Thank You for Making Our Open Houses a Hit!

openhouse
Check out photos from our Open House events!

In September 2013 Reynolds Library welcomed students and faculty back with open houses on the Parham Road and Downtown campus locations. With over 200 hundred attendees, the events were a tremendous hit and attracted both library regulars and newbies. The library took this opportunity to dazzle the college community with library services and new resources. More than one student commented, “The library should do this more often!”

Activities at the events included; a technology petting zoo, a mobile scavenger hunt, bead making, altered books, and hula hoop dancing. Many were thrilled at the chance to use an iPad in our mobile scavenger hunt. Others scanned their first QR code or learned the fundamentals of downloading eBooks to their mobile device. “QR codes are great,” one student told another, “you can get discounts and all sorts of stuff when you scan them.”

Maker spaces were a welcomed edition to the event. At the Altered Book table students marveled that the librarians were actually letting them write on, cut up, tear apart, glue and tape books. At the bead making table, students were equally amazed to see how simple paper could be made into a beautiful piece of jewelry. One young man even made a bracelet for his mother.

One of the greatest take-a-ways from the event, without a doubt, was the opportunity for the college community to provide feedback for the library. Each participant who took a library survey received a free pair of ear buds. Comments included, “I can ask for help and someone comes to my rescue,” and “staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.” The fact that so many participants remarked on the quality of staff just goes to show that no matter how many new resources and new technologies we provide for our college community, the most valued resource will always be the library staff who are committed to helping faculty and students find the information they need to succeed.

New books! New books! Read all about it!

Always Fat Kid

Always the Fat Kid by Jacob C. Warren and K. Bryant Smalley

Childhood obesity in the United States has tripled in a generation. But while debates continue over the content of school lunches and the dangers of fast food, we are just beginning to recognize the full extent of the long-term physical, psychological, and social problems that overweight children will endure throughout their lives.

Americanah

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

Anti-Education

The Anti-Education Era by James Paul Gee

Today’s schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than improving learning, the new e-media can just as easily narrow students’ horizons.

Clean

Clean by David Sheff

Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science – not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy.

The Drama Years

The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick

The Drama Years is packed with the voices of tweens, who share their experiences, anecdotes, and advice on everything from stress to body image to getting along with parents. This is a survival guide written from the trenches, packed with real life examples and practical strategies, to help parents and daughters survive The Drama Years.

Hello Cupcake

Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun!

The Kid

The Kid by Dan Savage

Dan Savage’s nationally syndicated sex advice column, “Savage Love,” enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read.

soviet cooking

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

With startling beauty and sardonic wit, Anya Von Bremzen tells an intimate yet epic story of life in that vanished empire known as the USSR—a place where every edible morsel was packed with emotional and political meaning.

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE! Come in and check us out!

You’re Invited! Reynolds Library will be hosting Open Houses at the Parham Road Campus and Downtown Campus. See what’s new for the upcoming school year.

  • Enjoy refreshments and giveaways!
  • Try our digital scavenger hunt!
  • Learn to download resources to your mobile device!
  • Create altered book art and beads!

 flyingbook

Parham Road Campus

Wednesday, September 18th

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

_______________________

Downtown Campus

Thursday, September 19th

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Calling All Instructors!

Schedule a Library Instruction Session.

postit

Do your students need to know…

How to find, narrow, or broaden topic ideas?
How to use the library catalog to find books and eBooks?
How to evaluate websites?
How to search databases for scholarly articles?
How to access library databases from off-campus?
How to cite in MLA and APA style?

We’ve got it covered!

Book the library for an instruction session today.

Choose the campus for the instruction session.
Fill out the form.
Select an instruction package or
Create a customized session.

Don’t have class time to spare?
Offer extra credit for attending a free library workshop.

Check out all our faculty services!

 logoFINAL

New Manga in the Stacks

The Library has new manga coming soon!

Check out the titles listed below.
To find more simply do a keyword search on “graphic novels” in the library catalog.

Akira
Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo.
In Neo-Tokyo, built on the former site of Tokyo after World War III, two teenagers are targeted by agencies after they develop paranormal abilities.

Bleach
Bleach story and art by Tite Kubo
Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.

Book of Human Insects
The Book of Human Insects by Osamu Tezuka
Toshiko Tomura is the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this 20-year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan’s best new writer. She is the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world.

Clover
Clover.
Story and art by CLAMP
Kazuhiko is a young, but already deeply wounded black ops agent, pulled out of retirement to escort Sue, a mysterious waif, to a destination she alone knows. Sue has been caged all these years because of what she is, and what the Clover Leaf Project found her to be: a military top-secret, and the most dangerous person in the world!

dororo

Dororo by Osamu Tezuka
At an early age Hyakkimaru’s father offered forty-eight of the child’s body parts to a cadre of demons in return for power and fortune. Now the blind, mute boy embarks on a quest to reclaim what will make him whole again.

fairy tale
Fairy Tail
by Hiro Mashima
Seventeen-year-old Lucy, mage-in-training, seeks to join a magicians guild and become a full-fledged magician. Her dream lies in the most famous guild in the world Fairy Tale. One day Lucy encounters Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously abandoned him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When he helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magicians guild, and our heroes adventure together begins.

flowers of evil
The Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi
Bookworm Takao falls in love with Nanako but cannot express his feelings through words. Instead, he secretively acts out in a heat of passion which creates a huge scandal in the school. Yet there is one person who knows his true nature – and this girl will do anything to nurture what this Charles Baudelaire hides.

knights of Sidonia
Knights of Sidonia  by Tsutomu Nihei
Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s cool-headed female captain.

One Piece
One piece :  East blue. Story and art by Eiichiro Oda
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim again – a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world… Get Ready to Set Sail!

Soul Eater
Soul
Eater by  Atsushi Ohkubo
“Maka is a weapon meister, determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe — the ultimate weapon of Death himself! Charged with the task of collecting and devouring the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch, Maka and her fellow meisters strive to master their weapons as they face off against the bizarre and dangerous minions of the underworld. But the meisters’ own personal quirks may prove a bigger obstacle than any sultry enchantress!”–from publisher’s web site.

All summaries reprinted from the library catalog.