Monthly Archives: January 2010

What you want? Baby, we got~what you need!

Are you getting smacked with creative projects or software requirements for classes that you simply do not have? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

The computers at Rentschler Library are loaded with the software you need to make exciting visual presentations, like Windows MovieMaker & Microsoft PowerPoint. If you’re more “techy”, we’ve also got Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator, Dreamweaver & more! Take a look at our Complete List of available software. You should also check out the “Technology” tab on our Internet Research Shelf–it has links to free downloads like Audacity for creating podcasts, GIMP for photo manipulation, & cool logo/button generators.

We even have stuff you get to take home with you! Digital cameras, voice recorders, video cameras: if you need to create multimedia, we’ve got you covered there, too. Need to learn how to use all of this crazy stuff? We can even help you find some helpful instructional books. Yep, we still have those, too.

Photo courtesy of flickr

Get a free book (um, & then READ it!)…

Grapes of WrathJoin the Hamilton community reading an American classic–John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”–& you’ll be joining the entire nation during “The Big Read”. MUH & the Hamilton community have a lot of opportunities for you to get involved & enhance your reading experience, whether by learning more about the history of the Great Depression, the plight of immigrants, or just by sharing your own interpretations (of course, you’ll need to hear what they thought, too!).

So, pick up YOUR free copy here at Rentschler Library! We also have audiobooks in playaway format that you can check out for 3 days (if you prefer to listen to the book). Check out the full Calendar of Events, of learn more about The Big Read.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…

Well, most of us may be too young to REMEMBER  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t take some time to remember the impact his life–and death–had on this country. You won’t have classes this Monday, January 18th–and the library will also be closed in honor of the national holiday–but you can still take a little bit of time to learn something.

Listen to King’s passion & watch as he moves the crowds during his speeches onAmerican Rhetoric Online Speech Bank, or even on YouTube. Also online, you can explore the Voices of Civil Rights exhibition to learn more about the period.

Or, grab a book to take with you this weekend. Rentschler Library has 47 Items by or about King. We also have many books on Civil Rights in the 60’s that you may find interesting. MUH’s Multicultural Center will be hosting a variety of programs to honor Martin Luther King, Jr–check out their flyer of events for more information.

Welcome Back to Winter Classes! Brrr…

Looking for fun in the sun? Well, you’re probably not going to find it here QUITE yet. 

But what you WILL find is a warm, welcoming library that really wants to help you find success this semester.  Whether you’re looking for resources that support your New Year’s resolution (Getting healthy? Learning a language? Finding love?) or wanting to ace your academics, we have what you need.
If you can’t find it, just ask one of us!  We’re happy to help.  Instant message us from the box at the right, call us at 785-3235, or just stop in.  We can even help you find information about your next Spring Break (it’s good to look forward to something!!).