Thursday, May 06, 2010

New Popular Reading Books for May

The Last Time I Saw You
Elizabeth Berg

Imperfect Birds
Anne Lamont

Jesse Kellerman

Three Weissmanns of Westport

Cathleen Schine

Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq
Dave Hnida

Eye of the Red Tsar

Sam Eastland

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler

Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Chuck Palahnluk

Put on Your Crown
Queen Latifah


Thursday, April 29, 2010



For four nights during finals week, the library will be open until MIDNIGHT. There will also be FREE coffee and snacks during the evening hours! Additional snacks and beverages are available in our vending machines. Stop by if you're looking for a quiet place to study or just need to print that final paper.

Library Hours During Final Exam Week:

Thursday, April 29: 8:00 p.m. to 12 Midnight + FREE COFFEE & SNACKS
Friday, April 30: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 2: 1:00 p.m. to 12 Midnight + FREE COFFEE & SNACKS
Monday, May 3: 8:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight + FREE COFFEE & SNACKS
Tuesday, May 4: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Midnight + FREE COFFEE & SNACKS
Wed. May 5: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. + FREE POPCORN ALL AFTERNOON
Thursday, May 6: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 7: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Library hours are posted at: About the Library -

Good luck on your finals!
~Your Muskingum Library

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Popular Reading Books for April

Wild Ride
Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer

Jesus: A Biography from a Believer
Paul Johnson

The Heights
Peter Hedges

Her Mother's Hope
Francine Rivers

The Pallbearers: A Shan Scully Novel
Stephen J. Cannell

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith

Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life
Frances Mayes

Joe Hill

Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff Out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right
Douglas C. Merrill

No Apology
Mitt Romney

The Postmistress
Sarah Blake


Monday, March 01, 2010

Popular Reading for March

Why Boys Fail: Saving our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind
Richard Whitmore

Connie Willis

Doors Open
Ian Rankin

Mr. Shivers
Robert Jackson Bennett

Winter Garden
Kristin Hannah

Julie Garwood

Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table Our Journey through the Middle East
Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis

Douglas Preston

Noah's Compass
Anne Tyler

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Stieg Larson

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Gretchen Rubin

Stuart Woods

Making the Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat
David Dorsa

A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick

The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove
Cathy Erway

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Deborah Blum


Monday, February 08, 2010

Author Talk- “First Circle” editors

February 18 at 3:30p.m. at Muskingum University Library

February’s Author Talk brings to us the creative minds of “First Circle”. Please join us for an informative discussion with “First Circle’s” student panel.

The student panel is comprised of:

Amber Aitken, Zak Gress, and Nathania Johnson.

Amber is from New Concord, graduating this year with a degree in Child and Family Studies. Zak and Nathania are from Summerfield and Zanesville, respectively, and they will both graduate with English degrees next year. These students are active in the field of creative writing through coursework, attendance at an annual writers conference, and writing their own work and sending it out to contests and magazines. For the author talk, they will explain the process of selecting and editing work for “First Circle” magazine, and they will read selections that give insight to this process.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Popular Reading Books for January!

The Hidden Flame
Davis Bunn & Janette Oke

Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel

Jeannette Walls

Open: An Autobiography
Andrew Agassi

Heat Wave
Richard Castle
Ted Dekker & Erin Healy

Under the Dome
Stephen King

Ford County: Stories
John Grisham

When the Game Was Ours

Lary Bird, Earvin Magic Johnson, with Jackie MacMullan


Friday, January 08, 2010

Author Talk: Rod Lang

Author Talk: Rod Lang
Scriptwriting for Fun and (Not Much) Profit
3:30 p.m., Library

Rod Lang, assistant director of public relations at Muskingum, has been active in the theater for more than a decade as both an actor and a playwright. His second script, Sundries, received first prize and full production at the Bellevue Society for the Arts competition in 2004, and his work has been produced twice at Kent State University.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Popular Reading Items for November!

Hothouse Orchid
Stuart Woods

Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom

Juliet, Naked
Nick Hornby

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

Homer & Langley
E.L. Doctorow

Unseen Academicals
Terry Pratchett

Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that are Saving Lives Against All Odds

Sanjay Gupta

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein

True Compass: A Memoir

Edward M. Kennedy

High on Arrival
Mackenzie Phillips


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Author Talk: Deborah Phillips

Author Talk: Deborah Phillips
Muskingum University Library
Thursday, November 19th @ 3:30

Please join us in welcoming Deborah Phillips for our November Author Talk.

Deborah K. Phillips is Associate Professor in Communication at Muskingum College. She has a B.S. in business from the University of West Alabama, an M.A. in communication from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in communication from Florida State University. She is currently Gender and Media Studies Planner for the Popular Culture Association. Her research interests include popular culture, gender studies, and Canadian and U.S. television studies.

Deborah will discuss her work on “Gambling and Gender: Men and Women at Play”, which she co-authored with Vicki Wilson.

Deborah’s work on “Gambling and Gender forges a new direction, studying gambling as more communication than compulsion, more recreation than deviance, more sociology than psychology. Within that framework it seeks to explore several aspects of gender: How do the gambling behaviors of men and women differ? How have women adapted to and/or changed the historically male dominance of the gambling arena? What gambling activities have women claimed as their own and used to develop uniquely female relationships? How have recent trends in technology and mass media changed the ways in which men and women claim or reject their gender identities? The authors use a variety of research strategies, including content analysis, survey research, interviews, and participative observation, to shed new light on this fascinating subject and to suggest ways to explore it further.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 25th: Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop

Muskingum University Library
Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop
Boyd Science Center, Room 336
Sunday, October 25th - 8:00 PM

Plagiarism is a growing problem across the nation. In many cases plagiarism is committed because of a lack of knowledge. Want to know how you can easily avoid plagiarism and its consequences? Join us for our Plagiarism workshop to learn about Muskingum’s plagiarism policies and how you can easily avoid the mistakes that lead to plagiarism.

All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Author Talk: Nancy Thompson

Please join Muskingum University Library in welcoming author Nancy Thompson. Nancy will be speaking at the library on October 15th at 3:30.

At the age of 65, Thompson followed her childhood dream and began a new career as an author. She is the author of two children’s books. “When Grandma Lost her Skirt at Church,” a rhyming read-aloud story, based on the funny results of Grandma losing her skirt while teaching a Sunday school class at church, and “Barney, the Seeing Eye Mule.”

Monday, October 05, 2009

Student Workshop: Evaluating Sources

Join the library at the Chess Center for our first student workshop of the year!

Ever wonder how you can know which websites to trust? What does your professor mean when they say to use 'scholarly articles'? Come to the Chess Center at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 6 to find out, and to ask a librarian questions about finding and evaluating good sources.

Planning to attend? RSVP on our facebook page!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming workshops:

Avoiding Plagiarism October 25th
Avoiding Plagiarism November 3rd
Citation: MLA November 1st
Citation: Chicago November 8th
Citation: APA November 15th


Thursday, October 01, 2009

OhioLINK Services Unavailable Saturday

OhioLINK Services Unavailable Saturday

"Due to emergency electrical repairs, ALL OhioLINK systems will be unavailable on Saturday, October 3rd from approximately 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., or until the work is completed.

Access to remote databases not located on an OhioLINK server (Ebsco, OCLC, Lexis-Nexis, ISI, etc.) should still be available to on-campus users or through local campus proxies if your campus offers this.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will restore service as quickly as possible."

Originally posted by Zoe Stewart-Marshall, OhioLINK

Monday, September 28, 2009

Popular Reading Books for October!

Resurrecting Midnight
Eric Jerome Dickey

The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks

Strength in What Remains
Tracy Kidder

The Evolution of God
Robert Wright

The White Queen

Philippa Gregory

A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore

Fire and Ice
J.A. Jance

An Echo in the Bone
Diana Gabaldon

Eleventh Victim
Nancy Grace

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall

Alan Jacobson