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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…

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Eligible (The Austen Project, #4)

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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

 

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret

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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.

 

After You by Jojo Moyes

After You (Me Before You, #2)

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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…

 

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

Equal Rites

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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!

 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

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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.

 

Four Blind Mice by James Patterson

Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, #8)

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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.

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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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Do you knit or crochet? Are you looking for a way to give back this year? Join crafters around the word in the Octo Project.

Originating in a hospital in Denmark by the Danish Octo Project, the Octo Project provides crochet/knit octopuses for preemies. Started back in 2013, Nurses that the Danish Project work with say that the tentacles resemble the umbilical cord that they are used to holding on to in utero. When a preemie sized crocheted octopus is put with these tiny infants they are calmer, their oxygen level stabilizes and they are less likely to pull out their various tubes and monitors.

These items have been approved all over the world (with strict guidelines). So pick up some hyper allergenic cotton yarn, grab your hook or needles and get to it!

The knit pattern can be found here. The crochet pattern can be found here and this pattern has tutorial information. English not your first language? Check out this page to see patterns in different languages.

Join the US Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/octoforapreemieus/ or email octoforapreemieus@gmail.com for more information.

 

We’ll be closed for a few days next week due to the holidays! Here’s a refresher on our upcoming hours:

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Thanksgiving is a time to eat feasts, be thankful, and to enjoy the ones you’re with. We hope you have a good Thanksgiving break and find some time to enjoy yourselves!

Please keep in mind that the library’s holiday hours will be as follows:

  • Wednesday November 22nd: Closing at 2pm
  • Thursday November 23rd: Closed
  • Friday November 24th: Closed
  • Saturday November 25th: Closed
  • Sunday November 26th: 12pm-10pm

Normal hours will resume on Monday November 27th. Stay tuned for information on extended hours during exam time.

 

 

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: http://bit.ly/blockpolicy

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Pumpkin flavored everything is here, the leaves have changed color, the air is cooler – it’s hard not to love October in New England. With Halloween fast approaching, we thought you might want to take a look at some things you can do to get yourself in the mood.

New events are still being added, check out the Boston Calendar or the Boston Discovery Guide for more city happenings. If you’re willing to drive a little and want to go pumpkin picking, check out this of Massachusetts pumpkin patches. Happy October!

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Thinking of using the long weekend to catch up on some studying? Check out our holiday weekend hours so you can plan ahead.

Columbus Day Hours

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Need a break from studying? Looking for something for you and some friends to do during some free time? Stop by the 4th floor service desk and borrow a board game. We have Jenga, Uno, Operation, puzzles, decks of cards and more!

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