Friday, December 13, 2013

Art Projects from Recycled Books

The idea of recycling or changing materials that are no longer used into new and more useful projects has gained in popularity in recent years. Although books are made up mostly of paper which can be recycled, it is often difficult to get recycling companies to take them because of the adhesives that are used for binding. This Fall semester the students in Dr. Joana Hyatt’s Art Foundations II class worked on this problem by using their creativity to design and make art projects out of worn and discarded books. They came up with some very original and creative projects that are now on display in the glass case at the entrance of the Al Harris Library.

Come visit the Library and see the variety of projects that are on display! Maybe you will get ideas for creating your own art projects from old books. Also, if you search the web, you will find images of many types of projects created from books.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Check Out the Audiobooks

When you are traveling over the holidays, there's nothing better than having the opportunity to enjoy listening to an audiobook. The Al Harris Library owns an extensive collection of audiobooks, and they are available for you to check out. Take a look at the collection of classics located in the small glass case that is southeast of the building's entrance. Any of these books can be checked out by asking for assistance at the Circulation Desk. Many more audiobooks are located on the shelves near the coffee machine at the south end of the library.

Check out something from the collection today and listen to an entertaining and informative book. This is a good way to take a break from your studies as the semester is reaching conclusion or as a great escape before the a new semester begins.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Film Franchises

The Al Harris Library is home to a diverse collection of television series and films. For the months of November and December, we have chosen to feature examples of famous film franchises.

Film franchises can represent well-crafted examples of escapist entertainment, or provide a well told narrative that is expanded and enriched with each additional installment. The best film franchises have been able to achieve both of these distinctions.

Films selected for this display are varied and encompass a wide range of genres including: Drama, Space Opera, Fantasy, and Cliffhanger Serials. These films have helped shape the cultural landscape of cinema and continue to be viewed for their unique contribution to film studies and film audiences.

Film Franchises represented in this display include:

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • The Godfather Trilogy
  • The Star Wars Trilogies
  • The Indiana Jones Trilogy
  • The Harry Potter Saga
  • The Rocky Collection