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Winter Movies at the Library

January 4, 2013

A movie night is a great way to relax and stay warm on a cold winter night. The Multimedia staff in Dimond Library have put together a selection of winter themed movies for your pleasure.

The display includes mysteries like Snow Falling on Cedars, and historic accounts of brutal winter weather in An Illinois Winter. A tough winter in New York City sets the scene for Midnight Cowboy, a timeless compelling movie about an unusual bond of friendship. Ice hockey fans can watch the story behind the 1980 US Olympic victory over Russia in Miracle. Visit the Multimedia Room on the second floor of Dimond Library to find these and many more films.

All.I.Can
Bad Santa
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Children of Huang Shi
The Christmas Story
Citizen Kane
Dead Snow
Dersu Uzala
Desk Set
The Chronicles of Narnia
Fargo
February One
Hakuchi
The Ice Storm
An Illinois Winter
It's a Wonderful Life
Joyeux Noel
The Lion in Winter
March of the Penguins
Maurice Richard
Midnight Cowboy
Miracle
Nanook of the North
Pandora's Box
The Shining
Shoot the Piano Player
Sleepless in Seattle
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Thing
Thrills and Spills in the North Country!
When Hockey Came to Belfast

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Embellishments Exhibit Extended until March 22, 2013

December 19, 2012

The UNH Museum is extending its exhibit, Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail, until March 22, 2013 and is adding special evening hours and events!

Please join us for Thursday evening informal tours of Embellishments with guest curator Astrida Schaeffer, January 17, 5-7pm.

The Sewing Tree in Dover is co-sponsoring a 6-hour hands-on Victorian techniques class on February 17.

The University Museum is open from Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturday, noon to 4pm. It is located in Milne Special Collections and Archives on Level 1 in Dimond Library.

The exhibition is sponsored by the University Museum, Blue Tree, and Fabric Place Basement and funded in part by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund and the UNH Center for the Humanities.

Seasonal pop-up books in Special Collections

December 19, 2012

Special Collections has put together an exhibit to help put you in a holiday mood.

On the Main Floor (Level 3) of Dimond Library is an exhibit case of holiday pop-up books. Even more are on display in Special Collections on Level 1. Please come visit us and see the Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter-themed pop-up books from the Carel Chapman Movable Books Collection.

New database trial: Congressional Hearings Digital Collection

November 27, 2012

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: Proquest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection.

In these hearings, Congressional committees assess, amend, approve or kill legislation, as well as oversee the implementation and effectiveness of previously enacted legislation falling under their jurisdiction. This database gives researchers access to the content of both published and unpublished hearings. The database consists of 3 parts – Retrospective A covering 1823-1979 (approximately 73,000 titles); Retrospective B, covering 1980-2003 (approximately 44,000 titles); and the "prospective" subscription, 2004 – present. We are trialing Retrospective B.

To search only the hearings, go to advanced search in the left hand column. Then on the lower center of the screen deselect everything other than the hearings. Otherwise you will be including in the search other congressional publications that are not part of the trial. If you wish, you may want to specify the dates of collection B (1980-2003).

As always, if this database us useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.

New Featured Resource: American Latino heritage sites from the National Park Service

November 27, 2012


Government information presents its latest featured resource from the National Park Service, American Latino Heritage: Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary.

The National Park Service creates thoughtful and compelling historical travel itineraries and this one is no exception. This particular tour takes visitors through the world of the American Latino experience via key sites around the country.

First-time visitors will want to look through the Essays section to get a better context for all of these destinations. The essays include commentary by historical experts and provide a great introduction for visitors looking into the List of Sites. This area is quite exhaustive and covers everything from the Sitka National Historical Park in Alaska to the Assateague Island National Seashore in Virginia. Each entry includes a bit of information about each site's relationship to the Latino experience in the United States.

Since the age of exploration, Latino peoples have played a profoundly important role in American history, contributing to and shaping the rich heritage of the United States in many ways for some 500 years. Explore their stories and their legacy by visiting the units of the National Park System and places listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet, November 12

November 27, 2012


The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet on Monday, November 12 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

General admission tickets are $8 each and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the UNH Paul Creative Arts Center Ticket Office and at the door one hour prior to the performance. You may also order tickets online or call 862-PCAC (7222).

Taylor grew up in the quiet woods of New Hampshire, where he began his musical life around the age of 4 by plunking out television and movie themes by ear on the family piano. Taylor studied classical trumpet with Dr. Robert Stibler at UNH, and there he found a mentor in the great Clark Terry, who frequented the university. In 1994 he relocated to New York City to study with trumpet legend Lew Soloff at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1997 he was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

Call for entry, UNH student art exhibition in Dimond Library

November 27, 2012

We're happy to announce another UNH student art exhibition! This exhibit will be during spring semester in the exhibit space on Level 3 (Main Floor) in Dimond Library. It is open to all UNH students, both art and non-art majors.

This is a juried exhibit. Each artist may submit two entries. All submissions must be framed and ready to hang.

If you'd like to participate, please submit your entry form online. You will also need to send an accompanying photo to library.displays@unh.edu. Entries must be received by November 30, 2012.

If you prefer, you may send or deliver a paper copy to:

University Museum, Dimond Library
18 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824-3592

If you have any questions, please contact Dale Valena.

Upcoming Exhibit: The Literary Horse comes to UNH

May 25, 2012

The Literary Horse is a unique exhibit touring libraries which pairs photos of horses and their riders with quotes from great pieces of literature.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming exhibition hosted by the University Museum and the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program. Programming is being planned with the Durham Public Library.

The exhibit will be held at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1, June 1 through June 23.

Exhibit hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23: Open 10am-2pm

For more information, contact the University Museum at 603-862-1081.

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UNH Digital Collections featured in The Scout Report

April 5, 2012

The UNH Library's Digital Collections are featured this week in the University of Wisconsin, Madison's weekly "Scout Project" as one of the best sites.

The University of New Hampshire Library has a range of interesting digital collections, including correspondence from Civil War soldiers, town reports, and intercollegiate athletics. This particular area of the collection focuses on work related to unique literature and poetry items in the library's holdings.

Read the full report.

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