Happy National Coffee Day!

Although everyday may seem like national coffee day, today is the designated National Coffee Day! This day has been celebrated on September 29th in the United States annually, since it was publicly mentioned in 2005. For some, coffee is the beverage of choice all day everyday and for others it is a treat to splurge on here and there. It can be caffeinated or decaffeinated; hot or cold; plain or flavored. The matter at hand is, there are many deals going around the city to celebrate this national holiday.

Enjoy a cup of Joe freebies 

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Image Courtesy of  the East Branch of the Dayton Metro Library https://flic.kr/p/z8GaE

Banned Books Weekend: Challenge the Freedom to Read!

The weekend is finally here! September 21st to September 27th marks the annual Banned Books Week celebration, where all are encouraged to participate in the freedom to read. From sea to shinning sea bookstores, libraries, schools and book-lovers are taking a stand in the resistance against the censorship movement. During this week it is encouraged for all book readers to say yes to the right to read!

There are opulence of events taking place in YOUR local community as well is online conversations. For more information on how to get active and involved with these conversation and reading freedom, open the book here.

Take a peak at this years Banned Book Lists.

Image courtesy of the East Branch of the Dayton Metro Library https://flic.kr/p/z8GaE

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Welcome Back to Campus!

Rebecca Crown Library has greatly missed seeing all the studious and smiling faces of our students, faculty/staff, alumni, sisters and guests this summer! But we are happy to have you all back on campus and are ready for this up coming semester.

With that said, we wanted to remind everyone of the Rebecca Crown Library’s hours and locations in addition to our Research Workshops concentrating on Zotero, Google and Prezi this semester!

Lastly, we wanted to invite everyone to become more acclimated with the Rebecca Crown Library Website so we set up a few tutorials for using the library, accessing the library services off campus and many more. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the Rebecca Crown Library please do not hesitate to contact us at 708-524-6875 or  simply pay us a visit!

Please note: The library is closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. We are open on Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 8am-12am.

 

Online Zotero Workshops July 15 and August 2nd

Crown Library is offering two more online Zotero workshops this summer, perfect for off-campus students.

  • Zotero is a free, online tool that lets you manage all your research sources—articles, books, and web sites—in one place and easily create bibliographies and in-text citations.
  • It lives in your browser so you can quickly add sources as you find them.
  • Final workshops of the summer are:

Tuesday, July 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Register using the links above and you will get an email with the link to the online classroom two days before your workshop.

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1893: End of the Trolley Line

The featured picture above is of the end of the trolley line from Oak Park, Illinois composed by Fredrick Childe Hassam. This canvas painting was completed with an impressionistic style dated back to 1893, of what is currently the end of the CTA Green Line.

Living in today’s society with all the hustle and bustle, there is no question as to why during our commutes from point A to point B we occupy time by listening to music, clearing our minds or making list of things to do. Sometimes, taking a step back and embracing the surroundings or to imagine how bus stops and intersections looked like a decade or even a century ago is not always first on our lists. Thanks to Melody O., Class of 2015, she helped those previewing this painting to take a step back to over a century ago to 1893.  Boy how times have changed!

Image from: http://www.wikiart.org/en/childe-hassam/end-of-the-trolley-line-oak-park-illinois

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There’s still time to register for this Saturday’s Online Zotero Workshop!

  • If you’re writing papers this summer, you need Zotero.
  • It’s a free, online tool that lets you manage all your research sources—articles, books, and web sites—in one place and easily create bibliographies and in-text citations.
  • It lives in your browser so you can quickly add sources as you find them.

The next workshop is Saturday, June 21, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

This online workshop is free but registration is required.

Register here and you will get an email with WebEx log in information on Friday.

 

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