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To Appalachia! Readings from The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart   Leave a comment

Don’t miss the kickoff event for One Book, One Harper!

September 20, 2012

Glenn Taylor, author of The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart will be presenting a reading from his 1st novel, The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, the 2011/2012 One Book, One Harper selection.

There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the reading followed by a book signing and a dessert reception.

Tickets are on sale at the Harper College Box Office

FREE for Harper students
(Fall 2011 enrollment w/valid ID required; must obtain FREE ticket)

Illinois History Class at Harper College   Leave a comment


Interested in local history?
Sign up for this fascinating course on Illinois and local history
Illinois scholar and Harper College Librarian,
Professor Jim Edstrom
History 219, Section 001
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:05-4:20 PM (3 Credit Hours)

Room I114

(For more information, see

Northeast Center Reading Room   Leave a comment

Now Open!

Northeast Center Reading Room


Doors open July 5,2010

Mondays-Thursdays 4-8 pm

· Librarian on duty

· Children’s books

· Popular Magazines (English & Spanish)

· Paperback exchange

· ESL collection (Easy readers, etc.)

· General Reference books (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)

· Computers with access to Library databases & Microsoft programs

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.

And the winner is…..   Leave a comment

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Edible Book Contest! Fifteen creative, innovative, and imaginative entries!
Congrats to each participant:

  • The Little Engine that Could–submitted by Marie Eibl
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest–submitted by Carole Gallo
  • The Tell-Tale Heart–submitted by Melissa Tiltges and Phil Kane
  • Tao Te Ching–submitted by Jeffrey James
  • The Monster Book of Monsters–submitted by Jeff McDonald
  • Atlas Shrugged–submitted by Alyssa Coonen
  • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe–submitted by Sonya Arko
  • Cliffor the Big Red Dog–submitted byWade Adams and Jeff Cesar
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom–submitted by Kendra Kelley
  • Best Friends Wear Pink Tutus / All Tutus Should Be Pink– submitted by Rachel Weide
  • Breaking Dawn–submitted by Caroline Brennan
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown–submitted by Britt Wanek and Genic Lazzar
  • Cat in the Hat– submitted by Cheyne Hanoski
  • Treasure Island– submitted by Sarah Engebergh
  • The book from the restricted section in the 1st Harry Potter book– Kaitlin Todd

Grand  prize winner
Jeff McDonald
The Monster Book of Monster’s

Most Creative
Carole Gallo
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Most Literary
Kaitlin Todd
The Book from the restricted section in the 1st Harry Potter book

Most Edible (tie)
Melissa Tiltges and Phil Kane
Tell-Tale Heart

Most Edible (tie)
Britt Wanek and Genic Lazaar
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

2nd Annual Edible Book Contest   1 comment

2nd Annual Edible Book Contest!



by the

Harper College Library


Create a piece of edible art that has something to do with books
Friday, November 20, 2009
Entries are due in the library from 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Judging begins at Noon
Entries will be eaten after the winners are announced
All participants and their entries will be photographed
Please include a sign denoting the title of the book your entry represents.


Everyone is invited to participate!


Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Grand Prize
  • Most Literary
  • Most Creative
  • Most Edible


Entry deadline:
A completed entry form must be received at the Harper College Library no later than Monday, November 16, 2009.



Meriwether Lewis and Corps of Discovery   Leave a comment

An Evening with Meriwether Lewis & WGN’s John Williams

Featuring Clay Jenkinson

One of the most sought-after humanities scholars in the nation, Clay Jenkinson portrays Meriwether Lewis, American explorer, soldier, public administrator, and the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (also known as the Corps of Discovery).

This will be Jenkinson’s third appearance at Harper. He has also performed the historical personalities of Thomas Jefferson and Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.

WGN’s morning talk show host, John Williams will host the event.

Thursday, June 25
7:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

Free to Harper students with valid ID; Need ticket to reserve space

$15, faculty/staff and seniors

$25, general admission

Read more about this fascinating man in a Library Research guide:
Harper College Library Harper College Library Research Guides – Meriwether Lewis and Corps of Discovery – Home

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