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Remembering Walter Dean Myers

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:10 -- Kelly Bradish

Many of us grew up reading stories by respected children's book author Walter Dean Myers. Myers passed away on July 1, 2014 at age 76.

According to the Walter Dean Myers website, he wrote more than 100 books during his 45-year career. Among them are two Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award Finalists and six Coretta Scott King Award/Honor-winning books.

Myers also received the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award and was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was also recognized with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. You can read more about Myers, who was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, here.

For a sampling of books by Myers in our collection, visit our Pinterest board.

You can also locate books, eBooks and audiobooks by Myers in our catalog.

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Library closed Friday, July 4

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:11 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will be closed Friday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Even when the building is closed, you can:

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!!

Avoid picnic panic!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:47 -- Kelly Bradish

If you're not sure what to make or take to an upcoming barbeque, potluck or picnic, our collection has some great cookbooks for inspiration.

To give you an idea of what's available, we shared a few of these books on Pinterest. Most are WVDELI eBooks.

We also post Library updates, helpful info and fun stuff on Facebook. Give our page and posts a like!

 

Be sure to let us know if you have any questions! You can Ask Us here.

Can't get enough World Cup?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:04 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are some selections from our collection in honor of the World Cup.

Soccer Empire (eBook): Laurent Dubois illuminates the connections between empire and sport by tracing the story of World Cup soccer, from the Cup's French origins in the 1930s to Africa and the Caribbean and back again.

Soccer in a Football World (eBook): David Wangerin's book tells the story of American soccer's long struggle from the brief promise of the 1920s, through the euphoric highs and extravagant follies of the North American Soccer League, to today's hard-won acceptance.

The Great Match (DVD): Three soccer fans, living in the farthest-flung corners of the planets: Mongolia, Niger and Brazil, are determined to watch the TV broadcast of the 2002 World Cup final.

You can also use the catalog subject search (type in soccer) to locate books and more about the sport.

BioOne downtime Friday, June 27

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:10 -- Kelly Bradish

BioOne has notified us of planned maintenance downtime starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 27 (postponed from June 20).

From the vendor: "...the BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting Friday, June 27. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable."

Please plan accordingly. Other databases will be available and can be accessed on this page.

On the go? Get eBooks for your tablet, smartphone, eReader

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:32 -- Kelly Bradish

We've seen a few shiny new tablets and eReaders around campus this summer. Make the most out of your device, and use it to borrow eBooks from the WVDELI!

We are happy to walk you through the steps of downloading eBooks. Please contact Kelly to set up a time to bring in your eReader, tablet or smartphone to review the process.

OverDrive, which powers the WVDELI, has some fantastic instructions available on their website as well. Get started with custom tutorials for your device.

Borrow an eReader

Students, faculty and staff can check out an eReader for two weeks. We encourage the campus community to give one a try! If you're thinking about buying an eReader, this is your chance to test-drive one.

Interested? You'll need to request an appointment for a brief setup session. Please complete this short online form. You'll then be contacted to arrange a meeting time.

Read from your browser

Many titles in the WVDELI can also be read in your computer's web browser - no special software or apps required! Find out more about OverDrive Read.

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