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Short Takes on Literature: M.E. Kerr, Lisa Rowe Fraustino & Suzanne Fisher Staples

Short Takes on Literature: " I'll See You When the War Is Over" by M.E. Kerr, "Things Happen" by Lisa Rowe Fraustino and "Faizabad Harvest, 1980" by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Thursday, May 6, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss " I'll See You When the War Is Over" by M.E. Kerr, "Things Happen" by Lisa Rowe Fraustino and "Faizabad Harvest, 1980" by Suzanne Fisher Staples with us on Thursday, May 6 from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Library Conference Room. .

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



Poem in Your Pocket!

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, New York City is hosting the 8th annual Poem In Your Pocket day (PIYP) on Thursday, April 29, 2010. Join in the excitement by carrying a poem in your pocket. You can write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet; just make sure to share it with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Check out poetry events here

And look at some poems in library resources like the Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. This library database can be accessed via the 'Find Articles and Books Online via Subscription Databases' link on our home page.



Short Takes on Literature: Joseph Epstein and Daniel Alarcon

Short Takes on Literature: "Beyond the Pale" by Joseph Epstein and "The Idiot President" by Daniel Alarcon

Thursday, April 29, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss "Beyond the Pale" by Joseph Epstein and "The Idiot President" by Daniel Alarcon with us on Thursday, April 29 from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Library Conference Room. .

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



Learn more about ebooks!

April is eBooks month!

Faculty and staff are invited to join the LaGuardia librarians as we explore a database each month this spring 2010 semester. Mark your calendars. Come to one or come to all. Each meeting will include a brief presentation of the resource followed by time for questions, hands-on practice, and a chance to share sources and tips.

eBooks at LaGuardia, including the new 40,000+ ebrary collection just purchased by CUNY Other library ebook collections will be covered, as will Google Books and other free online book sources.

Wednesday, April 28th 3:30-4:00pm in the Library Classroom, E101-B

Elizabeth Namei, facilitator

***Refreshments will be served***



Short Takes on Literature: Read Thom Jones and Mollie Panter-Downes with us!

Short Takes on Literature: "The Pugilist at Rest" by Thom Jones and "Goodbye My Love" by Mollie Panter-Downes

Thursday, April 22, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss "The Pugilist at Rest" by Thom Jones and "Goodbye My Love" by Mollie Panter-Downes with us on Thursday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Library Conference Room. .

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



Short Takes on Literature: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Jennifer Armstrong

Short Takes on Literature: "Cell One" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and "Witness" by Jennifer Armstrong

Thursday, April 15, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss "Cell One" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and "Witness" by Jennifer Armstrong with us on Thursday, April 15 from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Library Conference Room. A young man, victim, perpetrator and witness under military dictatorship in Nigeria and the tale of a U.S. family whose mother commits to saving lives in Bosnia.

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



Don’t let the spring go by without any poems.

Celebrate Poetry Month!

If you enjoyed today's poetry reading the Courtyard, and would like to check out some more poetry, have a look at Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. This library database can be accessed via the 'Find Articles and Books Online via Subscription Databases' link on our home page.

Too Lazy to Write Poetry

I don't understand it myself—

for some time now I've stopped writing poems!

Could I have lost the "brush of Magistrate Chiang?”

Or could the "shuttle of Master Hsieh” have broken my teeth?

Feelings for the moon? As heavy as wine!

Love for the flowers? Overflows like waves!

Spirit of poetry, quickly, come back!

Don't let the spring go by without any poems.

--Chu Yun-ming. "Too Lazy to Write Poetry.” Translated by Jonathan Chaves. Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online. 2010. Columbia University Press. 8 Apr. 2010.



Short Takes on Literature: James Mathews and Reginald McKnight

Short Takes on Literature: "Our Deepest Sympathies" by James Mathews and "The Kind of Light That Shines In Texas" by Reginald McKnight

Thursday, April 8, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Read and discuss "Our Deepest Sympathies" by James Mathews and "The Kind of Light That Shines In Texas" by Reginald McKnight with us on Thursday, April 8 from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Library Conference Room. Children of soldiers and the circumstances of separation and loss as written by two veterans.

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