Thursday, December 07, 2017

Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, and mints at the Library for Finals Week!



The Library will offer free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, lemonade, and mints all during finals week, starting on Saturday, December 9th, and lasting through Friday, December 15th. It will be set up in our entrance area from roughly 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, 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.  Come grab a study room or a comfortable spot to study, get a beverage, and get your last-minute learning in. 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.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Middletown book discussion title for January

The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Thursday, January 4 to discuss Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts.  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):  

"The year is 1570, and in the convent of Santa Caterina, in the Italian city of Ferrara, noblewomen find space to pursue their lives under God's protection. But any community, however smoothly run, suffers tremors when it takes in someone by force. And the arrival of Santa Caterina's new novice sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the convent to its core."


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

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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

See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in November! We added 229 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:
  • Understanding everyday incivility : why are they so rude? / Shelley D. Lane
  • Teaching history with science fiction films / A. Bowdoin Van Riper
  • Citizens but not Americans : race and belonging among Latino millennials / Nilda Flores-Gonz├ílez
  • Disasters in field research : preparing for and coping with unexpected events / Gillian H. Ice, Darna L. Dufour, and Nancy J. Stevens
  • The crisis of the middle class constitution : why economic inequality threatens our Republic / Ganesh Sitaraman
  • Veiled superheroes : Islam, feminism, and popular culture / Sophia Rose Arjana
  • Nigerians in space : a novel / by Deji Bryce Olukotun
  • To Siri with love : a mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of machines / Judith Newman
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!




Library Open on the Saturday Before Finals (Dec. 9) at Middletown!



To help you prepare for final exams, the Gardner-Harvey Library will offer extra study hours to students on Saturday, December 9, 2017. 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 computers and our study rooms. Staff will be on hand to provide assistance.

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, and mints will be available to help you stay aware and awake.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Make Wreaths for the Holidays at the TEC Lab!



Stop in the TEC Lab (Room 125, Gardner-Harvey Library) on Wednesday December 6th during the lunch session (11am-1pm) or the late session (6pm-8pm) to make a holiday wreath!.

You may make a wreath to take, or you can make a wreath to donate to a local nursing home. You can even make one to take and one to donate! We will have a variety of wreath fixin’s available.

Walk-ins welcome, or RSVP to Jennifer Hicks - hicksjl2@miamioh.edu.

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 Tony Alter.

PZ7 Book Club discusses Fahrenheit 451 (Dec. 6)



Come discuss Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.  We'll look at Tim Hamilton's authorized adaptation of the book as a graphic novel.

We'll meet on Wednesday, December 6, 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.

In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel.  ... He has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures Montag's awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature. (Amazon.com)

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, November 02, 2017

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

See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in October! We added 299 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:
  • Odd girl out : the hidden culture of aggression in girls / Rachel Simmons
  • Sucking up : a brief consideration of sycophancy / Deborah Parker and Mark Parker
  • We were eight years in power : an American tragedy / Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • This blessed earth : a year in the life of an American family farm / Ted Genoways
  • Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy / Jonathan Taplin
  • A flag worth dying for : the power and politics of national symbols / Tim Marshall
  • Moonshots in education : launching blended learning in the classroom / by Esther Wojcicki and Lance T. Izumi
  • The sun and her flowers / Rupi Kaur
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!

Learn about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Middletown!


"National Parks with Dr. Tammie Gerke" is a speaking and video 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 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Stop by to hear about the geology and other interesting information about the park.

This session will run Tuesday, November 7th 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 NASA Goddard's Space Flight Center.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Middletown book discussion title for November

The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Tuesday, November 28 to discuss John McPhee's Encounters With the Archdruid. We will meet at 12 pm in Room 124 in the Library.

John McPhee is a noted master of creative non-fiction: factually accurate tales told in a literary manner. This work, an exploration of three wildernesses, and three interchanges between an environmentalist and his ideological enemies, is noted as an example of the genre, and a great read.

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):

"The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, sometimes with reserve, sometimes with friendliness, sometimes fighting hard across a philosophical divide."

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

Engrave images and cut shapes with lasers at the TEC Lab!


Have you ever used a laser cutter?  Now is your opportunity to see this amazing device in action.  A laser cutter can cut patterns or engrave images and text in wood, plastic, metal, fabric, and more!

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, between 11am and 1pm and again from 6pm to 8pm, drop by the TEC Lab in Room 125 of the Gardner-Harvey Library to choose a design or image to cut and take home!  Engrave a photo!  Cut out a cool shape!  Make a keychain! Bring your own image, or use one you find online.

Come imagine what else you can make the laser cutter do for you.  All are welcome to attend this free event.

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 Kevin Jarrett.

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.