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April is National Poetry Month!

Posted by: on April 9, 2015   |Comments (0)|Library

The Phillips Memorial Library is proud to support National Poetry Month!

From Poetry.org,

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

The library is doing its part by offering a ‘Poetry Magnet Board,’ located near the circulation desk.   This is a fun way for you to bring out the hidden poet in yourself!FullSizeRender.jpg

Feeling inspired? Stop on by!!

The Phillips Memorial Library is proud to support National Poetry Month! From Poetry.org, Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. The library is doing its part by offering a […]MORE

Water Awareness

Posted by: on March 31, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

World Water Day was March 22 and the “Peeps” at Philbuzz would like remind everyone that we have convenient and environmentally friendly water bottle filling stations in the library

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World Water Day was March 22 and the “Peeps” at Philbuzz would like remind everyone that we have convenient and environmentally friendly water bottle filling stations in the libraryMORE

The Peeps. They’re in the Library.

Posted by: on March 19, 2015   |Comments (0)|PC Community

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Week! For this installment of PhilBuzz, we’re going to discuss those green (and yellow and pink) fictional characters that are so beloved this time of year. No, not leprechauns – we’re talking about Peeps!

If you’ve followed us on Facebook or Twitter, you may know that for the past few years a gaggle of marshmallow Peeps invade the Library in the weeks before Easter. We’re not sure what they’re doing here, and neither do they. But hijinks ensue for the few weeks that they are here.

We thought we might take this opportunity to highlight some little known facts about Peeps:

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Peeps are made at Just Born, a company in Bethlehem PA. They go through a thorough quality control process: They must be uniformly shaped and colored, and their eyes must be properly placed. The ones who don’t adhere to this high standard are added to the reject pile! Not to creep you out, but…..

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For more Peep factory pictures, check out this online gallery  from the New York Times – you’ll never think the same about a little pile of marshmallow.

 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Week! For this installment of PhilBuzz, we’re going to discuss those green (and yellow and pink) fictional characters that are so beloved this time of year. No, not leprechauns – we’re talking about Peeps! If you’ve followed us on Facebook or Twitter, you may know that for the past few years […]MORE

Lending Changes!

Posted by: on February 27, 2015   |Comments (4)|Announcements

URI library lending changes beginning March 2015

Starting in March, the University of Rhode Island (URI) library is changing its lending policies within the HELIN consortium. Their holdings will no longer be available in the HELIN Encore catalog.

URI is asking for the return of all URI semester loan checked-out items by the latest May 12, 2015.*

The last URI item request date:                                   March 9, 2015
The last URI item checkout date:                                March 23, 2015
The last URI item due date:                                           April 20, 2015

*Don’t forget you can request these items from other lending libraries in the consortium or through an Interlibrary Loan request (from libraries outside the consortium). Library staff can help you with other options.

URI library lending changes beginning March 2015 Starting in March, the University of Rhode Island (URI) library is changing its lending policies within the HELIN consortium. Their holdings will no longer be available in the HELIN Encore catalog. URI is asking for the return of all URI semester loan checked-out items by the latest May […]MORE

Providence College Digital Commons

Posted by: on February 24, 2015   |Comments (0)|online resources

Imagine one million downloads of scholarly publications.  Well it is now a reality at PC.  But what is the “Digital Commons”?

Watch this great video to find out more 

 

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Imagine one million downloads of scholarly publications.  Well it is now a reality at PC.  But what is the “Digital Commons”? Watch this great video to find out more   MORE