Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Girl Power!

Tina Fey, Annie Leibovitz, Chelsea Handler, Oprah, Michelle Obama, Madonna.  These are just a few women who embody the meaning of girl power!  Our book display this month at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library takes a behind-the-scenes look at successful women and their (not always easy) journeys to the top.  Here are some of our favorites:

by Tina Fey

by Sophia Amoruso

 by Roxane Gay 

by Lindy Woodhead

Stop by the library or visit us on Twitter @LIMLibrary and tell us who you think we should add to our list! 

Posted on December 10, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Hours for the Week of December 15-19

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will have special hours the week of December 15-19, 2014. 

We will be open:

Monday, December 15: 8am-6pm
Tuesday, December 16: 8am-6pm
Wednesday, December 17: 8am-12pm
Thursday, December 18: 8am-6pm
Friday, December 19: 8am-5pm

Ask- A-Librarian Online Live and Interactive Reference will be offered:

December 8-12: 12-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm
December 15-16 and December 18*: from 12-2pm
* It will not be offered on Wednesday, December 17th

We will close for the holidays on Saturday, December 20th and re-open for the new year on Monday, January 5.

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Parallels of Art & Life

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel written by Oscar Wilde in 1891. Dorian Gray is a young, wealthy, handsome man who crosses paths with the artist Basil Hallward. Taking Dorian on as a muse, Basil creates one of his finest portraits out of pure admiration and exultation. Dorian is perplexed by the portrait, which leads him to shun the artwork as it will not reflect his emotions throughout his lifetime. Seeking answers from the artwork, he leads a risqué and vain life in years to come as he falls in love with a performer’s craft, and faces death on his own.

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has this book in the 800 section, and in the designer reference section Karl Lagerfeld has done his own visual representation of the book entitled a Portrait of Dorian Gray. This photography book is a great way of looking at how Dorian Gray’s life is changed by vanity, art, and age. If you’re interested in British literature and also have a love for fashion designers, I highly recommend looking up the two books to see how they correspond to one another. 

Posted on December 8, 2014 I Blog post by Thomas Goonan (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Tis the season in Retail…..

Whether for internship or just your regular retail job, if you work these holidays all I want to say is: I’m sorry and good luck!!

Haven’t we all been through it? From the Black Friday massacre to the holiday attitudes, I am tired of it also. But this book by Freeman Hall will sooth your headaches from the antsy customers this winter. The experiences that Hall shares with us can touch us somewhere at the very bottom of our heart. Like the girl who returns the things she bought last week just to wear it on the weekend and bring it back. Or draining 8-hour shifts that make you cherish the times you drowned in your bed. This humorous tale will only gift you with laughs and joy for the holidays, so come in the library to check it out. 

Hall, Freeman.

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Posted on December 8, 2014 I Blog post by Joely Liriano (student worker of the LIM College Library)