Posted by: haggertylibrary | May 1, 2019

Haiku Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to our 2019 Haiku Contest winners! Read the winning entries below. And you can read last year’s winners here.

A huge thank you to all who submitted, and we’ll see you next National Poetry Month!

1st place: Adia Kolell

Wittgenstein’s Beetle Box

beetle in a box 

who can feel your pain but you?

it is your beetle


2nd place: Jane St. Peter

It is Time

Time to spring, to thank,

To play, explore, pray and soar.

Past has past, move on.


3rd place: Brian Markovich

Papercuts Like a Knife

Refill paper, please!

Fresh ream loaded in machine.

Sorry, toner out!


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Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 22, 2019

Celebrating Earth Day

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As we celebrate this lovely Earth Day, in addition to reading about and advocating against climate change (today and daily), let’s also acknowledge businesses that are doing just that, among many other good deeds.

Businesses, both large and small, are all around us and online, and it’s good to know that so many actively care about more than their bottom line.

Learn out about certified B Corporations here, and then go read and share some poetry. It’s still National Poetry Month, too!

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Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 11, 2019

The sculptures are coming! The sculptures are coming!

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Actually, they’re here! Large-scale works from the ART 220 are displayed on both floors of Haggerty Library through the end of April.

Lego Batman, Reese’s, and lipstick, oh my!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 2, 2019

April Free Database Trials

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Haggerty Library is offering three free database trials this month!

They include:

  • Food Science Source
  • HeinOnline
  • OTDbase (coming soon!)

Try them out on our Library News page here, or on our Databases A-Z page.

And please offer us feedback via the brief polls linked with each resource. Your feedback helps us make planning decisions!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 1, 2019

National Poetry Month

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National Poetry Month is underway and Haggerty Library invites you to check out our National Poetry Month Guide, chock full of multimedia poetry sites and ideas.

Thursday, April 18 is Poem in Your Pocket Day and you can find printed poems to grab from our display in the Learning Commons. Read, share, repeat!

Browse the Haggerty Library main collection on the 2nd floor (in the 811s) for classic and contemporary poetry books, as well as Ebook Central for plenty of poetry e-books.

Lastly, please submit an original haiku for Haggerty Library’s Haiku Contest! Prizes are awarded to the top 3 haiku! Find contest rules right here.

Read and share poetry year ‘round!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | March 5, 2019

How America’s Public Libraries Came To Be

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Because knowledge. And reading. And people.

Check this visualization, from The Atlantic.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | March 4, 2019

Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month!

But, like Black History Month and other similar celebrations, you should be exploring history all year ’round. And what better place than your library (hint hint)?

Link to our Women’s History Month Guide here, which is full of sites, books, and films for further exploration.

Check out our display all month long in the Learning Commons, or start with Kanopy’s curated Women’s History Month collection here.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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In which NPR Music asks, “Can a great love song also be a breakup song?”

Find some of their examples here.

Also listen to their heartwarming story about a schoolkid crowdsourced poem, Love Is ________

And check our DVD section in the Learning Commons for plenty of romantic (and unromantic) movies, or try Kanopy!

Haggerty Library has you covered!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | February 1, 2019

Black History Month

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Black History Month starts today! Haggerty Library has a display in the Learning Commons and a helpful Guide here. It contains sites to explore and highlights from the library.

Education students should also visit Teaching Tolerance for anti-bias lesson plans and ideas for this month honoring the many contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. Celebrate and learn about African American history all year ’round!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | January 30, 2019

And…We’re Back

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Primo is back up and running with full requesting available! For Primo assistance on this extreme cold day, please visit our Primo Search guide.

Once again, sorry for this inconvenience!

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