Sullivan Library Celebrates The Great Outdoors

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For our June book display, we are celebrating the great outdoors! No, not the movie from the 80s starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. Instead, we are celebrating the activities, the history and the places associated with the summertime outdoors. Here are few books that are featured in our display:

 

Borscht Belt Bungalows: Memories of Catskill Summers

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During the 20th Century, dozens of Jewish families from New York City vacationed in the Catskills during the summer at bungalow resorts or colonies. Irwin Richman recounts his personal experiences at these summer resorts in this memoir and provides insights into the activities of both the renters and the owners.

 

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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This New York Times bestseller tells the true story of the author, Cheryl Strayed, and her journey hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail after suffering through some personal tragedies.

 

How to Fly a Kite, Catch a Fish, Grow a Flower, and Other Activities for You and Your Child

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How to Fly a Kite, Catch a Fish, Grow a Flower Cover

This little blast from the past provides instructions on how to do a variety of different outdoor activities with step-by-step illustrations.

 

Check out the display and get inspired to go outside and have some fun! And yes, going outside to read a book counts.

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Sullivan Library June Book Display

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It’s Summer! Time to Start Reading!

Summer Reading 2018

Our faculty & staff reading recommendations for Summer 2018 are now available in our Summer Reading Guide. We have both fiction and non-fiction books. Check out the list today to discover something new!

If you have any recommendations for this year’s list, feel free to send them to sullivan.library@dc.edu.

Weekly Tips & Tricks: Placing a Hold

Welcome back to another edition of weekly tips and tricks. This week we are going to go over how to place a hold on a book. This process allows you to “reserve” an item that is currently checked out so you’ll be the next in line to borrow it.

To place a hold on a book that is already checked out you can either come to the circulation desk in person or call us at (845) 848-7505.

Simply present the clerk with your Dominican College ID or if you are calling over the phone your name and the title of the book you wish to place a hold on and one of our clerks will put it in the system for you. When the book has been brought back you will be notified by phone that it is available for pick up.

 

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New display case featuring Mental Health Awareness books

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May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. One in every five adults in the United States will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In an effort to bring this issue to light and remove stigma, Mental Health Awareness month seeks to educate the public about mental illness and related issues, in addition to promoting wellness concepts and support.

We have compiled a Bibliography for Mental Health Awareness which features a collection of books related to mental health and wellness related topics.

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Display case featuring African-American History related titles

February is African-American History Month!

In celebration, the Sullivan Library has selected some popular titles to be featured in our display case.  Feel free to check out any of these books OR search our online catalog for other books related to African-American History Month!  If you need assistance searching our catalog simply ask a library staff member to help!

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

By Barack Obama

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The former President of the United States, US Senator and activist writes about his life as a black American whose father was a black African and his mother a white American. His story begins in New York, where he learns that his father has been killed in a car accident. The sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and lastly reconciles his divided inheritance.

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New and notable books by subject! Psychology

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The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

In conjunction with Psychology Information Day on Tuesday, November 1st in Palisades Room, check out some of our recently added Psychology titles!

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New and notable books by subject! Course Reserves

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The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases that may be of interest to DC students.

Did you accidently leave your textbook at home?  Are you lugging 20 lbs. of textbooks around campus all day?  Was a book too expensive to purchase this semester?  Have no fear!  Because there is an excellent chance we have your required book or textbook available behind the circulation desk on Course Reserve!  This semester the library drastically increased the Reserve collection to reflect what students need and DC faculty have requested.  Stop by the circulation desk and literally “check out” what we have on Reserve.  As a reminder, Reserve books are available for check out for up to three hours and can only be used inside library.  You can also browse Reserve material online by going to the “Reserve Desk” link within our Online Catalog.

Read on for a list of new or updated editions of books on Course Reserve!

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