Thursday, January 18, 2018

Spring Semester Hours

butterflies on flowers

Spring Hours

January 18, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Monday – Thursday                8:00 a.m.  -  11:50 p.m.
Friday                                      8:00 a.m.  -  4:50 p.m.
Saturday                                 9:00 a.m.  -    4:50 p.m.
Sunday                                   1:00 p.m.  -  11:50 p.m.


January 18                              8:00 a.m.  -   7:50 p.m.  
February 4                              1:00 p.m.   -   5:00 p.m.
March 4                                  CLOSED
March 5 - 9                            8:00 a.m.  –   4:50 p.m.
March 11                                CLOSED
March 29                               8:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
March 30-31, April 1             CLOSED
April 2                                   8:00 a.m.  –  4:50 p.m.
May 7 - 10                            8:00 a.m.  –  9:50 p.m.
May 11                                  8:00 a.m.  -  4:50 p.m.
May 12 - 13                          CLOSED

Friday, January 12, 2018

Closed on 15th & 16th

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Day and will remain closed on Tuesday for the SHU Winter Workshop. We'll see you Wednesday!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Feast Day

Today is the feast day of St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, for whom Seton Hill is named! Mother Seton lived a remarkable life as a traveler, wife, mother, widow, single mother, Catholic convert, entrepreneur, teacher, principal, Mother Superior, and writer. 

The Library has an online guide that can help you discover more about this indomitable lady:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January Term Library Hours

Library Hours
January 3rd - January 17th

Monday - Friday     8:00 - 4:50
Saturday     9:00 - 4:50
Sunday     CLOSED

Exception dates:
January 15 & 16     CLOSED

Friday, December 22, 2017

Closed for the holidays

The Library will be CLOSING today at 4:50 PM and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd (2018!) at 8:00 AM.

Be merry, happy, and safe.

Friday, December 1, 2017

December-January DVD Spotlight: Japanese Cinema

It can be argued that no country's cinematic output is probably more beloved by cinephiles than that of Japan.  From the 1950s, when Japanese films burst onto the international scene with masterworks like Rashomon (1950) and Seven Samurai (1954) (not to mention a certain giant, radioactive, Tokyo-destroying reptile), Japan has consistently produced a great body of cinematic work, and the Reeves Memorial Library DVD collection has many of these great titles to offer.  From earlier masters like Akira Kurosawa (Ikiru (1952), Ran (1985)) and Yasujiro Ozu (Floating Weeds (1959)), to provocative New Wave figures like Shohei Imamura (Vengeance is Mine (1979)) and Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman in the Dunes (1964)), to modern directors like Takashi Miike (Audition (1999)) and Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows (2004)), we're featuring a ton of superb Japanese films in our display collection through the end of January.

Other featured titles include:

Akira (1988)
This influential sci-fi/action film is probably still the high-water mark of Japanese animated cinema.  More than any other film, Akira proves that there are things you can do with hand-drawn animation that can't be achieved with computers or live-action filmmaking.

Good Morning (1959)
This lighthearted gem, directed by the great Yasujiro Ozu, presents an insightful and funny look at modernization in postwar Japan, as two young boys take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set.  It may be the only work in the cinematic canon that includes a running fart gag.

High and Low (1963)
A masterful crime thriller about a wealthy businessman who must decide whether to pay a ransom when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own.  Director Akira Kurosawa is best known for his historical samurai epics, but this film shows that his films set in contemporary Japan are equally as good.

Maborosi (1995)
The story of a young, recently-widowed mother, who remarries and moves with her son to her new husband's seaside village.  This film marked the feature directorial debut of Hirokazu Kore-eda, who has gone on to become one of Japan's most celebrated filmmakers.

Throne of Blood (1957)
Akira Kurosawa's visually stunning re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth, about a samurai lord in feudal Japan who kills his master and usurps his power.

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
This film from legendary director Mikio Naruse, about a young widow who must choose whether to go into business for herself or marry in order to support her family, is an incisive examination of the social and economic pressures faced by many women in postwar Japan.

Our collection of Japanese films is an embarrassment of riches, so stop by the library and check one out today!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Break Hours


Tuesday, November 21                         8:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22                    8:00 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Thursday, November 23 –
Sunday, November 26                          CLOSED