Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PZ7 Book Club discusses Outrun the Moon



Come discuss Outrun the Moon, by Stacy Lee.

We'll meet on Wednesday, November 15, from 1:00pm to 1:45pm in Room 124 in the Gardner-Harvey Library.  Refreshments will be available.

We have a copy available for short-term loan at the library InfoDesk, or ask at the desk for help to request a copy from other OhioLINK libraries.

Here is a summary of the book:

"Mercy is ambitious: she wants to own her own tea importing business, but the options for a young Chinese American girl in San Francisco in 1906 are severely limited.  Mercy uses her cunning and business sense to bribe her way into St. Clare's, an elite school for girls.  Everyone seems to be hiding secrets, and the 1906 earthquake is coming.  Will Mercy be able to outrun and outwit her fate as a laundryman's daughter?" -School Library Journal

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sewing machines with Tammie Gerke at the TEC Lab!


Join us in the Gardner Harvey Library TEC Lab on Tuesday, October 17 to learn about using sewing machines from Miami Regionals’ very own Geology Professor Tammie Gerke.

The session will be held from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the TEC Lab, Room 125 in the Gardner-Harvey Library. 

No machine? No problem!  We'll have the TEC Lab machine ready for you to practice on.next time you need to add a button or stitch a hole in your shirt, you will have the skills to save your clothing!

If you would like to learn specific techniques, or the just the basics of a sewing machine, Dr. Gerke has sweet skills she would love to share. Also feel free to bring an item you would like to repair.  It's sew easy!

All are welcome to attend.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.



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

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Learn about Death Valley in Middletown!


"National Parks with Dr. Tammie Gerke" is a speaking series presented by the Gardner Harvey Library and Dr. Tammie Gerke - a professor of Geology at Miami University Regionals. Each session will focus on a different national park.

This time, Dr. Gerke will discuss Death Valley National Park. Stop by to hear about the geology and other interesting information about the park.
This session will run Tuesday, October 10th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm 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 Fall 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.



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

Monday, October 02, 2017

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

See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in September! We added 244 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:
  • Why? : what makes us curious / Mario Livio
  • Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war / Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly
  • Making sense of the alt-right / George Hawley
  • Cracking the GMAT premium / the staff of The Princeton Review
  • Vibrator nation : how feminist sex-toy stores changed the business of pleasure / Lynn Comella
  • Owned : property, privacy, and the new digital serfdom / Joshua A.T. Fairfield
  • See what I have done / Sarah Schmidt
  • The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions / Peter Brannen
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.

This month we're adding some new materials along with replacements for items that have gone missing from the collection (and those that patrons have chosen to replace). We're looking forward to what you'll recommend next!

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, September 29, 2017

Lend a paw: make cat shelters @ the TEC Lab!



Stop by the Gardner-Harvey Library on Wednesday, October 4 and create a T-shirt cat tent to take home! Bring your own T-shirt or choose from our stash.

No cat? No problem! We will also be working to create extra cat tents as well as utility tote cat shelters to donate to our local animal shelter. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to make something useful for our larger community!

While we will have extra materials on hand if you forget, please RSVP to Jennifer Hicks at HICKSJL2@miamioh.edu so we don’t run out of supplies.

The workshops are held at 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm

Remember, if you attend two or more of our TEC Lab workshops and speaker events in Fall 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

Image provided through a Creative Commons Attribution License by Darren Fick.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Middletown book discussion title for October

The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Tuesday, October 24 to discuss Larry Watson's American Boy.  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):  

"On Thanksgiving Day 1962, the shooting of a young woman sets off a chain of unsettling events in Willow Falls, Minnesota, all revolving around Matthew Garth, who becomes obsessed with the shooting victim and with the lavish lifestyle of a local doctor's family."


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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Learn to use Google Tools at Middletown



Thursday, September 28
12:00pm-1:00pm
Gardner-Harvey Library, Room 111

Join Jennifer Hicks to learn the basics of several Google apps, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Forms, and Calendar. These free Google productivity tools help sync, simplify, and tackle projects for classes and for your life!

All are welcome to attend this free event.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

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

PZ7 Book Club discusses The Gunslinger

Come discuss The Gunslinger, by Stephen King.

We'll meet on Wednesday, October 11, from 1:00pm to 1:45pm in Room 124 in the Gardner-Harvey Library.  Refreshments will be available.

We have a copy available for short-term loan at the library InfoDesk, or ask at the desk for help to request a copy from OhioLINK.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.