Friday, October 26, 2012

Looking for something to watch this weekend?

The Library’s DVD collection has several TV series boxed sets. Here is a list of some of the sets available to check out:

  • Boardwalk Empire, Seasons 1 and 2
  • Breaking Bad, Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Deadwood, Season 1
  • Dexter, Seasons 1 and 2
  • Downton Abbey, Seasons 1 and 2
  • Freaks and Geeks, The Complete Series
  • Friday Night Lights, Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
  • Inspector Morse, Sets 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • The IT Crowd, Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Justified, Seasons 1 and 2
  • Leverage, Seasons 1, 2, and 3
  • Monk, Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • Nurse Jackie, Season 1
  • Pushing Daisies, Seasons 1 and 2
  • Raising the Bar, Season 1 and 2
  • Revenge, Season 1
  • Rome, Seasons 1 and 2
  • Sons of Anarchy, Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Southland, Season 1
  • Torchwood, Seasons 1, 2, and 3
  • Ugly Betty, Seasons 1 and 2
  • Wallander, Seasons 1 and 2

Monday, October 22, 2012

Edible Poe Festival

Tuesday, October 16th in the Student Center Rotunda

The rules were simple-- all entries needed to be edible and related to Edgar Allan Poe. The competition was stiff with eighteen entries representing several well-known works by Poe including "The Black Cat," "The Raven," "The Oval Portrait," and the "The Purloined Letter." 

Dozens of people attended the festival and voted for their favorite club, department, and individual entries. Listed below are their top picks. 

Edible Poe Festival Trophy

Best Club

The Black Cat by the Veterans Club
Other fabulous entries: 
  • The Purloined Letter by The Eye
  • The Bells! by The Social Science Club

Best Department

The Tell-Tale Heart by the Business Office
Also of note: 
  • The Cask of Amontillado by the NHTI Library
  • The Pit and the Pendulum by DCE
  • Quoth the Raven, “Dinty Moore, Dinty Moore” by Juniata County Library
  • Nevermore Cat by Financial Aid
  • Some Words with a Mummy by the Registrar’s Office

Best Individual

Nevermore S'more Trifle by Alison
Additional entries in this category: 
  • Black Cat Chocolate Shortbread by Carol
  • The Premature Burial Brownie by Stephanie 
  • Skull Cupcakes by Claudette 
  • Raven Cookies by Arany 
  • Poe Parts Punch by Linda 
  • The Tell-Tale Heart Eye Cookies by John
  • The Olive Loaf Portrait by Sarah 
  • The Amontillado Wine by Robert

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NHTI Campus Reads the Hunger Games

Perhaps you missed the campus discussion about the Hunger Games, here’s a reminder that the library owns Suzanne Collins trilogy as well as audio books of the titles.

  • The Hunger Games   PZ7 .C6837 H96 2008 and AUDIOB PZ7 .C6837 H964 2008
  • Catching Fire   PZ7 .C6837 C38 2009 and AUDIOB PZ7 .C6837 C38 2009
  • Mockingjay   PZ7 .C6837 M63 2010  and AUDIOB PZ7 .C6937 M63 2010

You may be interested in the Hunger Games Companion by Lois Gresh (PS3603 .O4558 Z683 2011) because it is a guide to the series’ main themes. Also consider The Girl Who Was on Fire edited by Leah Wilson (PS3603 .O4558 Z68 2011). In this volume, young adult authors discuss Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games ideas, themes and perceptions related to our society. Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy by Tom Henthorne (PS3603 .O4558 Z6845 2012) presents a literary perspective and interpretation with Collins’ biographical information.

The library owns the Hunger Games feature film (DVD PN1997.2 .H86 2012) as well.

If you haven’t registered for a library account, stop by the front desk in the lobby with your student/faculty/staff ID and we’ll set one up for you. To verify if these items are available, check the online catalog or call the desk at 271-7186.