Cardinal Cushing Library: Spring Break Hours

February 28, 2011

 


The Library will be open modified hours over Spring Break.

Friday, March 4th 7:30am-8pm (regular hours)
Saturday, March 5th 9am-5pm
Sunday, March 6th CLOSED
Monday, March 7th through Thursday, March 10th  7:30am-6pm
Friday, March 11th  7:30am-5pm
Saturday, March 12th  CLOSED
Sunday, March 13th  6pm-1am

Please refer to the Library Website for the most up-to-date information.


Word of the Week: refulgent

February 28, 2011

As in: “They maintain the [Vietnam] war subsumed the short, refulgent success of Apollo 11.”

Allis, S.  (2009, July 19).  The king of all trips. The Boston Sunday Globe, p. A2.

Delve into the first landing on the moon and other Apollo missions at this NASA site. (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/index.html)

Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed on Research Guide: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.

Posted by the Reference Department


The Library Staff Recommends…

February 23, 2011

This week’s highlight from our Library Staff Recommendations Display!

The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

Did you know J. R. R. Tolkien wrote the definition for “walrus” ? This story describes how thousands of scraps of paper, sent in by everyday Brits and Americans, became the Oxford English Dictionary.

*Image courtesy of barnesandnoble.com

Take a few moments to see what other titles your dedicated library staff recommends from our main circulating collection!

The display is located on the second level, adjacent to the Browsing collection!


Word of the Week: habiliment

February 22, 2011

As in: “Finding my trade of no immediate benefit, I threw off my calking habiliments, and prepared myself to do any kind of work I could get to do.”
(Douglass,  Blassingame, McKivigan, Hinks, & Fulkerson, 2008, p. 79-80)

Douglass, F., Blassingame, J. W., McKivigan, J. R., Hinks, P. P., & Fulkerson, G. (2001). Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.  

View the papers of the African American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, from the Library of Congress. (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/)

View clothing and accessories from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The collection includes items such as a buffalo soldier uniform coat, Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, and Marilyn Monroe’s gloves. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/subject_detail.cfm?key=32&colkey=8)

Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed on Research Guide: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.

Posted by the Reference Department



Haiku in the Library

February 18, 2011

New Haiku Theme

We hope you’re enjoying our Box of Haiku!

The word pattern is 5-7-5
First line= 5 syllables
Second line= 7 syllables
Third line= 5 syllables

  • Submit here or in the box on the Library mezzanine.
  • Add your name/email if you wish, or leave it anonymous.
  • Here’s an example for you:

    Snow is almost gone
    Can’t wait for some barefoot fun
    Just a few more weeks

    Each week we’ll highlight some of our favorites.

    THE NEW THEME IS:

    Spring Fever


    This Week in History…

    February 18, 2011

    On February 16th, 1923, the tomb of  Tutankhamen, also known as King Tut, was opened. 

    Read more about the history behind this famous Egyptian ruler through Gale Biography in Context.  View images through ARTstor Digital Library.

    Gale Biography in Context and ARTstor Digital Library can be found through the Library website in the Finding Articles Database List 

     

     

    *Photograph courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons / mharrsch


    Credo Reference down 2/19/2011, 2-4AM EST

    February 17, 2011

    Credo Reference will be down 2/19/2011, 2-4AM EST.


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