Thursday, April 09, 2015

Library Open on Saturday Before Finals for Study Space and Refreshing Beverages

The Gardner-Harvey Library will offer extra study hours to students on Saturday, May 9, 2015. We will be open from Noon until 4:00pm that day. If you need a quiet place to study, please come to the library and use our open seating areas, our STAR lounges, or the Group Study Area downstairs. Staff will be on hand to provide assistance.

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lemonade will be available.


Need a book, DVD, or other item? Tell GHL to buy it!

The Library is eager to know what books, DVDs, and other items you would like to add to our collection.

We have long depended on input from the campus community to guide the development of the collection. Our new goal is to expand the sources of that input beyond a small number of faculty and staff members.

Students, faculty, staff, or members of the Middletown community: we want to know what items interest you! Help us shape an ever-growing collection of resources to meet your scholarly and recreational reading and viewing needs.

Please have a look at our collection policy, and then use our Tell GHL to Buy It form to make your request.  We are trying to wrap up our buying for the 2014/15 fiscal year, so now is the time to get your requests in.  Thanks so much!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Sarah Rose Nordgren!

Sarah Rose Nordgren will read and discuss her poetry at the Gardner-Harvey Library on Wednesday, April 1, from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Sarah, a Visiting Assistant Professor of English on the Middletown campus, is a widely-published poet. Her poetry collection Best Bones was published in 2014 by the University of Pittsburgh Press and was the winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.

The poems of Best Bones allude to landscapes of history, fable, and childhood myth, yet are fraught with modern day predicaments that create an atmosphere at once familiar and strange, playful and haunted, and verging on disaster. With imaginative intelligence, Nordgren maintains a snow-globe control of the whole scene.


Please join us for the reading.  Light refreshments will be served.


Create your own miniature world: Terrarium building at the library


Live plants, fake plants, rocks, miniatures, all can be used to build your own terrarium.  Join us in the library and create your own miniature world.  


The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 8 from 3:00-4:00 in the Gardner-Harvey Library Makerspace.

The event is free and open to all.  Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/scjVPlwNx6 to ensure we have enough supplies.  

If you have any glassware or small items you would like to use with your terrarium, please feel free to bring them along.  




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Library materials added in February

To bring you up to date on what has recently been added to the collection, a new materials list is now available that reflects additions during December. We added 69 books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.  

This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order.  We have purchased 714 items for the collection since July 2014.  

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Jennifer Hicks or one of our other staff members, or drop by the library with your request.  

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and your information needs met!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Share your work on the big screen using AirMedia and AppleTV!

Would you like to share content from your laptop or mobile device on a bigger display?  When working with a group of people on a document or other project, it is hard for everyone to crowd around a small screen.

Come to STAR Lounge 2 in the Gardner-Harvey Library to experience two systems that can help.  With our 47" flatscreen TV, you can easily share websites, video, presentations, and documents with a large group.

Crestron's AirMedia system lets you share content from Windows and MacOS laptops as well as iOS devices and Android phones and tablets.  You can share up to four devices at one time, which is useful if multiple people have content to share for the group to consider.  Watch a video about how the Crestron AirMedia system works.

For MacOS and iOS devices, we also have an AppleTV connected to our TV.  You can join the MU Gaming WiFi network and share your content from a laptop or iPad using AirPlay.

We are happy to assist you in using these devices.  Give them a try during your next project meeting or group study session!


Thursday, February 05, 2015

What's in a Name? The Makerspace Naming Contest!

Our new Makerspace is full of 3D Printers, wood burning pens, button makers and more, but we need your help naming it. The Makerspace needs a name that makes it unique and clearly a part of the Middletown campus.

Submit your ideas using this form by April 30. The winning entry will win a special prize!


Meet Middletown Author Kat Fugate!



Kat Fugate will give a reading and discuss her writing process on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Kat, an English teacher at Middletown High School, is the author of the gripping young adult novel Intuitive and its forthcoming 2015 sequel Transcendent. She earned a graduate degree from the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University.

More information on Kat and her books is available at http://www.katfugate.com

The event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.  See our flyer for directions and more information.


Warm Up Your Images With a Green Screen!

Ever wonder how you can add an exciting background to your photo or video project?  With a green screen and some software you can create amazing effects. We’ll demonstrate our portable Makerspace green screen and give you a chance to pose for pictures from your Spring Break trip to warmer climes.  Come by to see the making equipment that we have and try it out to your heart’s content!

Join us on Wednesday, March 4, from 3pm to 4pm at the Gardner-Harvey Library Makerspace.

The event is free and all are welcome.


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Library materials added in January

To bring you up to date on what has recently been added to the collection, a new materials list is now available that reflects additions during December. We added 93 books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.  

This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order.  We have purchased 645 items for the collection since July 2014.  

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Jennifer Hicks or one of our other staff members, or drop by the library with your request.  

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and your information needs met!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Getting Crafty for Valentine’s Day!

Need a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone?  The Library Makerspace can help!   Join us in the library makerspace to try your hand at wood-burning your beloved’s name on a wooden heart, making a duct-tape rose, creating a special card, or making a button. Come by to see the making equipment that we have and try it out to your heart’s content!

When: Wednesday, February 4, 3pm-4pm

Where: The Gardner Harvey Library Makerspace

Questions? Let us know.


Image provided through a Creative Commons Attribution License by Leo Reynolds.