Thursday, January 31, 2019

New books added to the Gardner-Harvey Library in January!


We are adding many new items to the collection each month, and making sure that you can see them on display! Watch for our recent DVD display, as well as our ongoing New Books shelves (as shown above). See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in January! We added 147 books, e-books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list can be sorted by call number, area of our collection, or by title.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying: 

  • The person you mean to be : how good people fight bias / Dolly Chugh
  • Destroying a nation : the civil war in Syria / Nikolaos van Dam
  • Why we fight : one man's search for meaning inside the ring / Josh Rosenblatt
  • The age of surveillance capitalism : the fight for a human future at the new frontier of power / Shoshana Zuboff
  • How to read a protest : the art of organizing and resistance / L.A. Kauffman
  • Erasing America : losing our future by destroying our past / James S. Robbins
  • Young Frankenstein (Motion picture)
  • Creating things that matter : the art & science of innovations that last / David Edwards
This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order. We are eager to hear from you about individual items you would like us to buy, or types of items we should be on the lookout for, or general subject areas we should build up in the collection.

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Amy Carmichael (carmicae@miamioh.edu), or drop by the library with your request. And pass your general suggestions or comments about the collection to us in those same ways.

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

VolunTEC Lab: Scarves (make them for yourself and others)



For the first VolunTEC Lab of the semester we will be creating no-sew scarves for kids!

As always, you can make one to give and make one to take.

Completed scarves will be donated to local schools for kids in need.   

The program will run on Wednesday, February 13, between 11am and 1pm in Hawk Haven on the main floor of Johnston Hall.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Guest Workshop: Kay Helps You Create Jewelry



Join us on February 19 between 11:00am and 1:00pm to create your own jewelry.  This workshop will be led by Kay, a student employee at Miami University Middletown. 

Kay will be offering her knowledge to participants as they create their own jewelry. 

Stop in the TEC Lab (Room 125 GRD) at any time during the workshop hours to create your own unique jewelry piece. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Spring 2019, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

How to TEC: Design & Cut Vinyl, Operate a Heat Press



For this First Wednesday TEC Lab Workshop, participants will be learning how to design and cut their own heat transfer vinyl designs, as well as how to use a heat press. 

Participants will be able to use their new knowledge to design their own tote bag. 

This workshop is free and open to the public. 

Join us on February 6 at anytime between 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm in the TEC Lab (Room 125) at Gardner-Harvey Library.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Spring 2019, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

Dr. Tammie Gerke’s National Park Talks: Isle Royale National Park (at Middletown)



Join us as Dr. Gerke talks talks about Isle Royale National Park. Stop by to hear about the geology and other interesting information about the park.

This session will run Wednesday, February 27th from 4:45pm to 6:15pm with time for questions and discussion. The event will be held in the seating area at the entrance of the Gardner-Harvey Library.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Spring 2019, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

February's Middletown book discussion title: The Reckoning



The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Tuesday, February 19 to discuss John Grisham's The Reckoning.  We will meet at 12 pm in Room 124 in the Library.   

Here is a brief summary of the title, along with links to request the book from Miami, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio libraries (Just click "Request" and choose "Miami University" from the dropdown list.  Then enter your UniqueID and password, and the library from which you would like to retrieve the item):  

"Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it, to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton, was "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known."  

Not in Miami yet (Middletown just bought a copy), OhioLINK  and SearchOhio

Read the book (or read something else interesting), then come along to our discussion to share what else you've been reading/watching/listening to/experiencing, and help us plan our future readings.  

Have an idea for a book to discuss?  Let us know and check out our page of past and future reads at http://www.mid.miamioh.edu/library/bookdiscussion.htm

The above image was provided through a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license by Rob Westbrook.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Great Decisions 2019 - Discuss Global Issues on the Middletown Campus!

Great Decisions is a national program of the Foreign Policy Association. For 100 years the mission of FPA has been to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process. More information can be obtained on the FPA website: http://fpa.org/about/

The public is invited to the following eight Great Decision sessions, sponsored by the Middletown chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In addition to the background reading from the program booklet, a DVD with additional background on the topic is shown at each meeting. Anyone with personal background information on the various topics is particularly welcome to participate.             

All sessions will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Gardner Harvey Library, Miami University Middletown campus on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month:
  • January 10     Refugees and Global Migration
  • January 24     The Middle East Regional Disorder
  • February 14   Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
  • February 28   The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • March 14       Decoding U.S.- China Trade
  • March 28       Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • April 11         The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • April 25         State of the State Department and Diplomacy

For more information call Katie McNeil, AAUW public policy chair at 513-470-9031 or kmcneil@whitegardeninn.com (She has pre-ordered 10 booklets at a cost of $35 each).  The Gardner-Harvey Library has also purchased a booklet that we have on reserve at our InfoDesk for anyone to borrow.

Friday, January 04, 2019

New books added to the Gardner-Harvey Library in December!


We are adding many new items to the collection each month, and making sure that you can see them on display! Watch for our recent DVD display, as well as our ongoing New Books shelves (as shown above). See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in December! We added 160 books, e-books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list can be sorted by call number, area of our collection, or by title.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying: 

  • How to behave badly in Elizabethan England : a guide for knaves, fools, harlots, cuckolds, drunkards, liars, thieves, and braggarts / Ruth Goodman
  • The global economy as you've never seen it / Thomas Ramge and Jan Schwochow with Adrian Garcia-Landa 
  • A handbook of food crime : immoral and illegal practices in the food industry and what to do about them / edited by Allison Gray and Ronald Hinch
  • The blockchain and the new architecture of trust / Kevin Werbach
  • Why they can't write : killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities / John Warner
  • Ball lightning / Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen
  • Handmaid's tale (Television program). Season 1;"The handmaid's tale. Season one [videorecording]
  • Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons / Theo Emery
This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order. We are eager to hear from you about individual items you would like us to buy, or types of items we should be on the lookout for, or general subject areas we should build up in the collection.

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Amy Carmichael (carmicae@miamioh.edu), or drop by the library with your request. And pass your general suggestions or comments about the collection to us in those same ways.

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

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate,and mints at the Middletown Library during Finals Week!


The Library will offer free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and mints all during finals week, starting on Monday, December 10th and lasting through Friday, December 14th. 

It will be set up in our entrance area from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Friday. Please drop on by and enjoy a cup!

It's our way of making your last minute studying and paper/project preparation a bit more relaxing. Thanks for being a part of our library community!


The image above was provided through a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license by fronx.

New Books Added to the Gardner-Harvey Library in November!


We are adding many new items to the collection each month, and making sure that you can see them on display! Watch for our upcoming scary movie DVD display, as well as our ongoing New Books shelves (as shown above). See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in November! We added 175 books, e-books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list can be sorted by call number, area of our collection, or by title.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying: 

  • When women ruled the world : six queens of Egypt / Kara Cooney
  • Anatomy of victory : why the United States triumphed in World War II, fought to a stalemate in Korea, lost in Vietnam, and failed in Iraq / John D. Caldwell
  • The job : work and its future in a time of radical change / Ellen Ruppel Shell
  • Race on campus : debunking myths with data / Julie J. Park
  • Stripped bare : the art of animal anatomy / David Bainbridge
  • In extremis : the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin / Lindsey Hilsum
  • The electric state / Simon Stålenhag
  • The medical marijuana guide : cannabis and your health / by Patricia C. Frye with Dave Smitherman
This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order. We are eager to hear from you about individual items you would like us to buy, or types of items we should be on the lookout for, or general subject areas we should build up in the collection.

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Amy Carmichael (carmicae@miamioh.edu), or drop by the library with your request. And pass your general suggestions or comments about the collection to us in those same ways.

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

January's Middletown book discussion title: The Bear and the Nightingale


The MUM Book Discussion group will be taking December off to catch up on our reading.  We will next meet on Tuesday, January 15 to discuss Katherine Arden's The Bear and the Nightingale.  We will meet at 12 pm in Room 124 in the Library.   

Here is a brief summary of the title, along with links to request the book from Miami, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio libraries (Just click "Request" and choose "Miami University" from the dropdown list.  Then enter your UniqueID and password, and the library from which you would like to retrieve the item):  

"In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay."  


Read the book (or read something else interesting), then come along to our discussion to share what else you've been reading/watching/listening to/experiencing, and help us plan our future readings.  

Have an idea for a book to discuss?  Let us know and check out our page of past and future reads at http://www.mid.miamioh.edu/library/bookdiscussion.htm

The above image was provided through a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license by Евгений Сухарников.