7.O45344 My 2000     My two grandmothers / Effin Older

PZ7.H3468 So 1992           Sofie’s role / story by Amy Heath

PZ7.M475 My 1982          My big Christmas book.

PZ8.9.B16 Mi 1977           Miss Hickory / by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

PZ 8.3 .M782 Ni 1976      The night before Christmas / by Clement C. Moore

Music CDs

1st floor Library

CD M1629.3.C5 T46 2001       The best of the Temptations [sound recording] : Christmas

CD M1629.3.C5 W56 2001      December [sound recording] : piano solos / George Winston

CD M2006.H363 M477 2001    Messiah [sound recording] : arias and choruses / George Frideric Handel.

CD M1629.3.C5 W55 2001       A Nancy Wilson Christmas [sound recording] / Nancy Wilson.

CD M1629.3.C5 N6 2001         Now that’s what I call Christmas! [sound recording]

CD M1629.3.C5 O9 2001      Our favorite things [sound recording] / Tony Bennett, Charlotte Church, Plácido Domingo, Vanessa Williams.

CD M1629.3.C5 K69 2001      A smooth jazz Christmas [sound recording] / Dave Koz.

CD M1629.3.C5 A33 2000     Christmas with Yolanda Adams [sound recording].

CD M1629.3.C5 A5 2000       Greatest Christmas songs [sound recording] / Julie Andrews.

CD M1629.3.C5 C7 2000       A merry Christmas with Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters [sound recording] / Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

CD M1629.3.C5 R66 2000    A merry little Christmas [sound recording] / Linda Ronstadt.

CD M1627 .P8 2000        A Putumayo World Christmas [sound recording] / Putumayo World Music

CD M1629.3.C5 L66 2000     This Christmas time [sound recording] /Lonestar.

CD M1629.3.C5 T4 2000  The three tenors Christmas [sound recording].

CD M1629.3.C5 C44 1999      A Celtic Christmas celebration [sound recording]

So, put the Harper College Library on your to-do list and pick up a book, audiobook, or DVD to enjoy over the holiday break!

Happy Holidays!

The Harper College Library faculty and staff

Take a break…relax….read a book   Leave a comment

The end of the semester is fast approaching.  Finals will soon be a distant memory. Don’t forget to stop in to the Library to check out a book from the Bestseller collection or a DVD from the Media Browsing collection.

Sure, the Harper College Library has books, AV and databases to help you with your research but we also have many of the latest bestsellers, audiobooks, and DVDs!


Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King.

Masterpiece comics / by R. Sikoryak.

Unseen academicals : a novel of Discworld / Terry Pratchett.

Chronic city : a novel / Jonathan Lethem.

Christmas jars reunion : a novel / Jason F. Wright.

The host : a novel / Stephenie Meyer.

Cross country : a novel / James Patterson.

Audiobooks (Books on CD)

Breaking dawn [sound recording] / Stephenie Meyer.

The last lecture [sound recording] / Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow.

Just after sunset [sound recording] / by Stephen King.

Atlas shrugged [sound recording] / by Ayn Rand.

Eternity in death [sound recording] / Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb.

DVDs (Media Browsing)

Slumdog millionaire

The Beatles : the mini documentaries

Frozen river

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Rent  : filmed live on Broadway


Rachel getting married


Take a break!  Check out one of these titles or choose from many more. The spring semester is right around the corner!

Posted December 13, 2009 by Michele Ukleja in Library resources

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New DVDs in the Library   Leave a comment


Taking a break from your summer studies? Check out one of these new DVDs new on the shelf at the Library.   You can find these DVDs and other popular DVDs on the first floor of the library.  Come and check one out!

Posted July 12, 2009 by Michele Ukleja in Library resources, What's New?

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It’s Swing Time!   Leave a comment

There’s nothing quite like a musical to bring you out of the winter doldrums. The Harper Library has recently acquired many movie musicals on DVD – most are classics, like The Music Man, and others are relatively new and unconventional, like South Park, Bigger, Longer & Uncut. But they’re all great movies and a wonderful escape!

Recently added titles include:
The Busby Berkeley Disc
(featuring production numbers from many Busby Berkeley musicals)
South Park, Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Swing Time
A Star is Born
(1954 version starring Judy Garland)
Meet Me in St. Louis
On the Town
The Band Wagon
The Music Man
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Funny Girl
Love Me Tonight

If you’re interested in finding more movie musicals owned by Harper Library, search the Harper Library Catalog for the subject heading “Musical Films”. And if there’s a title you don’t see that you would like us to have, feel free to let any library staff member know!

Posted May 8, 2009 by winonapatt in library, What's New?

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