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Circulation Tip: Avoid Fines

Remember when you checked out your book, both Reserve and Circulating. Most reserve materials may be borrowed for two hours, in-library use only.

Avoid Fines

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Gay Gotham

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, by Donald Albrecht with Stephen Vider

Gay Gotham

"Uncovering the lost history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists in New York City. Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration.
Gay Gotham brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. More than 200 images—both works of art, such as paintings and photographs, as well as letters, snapshots, and ephemera—illuminate their personal bonds, scandal-provoking secrets at the time and many largely unknown to the public since. Starting with the bohemian era of the 1910s and 1920s, when the pansy craze drew voyeurs of all types to Greenwich Village and Harlem, the book winds through midcentury Broadway as well as Fire Island as it emerged as a hotbed, turns to the post-Stonewall, decade-long wild party that revolved around clubs like the Mineshaft and Studio 54, and continues all the way through the activist mobilization spurred by the AIDS crisis and the move toward acceptance at the century’s close. Throughout, readers encounter famous figures, from James Baldwin and Mae West to Leonard Bernstein, and discover lesser-known ones, such as Harmony Hammond, Greer Lankton, and Richard Bruce Nugent. Surprising relationships emerge: Andy Warhol and Mercedes de Acosta, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cecil Beaton, George Platt Lynes and Gertrude Stein. By peeling back the overlapping layers of this cultural network that thrived despite its illicitness, this groundbreaking publication reveals a whole new side of the history of New York and celebrates the power of artistic collaboration to transcend oppression."

- From the book jacket.

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Love is Love

Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting

Love is Love

"Amid the tsunami of outrage triggered by the Orlando, FL, Pulse nightclub shooting last June, writer Marc Andreyko (DC Comics) set out to curate a comics anthology to benefit victims, survivors, and their families. Responses poured in within hours of his call for contributions, yielding this beautiful and touching volume named after a popular Twitter hashtag. Copublished by DC and IDW, some 120-plus short selections represent more than 200 creators, from artist Jim Lee's rendering of Harry Potter characters flying the rainbow flag (requested by J.K. Rowling herself) to work from Brian Michael Bendis, Gail Simone, and Dan Parent. Personal reactions to the terrible news, vignettes about victims, and stories of love overcoming hate all appear. Cameos from well-known characters pop up throughout, including DC's Apollo and Midnighter, Batwoman, Superman, and The Spirit, as well as additional gay comics notables: Kevin Keller (Archie Comics), Wuvable Oaf (Fantagraphics), and syndicated strip characters from Paige Braddock's Jane's World, Jeff Krell's Jayson, and Greg Fox's Kyle's Bed & Breakfast. Sale proceeds will go to Equality Florida, which is handling distribution. Verdict A model of how art becomes therapeutic after tragedy, this uplifting collection resurrects hope and love in heartfelt messages for older teens and adults."

- Cornog, Martha. "Love is Love." Xpress Reviews, 13 Jan. 2017. General OneFile,

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Faculty Fridays: Mythbusting—Open Access journal quality and peer review

Both in traditional and Open Access (OA) publishing, there are high quality journals, low quality journals, established journals, and up and coming journals. Most scholarly journals, open access and paid access, are peer reviewed. Sure, some OA journals aren’t rigorously reviewed, but the same is true of some toll access journals.

Open Access journal quality and peer review

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MLA/APA Help-a-thon

Today, the Library is offering one-on-one assistance to students who need help with their Works Cited lists and both MLA/APA.


Library Classroom (E101-E), 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

MLA-APA Help-a-thon

MLA/APA Help-a-thon

Today, the Library is offering one-on-one assistance to students who need help with their Works Cited lists and both MLA/APA.


Library Classroom (E101-E), 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

MLA-APA Help-a-thon

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: We Come to Our Senses

We Come to Our Senses: Stories, by Odie Lindsey

We Come to Our Senses

“Through 15 thematically linked short stories, veteran and Southerner Lindsey gives the kind of poetic voice to redeployed contemporary veterans, their loved ones, and the rural atmosphere around them that can only be achieved through firsthand experience. In "Evie M." (multiple stories in this collection are named after their protagonist), the protagonist diligently follows instructions at her cubicle job, while her home life is obsessively dictated by penning suicide notes and the timing of television shows. In "Darla," the protagonist's city life is upended when she's infected with an autoimmune-deficiency virus from a soldier on furlough; she then returns to her rural home and learns to maintain a relationship within the confines of her affliction. In "Wall," a man builds a relationship with a stranger through his apartment wall--one he's too damaged to act on. In "Colleen," the protagonist realizes she's not over sexual abuse from a fellow soldier when she finally confronts him in a bar. Lindsey brings an essential new voice to the traumas of war's lasting aftermath.”

- "We Come to Our Senses.” Publishers Weekly, 30 May 2016, p. 35. Literature Resource Center,

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Faculty Fridays: What can I submit to the Academic Works repository?

Academic Works at LaGuardia accepts scholarly, creative and pedagogical works including faculty research such as articles and conference presentations along with supporting materials such as datasets and images; educational materials such as open textbooks; and creative works such as poems and musical compositions.
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Circulation Tip: Need Help Finding Books?

Financial Literacy Workshop for Students

If you missed the first session, the Money Boss series of personal finance workshops continues today with a repeat session on:

Building Credit
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room E-242

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