Category Archives: Recommended Reading

February 1 is National Freedom Day

On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. As the amendment made explicit, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall … Continue reading

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Mid-semester Advice from the Collins Library Peer Research Advisor

Hello again! It feels like months since the first day of classes, but somehow midterms have snuck up on us once again! I know personally midterms are the last things I want to think about right now since I feel … Continue reading

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Housing Works Bookstore Café Shows How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon

Remember The Shop Around the Corner? The charming children’s bookstore tragically had to close its doors in 1998 after Fox Books — a big box store with lattés, low prices and unbeatable selection — ran it out of business. Sure, … Continue reading

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April Poetry Month – Beautiful Poems: “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold

For April Poetry Month, we feature “Beautiful” poems. Here is one favorite called Dover Beach:       The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; – on the French coast the … Continue reading

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“My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going With Your Gut” By Hannah Hart

My Drunk Kitchen includes recipes, stories, full color photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures in tipsy cooking. It is also a showcase for Hannah Hart’s great comedic voice. Hannah offers key drink recommendations, cooking tips (like, remember … Continue reading

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Reassembling William Morris’ Library: Two scholars are digitally recreating the book collection of the Kelmscott Press founder

Even for Victorian dreamer, designer, artist, poet, publisher, and writer William Morris (1834-1896), the thought of his personal library being accessible around the world would have been a stretch. Luckily Sylvia Holton Peterson and William Peterson, both retired professors and … Continue reading

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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free By Hector Tobar Deep Down Dark brings to haunting, tactile life the experience of being imprisoned inside a mountain … Continue reading

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Stress Management & Library Tools

Tips from Liz Roepke ’15, Peer Research Advisor I’m not sure about you, but I am definitely starting to feel the pressure of quizzes, exams, papers, and projects this semester! When my to-do list keeps getting longer, I forget what … Continue reading

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Condolence Letter from President Johnson to Coretta Scott King Heads to Auction

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is offering a signed condolence letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Coretta Scott King after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter – an enormously important document in the history of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Oxford’s Bodleian Library Celebrates the Father of Modern Publishing and Italics

This year marks five centuries since the death of Aldus Manutius, an Italian humanist who forever changed the direction of publishing, and got in one of its first copyright squabbles. Aldus Manutius: The Struggle and the Dream at the University … Continue reading

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