Fall ’18 Book Club: The Sun Also Rises

Related imageThis semester’s book club selection is Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. It was chosen from NPR’s Great American Read list, which was compiled from a survey of Americans’ most-loved novels. They call the novel:

A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates in an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions.

You can stop by the library for a copy of the book and join us for a discussion in the library on Oct. 24 at 12:30pm.

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Book Club starting this semester

The library is launching a book club for anyone who enjoys reading, good conversation, or making new friends. The club will meet twice during the semester in the Library Multipurpose Room from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. The books selected for discussion are Sinatra and Me:The Very Good Years by our own Franz Douskey on March 13 and Gone Girl:a novel by Gillian Flynn on April 17. If you would like to join, please contact Shauna Carrano at scarrano@gatewayct.edu or 203-285-2059. Copies of the books will be made available to club members.
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Library Contest Winners

Congratulations to our two winners below. Each answered the three questions correctly and will receive a new dictionary or thesaurus, donated by the Follett bookstore.  Thanks to all who participated.

Alma Hall
Michael Lang

Here are the questions and answers to the quiz.
1. Which Classification System is used in Gateway Library?
     Library of Congress
2. What section of the library will you find Time magazine?
       Periodicals
3. Name two “General” databases.
     Academic Search Premier and Academic Onefile (there are 7 others)

Smile for the camera – Snapshot Day April 13th!

Libraries all over Connecticut will be participating in Snapshot Day on Wednesday April 13th. We will be taking pictures and videos, handing out comment forms and recording all transactions for the day. Please help us by filling out the comment forms and letting us know what the library means to you. All comments and photos will be posted online after April 27th at http://snapshotctlib.wordpress.com

National Library Worker’s Day

This year Tuesday, April 12th has been designated National Library Worker’s Day. Please take a minute to acknowledge or express your appreciation to a library staff member who has provided you with assistance or help in any way.  Speaking from experience, those of us who have chosen librarianship as a career have done so because of the great reward that comes from helping others and we hope we have made a positive difference in your learning experience here at Gateway.