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We have had a cold, wet spring season this year, but summer is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking for a novel to take to the beach, or one to accompany you when hiding from the heat, below is a small selection of the latest titles to be added to our Leisure Reading collection. These and many more can be found on the 4th floor of the Sackler building.

 

The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Rules of Civility  by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

 

As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you think we should own, please do let us know by recommending a purchase.

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Whether you’re traveling back home or staying in the city for the holidays, this is the perfect time to browse through our Leisure Reading section on the 4th floor of Sackler, and pick up a good book for your holiday break. Here’s a small selection of the most recent titles we’ve added:

 

The Dust That Falls From Dreams  by Louis de Bernières

Hillbilly Elegy  by J.D. Vance

After The Crash  by Michel Bussi

The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead

Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts  by Nick Seluk

One More Thing : Stories and Other Stories  by B.J. Novak.

 

As always, if there’s a book you don’t see on the shelf that you’d like to read or think we should own, please let us know by Recommending a Purchase!

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Welcome to our new  series in which Hirsh’s favorite puppet, Lizzy, gets to know one of our staff members. Check out the transcript and gifs of the interview with her first victim, er…guest, below!
 
 
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LIZZY: Hi Fran! Thanks for agreeing to sit down for an interview with me!

First question…what is your name? 

FRAN FORET:  My name is Fran Foret and…

L: Can I call you Frances?

F: Yes, yes you may call me Frances

L: What do you do at the library?

F: My title is Head of Collections Management and a lot of people think that means I collect money for the library. But what it means is that I spend money for the library to make sure that the library has the resources—books, journals, databases—that we need for our students so they can become the professionals that they need to become. My staff and I work hard to make sure that we have the right materials and that they are accessible to our patrons through our library’s website.

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L: That’s great! And what did you do before you came to Hirsh?

F: Before I came to Hirsh, I was the serials librarian at Wheaton College library out in Norton, Massachusetts…

L: Oh! I love cereal! And Wheaties is one of my favorite cereals.

F: …They are very very good…

L: So you’ve been at Hirsh for awhile…

F: Yes, I don’t want to say how many years .

L: So what’s your favorite place in the library?

F: I think my favorite place in the library is probably the 4th floor where we have the Library Service Desk, and where you see our librarians and staff interacting with our users. It’s nice to be down there and see all the activity. And right next to there is the Leisure Reading collection, which is another favorite area.

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L: Oh, I don’t have time for that…but maybe I should check it out…

F: Yes, Lizzy, you should check it out!

L: Let’s see…do you have any friends that are puppets?

F: I don’t have any friends that are puppets! And you are the first puppet I have ever spoken to! And I’m wondering, since I don’t have any friends that are puppets, if you would be my friend?

L: That…that would be an honor.

F: That makes me very happy.

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L: Well, if we’re going to be friends, I’d like to ask you a few personality questions. What’s your favorite ice cream?

F: Chocolate!

L: How do you like your eggs?

F: I like eggs almost any way, but maybe poached eggs are my favorite.

L: Let’s say, if your neighbor needed an egg, would you let your neighbor come over and borrow an egg?

F: Yes, that would be fine…I’m interested as to why you’re so focused on eggs…

L: Well…I…another question…if your neighbor brought you their own egg, would you crack it for them?

F: Yes…if they asked me to crack and egg for them I guess I would do that.

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L: Would you crack this egg?

F: Do you promise me that it’s hard cooked?

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F: Well…ok

 

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Are you in a reading rut? Do you need a break from your textbook? The library has recently acquired some new leisure reading books, so swing by our new books section across from the 4th floor library service desk. Here are some of our recently added titles:

What books did we miss? Let us know what you’d like to see in our collection by recommending a purchase.

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We’ve recently added several new titles to our collection and we hope you’ll stop by to check them out! If you need a break from your textbook, take a look at our new book section across from the 4th floor library service desk. We have a wide variety of books to choose from. Here are a few of our recent additions:

Is there something out there that you’d like to see on our shelves? We’re always looking for suggestions, so please feel free to recommend a purchase.

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Some new leisure reading books have arrived and are now available on Sackler 4th floor. We’ve got drama, comedy, action, and more! Maybe you’ll find some great weekend or beach reading?

Have you read a great book lately and feel the library should own it? Give us a shout by filling out this book recommendation form! 

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