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!
The 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
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:
- Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea by Sandra Fahy. For an e-book copy, see Ebrary Academic Complete.
- Witness to Transformation : Refugee Insights into North Korea by Stephan Haggard. For an e-book copy, see Ebrary Academic Complete.
- Illusive Utopia : Theater, Film, and Everyday Performance in North Korea by Suk-Young Kim. For an e-book copy, see Ebrary Academic Complete.
- Stars Between the Sun and Moon : One Woman’s Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom by Lucia Jang.
- Somewhere Inside : One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home by Laura Ling.
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.
Bishop Library is celebrating LGBT History. On display are a number of works about LGBT icons from a variety of fields. Spotlighted here are two bisexual music icons Mick Jagger and Clive Davis. To learn more about LGBT history and these and other icons visit www.lgbthistorymonth.com .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.