In honor of Memorial day, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be closed on Monday May 28th, 2017. We will be open regular hours Friday May 25th, Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th. We hope that you have a restful day off and we look forward to helping you with your information needs on Tuesday May 29th.
It’s that time of year again! As you finish up your last exams, polish up your final papers and turn in your final assignments, please stop by the 4th floor library service desk to return any outstanding materials before you leave for the summer. Just a friendly reminder to those graduating this May, we need your items back before Friday May 18th so that we can sign off on your accounts.
Sticking around for the summer? We’ll be here for all your information and borrowing needs.
If you haven’t already, mark your calendars because Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Take a moment to say thank you to the women in your life who inspire you, help you grow and look out for you.
If you completely forgot that Mother’s Day was this weekend, we have some last minute ideas for you:
- Rent Mother’s Day: Starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis, it’s a celebration of mothers everywhere that will make you laugh, cry and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
- Make a card for Mom using one of these quotes.
- Forbes wrote an article containing last minute flower delivery sites.
- The Today show wrote an article called: 42 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that she’ll actually love
Finally, nothing competes with the gift of time. If you can’t take your mom (or moms or mother figures) to lunch, give her a call or stick a card in the mail. And to all our moms, Happy Mother’s Day!
This upcoming weekend will be our last weekend of extended hours for the spring semester.
Saturday May 12th: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday May 13th: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
We wish everyone the best of luck with their final exams and hope that your studying is as stress free as possible. Stop by the 4th floor service desk for all your charging and reserve needs.
Working on a research paper that needs some Boston specific facts and figures? Looking for a place to peruse the City of Boston’s open data? Check out Analyze Boston to view public facts, figures and maps displaying data that connects the city with it’s inhabitants. Browse data sets on food establishment inspections, police reports, electrical use, moving permits and more.
Keep in mind, this website’s searching abilities are not as strong as some of the other databases you’re used to using. For example, if you wanted information about all of the cases of graffiti being reported you wouldn’t be able to find a data set by search graffiti. You would have to know that the 311 data set contains this type of information, luckily a quick google search of “graffiti boston removal” would help you learn which organization’s data set to look for. Once you’re within a data set, you can limit the information so that you’re only seeing the information you’re interested in.
Check out Analyze Boston to browse the data and to learn more.
In observance of Patriots’ Day, the library will be open from 12pm-7pm on Monday April 16th. Normal hours will resume the following Tuesday.
For those of you who haven’t been in the city on Patriots’ Day, this is the same day as the Boston Marathon. Make sure you plan your travel arrangements ahead of time so you don’t get stuck in traffic! And good luck to any Jumbos running the race!
As we enter into another exam block, we wanted to provide you with a friendly reminder about borrowing items. Unfortunately, circulation staff can no longer send out notices to remind patrons when reserve items are due. Please pay attention to when you are told the item is due (4 hours after you check it out). Set an alarm, write yourself a note etc.
Remember, signing the equipment agreement means that you understand and will abide by all the loan policies. Avoid the block! Bring it back on time!
For more information, please visit our Policy for Overdue Items page.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library will have shortened hours on Monday, February 19th. We will be open 12pm to 7 pm.
We will be open regular hours on Sunday (2/18) and again on Tuesday (2/20).
We hope you have a great weekend!
In honor of Valentine’s day, we put together a few leisure reading recommendations.
If you’re looking for a love story…
If you enjoyed Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this book is worth checking out. In this modern day retelling of the classic tale, Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties, Jane is a yoga instructor, Mary is working on her third master’s degree, Kitty and Lydia are too busy with crossfit to get jobs and Mrs. Bennet has only one thing on her mind: How to marry off her daughters. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving
After Big Little Lies hit HBO last year, we’ve had our eye on Liane Moriarty. In the Husband’s Secret, Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.
If you haven’t read or seen the movie for Me Before You yet we highly recommend checking it out (and skipping over the rest of this recommendation to avoid spoilers). After You picks up where Me Before You left off, with Lou trying to pick up the pieces after Will’s death. After an accident that leaves her in rough shape, Lou finds herself joining a Moving On support group that takes place in a church basement. The members lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future.
If you’re not looking for a love story…
So you’ve read Harry Potter and you’re obsessed with wizards… give this book a try. When a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born, he discovers a moment too late that the son is actually a daughter. Now the young girl is forced to penetrate the inner sanctum of the Unseen University–and attempt to save the world with one well-placed kick in some enchanted shins!
If you’re looking for an adventure story filled with puzzles and pop culture, this may be the book for you. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
Looking for a good detective novel? Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can’t refuse. One of John Sampson’s oldest friends, from their days in Vietnam, has been arrested for murder. Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army. The evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber but Sampson is certain his friend has been framed.
From all of us here at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library, we wish you a safe and happy New Year. See you in 2018!
Looking for New Years Eve activities? Give some of these a try:
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