December 2022

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Love data? Check out PolicyMap

The library's newest database, PolicyMap is a cloud-based, U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college faculty, researchers and students. This tool has huge potential for course curriculum, CIBE and other college committees seeking regional data. The mapping tool can visualize data related to demographics, income, housing, educational attainment, internet access, health disparity and many other factors in the tri-cities, Michigan and beyond. PolicyMap provides an Academic Quick Start Guide and Curriculum Resources. Contact the library for more information or assistance with this tool!

Happy Finals Week!

Students can stop in the library this week to relax with some games and snacks while preparing for finals and end of semester work. A huge thank you to Alison Ginter and Student and Civic Engagement for providing some snacks and games!
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Enjoy a Good Book

Make sure to stock up on good books for winter break. The library has many options on display now. Stop by and pick up one (or ten) today! Visit the virtual display to get your list ready before you come in and view the eBook options!
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Take a Puzzle Break

Need to stretch your legs and get away from your desk for a few minutes? Come take a puzzle break in the library. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to spend a few minutes relaxing the mind while putting a few pieces in our current puzzle. A puzzle is always out near the new books, on top of our current magazines. 

Upcoming Library Hours

December 19th - December 23rd

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Closed Monday, January 2nd


January 3rd-January 7th, 2023

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Regular Winter 2023 Semester Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

Librarians ready for Winter Semester

Librarians are ready to assist you winter semester. Schedule a library research instruction session or plan to embed a librarian in your class. Both options will help your students succeed with research assignments. Schedule instruction using the link below or visit our Faculty Resources page on the library website for a full-list of services. 
Schedule Library Instruction
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Faculty, if you have the opportunity, please encourage your students to return any semester checkouts such as calculators, lab kits, fitbits, raspberry pi, etc. before winter break so we have them available for next semester! Thank you!
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Featured Good Book:

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan. The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is "one of those tech demi-gods with whom we're all on a first name basis." Bix is forty, with four kids, restless, and desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or "externalizing" memory. Within a decade, Bix's new technology, "Own Your Unconscious"--which allows you access to every memory you've ever had, and to share your memories in exchange for access to the memories of others--has seduced multitudes. In the world of Egan's spectacular imagination, there are "counters" who track and exploit desires and there are "eluders," those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of narrative styles--from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also a moving testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for connection, family, privacy, and love.

Named a Top Ten Best Book of 2022 by The New York Times Book Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Slate. Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker, NPR, Oprah Daily, Time, Harper's Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Vogue, and many more!

"A compelling read that showcases Egan's masterful storytelling." --Time
"Dazzling." --Vogue
"Radiant, exhilarating." --Slate
"Mesmerizing...A thought-provoking examination of how and why we change." --People

From one of the most celebrated writers of our time comes an "inventive, effervescent" (Oprah Daily) novel about the memory and quest for authenticity and human connection.
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