Monday, October 15, 2018

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


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

This session will run Tuesday, November 23rd 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 Fall 2018, 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 Ross Fowler.






Tech Tuesday - Avoiding Online Scams (Middletown)



Join us on October 23 from 12:15-1:00pm for our Tech Tuesday workshop to learn about how to avoid getting caught in online spam. Today’s scammers are getting trickier in their methods. Learn how to make sure you aren’t falling for scams online.

Your guides will be Jennifer Hicks, GHL Circulation Supervisor, and Aaron Renner, Systems Administrator for Technology Services in Middletown.
We will meet in Room 111 of the Gardner-Harvey Library (Middletown campus).

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be available, but also feel free to bring your lunch.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2018, 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 Richard Patterson.



Monday, October 01, 2018

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


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 September! We added 231 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: 
  • It didn't start with you : how inherited family trauma shapes who we are and how to end the cycle / Mark Wolynn
  • Pure : inside the Evangelical movement that shamed a generation of young women and how I broke free / Linda Kay Klein
  • Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes / Tamim Ansary
  • Free the beaches : the story of Ned Coll and the battle for America's most exclusive shoreline / Andrew W. Kahrl
  • Temp : how American work, American business, and the American dream became temporary / Louis Hyman
  • American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment / Shane Bauer
  • To make monsters out of girls / Amanda Lovelace
  • Click here to kill everybody : security and survival in a hyper-connected world / Bruce Schneier
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!

October's Middletown book discussion title: Exit West



The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Monday, October 22 to discuss Mohsin Hamid's Exit West.  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 country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors--doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As violence and the threat of violence escalate, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. Exit West is an epic compressed into a slender page-turner--both completely of our time and for all time, Mohsin Hamid's most ambitious and electrifying novel yet."


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 Garrett.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tech Tuesday - Useful 3D Printing (Middletown)



Join us on October 9 
from 12:15-1:00pm for our Tech Tuesday workshop to learn about useful items you can create with our 3D printers. Attendees will receive a certificate for $5.00 of free 3D printing in the library's TEC Lab.
We will meet in Room 111 of the Gardner-Harvey Library (Middletown campus).

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be available, but also feel free to bring your lunch.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2018, 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 printed printed.

TEC Lab Wednesday Workshop - Hologram Videos and Viewers


Come to the Library on October 3rd to make your own hologram video in the One Button Studio, then head next door to the TEC Lab to create a mini hologram viewer to show off your video!
Drop in anytime between 11am-1pm OR between 6pm-8pm in Rooms 125 and 126 Gardner-Harvey Library.

All are welcome to attend.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2018, 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 m_hweldon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

VolunTECLab! Dog Toys (Service Project)



The TEC Lab goes on the road to help out some dogs, and you can help!

Head over to Hawk Haven in Johnston Hall on the Middletown Campus between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Thursday, September 27th to help create dog toys for PAWS animal adoption center in Middletown.

You may also create a dog toy to take home for your own pup.

This is our first official VolunTECLab (in which we volunteer to help out a local non-profit agency that serves our community), but not the first time we've had people making a change in the community with their making activities (see the glowing flowers, cat shelters, and our Valentine's Day and holiday wreath workshops from last academic year).

Come make a toy, and make a difference for PAWS!

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

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tech Tuesday - Don’t Be Fooled By Fake News



In an ever growing field of information at your fingertips, it is harder than ever to know what information is real and what isn’t. 

Join us on September 18th from 12:15-1:00pm room 111 of the Gardner-Harvey Library (Middletown Campus) for a session on how to spot fake news. 

Our instructor, ace researcher Jessie Long, will show attendees how to know what sources are worth citing, and which ones are bogus.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be available, but also feel free to bring your lunch.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our library events in Fall 2018, 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 David Stewart.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Dr. Tammie Gerke’s National Park Talks: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (at Middletown)


Join us as Dr. Gerke talks talks about Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the current situation happening in the area. Stop by to hear about the geology and other interesting information about the park.

This session will run Tuesday, September 25th 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 Fall 2018, 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 lwtt93.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

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


We are adding dozens and dozens of items to the collection each month!  See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in August! We added 149 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: 
  • Secret nation : the hidden Armenians of Turkey / Avedis Hadjian
  • An American quilt : unfolding a story of family and slavery / Rachel May
  • Give people money : how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world / Annie Lowrey
  • Blockchain basics : a non-technical introduction in 25 steps / Daniel Drescher
  • Embarrassment : and the emotional underlife of learning / Thomas Newkirk
  • Flights / Olga Tokarczuk
  • Crazy rich Asians / Kevin Kwan
  • The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy / Anna Clark
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!