Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Minnesota FoodShare

March is Minnesota FoodShare month and TC Library is excited to participate!

But actually, we participate year-round thanks to you and your generosity. You see, TC Library has a fun library-fine forgiveness program called Can Your Fine. This outreach program - the brainchild of Steve Swanson - is a library campaign that raises non-perishable food donations. Your donations go to the food shelf at Lutheran Social Services’ Center for Changing Lives, our next-door neighbors at 2400 Park Avenue.

How can you participate? Return an overdue book, donate three cans of food, and we will wipe the late fee off your library account. Can you be even more awesome? Return your book on time and donate non-perishable food anyway. It is Minnesota FoodShare month, after all!

Steve, Carrie, and Jane usually make the trek over to LSS about every other month with bags and boxes of non-perishable food items. Your donated food is distributed to Minnesotan families twice a month; over 150 households come to the Center for assistance. THANK YOU!!!!

Steve and Carrie gleefully dropping off some food items last summer. Hey Mother Nature. It's March 19th. Maybe you should start thinking about looking like this outside, instead of the white, wind-whipped tundra that is Minnesota today.

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 2013 New Books

- ahem -

♫ ♪ Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin' down the bunny trail, 
Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way! ♪

♪ ♫ Bringin' ev'ry SMU girl 'n' boy, 
A basketful of Easter joy, 
Things to make your Easter a straight A! ♪

♪ He's got a mental health book for Tommy, 
Management texts for sister Sue, 
There's a DVD for your mommy, 
And an arts marketing book too. Oh! ♫

♪ Here' comes Peter Cottontail, 
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity, Happy Easter Day. ♫ ♪

Easter is coming so early this year, but Peter Cottontail uses Amazon Prime to ensure two-day delivery on new books. Our Easter basket overfloweth.
Seems someone forgot to post new books for February, so this list is making up for lost time. It is also making up for lost awesomeness due to the rockin' jam listed at the start of the post. Please feel free to call TC Library and leave a message of you ♪ ♫ singing along ♫ ♪ with the Peter Cottontail song, and/or drop any new or gently used Cadbury Creme Eggs off at TC Library.

Friday, March 08, 2013

ProQuest Unavailable Saturday Night

On Saturday, March 9th, ProQuest will install new enhancements, features, and databases, to improve your research experience. Highlights from this release include:
  •  Publication/journal search
  •  Thesaurus/subject search
A six (6) hour maintenance window is needed to install these enhancements. The window will take place from 9:00pm through sometime early Sunday morning. If you're planning on doing research Saturday night, we invite you to use our multiple other databases.

During this time the ProQuest platform will not be available. 

P.S Join the ProQuest trainers on March 18 for an interactive walkthrough of the new enhancements added with this release. An open forum for questions will follow. Register here.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Saturday, March 09 Hours

TC Library will be opening later and staying open late for the Art on Park opening!
Hours on Saturday, March 9th, will be 12:00pm - 5:30pm.

Monday, March 04, 2013

March 2013 Book Display

In conjunction with the Twin Cities Library's Art on Park Centennial Exhibition, we are honoring published members of our SMU Community this month.

Images of select titles featured this month are below.

Art on Park Centennial Exhibition Opens Saturday

The Twin Cities Library invites you to get inspired by SMU artists at the Art on Park Centennial Exhibition. This special show is curated by Twin Cities Library's Art on Park program, and it honors the artistic works of SMU alumni, staff, and students. The exhibition will feature diverse visual arts, including paintings, photographs, textiles, and sculptures.

Join us for the opening on Saturday, March 9th at 5pm in Twin Cities Library. The perennial favorite "Librarian Special Punch" and cookies will be served - a great appetizer to whet your appetite if you're headed over to the All-Program Reunion.