Library Hawk Squawk: Blind Date with a Book, Living an Integrated Life, Art Talk

Blind date with a book

Blind date with a book

The Library has had great success with our Blind Date with a Book project. Check out a mystery book — it’s a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and get to know a book you might not have picked up otherwise. There are “hints” on the covers. All books selected by the unapologetic bibliophiles on Team Library.

Next week’s Library event:

Thursday, February 20, 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living. Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments served. [Request email reminder]

Don’t forget that the following week, on Tuesday, February 25, 3:30-5:00, we will have our 11th art showing and talk since 2009, featuring art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments.  [Request Email Reminder]

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Library Hawk Squawk: New Furniture, Lots of Events

Stop by to see the spiffy new furniture in our Seminar Room! Flipper tables and soft rolling chairs–it’s a brand-new look.

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Blind Date with a Book: During the week leading up to Valentine’s Day (February 10-14), let the library set you up on a blind date with a new writer. Carefully-selected books will be gift-wrapped and ready for you to take out for a night of good reading. Your prospective “dates” will be on display near the library’s entrance.

Upcoming events

Social Justice Community Forum: Drugs and Therapy, featuring Dr. Perri Franskoviak. Monday, February 10, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. The Center for Social Justice kicks off its spring Community Forum series with this timely topic.  Light refreshments served. 

Valentine’s Day Concert: due to a scheduling conflict, this has been canceled. We will schedule a concert later this spring. 

Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.  Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community, co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments. [Request email reminder]

Art Talk and Exhibit by Robert Simons, Tuesday, 2/25, 3:30 – 5 pm: Come to our spring semester art exhibit to see HNU art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments. [Request Email Reminder]

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Library Hawk Squawk, 1/23/14: Song, Piano, Prayer, Art

CupcakeFrom late January through February the Cushing Library is hosting four great events celebrating many aspects of cultural and spiritual fulfillment. Come when you can, leave when you have to, and enjoy! Open to all.

Circle Sing Wednesday, January 29, 4-4:30 pm. Do you like to sing? It’s the return of the Circle Sing in the Corrigan Courtyard (in front of the Library)!  Join the group, or just show up to be an appreciative audience. Circle Singing is a community-singing practice where a leader improvises and teaches short phrases to a group. The phrases are layered together and a song is created in the moment.  No experience necessary. See this Youtube Video for more about circle singing. Led by HNU music instructor Anne Hegy. [Request email reminder]

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Concert, Friday, February 14, 12 noon – 1 pm Bring your lunch and leave room for cupcakes and beverages to enjoy while listening to  music appropriate for Valentine’s Day from gifted singer-pianist Caitlin Hernandez. Caitlin will also take requests, and she will be selling CDs for the soundtrack of Dreaming in Color, a musical she wrote and starred in last summer. [Request Email Reminder]

Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.  Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community, co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments. [Request email reminder]

Art Talk and Exhibit by Robert Simons, Wednesday, 2/25, 3:30 – 5 pm: Come to our spring semester art exhibit to see HNU art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments. [Request Email Reminder]

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Library Hawk Squawk: Winners for our Fall Drawings; Spring Events

Welcome back! The library has a random drawing every three weeks for $25 Amazon cards for anyone who fills out a very short, 3-question survey after using our new Ask-a-Librarian service. Congrats to our first winners, Math and Sciences Instructor Mona Monfared and HNU student Carmen Delgado Rodriguez, for being selected in the drawing!

You can find the Ask-a-Librarian service on the right side of our website, library.hnu.edu (it’s a gray tab), or text us at 510-746-8103. We staff Ask-a-Librarian with live librarians most afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays, and the rest of the time your emails and texts will be queued for service as soon as a librarian is on duty to answer them. The drawings for Amazon cards will continue through April.

Spring Events Sneak Peek

The Cushing Salon Series enters its 9th season! Watch for an art show by HNU art professor Robert Simons (the art is being hung this month),  a Valentine’s Day concert by singer-pianist Caitlin Hernandez, and a lovely soiree in April, co-hosted by Belo Cipriani, celebrating the launch of HNU’s new student journal.

 

 

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Graduate Reading 6:30 pm Tonight 12/12; Holiday Hours

Writers’ Salon: Graduate Writing Workshop Thursday, December 12, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (TONIGHT): Dan Schmidt’s graduate writing class on editorial writing will present their work in a final reading. Come to this last event of the semester tonight and share a glass of wine and a nibbly as we provide the last Cushing Salon of the season.

Library Hours through January 2, 2014

  • Friday, December 13: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, December 14: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 15: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20: 12 noon – 5 pm
  • CLOSED Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Books checked out from now through December 20 are not due back until January 13.

For 2014: watch for a spring exhibit and art talk by Robert Simons, and a fall exhibit and art talk by Dr. Martivon Galindo!

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Library Hawk Squawk: Therapy Dogs, Final Salon, Giant Post-It Survey

Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Watch for Therapy Dogs 2: The Waggening!  Monday, December 9 (Study Day), 3-5 pm, the East Bay SPCA will once again bring therapy dogs to the Library. Therapy dogs are licensed service dogs who ease anxiety by being a gentle presence. They offer a furry head to pat, a game of frisbee to let off steam, or just a happy wag to let you know all will be ok. (Visiting the therapy dogs is not limited to students!)

Giant Post-It Survey From today through Finals, the Library is providing giant Post-Its around the library so students can share ideas for improving library services.  We last did this in 2011, and it’s the reason we added so much soft seating and made a few other changes, so please do add your comments!

Writers’ Salon: Graduate Writing Workshop Thursday, December 12, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Dan Schmidt’s graduate writing class on editorial writing will present their work in a final reading. Come to this last event of the semester and share a glass of wine and a nibbly as we provide the last Cushing Salon of the season.

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Circle Sing Today 11/20 4:30; Holiday Closures, and More

Circle Sing TODAY! 4:30 – 5 pm Wednesday November 20 - join Ann Hege and others in a circle sing in front of the library, or be an appreciative audience! A video of the last Circle Sing is on HNU’s Facebook page.

Thanksgiving closure: the Cushing Library will close 5 pm Wednesday, November 27, and reopen 9 am Monday, December 2. When we reopen we’ll be revved up to support your study needs!

Watch for Therapy Dogs 2: The Waggening! Monday, December 9, 3-5 pm, the East Bay SPCA will once again bring therapy dogs to the Library. Therapy dogs are licensed service dogs who ease anxiety by being a gentle presence. They offer a furry head to pat, a game of frisbee to let off steam, or just a happy wag to let you know you’ll make it through Finals and all will be ok.

The Hawk Squawk will take a break next week (no, it doesn’t eat turkey…) and we’ll have an early edition of the Hawk Squawk the first week of December to remind everyone of our hours and services during Finals.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Circle Sing, & Crunch Time Study Support

crunchCircle Sing 4:30 – 5 pm Wednesday November 20 - join Ann Hege and others in a circle sing in front of the library, or be an appreciative audience! A video of the last Circle Sing is on HNU’s Facebook page.

Thanksgiving closure: the Cushing Library will close 5 pm Wednesday, November 27, and reopen 9 am Monday, December 2. When we reopen we’ll be revved up to support your study needs!

Finals hours: Need a place to study during crunch time? The Library is open until 10 pm Sunday through Thursday. Our full schedule is on our website, http://library.hnu.edu

Need help from a librarian? Librarians are on duty at the Library’s research help desk Monday through Thursday 3 pm – 8 pm, and 12-5 Saturdays. You can also call, text, chat, or email questions – see the Ask-a-Librarian button on the right side of our website, http://library.hnu.edu or text us directly at 510-746-8103 (response will be delayed when we aren’t on the desk)

Need super-duper-quiet study space? The Library’s lower level is an ultra-quiet zone at all times and has desks with good lighting, power outlets, and wifi. The Library’s main level has a “more quiet” and a “less quiet” zone.

Seeking a room for individual or group study? You can reserve one of the Library’s five study rooms through our library web page, http://library.hnu.edu

Extended holiday checkouts: Library books and DVDs you check out or renew on or after Monday, December 2 will not be due back until Monday, January 13. Check out some pleasure reading before you head home for the holidays! We’re adding new popular titles every week.

Check out books from the cloud! You can keep checking books out over the holidays through our phone-and-tablet-friendly Overdrive ebook collection, available 24/7 at http://hnu.lib.overdrive.com (or see the ebook link on our web page, http://library.hnu.edu).

The Library will offer limited weekday service over the 2013-2014 winter break. We will post those hours in December.

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Author Reading 11/7, Other Events

Cushing Library Salon Series: Author Elizabeth Rosner
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Elizabeth Rosner, author of Blue Nude and The Speed of Light, and former HNU instructor, will discuss “Writing and Life.”She will then proceed to Dan Schmidt’s writing class, but you are welcome to stay for refreshments and mingling. Connections Project Conversation APPROVED! 

Other upcoming events in the library:

Art salon reception for Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in LaosKaren J. Coates (author), Jerry Redfern (photographer)
Tuesday, November 12, 7 – 8 pm – Following a talk in the VCPA (5:30 – 7 pm), there will be a book signing with a companion photo exhibit in the Library’s Glass Lounge. Sponsored by Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute. Refreshments served.

Brownbag Salon: Hot Issues in Higher Ed Panel Discussion
Monday, November 18, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm: Dr. Kitty Epstein and Dr. Sheila Gibson will lead a brownbag discussion about topics such as supporting undocumented students, the need for liberal arts, changing pedagogies, and online learning. Light refreshments & beverages served.

Evening Salon: Disability Awareness Panel
Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Panelists will share the long history of Disability Activism in the Bay Area and beyond, discuss current work in the field, and highlight HNU’s disability services. Participants include Belo Cipriani, Sarah Scott, Kimberly Mayfield, Polly Mayer, and Edith Ben Ari. Moderated by Sara Salazar.

Student writing workshop
Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 – 1:15 PM Have you finished composing your essays, but  really want to polish them?  Come to the Library classroom on November 19th from 12:30 to 1:15 to learn some great tips for editing and improving your essay drafts (and your grades) just in time for the end of the semester crunch. Workshop led by Belo Cipriani.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Book Talk Thursday 11/7

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Book Talk: Elizabeth Rosner

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Rosner, author of Blue Nude and The Speed of Light, and former HNU instructor, will discuss “Writing and Life.”She will then proceed to Dan Schmidt’s writing class, but you are welcome to stay for refreshments and mingling.

Library Acquires Jung’s Red Book

The Library has acquired and has on display a handsome facsimile edition of Carl Jung’s Red Book (also known as Liber Novus, which is Latin for New Book). Jung hand-lettered and illustrated this book.

Dr. Perri L. Franskoviak, Assistant Professor of Psychology, says, “Written after he and Freud went their separate ways, between 1913 and 1930, the Red Book provides us with a glimpse into the shadowy recesses and light-filled corners of Jung’s mind, his hopes and his despair, all of which, he would say, contributed to him becoming himself.”

Read more about the Red Book on Wikipedia, or see a photo of the Red Book and explore the scholarly resources on the library’s Psychology subject guide (there are dozens of articles about the Red Book in PsychINFO, for example).

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