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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.

Library staff recognized for 250 collective years of service

May 4, 2012

Fourteen library staff celebrate milestones today for their years of service to the University. Collectively, they have contributed 250 years:

10 years

Elizabeth Fowler-Camara (Circulation)
Heather Gagnon (Physics library)
Nancy Mason (Special Collections)
Jan Salas (Interlibrary Loan)

15 years

Sean Jones (Library IT)
Jean Putnam (Circulation)
Kevin Roddy (Circulation)
Jake Viebrock (Collection Management)

20 years

Lise Bargardo (Collection Management)
Ann Cloutier (Collection Management)

25 years

Alan Chase (Circulation)
Monique Couillard (Collection Management)

30 years

Roland Goodbody (Special Collections)
Francis Hallahan (Biological Sciences library)

Congratulations to all of our hard working staff!

Design workshop participants needed: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty

April 9, 2012

The Library is redesigning our web site and we need your help. What new and innovative features would you find useful? This is a chance to dream big! (And enjoy some free pizza!)

We'll be holding a design workshop each for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library. They will be held:

  • Undergraduate students: Wednesday, April 25 at 6pm
  • Graduate students: Thursday, May 3 at 1pm
  • Faculty: Friday, May 4 at 3pm

If you are interested and available, please send an email to Cliff.Poulin@unh.edu or use his contact form.

Women's History Month: Movies available at the UNH Library

March 21, 2012

March is Women's History Month. Check out the movies available for circulation at the UNH-Library that highlight the diverse experience of women in history around the world. Our collection includes films about suffragists, whistleblowers, politicians, artists, athletes and more.

Affaire de Femmes
Babettes Gæstebud
Born into Brothels
China Blue
Chisholm '72 : Unbought & Unbossed
La Ciociara
Dayereh
Cruel and Unusual
Education of Shelby Knox
Elizabeth
Erin Brockovich
The Great Step Forward
Hammering it Out: Women in the Construction Zone
Iron Jawed Angels
Joy Luck Club
A League of Their Own
Lion in Winter
Magdalene Sisters
A Midwife's Tale
Not For Ourselves Alone
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Rosa Parks Story
Say My Name
Senorita Extraviada: Missing Young Woman
Sex in Africa
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders
They Call Me Muslim

Alexander Street Press: American History in Video and Alexander Street Anthropology: Ethnographic Video Online also have a number of movies related to Women's History Month. These on-line resources are available to UNH Faculty, Staff and Students as well as on-site visitors.

At Highest Risk: Maternal Health Care in the High Peruvian Andes
Boran Women
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit
Fit Surroundings
Kamala and Raji
Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend
Miyah: The Life of a Javanese Woman
Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
One Woman, One Vote
Through the Negev
Town Bloody Hall
(Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab
A Week Of Sweet Water

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