Spring Break!

The Ross Pendergraft Library is going on spring break!  At least for a few extra hours during the week.  Here’s the schedule for our reduced hours during spring break:

  • Saturday, March 16th – CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 17th – CLOSED
  • Monday, March 18th-Friday, March 22nd – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, March 23rd – CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 24th – Resumes regular hours, 1:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.

If you are planning a long trip, don’t forget the library has a collection of Audiobooks on CD and MP3 that you can pop in the car stereo or download to your phone for bluetooth broadcast. Here’s a few new titles, fresh on the shelf:

book cover of Children of Blood and Bone featuring illustration of upper half of the face of a beautiful, mysterious woman with long white hair rising up behind her.Children of Blood and Bone – Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Front cover of Educated, featuring a large illustration of a sharpened end of a pencil with a shadow of a girl on a mountain drawn into the pencilEducated : a memoir – Traces the author’s experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family’s paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

The Good Neighbor : the Life and Work of Fred Rogers – Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children’s program host’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work.  Narrated by LeVar Burton.

Stephen King's cover of Pet Sematary featuring a cat so scary I can't even describe it in the alt text.Pet Sematary: A novel – When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job, and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow’s tranquility, there’s an undercurrent of danger that lingers like the graveyard in the woods near the Creed’s home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.  This Stephen King classic is narrated by Michael C. Hall.

Front cover of book featuring Eric Idle dressed up as a knight from Monty Python and the Holy GrailAlways Look On the Bright Side of Life : A Sortabiography – From the ingenious comic performer, Eric Idle, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor.

 

Cover of book featuring a couple clothed in roses.The Greatest Love Story Ever Told – Presented as an oral history in a series of conversations between the couple, the book features anecdotes, hijinks, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery. This is not only the intoxicating book that Megan Mullally’s and Nick Offerman’s fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.

 

Spring Break Hours

Happy Spring Break!  While much of the campus will resemble a ghost town during spring break, we know that not everyone leaves for a beach-front view.  If you find yourself in need of a quiet place to relax, use the computer, study, check out videos, or print out Yelp reviews for next year’s vacation, the Ross Pendergraft Library will be open Monday, March 20th-Friday March 24th.

However–please be aware of our reduced hours:

  • Saturday-Sunday, March 18th-19th: CLOSED
  • Monday-Friday, March 20th-24th: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, March 25th: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 26th: 5:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M. the following day.
  • Regular hours resume on March 27th.

To everyone else, if you are taking a road trip, take also an audiobook to get you through the long hours on an interstate. We have a growing collection of over 300 titles ranging from non-fiction to best-sellers.  Browse the shelves near the Reference Desk to pick out that perfect story, or search Find It for the word “Audiobooks”.

Then limit by Location: Audiobooks to browse the physical collection located in the Ozark and Ross Pendergraft Libraries

You can also limit your search to items in the Ross Pendergraft Library by click on Collection: Ross Pendergraft Library:

Sort results by Date-newest to see latest titles.

Audiobooks circulate like regular books, so students can check them out for 28 days–just enough time to get through Game of Thrones.

Warning: while most of our audiobooks are in CD-Audio format, some are MP-3 disks, and may not play in older car stereos.  Read the stickers carefully.

If you have any questions about library hours or audiobooks, contact your unbreakable librarians at askalibrarian@atu.edu.

Have a safe and relaxing spring break!

New audiobooks!

Planning a long trip this summer?  Take along the ultimate road companion—audiobooks.  The Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center recently added a selection of newly published award-winning fiction, comedy, science fiction, biography, and more to our audiobooks section located to the east of the Reference Desk.

Browse our latest titles by clicking this link.  Most of our audiobooks are available in audio CD format, but we have a growing number of titles in MP3-CD format, which makes downloading a book to your phone or ipod a breeze.

The titles below represent only a fraction of the books you can take along for your work-outs, road-trips, or just a lounge by the pool-side:

Richard PryorFurious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him

Provides a rare glimpse into the life of the outspoken comedic genius whose humble beginnings as the child of a prostitute helped shaped him into one of the most influential and outstanding performers of all time.

Great Gatsby audiobookThe great Gatsby 

James Gatz, a self-educated nobody from North Dakota, amasses a fortune and adopts the persona of Jay Gatsby, an Oxford-educated man about town. His motive? To win back the heart of Daisy, the woman he loved in his youth.  This classic novel is narrated by Hollywood star, Jake Gyllenhaal.

I am Malala

I am Malala: [the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban]

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out.  She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, but her miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey

LongbournLongbourn

Pride and Prejudice was only half the story.  The servants at Longbourn estate, only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen’s classic, take center stage in Jo Baker’s new novel.

The SystemThe system: the glory and scandal of big-time college football

An explosive and revelatory portrait reported from deep behind the scenes of big-time NCAA football: the passion, the thrilling action, and the shocking realities that lie beneath this colossal, multibillion-dollar business.

I suck at girls I suck at girls

Presents a humorous collection of stories about the author’s relationships with the opposite sex told chronologically, from his first kiss to getting engaged.

World War ZWorld War Z

Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time.  Read by an all-star cast including Alan Alda, Mark Hamill, Henry Rollins, John Turturro, Nathan Fillion, Simon Pegg, Bruce Boxleitner, and many others.

You can find these titles and more just across from the Reference Desk.  Have a suggestion for a great audiobook title?  Give us a shout at askalibrarian@atu.edu.  

 

Roadtrip!

Taking a roadtrip this summer?  Make the miles more interesting by bringing along an an audiobook for getting through those traffic jams and lonely highways.  Tech library has over 200 titles on CD or MP3-CD from which to choose.   Recently,  all audiobooks moved out of the Multimedia lab and onto the shelves to the east of the Reference desk for better browsing.  Swing by the Reference Desk for help choosing that perfect companion for long distance travel, working out at the gym, or sunbathing at the beach.

If you’re thinking about taking a long trip this summer, why not take along these books to pass the drive-time/flight-time:

And if you want to get fully caught up on all of the George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books, made more popular by the Game of Thrones series on HBO, you have just enough time to listen to all five books on a trip from here to Destin, Florida—if you walk the whole way (192 hours).

Safe travels!

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