Monday, March 30, 2015

Closed this weekend

The library will be closed this weekend April 4th - 5th.  Normal hours will resume April 6th.

Here are the upcoming changes in library hours through the end of the spring semester.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Silence is Golden

Students have asked for a Silent Study Space with computers and we're delivering. Our Silent Study Space is now available in the library's classroom when scheduling allows.

Silent Study hours are:
Mon-Thu 5:00p-8:00p
Sat 10:00a-5:00p
Sun 1:00p-8:00p


Monday, March 16, 2015

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman paints a vivid picture of turn of the century New York in her latest novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Coralie Sardie's father is a hard man to please and demands that she stay in peak physical condition, swimming in the brackish waters of New York. He also insists that she never remove her gloves. Her father is the curator of Coney Island's Museum of Extraordinary Things, and although he's never let Coralie visit the museum or socialize with the people on display, he has big plans for her future. On the eve of her 10th birthday, he shows Coralie the museum and her future display space. She's forced to remove her gloves, exposing her webbed fingers. In her tank she plays the part of human mermaid for the public and for private audiences. She is an obedient daughter until one day, when her nightly swim draws her far from home and she realizes that there may be more to living.

Ed Cohen is a talented photographer with a checkered past. He grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community, but abandoned the values of his father after joining up with a gang of boys hired to find hard to find people. As a young man, his talent for finding what is lost follows him outside his old neighborhood and into his new life. After a tragic fire in a textile mill, Mr. Weiss comes to Eddie requesting that he find his daughter. She wasn't at work the day of the fire and he needs to know what happened to her. 

Eddie's search for Hannah and Coralie's search for life outside the walls of the museum draw the two together under tragic and horrific circumstances.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

2015 Meacham Workshop March 19 - 21

Do you write? Or do you enjoy authors reading their own stuff? Those are some of the community contributions from the Meacham Writers' Workshop! The workshop will be held March 19-21, 2015.

The Meacham Writers' Workshop is held two times each year on the campuses of Chattanooga State and UTC as well as a community location. See the Spring 2015 workshop schedule.

So who is tentatively scheduled to be at the Chattanooga State Health Science Center on March 19 at 7:00 PM? UTC faculty Carrie Meadows, UTC faculty Earl Braggs, and local author Susan Gregg Gilmore. Gilmore’s first novel was Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen.

Keep up with the Meacham Writers' Workshop news on their website and on the workshop's Twitter account.

Read the 2014 blog post Meacham Writers’ Workshop FAQ with Bill Stifler for some great background information about the Meacham workshops.