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January 29
African American History resources

Book cover: Running for Freedom:  civil rights and black politics in America since 1941
February is African American History month.  Educate yourself with our books, ebooks, and videos on:

We also have some research guides on Ethnic Studies and the Civil Rights Movement.

January 20
January Relax & Read books

Book Cover: Fates and Furies by Lauren GroffBooks appearing on notable lists are also appearing on our Relax & Read shelves.

Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff

The complicated 25-year marriage of Lotto and Mathilde is examined from each of their perspectives in this engrossing tale of love, betrayal and restoration.

Book cover: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

When horse & buggy collide with automobile, strong women learn to stand up to injustice.  Based on the true story of the first female deputy sheriff.

City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

Apparently unconnected characters all played a part in the Central Park New Year’s Eve murder that has baffled the investigating detective.  A mystery that eventually plunges them all into darkness during the black out of 1977.​

January 13
RefWorks & ProQuest downtime

All ProQuest products will be down for maintenance beginning Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9pm CST until approximately 5am the next morning. 

This downtime will affect all ProQuest products and databases including RefWorks and Ebrary.  For more information, see the ProQuest maintenance alert, posted on their website.

Please us contact us using Ask a Librarian if you have any questions or concerns.

January 04
Library Winterim hours
Library hours during Winterim (January 4 through January 18) are as follows:
  • Monday thru Thursday, 7:30am to 6pm
  • Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, closed

On Monday, January 18, the library (and college) will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

December 17
Winter break hours
Library hours for winter break are as follows:
  • Monday, December 21, 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 22, 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday December 23. 7:30am - 4:30pm

The library (and college) will be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3.

Library hours resume on Monday, January 4.  See our hours page for details.

December 03
Free coffee and extended hours

book and coffee cupIt's the end of the semester again, and you've got a lot of work to do.  The library is here to help.  

Beginning Monday, December 7, we'll be open extended hours.  See the library hours page for a full schedule.

Bring Your Mug!

We'll also have free coffee & tea (and the occasional treat) to keep your energy up, so you can finish those final papers and prep for your exams.

Good luck with the end of the semester!

November 20
Thanksgiving weekend hours
Library hours over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend are as follows:
  • Wednesday, November 25: close at 4:30pm
  • Thursday, November 26: closed
  • Friday, November 27: closed

We will be open our usual hours on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday, November 28: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday, November 29: 11am to Midnight

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 09
Resources for Native American Heritage Month

Book Cover: Spirits of the EarthDid you know Wisconsin is home to the largest number of effigy mounds in North America?  A good portion of those effigy mounds can be found in the Madison area (including several here on the Edgewood Campus).

Learn more about that, and celebrate Native American Heriage month by checking out the resources available at the library.

We've got books, ebooks, and videos on:

October 22
New Relax & Read books

book cover: Our Souls at NightOur favorite authors return to our Relax & Read shelves.

Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf
Haruf’s last work centers around a lonely widow and widower who have known each other for decades and now look to each other for companionship.

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
A series of airplane disasters affect the lives of an entire town and in particular a group of teens in Blume’s first adult novel.

book cover: The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The fascinating story of the two brothers who lifted off the ground and changed the world, told by a gifted Pulitzer Prize author.

October 09
Resources for LGBTQ History Month
Book cover: The Lesbian and Gay Movements
The library has a nice collection of resources for LGBTQ History Month.  Includes:

  • Streaming Videos
  • Ebooks
  • Books

Stop by and check out our book display.

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