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March is National Women’s History Month and Monthly Books has books, films and other resources on display to honor the contributions made by women throughout history.

Checkout these resources and many more at www.library.unt.edu/monthly-books

Makers: Women Who Make America Season 1

Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution

Oral History Interview with Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek Dickerson

 

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison

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This February Monthly Books celebrates African American History Month with a collection of resources that honor the rich cultural, political, literary and musical history of African Americans.

Check out these digital collections from the Portal to Texas History:

Find eBooks, Streaming Video and more at www.library.unt.edu/monthly-books

 

 

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It’s a new year! Check out our Monthly Books display to start the year with books and resources that will help to increase your health, improve your mind, reach your goals and become a new you in 2016.

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The Willis Library will close today, December 23rd, at 7 PM and reopen January 4th at 7 AM. While we are closed, you may still access your library account to manage holds and renew materials online at https://iii.library.unt.edu/patroninfo

Library materials may be returned at the Highland St. book drop, the Willis entrance book drop, the Eagle Commons Library entrance book drop and the Chilton Hall Media Library outdoor drop box. Streaming Media, EBooks and other resources are available through our online catalog at http://www.library.unt.edu/

If you have questions about library resources or services, please contact Access Services at http://www.library.unt.edu/ask-us and we will respond promptly when we return from the holiday break. We look forward to serving our students in 2016!

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This month we celebrate world cultures, religions, traditions and peoples with our Pieces on Earth book display and good will to all our UNT library readers.

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This August, Monthly Books is proud to participate in Muslim Journeys, a project of The National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Bookshelf. Muslim Journeys is a diverse collection of resources that offers perspectives on the lives and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

The collection is organized themes that explore different aspects of the Muslim experience: American Stories, Connected Histories, Literary Reflections, Pathways of Faith, Points of View, and Art Spots.

We invite you to hear the varied voices of Muslim peoples with our display bookshelf and online resources, and to embark on a voyage of discovery with Muslim Journeys.

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Each semester the UNT Libraries holds a Food for Fines Canned Food Drive to help students take care of their library fines in a creative way that helps the local community as well.  The drive runs for two weeks each semester. A one dollar credit is applied for each soup size can donated, up to twenty dollars. The cans collected are then donated at the end of each drive.  For the Spring 2015 Food for Fines Canned Food Drive we collected 533 canned goods.  They were donated to the UNT Student Food Pantry and the Denton County Friends of the Family Food Bank.

 

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Members of the UNT Libraries Student Library Advisory Boards as well as several library staff helped with giving out coffee and cookies to approximately 620 students during Finals Week.  We also had comment cards available for students to fill out and here were some of the comments we received.

  • Thanks for the free caffeine! Best thing for finals week. You guys are great!
  • This is WONDERFUL. More coffee, better grades, happier students.
  • Thank you big time for doing this and taking the time out as well. Please do this AGAIN!
  • Love the products for the support of our struggle for finals week. Keep up the good work.
  • Thank you all for the great service and for the free cookies and coffee! I will miss you, UNT. 2015 Graduate!

Many thanks to Undergraduate Student Library Advisory Ambassador Leonard Martin and Graduate Student Library Advisory Board Ambassador Giselle Greenidge as well as Lilly Ramin, Jennifer Stayton, Briana Knox and Emily Strouse from our staff for helping hand out coffee and cookies.  Additional thanks goes to Dianne Jansing from our User Interfaces Division and Mandy Rausch from our External Relations Division for helping us in marketing the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Monday, May 11, Lulu, Buddy, Maggie, Macie, and Garda from Paws Across Texas visited the Willis Library from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm to welcome students and provide stress relief during Finals Week. The event was well attended with approximately 500 students filling the Willis Library Forum. Comment cards were available for students to fill out during the event. Here are some of the comments we received.

“I enjoyed petting the dogs. Please bring this back again over the fall semester!”
“This made finals worth it.”
“The dogs were amazing. It was stress relieving.”

Paws Across Texas, Inc. (PAT) is a nonprofit, incorporated, charitable organization founded in 1986 and based in Fort Worth, Texas. Its purpose is to provide diversified therapy programs using trained volunteers (representatives) and their privately owned companion animals (registered therapy dogs).