Category Archives: six word stories

Funny DVDs

Funny DVDsWow, Exhausted! Home-Away-From-Home, Need Sleep, Funny

This student, along with one other, used the word “funny” in their story. Maybe they were referring to the numerous comedy movies we have on DVD!

According to this article by Pat MacDonald, laughter reduces stress, promotes better health, and helps people cope with difficult situations. Our collection will let you test this out for yourself. Check out a comedy classic like Monty Python and the Holy Grail or Young Frankenstein. Prefer newer films? Bridesmaids and Shaun of the Dead are available! We also own many TV comedy series. Catch up on South Park, or re-watch past seasons of The Office – either the American or British version.

Next time you need a study break, stop by the library and take out one of these titles, or use HillSearch to see what else we own. Our DVD collection is on the left side of the first floor, right near Ace’s Place, so grab some snacks too!

Written by Gavin Damore ’16

Cozy, Hot Chocolate

Starbucks' Hot Chocolate

Starbucks’ Hot Chocolate

When it’s chilly outside, it’s always great to find someplace cozy where you can study with a nice, warm drink. Ace’s Place is here to make that happen! Pick a seat, either at a table or a booth, and then get a cup of Starbucks hot chocolate. With whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle on top, it’s the perfect treat for a cold day. If you’re looking for a delicious new twist on this wintertime favorite, try the raspberry hot chocolate! Pair it with a scone or cupcake for a scrumptious study-time snack.

The winter is the best time to enjoy cozy food, and Ace’s Place has plenty of it. Stop by today!

Written by Gavin Damore ’16

Fell in Love at the Library

Fell in Love at the LibraryThis student’s six word story is extremely appropriate for Valentine’s Day, and we hope that you’ve fallen in love with the library just like they have! There’s plenty to adore – Ace’s Place, the cozy atmosphere, books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, and so much more.

Our DVD collection has lots of romantic movies. Check one out for your Valentine’s Day celebration! Watch a classic like Casablanca, or enjoy something more contemporary like The Notebook. There are lots of timeless Disney love stories, too!  Prefer books to movies? Check out the leisure reading section for romance novels by Nicholas Sparks and Danielle Steel.

Show your love for the library this Valentine’s Day by paying us a visit. You’re sure to find the perfect romance book or movie – and maybe even a treat from Ace’s Place – while here!

Written by Gavin Damore ’16

Books, Kindness, Joy, Quiet, Library-Smell

Happiness

Happiness!

Students are always studying, writing, and researching in the library. You might think that would make it a tense and stressful environment, but it’s just the opposite. Like this Six-Word-Story author mentions, it’s a joyful place thanks to the friendly library staff! Whether you’re checking out materials at the Circulation Desk or getting research help from a reference librarian, you’re sure to be greeted with a smile. It makes your time here fun and rewarding; not only are you making the most of our resources, but you’re also making wonderful personal connections. Set up a one-on-one research consultation, or just stop by to say hi! Knowing there are great people ready to assist you makes for a great library experience!

Now It is Better With Candy

Candy courtesy of Flickr

Candy courtesy of Flickr

Have a sweet tooth like this student? Then stop by Ace’s Place before you start studying! We have something to satisfy any craving, including chocolate bars, gummy bears, candy-coated raisins, and malted milk balls! If you’re health-conscious but still want something sweet, try a yogurt parfait. Each container comes with granola and fruit. Stir it all together to create a tasty, protein-packed snack!  Or, stop by the reference desk for your candy fix. We’ll have some sweet treats to help you with that much-needed burst of studying energy. Then you can continue on your way to Ace’s for caffeine and other treats.

In addition to movable tables, Ace’s Place also has booths with outlets, making it an awesome spot to work on a paper. You won’t have to worry about plugging in your laptop during a spark of inspiration!

Eating something sweet while studying makes it more fun, come to the Library the next time a sugar craving strikes!

Social, Comfortable, Stress-Free, Green, Helpful, Bright

Social, Comfortable, Stress-Free, Green, Helpful, Bright

sleeping_cat_pet_kitty_animal_1920x1200With finals coming up it can be hard to keep down stress levels, but as this student knows, the library has many ways to make this semester stress free! In addition to helpful librarians and lots of useful resources, we also have many books about decreasing your anxiety. Try The Little Book of Relaxation and Stress Reduction by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning! It provides quick, easy tips to keep you calm while studying. Want something more specific to college-related worries? We have a book about that, too! You can also use Hillsearch to see what articles are available in our digital databases. Take a break from textbooks and read up on some stress management advice – it’s just one of the many ways we can help you out!

The title for each article in this series comes from the Library’s “Six Word Story Campaign,” which asked students to submit cards with their six word library story.  Gavin Damore ‘16, uses these 6 word stories as inspiration for articles highlighting library collections and resources.

 

Pants Don’t Fit, I Must Diet

Kindle

Kindle

Heading home for the holidays to indulge in your family’s favorite recipes? Need a good book? Or maybe you’re already in the middle of a good book, you’ve filled up on good food, and it’s hard to motivate yourself to work out. You’re dying to know what the author has in store, but you also feel like you should get some exercise. The solution? Read a book on a Kindle or a Nook! They’re small enough to fit in the plastic holder on a treadmill or stationary bike, allowing you to read and get into shape at the same time. If you don’t have one of your own, borrow one from the library for two weeks. First, check out our catalogue for either Kindle or Nook. Then stop by the circulation desk during the day to tell us what titles you want. We’ll load it onto an e-reader so you’ll be ready to enjoy a great book during your next gym session. Don’t see the title you want? Suggest a title for purchase! If you have questions, take a look at our e-reader guide or ask at the circ desk.

The title for each article in this series comes from the Library’s “Six Word Story Campaign,” which asked students to submit cards with their six word library story.  Gavin Damore ‘16, uses these 6 word stories as inspiration for articles highlighting library collections and resources.

Six Word Story: I Love Doing Finance Homework Here

Finace Work at the Library.

Finace Work at the Library.

If you’re taking a finance course like this student, the library has many useful resources available for your next research project. Start out by taking a look through the HG and HJ book sections on the far left side of the third floor. Whether you need information about contemporary American finance or finance in another country (maybe China?), there’s a book waiting for you.  We also provide access to online journals, such as Government Finance Review and Public Finance Review, through JSTOR, Academic OneFile, and other databases. There are even ebooks that you can digitally annotate right on your laptop thanks to our ebrary subscription!

Take a moment to browse through our Business Libguide to see a complete overview of the resources available. You can also stop by the library and talk to Joe Middleton, our Business liaison librarian. He knows all about the materials available for business majors, and is even trained on the Bloomburg terminals in Stanger. He’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Students, Questions, Printing Last-Minute, Technology, Service

Media Group Study Room

Media Group Study Room

This person’s story points out all the amazing technological tools the library provides. There are computer labs, scanners, printers, and a student favorite, media rooms! Located on the first floor, they’re just like our other study rooms, but with the addition of flat-screen TVs and multi-region DVD players. Rent one out for a three hour block by visiting the Circ Desk. Want to reserve a specific time? Call at least an hour in advance to book a slot! They’re also available during overnight hours! Use one the next time you need to watch a DVD – or hook up your laptop to the tv to watch a streaming video for class. Maybe there is a show on tv that you want to watch. You can either book a room by yourself or with a group of people – you’ll see why our technology is something to rave about.

Helping Out at the Circ Desk

Working at the Circulation DeskYou pass the Circulation Desk (or Circ Desk for short) every time you come into the library, but do you know what services the students and staff there provide? They’re always happy to point you towards the location of a specific book, journal, or DVD, and when you’re ready to leave, they’ll check them out to you! It’s also the place to go if you’re looking for a reserve item, a study room key, or a book that has arrived from Interlibrary Loan. Kindles and Nooks are available there, too! They can also help problem solve by recommending a study/media room, helping with printers, or directing you to poster printing in Duffy 025 at the Service Desk.  The Circ Desk is your one-stop source for taking out and returning all kinds of library materials. Make sure to visit!