Friday, January 20, 2017

We welcome you back to the library for spring with free beverages all week!

We welcome you back to the Gardner-Harvey Library this spring!

Come see our new spaces and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or lemonade during the first week of classes.  We'll have beverages available from Monday, January 23 to Friday, January 27.

If you thought our summer changes were big, come see what's happened over the break and Winter Term!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Make what you love, and love what you make at the TEC Lab!

Whether you've found that special someone, or are still searching, or are just done with that whole "two hearts that beat as one" thing, we've got a creative experience for you!

On Wednesday, February 1, come to the TEC Lab to try out three creative activities and walk away with a gift or ideas on other things you could make.  Here's what we'll be making:

  • Burn your message in a wooden heart or other wooden item
  • Create a customized 3D printed keychain.
  • Make a rose from, wait for it . . . duct tape!
These exciting opportunities will be available from both 11am-1pm AND 6pm-8pm.  Just stop by the TEC Lab in Room 125 in the Gardner-Harvey Library and learn to make something exciting.  All are welcome to attend this free event.  

Remember, if you attend two or more of our TEC Lab workshops and speaker events in Spring 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 Mark Bonica.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Middletown Book Discussion Title for February

The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Tuesday, February 28 to discuss Sheila Hancock's Miss Carter's War.  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):  

"It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge...Now she sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls' grammar school. For Miss Carter has a mission - to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls...Through deep friendships and love lost and found, from the peace marches of the fifties and the flowering of the Swinging Sixties, to the rise of Thatcher and the battle for gay rights, to the spectre of a new war, Sheila Hancock has created a powerful, panoramic portrait of Britain through the life of one very singular woman."

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

Monday, January 02, 2017

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

See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in December! We added 152 books, e-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.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying:
  • The 100-year life : living and working in an age of longevity / Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott
  • Fannie never flinched : one woman's courage in the struggle for American labor union rights / Mary Cronk Farrell
  • We were one : shoulder to shoulder with the Marines who took Fallujah / Patrick K. O'Donnell
  • Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations / Thomas L. Friedman
  • Good neighbors : the democracy of everyday life in America / Nancy L. Rosenblum
  • Chickenizing farms and food : how industrial meat production endangers workers, animals, and consumers / Ellen K. Silbergeld
  • Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah
  • Stone coffin : a mystery / Kjell Eriksson
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. Your input will help us keep the collection working well as we add items during the remainder of the 2016/17 academic year  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 (, 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!