Halloween Eve

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As Halloween flaps by tomorrow, here’s some last-minute fun!

Plus our Halloween DVD display is still up, and check out Kanopy for more horror films! Boo!

National Book Award Finalists Announced

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Last week, the National Book Foundation announced their National Book Award finalists for 2018. Read about them here and here.

And peruse the 2018 longlist (from which the finalists are chosen) here and here.

Winners will be announced on November 14.

Haggerty Library has plenty from both lists, many of which can be found in New Arrivals just inside the Learning Commons!

MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grants, 2018

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The MacArthur Foundation, an influential nonprofit designed to help further creative and social innovations, recently announced their newest group of fellows.

Meet them here!

And hear stories about some 2018 fellows here.

Previous fellows have included Chimamanda AdichieClaudia RankineTa-Nehisi CoatesTerrance HayesMatthew Desmond, Jesmyn Ward, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many other artists, authors, journalists, historians, scientists, and other thinkers.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Due to many things going around the start of this celebration two weeks ago (including Banned Books Week planning), we apologize for not recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month here sooner!

This celebration, running September 15 – October 15, honors the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Find the official site (which explains why the month starts midway through), plus a variety of library resources and Websites in our Hispanic Heritage Month Guide!