Dimond Library

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours during finals

December 10, 2012

Dimond Library will again be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning Sunday, December 9, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close at the end of finals at 5:30pm on Saturday, December 15. There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space and there will still be access to print and online materials.

Good luck with finals!

New celebrity closing announcements in Dimond: Fritz Wetherbee and Off the Clef

November 27, 2012

If you're in Dimond Library at closing time, you might just hear writer and television host Fritz Wetherbee or UNH a capella group Off the Clef remind you to bring your study materials to the circulation desk for check-out.

For those not in Dimond Library at closing time, listen to the announcements:

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.

UNH Library hours Mon. 10/29 and Tues. 10/30

November 27, 2012

The University is curtailing operations Monday, 10/29 and Tuesday, 10/30 due to expected inclement weather.

Dimond Library expects to be open 11am-8pm both Monday and Tuesday provided the campus has power and conditions are safe. The science branch libraries will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Please check back for updates.

Update: Dimond Library will be closed on Monday, October 29. We expect to open on Tuesday, October 30 provided the campus has power.

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.

NH Authors Series presents Terry Farish on October 14

September 20, 2012


Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, October 14th at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author Terry Farish.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online registration form.

Author of picture books and novels for young adults and adults alike, Terry Farish is also recording postcard-sized oral histories told to her by Seacoast NH residents. Farish's works include: The Good Braider, The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup, and Why I'm Already Blue.

From TerryFarish.com:

Terry has worked with refugees from Sudan, Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries from which people have come to the U.S. to find safety and a peaceful place where their children can go to school. She is the Literacy Director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and works with new Americans arriving in the U.S. from all over the world. Through the Council she directs the Bilingual Folktale Project and has worked with the largest group of refugees in New Hampshire, Nepali-speaking people from Bhutan, to produce and publish a Bhutanese folktale in Nepali and English.

Light refreshments will be served and Farish will be available to sign her books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

Dancing Through Time and Place

September 17, 2012

Dancing and music are distinguishing parts of cultures all over the world. Each generation brings new twists and moves to the world of dance. Visit the Dimond Library Multimedia Room’s display of dance related movies and you will find old classics, modern, and international dance movies for an entertaining movie break.

Black Swan
Carmen Jones
Chicago
A Chorus Line
Dancer in the Dark
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Every Little Step
Follow the Fleet
The Hard Nut
Last Dance
Michael Jackson's This is It
Monkey Dance
Saturday Night Fever
Shall We Dance (1937)
Shall We Dance (1996)
Showgirls
Style Wars
Swing Time
Tango
That's Dancing
They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Top Hat
War Dance
West Side Story

UNH Library in the news: Nicholson Baker's favorite library

September 17, 2012

Dimond Library received considerable mention recently when author Nicholson Baker named it his favorite library in the world.

It’s quiet, full of blond wood, full of neatly shelved books, and in the summer very few people are there in the reading room. I find a table near an electrical outlet and sit and listen to the HVAC system blow through the building — keeping all those books cool, waiting for readers who will want them.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

Summer and Coming of Age Movies at the UNH Library

July 7, 2012

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