March Movie Madness is back at Brookens Library!! We have put together a March Madness inspired bracket featuring 90’s era films to tie in with the Springfest theme. We have some epic matchup’s this week: Titanic vs. Office Space, Clueless vs. Ghost, Space Jam vs. A League of Their Own! We can’t wait to see who survives Week 1.
Simply visit: http://libguides.uis.edu/marchmadness17 and vote for your favorite 90’s film. It’s that easy! The final week of voting we will have a drawing for a Brookens Library prize pack.
Whether you’re driving, taking the train, traveling alone, traveling with friends, or not traveling at all, an eAudio Book from our Cloud Library collection is an excellent companion for your Thanksgiving Break. Check out our Thanksgiving Break Recommendations, download a book to your mobile device, and you’re ready to listen on the go. Get your free Cloud Library app here. Need assistance with setting up your Cloud Library app? Stop by the desk, we’re happy to help.
Thanksgiving Break Recommendations List
- Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
- Furiously Happy by Jenni Lawson
- H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
- Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, and Jeffery Seller
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
- It’s Okay to Laugh by Norma McInerny Purmort
- My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
- Naked by David Sedaris
- Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
- Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
- The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
- Shrill by Lindy West
- Unforgettable: a Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon
- West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan
- Whipping Boy by Allen Kurzweil
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Monday, February 17, 2014 is George Washington’s Birthday and it also President’s Day. While many state offices and schools close, the University of Illinois Springfield and Brookens Library remain open. In honor of President’s Day we have put together a book list of resources withing our collection that focuses on George Washington and other United States Presidents. Enjoy!
President’s Day Book List
This year’s Black History Month theme is Civil Rights in America to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. To help celebrate, we will be highlighting library and online resources everyday throughout the month of February. We’ll be posting and tweeting these resources, so be sure to follow our Facebook Page and Twitter account.
For more information about this year’s theme, here is the Executive Summary from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History