Helpful Hint: Renewing Your Emmanuel College Library Book

November 20, 2014

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Here are some ways you can renew your book:

  1. Ask at the Circulation Desk
  2. Call the Library at 617-735-9927
  3. Online through the My Account service
  4. Email a Distribution Librarian at


Please make sure you have your College ID available for all renewals.


Word of the Week: Diaspora

November 17, 2014

As in:  “What has made us one people is the common legacy of colonialism and diaspora.”BookCover_Smith

Smith, P. C. (2009). Everything you know about Indians is wrong. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, p.19.

A Thanksgiving Book Display

November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Poster

A Thanksgiving Display Booklist

Title: Handbook of Christian feasts and customs; the year of the Lord in liturgy and folklore.

Title: Catholic spiritual practices : a treasury of old and new / edited by Colleen M. Griffith and Thomas H. Groome..

Title: Massasoit of the Wampanoags; with a brief commentary on Indian character; and sketches of other great chiefs, tribes and nations; also a chapter on Samoset, Squanto and Hobamock, three early native friends of the Plymouth colonists. By Alvin G. Weeks.

Title: Story of the Pilgrim fathers, 1606-1623 A.D. : as told by themselves, their friends, and their enemies / ed. from the original texts by Edward Arber.

Title: William Brewster of the Mayflower; portrait of a Pilgrim.

Title: The Pilgrim Fathers.

Title: The Pilgrims.

Title: Mayflower remembered; a history of the Plymouth Pilgrims.

Title: Pilgrim colony; a history of New Plymouth, 1620-1691.

Title: Women of the Mayflower and women of Plymouth colony, by Ethel J. R. C. Noyes.

Title: Pilgrim reader; the story of the Pilgrims as told by themselves & their contemporaries, friendly & unfriendly.

Title: History of the town of Plymouth, from its first settlement in 1620, to the present time: with a concise history of the aborigines of New England and their wars with the English, &c. With a new introd. by the Rev. Peter Gomes.

Title: Thanksgiving: the biography of an American holiday / James W. Baker.

Title: Art and appetite: American painting, culture and cuisine / edited by Judith A. Barter.

Title: Thanksgiving visitor / Truman Capote.

Title: Eudora Welty : a form of thanks.

Title: Plymouth adventure : a chronicle novel of the voyage of the Mayflower.

Word of the Week: Sassafras

November 5, 2014

As in:  “Massasoit’s improved eyesight, along with the fact that New England Algonquian medical recipes used sassafras to heal ocular conditions, suggest that Winslow may have relied on Native medicinal knowledge of sassafras and its BookCover_Medical_Encounters_Wisecupuses to make his broth.”

Wisecup, K. (2013). Medical encounters: Knowledge and identity in early American literatures. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, p.78.

It’s Election Day!

November 4, 2014


State Election: November 4, 2014

Polling Hours: 7am until 8pm


For general Massachusetts voting information visit:

To learn more about the ballot questions visit:

For a list of candidates running in this election visit:

Halloween Display Booklist

October 30, 2014


Looking for a scary read

Halloween Display Booklist

• The Annotated Frankenstein / Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ; edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Ronald Levao.

• Art of darkness : a poetics of Gothic / Anne Williams.

• Behind a mask : the unknown thrillers of Louisa May Alcott / edited by Madeleine Stern.

• Cell : a novel / Stephen King.

• A Companion to the Gothic / edited by David Punter.

• The Complete poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe, with selections from his critical writings.

• The Complete works of Edgar Allan Poe.

• Count Dracula goes to the movies : Stoker’s novel adapted, 1922-1995 / by Lyndon W. Joslin.

• Crucible, a play in four acts / Arthur Miller.

• Cultural haunting : ghosts and ethnicity in recent American literature / Kathleen Brogan.

• The Dark half / Stephen King.

• A Delusion of Satan : the full story of the Salem witch trials / Frances Hill.

• The Devil in Massachusetts: a modern enquiry into the Salem witch trials / Marion L. Starkey.

• Dracula / Bram Stoker.

• The Dracula book / by Donald F. Glut ; with introductions by Christopher Lee and William Marshall.

• Frankenstein / Mary Shelley

• Ghosts, gales and gold. / Edward Rowe Snow

• Gothic contemporaries : the haunted text / Joanne Watkiss.

• Gothicka : vampire heroes, human gods, and the new supernatural / Victoria Nelson.

• Hallowe’en party, by Agatha Christie.

• The Handbook to Gothic literature / edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts.

• Haunting the house of fiction / edited by Lynette Carpenter and Wendy K. Kolmar.

• A History of magic / Richard Cavendish.

• Hollywood gothic : the tangled web of Dracula from novel to stage to screen / David J. Skal.

• Horror : a connoisseur’s guide to literature and film / Leonard Wolf.

• In search of Dracula : the history of Dracula and vampires / Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu.

• It / Stephen King.

• New critical essays on H. P. Lovecraft / edited by David Simmons.

• Nostradamus: life and literature / Edgar Leoni.

• The Power of blackness : Hawthorne, Poe, Melville / Harry Levin.

• Prey : novel / Michael Crichton.

• Science and destabilization in the modern American Gothic : Lovecraft, Matheson, and King / David A. Oakes.

• The Tale of terror; a study of the Gothic romance.

• The Turn of the screw / Henry James

• Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates / David Cordingly.

• Vampires, burial, and death : folklore and reality / Paul Barber.

• Victorian ghosts in the noontide : women writers and the supernatural / Vanessa D. Dickerson.

• Voodoo tales. Collected from original sources. Introd. by Charles Godfrey Leland. Illustrated by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain.

• The Works of Washington Irving.


Halloween Poster

Word of the Week: Equivocation

October 28, 2014

As in: BookCover_TheProblemofSlaveryintheAgeofEmmancipation “While conveying this message, the ACS [American Colonization Society] bitterly alienated blacks by its equivocations on slave emancipation …”

Davis, D. B. (2014). The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation.  New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, p. 131.


For definitions of equivocation see the Oxford English Dictionary and the Credo Reference e-book collection.


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