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Friday fun: volcanoes

OK, so we had a little snow pelt us this week (my coworker says that stuff is called graupel), and the Library had to be evacuated because the fire alarms went off for a while on Tuesday. Would you prefer … Continue reading

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Science in television and movies

The UWW Chem Club is sponsoring a free live webinar “Chemistry on the Silver Screen” on Tues., Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. in Upham room 140. The webinar will feature science advisors to Breaking Bad and other entertainment like the … Continue reading

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Deck the Wishing Tree! Fa la la…

Are there books, graphic novels, audio books, videos, video games, CDs, etc., that you wish Andersen Library would consider acquiring? Let us know by hanging your wish(es) on the tree! The tree is located near the Circulation Desk and the … Continue reading

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Remembering Lauren Bacall

Actress Lauren Bacall passed away this week. You can read about her in books such as the autobiography Now published in 1994 (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2287.B115 A3 1994), or watch her in movies from Andersen Library’s 2nd-floor Browsing DVD Feature … Continue reading

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Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams, an extraordinary comedian as well as an award-winning dramatic actor, may have left us, but we can honor his memory and appreciate his work by watching some of his movies. Andersen Library has several in the 2nd-floor Browsing … Continue reading

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Movies

I’ll bet a lot of us will watch some movies over the holidays, either in theatres or in our own homes. Did you know that the first “commercial movie screening” took place in Paris on Dec. 28, 1895? The Lumière … Continue reading

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T3 (Thursday Tech Tips): Quick and Easy YouTube Clips

Have you ever needed to show only a short segment of a YouTube video in a class or a presentation? TubeChop, a free website requiring no registration, makes quick work of selecting a portion of a video and creating a … Continue reading

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Honoring Michael Crichton

Tomorrow, October 23, is the anniversary of Michael Crichton’s birth. He died on November 4, 2008. You can join me in celebrating this popular author’s life and accomplishments by reading some of his novels. More information about his life is … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Honoring Tom Mix

On Oct. 12 in 1940, Tom Mix died in a one-car automobile accident. He was a famous and highly-paid star (along with his horse Tony) in silent-film era Westerns, as well as a few early “talkie” Westerns. Have you seen … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – May 8

Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House by Matty Simmons PN1997 .A4255 S57 2012 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Sitting at the Reference Desk, I have the pleasure of overhearing some really interesting conversations [some … Continue reading

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