VERNON & DORIS BISHOP LIBRARY

Winter Activities Display

Check out the cool Winter Activities display on the main floor of the library.   This display is located right past the classroom as you enter the library.  The very creative snow scene includes a sled, skis, boots, poles, gloves, ice skates, snowflakes, and more.   Pick up a pamphlet to learn more a winter activity today!

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Global Book Series: Without You, There is No Us

withoutyouThe October book selection for the Global Book Series is Without You, There is No Us:  My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim.

“Strangely terrifying…A beautifully written book that greatly expands the limited bounds of what we know about North Korea’s ruling class.”
—Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy

See the author’s site for more information including a photo album from her time in North Korea:  www.sukikim.com/album.  Click here to download a copy of the book discussion guide.

Copies of this book are available to check out at the library or to purchase at the college bookstore.  The book discussion will take place at the library on Friday, October 28th from 3 – 4 p.m.

If you would like to read more about North Korea, check out these additional books on display at Bishop Library:

 

Happy Holidays from Bishop Library!

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Reading days, finals and winter break are almost here. Therefore Library staff wanted to take a moment and wish you a happy and healthy finals period and holiday season.

This year the Library will be hosting free coffee, tea and hot chocolate and candy Sunday, Dec. 13 – Wednesday, Dec. 16 starting at 8 p.m. Many thanks to Information Technology and Student Affairs departments for helping us fund this special treat.

We will also be having de-stress activities available all week including: bubble wrap, a coloring contest, crafts, and games.

Remember the library is open extended hours.

 

Halloween Battle of the Undead

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The Library’s creature feature this month is “Zombies and Vampires.” Take a moment, if you dare, to stop by and cast your vote for either “Zombies or Vampires.” Which do you think would survive the battle of the undead? Currently, vampires are ahead (10-4).  Don’t be alarmed, Mr. Tom Bones has decided to take up residency in the case to catch up on his reading.  He seems to have settled in rather nicely and is “tickled to his bones.”  Halloween brings out the scary movie lover in all of us, so if you’re feeling a little ghostly, stop by the circulation desk and check out the display “If you LIKED the movie, you’ll LOVE the book.” I’m sure you’ll find one that will send shivers down your spine.

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Latin American Cinema in the Spotlight

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Bishop Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15. This year we are spotlighting Latin American cinema. The films on display are just a sampling of the rich and diverse cultural styles present in Latin American filmmaking. The influence of these films in many cases has been far reaching. We encourage you to experience your own Latin American film festival this month.

Freedom Rings Display Focuses on LGBT Issues

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During the month of March, Bishop Library is celebrating Freedom Rings and Freedom Week (March 8-14) at Lebanon Valley College. Freedom Week is filled with activities that promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) awareness. In addition to campus events, Bishop Library is also featuring a display spotlighting items from the historic Freedom Rings scrapbooks including the group’s constitution and declaration of humanity. The display also spotlights books on varied LGBT subjects.

You are NEVER in the Fight Alone

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Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25- to 34-year olds and 15- to 24-year olds?* That’s why prevention and knowledge about this subject is so important especially here at LVC. Please stop by the library to pick up a pamphlet, book or DVD to help you understand this subject better. Remember you are never in the fight alone. On campus help can be sought out from Counseling Services at 717-867-6232.

*Information obtained via the Suicide Prevention Resource Center http://www.sprc.org/basics/scope-problem.

A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

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February is National African American History Month and this year’s theme is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” celebrating the numerous contributions African Americans have made to art, literature, sports, and music. Bishop Library has a display highlighting some of the most influential African Americans that have contributed to American culture. Some of the individuals featured in this display include: Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, and Shirley Jackson. To learn more about African American History visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture website: http://nmaahc.si.edu/

Kimmel Works on Display

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As part of the Lebanon Valley College’s Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Michael Kimmel will present a lecture entitled “Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium.” The talk will take place on Monday, January 19th at 1:30 pm in Sorrentino Gymnasium.

Dr. Kimmel has written more than twenty books in his field of study of men and masculinity. The Bishop Library has on display several of Kimmel’s works that are available for check out to those interested in learning more about his area of expertise. The items are located across from the DormFlix DVD collection in the Library.