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Kent Library is excited to announce the addition of the Historical New York Times to our collection of online resources. The entire series of this newspaper is available in full text and full image from 1851 to 2009, with full text (words only) also available from 2009 to the present
Articles are scanned in individually, as well as full images of each page, so you can see the content as it was originally published, including photographs and advertisements in context.
This resource is available on the Databases A-Z pageBlogroll
Kent Library is pleased to showcase the talents of student musicians from Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Music. This recital has become a highly anticipated part of each Athenæum series, and Kent Library is proud to introduce this season’s extraordinary musicians. This is an exciting opportunity to support developing musicians and enjoy some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces.
The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.Blogroll
Spring 2013 Athenæum Series: Female Book Owners in Flanders and the Low Countries: Identity expressed through patronage.February 28th, 2013
On Wednesday, March 6 at noon, as part of Kent Library’s Athenaeum series, Dr. Joni Hand of the Department of Art will present “Female Book Owners in Flanders and the Low Countries: Identity expressed through patronage.”
The proliferation of books of hours in the 14th and 15th centuries was due in part to the desire of the laity to pray in the manner of the clergy. In addition to specific prayers, many patrons had stylistic preferences incorporated into their manuscripts that reveal their cultural backgrounds or aesthetic sensibilities. The textual and aesthetic choices made for manuscript commissions by noble-women were especially revealing. Religious manuscripts gave women a vehicle by which they could assert their individual identities within the restrictive court environment.
The event is open to the public and snacks will be provided.Blogroll
On Friday, February 22, the White House directed Federal agencies with more than $100 million in research and development spending to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication. This is in addition to the recently introduced Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR).
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Due to the Missouri State Library’s participation in Open Library, Missourians have access to over 200,000 ebooks that can be ‘checked out’ for a two week period at http://openlibrary.org
You will need to create an account and then you can search or browse the collection and check out a book to download a pdf or e-pub format to read on your computer or e-reader. To use e-pub format, you will need to download the free Adobe Editions program – this also lets you transfer an e-pub book to a mobile device.
A sample of titles/authors available from the collection:
Joyce Carol Oates
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Joy of Cooking
Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Beethoven by Maynard Solomon (definitive biography)
Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn’t
Green Eggs and Ham
Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series for February 13th is “The Connection Between Language and Behavior” presented by Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Dean of the College of Education. This lecture explores a series of studies conducted by the presenter addressing the interaction between language development and social emotional competence in children. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be available.Blogroll
Kent Library will be upgrading its integrated library system software on Thursday, February 7. During this time, the library catalog and off-campus database access will be unavailable. Users of the library will still be able to search for books through the MOBIUS catalog at http://searchmobius.org/. Service is expected to be restored by the end of Thursday, updates will be posted as appropriate.Blogroll
Kent Library’s Spring Athenæum Series: Toward an Archaeology of Childhood in the Central Illinois River ValleyJanuary 30th, 2013
Noon, Feb. 6 in Sadie’s Place.
Kent Library’s Athenæum series continues with Dr. Jennifer Bengtson from the Department of Global Cultures and Languages presenting “Toward an Archaeology of Childhood in the Central Illinois River Valley”. Studying children in archaeological contexts can be difficult, but leaving them out of our studies leads to an inherently incomplete understanding of history. Dr. Bengtson will discuss her work on mortuary and village excavations from a prehistoric archaeological site in the Central Illinois River Valley. Building on previous Michigan State University and Illinois State Museum research, she suggests that an archaeology of childhood contributes to a richer interpretation of social life within this unique prehistoric community. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be available.Blogroll
On January 30, 2013 at 12:00 noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place, the library will kick off its first Athenæum event for the new Spring semester. Dr. Jeremy Barnes from the Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation will be discussing “Motivation for Exercise.” Many individuals start exercise programs with expectations of success. However, too often they get off track or feel they have too much going on in their lives to continue with their exercise. At this presentation, you will learn ways that individuals can stay on track and keep working toward their exercise goals. This presentation will include proven strategies for success and tips on how to keep levels high. The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be available.Blogroll