Friday, April 10, 2015

New Books & Films received in March 2015

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that have arrived at
Hunter Library in March 2015.

Please browse the full list.

Boyhood (Motion picture)  
IFC Films;
Written and directed by Richard Linklater;
Hollywood, California: Paramount Pictures, 2015

MaryAnn F. Kohl,
Preschool art: it's the process, not the product!
Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, c2001
WCU CMC PRO LB1140.5.A7 K64 2001

Charles Panati,
Panati's extraordinary endings of practically everything and everybody
New York: Perennial Library, 1989
WCU General AG105 .P118 1989

Stephen R. Swinburne,
What's a pair? What's a dozen?  
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2000
WCU CMC Children's QA141.3 .S95 2000

Howard W. French,
China's second continent: how a million migrants
are building a new empire in Africa
New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2015
WCU General DT16.C48 F74 2015

The last of the Mohicans [sound recording]
:original motion picture soundtrack
Music by Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman
Los Angeles, CA: Morgan Creek Records, 1992
WCU Audio CD M LasO 001 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Edible Books Contest April 16

Culinary creations inspired by books will be admired, judged and then eaten during the annual edible book contest to be held Thursday, April 16, at Hunter Library.

Any entry that relates to a book or book title and can be eaten is welcome in the competition. The dishes will be on display on the library’s main floor while the competition is underway.

WCU students, faculty and staff members and other visitors to the library on the day of the contest will cast ballots to choose the winners. Categories include best visual, most edibly appealing, most creative and people’s choice. The person whose entry gets the most votes overall will receive a $20 gift certificate to City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Entries in the competition should be brought to the library before 10 a.m. April 16. Voting will take place until shortly after 2 p.m., when the dishes will be served.

In past years, the edible books contest has drawn entries ranging from pies and cakes to vegetables dishes and fruit salads. Last year’s winner was a giant chocolate chip cookie resembling the monsters in “Where the Wild Things Are,” the children’s classic by Maurice Sendak.

The contest is one of several events planned at Hunter Library to commemorate National Library Week April 13-18. Library staff members have installed a display tree of favorite books near the library entrance and invite visitors to add a book-themed ornament of their own. The library also is hosting a food drive for Jackson County’s Community Table during April.

For more information about the edible books contest, contact Shirley Finegan at 227-3402 or

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Books & Films received in February 2015

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that
have arrived at Hunter Library in February 2015.

Please browse the full list.

12 years a slave (Motion picture)  
Fox Searchlight Pictures;
Directed by Steve McQueen;
screenplay by John Ridley,
Beverly Hills, California, 2014   

Marcia L. Tate,
Reading and language arts worksheets don't grow
dendrites: 20 literacy strategies that engage the brain
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, c2005
WCU CMC PRO LB1576 .T28 2005

Jessie Swigger,
"History is bunk": assembling the past at Henry Ford's Greenfield Village
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, [2014]
WCU NEW BOOKS  E161 .S95 2014

Ruth Owen,
Solar and lunar eclipses  
New York: PowerKids Press, 2013
WCU CMC Children'sQB541.5 .O94 2013

Ty Tashiro,
The science of happily ever after:
what really matters in the quest for enduring love
Don Mills, Ontario: Harlequin, [2014]
WCU NEW BOOKS HQ801 .T276 2014

Gary Krist
Empire of sin: a story of sex, jazz, murder,
and the battle for modern New Orleans
New York: Crown, [2014]
WCU Leisure F379.N557 K75 2014

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP), Tuesday, March 3, 8pm-2am

Long Night Against Procrastination, Tuesday, March 3

What is the LNAP? The Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) is a special event to help students accomplish some of their academic goals before they leave for spring break. WALC writing tutors and Hunter Library’s reference librarians will be available well beyond their normal business hours! Students can use the quiet study space to prepare for a midterm or work on a research project in a collaborative or individual setting. The event will also feature a workshop on time management from Academic Success Consultants, a visit from two therapy dogs, and a couple mini-Zumba classes provided by the Campus Recreation center. Snacks will be provided throughout the evening.

What time does it start? 8:00 p.m., but you can register anytime.

What time does it end? The library closes at 2:00 a.m., so we will finish by then. There will be a “survivor’s breakfast” at 1:30 a.m.

What do I need to bring? Bring a project you are working on, whether it be a research paper or notes to study for an exam. Wear comfy clothes and bring your laptop, if you wish. We will have some computers available.

Do I have to stay the whole time? No. This is an event to help you accomplish your goals--you may leave anytime you are ready.

Will there be food? Yes! Free snacks are available while supplies last!

Do I have to register? Yes please! Sign in if you want to take advantage of writing assistance, snacks, or some of the other study break opportunities.

Why are you doing this? The week before spring break is one of the busiest times at Hunter Library--the building and the reference desk. We thought this would be a good time to bring in extra support.

LNAP is brought to you by Hunter Library and a WCU Intentional Learning Plan Grant.  If you have questions about the event, please contact Elizabeth Marcus, Undergraduate Experience Librarian,

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Books & Films received in January 2015

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that have arrived at
Hunter Library in January 2015.

Please browse the full list.

a Sony Pictures Classics release;
Written and directed by Haifaa Al Mansour Culver City, California   

Cynthia H. Brock,
Engaging students in disciplinary literacy, K-6:
reading, writing, and teaching tools for the classroom
New York, NY: Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 2014
WCU CMC PRO LB1050.455 .B75 2014

Tom Digby,
Love and war: how militarism shapes sexuality and romance
New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
WCU NEW BOOKS BF692 .D54 2014

Ruth Owen,
New York: Windmill Books, 2014
WCU CMC Children's QB631.4 .O93 2014

Julian Baggini,
The virtues of the table : how to eat and think
London: Granta, 2014
WCU General B105.F66 B34 2014

David Baldacci
The hit [sound recording]
New York: Hachette Audio, 2013
WCU Audio CD A BalD 001 Disc 1-6