Seattle Pacific University Library

discover, create, share.

It’s #TotallyNewTuesday at the SPU Library!
Come check out more new arrivals on the main floor of the library.
Today’s title is: The Animation Bible: A Practical Guide to the Art of Animating, from Flipbooks to Flash.
Let’s start the week off with #ManicureMonday at the SPU Library!
Today from our Popular Fiction Collection: We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo.
Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America’s famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few

Let’s start the week off with #ManicureMonday at the SPU Library!

Today from our Popular Fiction Collection: We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo.

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America’s famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few

Here is a clip from our featured #FilmFriday film, Mr. Hulot’s Holiday.

Let us send you off into the weekend with our #FilmFriday selection: Mr. Hulot’s Holiday. 
Check out this movie and others on the main level of the library, or by using Summit.
“Vacations are usually brief enough that, even as they begin, you feel them stir and blow away. The impossibility of clutching holiday-time provokes melancholy and pleasure alternately, revealing the true nature of wistfulness, and laying ground for hearty laughter. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday is defined by nothing if not this sort of wistful mirth. Director-comedian Jacques Tati takes his famous bumbling character, Mr. Hulot, on holiday to a charming sea-resort in the month of August, and finds a little French bourgeoisie convent, ripe for gentle mayhem. Hulot tries his best to be a proper gentleman, yet he radiates and inspires chaos by nature. He can’t seem to make friends, except with duffers, scamps, and a beautiful young woman, the dame of the beach. She grins at Hulot because one can do nothing else, yet his stodgy peers still find ways (amusingly) to grant him the evil eye with a passion. For my part, I’ll let Hulot teach me how to get on with my days off—with wistful pleasure.”

Let us send you off into the weekend with our #FilmFriday selection: Mr. Hulot’s Holiday

Check out this movie and others on the main level of the library, or by using Summit.

“Vacations are usually brief enough that, even as they begin, you feel them stir and blow away. The impossibility of clutching holiday-time provokes melancholy and pleasure alternately, revealing the true nature of wistfulness, and laying ground for hearty laughter. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday is defined by nothing if not this sort of wistful mirth. Director-comedian Jacques Tati takes his famous bumbling character, Mr. Hulot, on holiday to a charming sea-resort in the month of August, and finds a little French bourgeoisie convent, ripe for gentle mayhem. Hulot tries his best to be a proper gentleman, yet he radiates and inspires chaos by nature. He can’t seem to make friends, except with duffers, scamps, and a beautiful young woman, the dame of the beach. She grins at Hulot because one can do nothing else, yet his stodgy peers still find ways (amusingly) to grant him the evil eye with a passion. For my part, I’ll let Hulot teach me how to get on with my days off—with wistful pleasure.”

houghtonlib:

Williams, William, draughtsman. Oxonia depicta; sive, Collegiorum et aularum in inclyta Academia oxoniensi ichnographica, orthographica & scenographica delineatio, 1732.
Typ 705.32.878
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Williams, William, draughtsman. Oxonia depicta; sive, Collegiorum et aularum in inclyta Academia oxoniensi ichnographica, orthographica & scenographica delineatio, 1732.

Typ 705.32.878

Houghton Library, Harvard University

It’s #ThrowbackThursday at the SPU Library! Today’s image is brought to you from our Special Collections exhibit, located on the 2nd floor.
"1799: Doddridge, Philip. The family expositor: or, a paraphrase and version of the New Testament. … 8th ed. 6 vols. London: Printed by H. Baldwin and Son, … 1799.”
A more annotated list can be found on our libguides.
vintagelibraries:

The Saint Paul Public Library, the 1959 Bookmobile with driver John Amon and librarian Betty Baugh, 1959.

vintagelibraries:

The Saint Paul Public Library, the 1959 Bookmobile with driver John Amon and librarian Betty Baugh, 1959.

It’s #TotallyNewTuesday at the SPU Library. Check out our new arrivals on the main floor of the library! Today’s featured title:
Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil, b Keisha-Khan Y. Perry.
Focusing on the Gamboa de Baixo neighborhood in Salvador’s city center,Black Women against the Land Grab explores how black women’s views on development have radicalized local communities to demand justice and social change

It’s #TotallyNewTuesday at the SPU Library. Check out our new arrivals on the main floor of the library! Today’s featured title:

Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil, b Keisha-Khan Y. Perry.

Focusing on the Gamboa de Baixo neighborhood in Salvador’s city center,Black Women against the Land Grab explores how black women’s views on development have radicalized local communities to demand justice and social change

Happy #ManicureMonday from the SPU library! Today’s title from our Popular Fiction Collection is:
The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown. 
"There is no problem a library card can’t solve."

Happy #ManicureMonday from the SPU library! Today’s title from our Popular Fiction Collection is:

The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown. 

"There is no problem a library card can’t solve."

Here is a trailer for this week’s #FilmFriday seclection - Spirited Away.