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Library!  30 Minutes!  Workshops!

All 30-minute workshops will be held in the Library's Classroom, E101-B. Everyone is welcome - students, faculty, staff.

Free candy! A raffle for flash drives at every session!

  • WHAT: THE INVISIBLE WEB - Did you know that Google only retrieves between 20-25% of what is available on the Internet? Come find out how to access information that Google can't find. (presented by Francine Egger-Sider)

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 5th 10:30-11:00am

  • WHAT: INTRO TO APA CITATION STYLE Is this the first time you've ever had to use APA style (used in Allied Health, Psychology and Social Science courses)? Come to this introductory workshop to learn the basics. (presented by Clementine Lewis )

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 5th 3:00-3:30pm

  • WHAT: WHAT THE HECK IS TWITTER? Have you heard of Twitter or Tweets? Want to find out more about them? Come to this information session to find out more and set up an account. (presented by Steve Ovadia)

    WHEN: Thursday, May 7th 3:00-3:30pm

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Namei, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), x 6019, Alexandra Rojas, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), x 6020, or Catherine Stern, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), x 6021



“What’s so great about Pearl Jam?” Junko said. “Just a lot of noise.”

Short Takes on Literature - Haruki Murakami

Read and discuss Haruki Murakami with us on Thursday, April 30 at 2:15 in the Library conference room. Pick up a copy of the stories at the Library Reference Desk, or read Landscape with Flatiron online via the Library's subscription database, Academic Search Premier.

Haruki Murakami, Honey Pie and Landscape with Flatiron. Two stories translated from Japanese and set in the time after the disastrous 1995 Kobe earthquake. When the changed world, seen through his eyes, provides universal insight into the aftermath of the Chinese earthquake, terrorist attacks and economic disaster.

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.



Some Small Site Enhancements

Here are a few minor recent updates to our site:

  • We now have a sitemap. It's at the bottom of every page. The sitemap is basically an index to our site, showing you all of our pages in one place. It's another way to find things on our site. Here is a direct link.
  • Our Common Reading sites are up here: http://library.laguardia.edu/webguide/commonreading. They can also be found under Find a research guide by topic. These guides have a lot of great resources to help you understand and enjoy the College's annual Common Reading.

If you have any comments or suggestions on these two new areas (or on any other part of the site), send us your thoughts.



Short Takes on Literature - Laila Lalami and Edwidge Danticat

Read and discuss Laila Lalami and Edwidge Danticat with us on April 23 at 2:15 in the Library conference room. Pick up a copy of the stories at the Library Reference Desk.

Laila Lalami, "The Fanatic" (...Born in Morocco ... "...journalist and editor of the blog MoorishGirl.com, Lalami switched to fiction as a way to challenge oft-repeated accounts of Muslims and Arabic-speaking peoples in the media, which she characterized as "stories about the veils, the bombs, and the billionaires.")

Edwidge Danticat, "Water Child" (Born in Haiti, this author has lived in the U.S. since age 12. This prolific novelist is also the author of the heart-rending Brother I'm Dying (2007), a story of love and asylum not given.)

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.



Short Takes on Literature - “Star Trek” meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West

Read and discuss Junot Diaz and Ha Jin with us on April 16 at 2:15 in the Library conference room. Pick up a copy of the stories at the Library Reference Desk.

"Junot Diaz's "Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" is a wondrous, not-so-brief first novel that is so original it can only be described as Mario Vargas Llosa meets "Star Trek" meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West. It is funny, street-smart and keenly observed, and it unfolds from a comic portrait of a second-generation Dominican geek into a harrowing meditation on public and private history and the burdens of familial history..." (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 9/4/2007)

Junot Diaz. "Edison, New Jersey". Junot Diaz won the the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His work appears in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), in Pushcart Prize XXII and in The O'Henry Prize Stories 2009. Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He lives in NYC and is a professor of English literature at MIT.

Ha Jin, "A Composer and His Parakeets". Born in China and in the US since only 1990's Ha Jin has written stories which reflect upon all aspects of human foibles and attributes, from pride to love. This story is a winner of O'Henry prize stories for 2008 edited by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

For details, click the Programs & Workshops link on our home page, or visit http://library.laguardia.edu/services/programs.



Spring Break 2009 - Change in Library Hours

Please note the change in library hours during spring break.


The Library will be open on these days and times:

Monday, 4/6/2009 - 7:30 - 4:45 pm

Tuesday, 4/7/2009 - 7:30 - 4:45 pm

Wednesday, 4/8/2009 - 7:30 - 4:45 pm

Thursday, 4/9/2009 - 7:30 - 4:45 pm

Friday, 4/10/2009 - 7:30 - 4:45 pm


The Library will be closed on Saturday 4/11 & Sunday 4/12


Regular schedule resumes when spring break ends on Monday 4/13.

Enjoy your spring break!