In order to explore the impact of long term personal device usage, the Main Library is discontinuing the short term iPad student lending program this semester. The majority of the iPads will be used in a semester-long controlled classroom environment. Any iPads remaining after Feb 9th will be available to a few students for the remainder of the semester. If you are interested in being one of those students, write your answer to this question “How will having an iPad contribute to my success at Kirkwood this semester?” Submit your response, one page maximum, to email@example.com, or in person to the reference desk at the library BEFORE Friday, Feb 6th. Students who are chosen to receive an iPad will be required to attend several short information sessions throughout the semester.
“Will Grayson, Will Grayson”
Book Discussion (and pizza!)
Did you love the book “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” or do you just adore everything John Green? Or maybe thought the book was so-so but happen to love pizza? We want to know!
Come to the Library at 2:30 on Friday, August 8th to talk about our Summer Read Together Book. (and eat pizza!)
Here are just a few of the Library’s new books this week:
Window Display: New Visual Merchandising by Tony Morgan
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully
The Professional Landscaper’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run Your Own Landscaping or Lawn Care Business
Careers in Renewable Energy, updated 2nd edition by Gregory McNamee
The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover
Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete (Racism in American Institutions) by Lori Latrice Martin
Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures by Claudia L. Johnson
Hard Travelin’: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie (American Music Masters) by Robert Santelli and Emily Davidson
DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Two by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli (Graphic novel)
Come check out those and a whole lot more at the Main Campus Library!
Continuing with our celebration of National Poetry Month, the library is recognizing Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day on April 24th. Scattered around the library are baskets of colorful slips of paper containing a poem. These aren’t just your common poems though! Besides a few fun poems from the likes of Shel Silverstein and Walt Whitman, there are several “Slam” poems. What’s a slam poem, you ask? Well, if you’ve never heard of it, we’ve assembled 10 of our favorite urban poets doing their thing right here:
(or check ’em out on ours our YouTube channel )
To celebrated Women’s History Month, the Clinton Foundation has assembled a Pinterest Board entitled “No Ceilings: the Full Participation Project,” honoring women who have made a difference.
The Kirkwood Library has selected “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury as the all-campus read. Copies are available for checkout at both the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City campus libraries. Everyone is welcome to participate- come read with us! Read the Barnes& Noble book description here.