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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summer is the perfect time for reading! Although our mental image of summer reading may be entertaining books, perhaps on a beach chair near the ocean, it can take different forms. Maybe you’re a student taking a summer class, filling your days with textbooks. Maybe you’re an adult who treasures this time for indulging in the latest philosophy or self-help or cooking book. You can also enjoy reading by helping with a summer reading program for youth. There are several local programs – including at Morrison Reeves Library (for adults, teens, and children), New Castle Henry County Public Library, or the Centerville Public Library. IU East participates in summer reading as well, working with Third Grade Academy. This summer reading … Continued
One Book 2015

One Book 2015

The campus One Book for 2015 has been selected – it is Positive by Paige Rawl. A powerful, visceral memoir of her life, it chronicles Paige’s life with HIV and her experiences with unreasoning hate and bullying. Students and staff can get their free, IU branded copy in the library, complete with a letter of introduction from Chancellor Cruz-Uribe. You can get a jump on fall semester and the events surrounding the One Book by reading it now. And it’s perfect summer reading – her prose is lively and quick and powerful. That’s not to say it is light reading, though – parts of it are very hard. When her HIV status is first betrayed by a friend. The relentless … Continued
In Honor of Hermione Granger’s Birthday (She’s 35 this month!)

In Honor of Hermione Granger’s Birthday (She’s 35 this month!)

Remember the first time you read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Even if you haven’t read the books (they’re available in the library, it’s never too late!), you’ve probably seen the movies. And even if you haven’t seen the movies, I’m sure you’ve at least heard of Harry Potter, right? Well, this September marks Hermione Granger’s 35th birthday. She was Harry Potter’s best friend, and later on *SPOILER ALERT* Ron Weasley’s girlfriend/wife. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look at the various accomplishments and aspects of the Harry Potter franchise. According to The Telegraph, (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/8592280/Pottermore-JK-Rowling-facts-and-figures.html), an estimated 400 million copies have been sold worldwide, in over 68 languages. Also, J.K. Rowling was the first author to become … Continued
World Book Night

World Book Night

The book I chose this year is Rebecca Lee’s Bobcat and Other Stories—I chose this collection of short stories because I believe that short stories are a wonderful genre to use to get new or not so avid readers interested in literature. Lee creates a variety of interesting characters in her work that present the reader with all kinds of questions on what it means to be human, and I think there is a story in her collection for every reader. I chose to be involved in World Book Night because I believe that a love of reading is crucial for success in almost every discipline. Reading is a fundamental part of our experience as humans, and an invaluable tool … Continued
Give the Gift of Reading

Give the Gift of Reading

If someone said to you, “give me 10 minutes and I’ll give you 20 books” would you do it?  From now until January 5th you do indeed have a free books opportunity!  The IU East Campus Library is again serving as a distribution site for World Book Night and your participation is needed.  World Book Night will give you a set of 20 books to distribute to adults in our community.  Simply go to this website: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org and apply to be a book giver.  They will want to know where you intend to give the books, to whom and why you want to participate in World Book Night.  Once your application is accepted, the books will arrive at the Campus Library … Continued