Thursday, December 3, 2009

100 Most Notable Books of the Year!

Just in time for holiday gift giving, The New York Times has published its list of the 100 most notable books of the year. You can see the full list at http://www.nytimes.com/gift-guide/holiday-2009/100-notable-books-of-2009-gift-guide/list.html?ref=books.

The University Libraries make some of these books available through our Current Literature program. You can find many bestsellers and award winners on the first floor of Jackson Library in the reading room across from the Reference Desk. I just checked out Wolf Hall, one of the books that made the NYT list. This Booker Prize winner is set in Tudor England, and is told from Thomas Cromwell's perspective. I will be returning it in two weeks, and I highly recommend it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Friends Sponsor Stress-Free Zone in Jackson Library


Approaching finals week can be stressful. This year, the University Libraries, thanks in part to sponsorship by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, is offering students a chance to chill out. Students can take a break and play games with their friends in the reading room of Jackson Library while library staff serve up cookies and lemonade. Ace Candyland this week, and maybe Organic Chemistry will seem like a snap next week! Come see the students at play on Thursday, December 3 from 1-7pm.