Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas break hours

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December 11 CLOSED
December 12 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
December 13 - 16 8:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
December 17 & 18 CLOSED
December 19 - 23 8:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.

December 24-
January 1 CLOSED

The staff of Reeves Memorial Library wishes you and yours a merry and blessed Christmas. See you in 2017!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Hours for Finals

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Saturday, December 3 9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 1:00 p.m. - 11:50 p.m.
Monday, December 5 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 p.m.
Thursday, December 8 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 p.m.
Friday, December 9 8:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 CLOSED

Good luck to all!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December-January DVD Spotlight: Animation

From now through the end of January, we're spotlighting the best in animated films and television from our DVD collection.  From Disney's classic Pinocchio (1940) and the Pixar smash Monsters, Inc. (2001), to the experimental animated shorts of Norman McLaren, we've got a wide variety of films in our showcase.  If you're looking for a laugh, check out hilarious staples from Cartoon Network's Adult Swim like Robot Chicken and Sealab 2021.  If you're in the mood for something a bit darker, perhaps the ghost story The Book of the Dead (2005), from Japanese puppet animation master Kihachiro Kawamoto, might be more to your liking.

Featured titles include:

Akira (1988)
This influential, mind-bending 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.

Bitter Films, Volume 1: 1995-2005
This compilation of early animated shorts from Don Hertzfeldt, whose recent World of Tomorrow (2015) was nominated for an Oscar, offers a funny and surprisingly moving look at the human experience.

Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
This handmade, stop-motion fairy tale for adults tells the story of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak.

Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
From writer/director Nina Paley, this animated retelling of the Indian epic Ramayana is set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The first feature-length film ever produced by Walt Disney Productions, this classic adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale remains as magical as when it first hit the silver screen eight decades ago.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
A charming and utterly unique work from French director Sylvain Chomet, about a kidnapped bicyclist whose grandmother tracks him down with the help of an aging musical trio.

Check one out today!

Throwback Thursday: Christmas Past (on the Hill)

Happy December, and happy Throwback Thursday!

Christmas on the Hill has been a beloved Seton Hill tradition for decades, but like many SHU traditions, it’s undergone a few changes over the years. Here’s a look back at some Christmases on the Hill from years gone by, courtesy of the Archives.

Christmas on the Hill dinner, 1938 (the decorations weren’t quite as all-out as we’re used to these days)

Christmas on the Hill, 1955 (interesting Joseph going on there)

This one’s undated and the women are unnamed, but the holiday spirit shines through.

This one is also undated, and the Santa might just give me nightmares. The kids were in the “practice house” that used to be used by the home economics programs.

Here are three photos from 1992:

And, finally, we’ll leave you with an undated photo of Sister Mary Janet Ryan.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, good luck on finals!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Hours

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November 22 8:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
November 23 8:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
November 24 - 27 CLOSED

Safe travels to all of those hitting the road, and safe cooking for those of you staying home!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday: In honor of our veterans

Seton Hill has been designated as a "Military Friendly" school, which is nothing new. According to the University website, "Seton Hill first welcomed veterans in 1946, when 40 World War II veterans were accepted as students to what had been, until that year, exclusively a women's college."

Today we take a peek at how one of those student veterans contributed to the beautiful Lowe Dining Hall we all enjoy so much.

Caption: "Sr. Mary Frances Irwin and Bernelle Fullerton, a Seton Hill College art student enrolled under the G.I. Bill, decorate Lowe Dining Room (1950)."

This clipping was taken from the April 1987 Forward

Thank you to all of our veterans for your service and sacrifices. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

November DVD Spotlight: British Cinema

All through the month of November, we're celebrating the cinematic achievements of the many talented filmmakers from across the pond.  We've got masterpieces from legendary directors like Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean, as well as lesser-known works from contemporary visionaries like Derek Jarman and Terry Gilliam.  Whether you're looking to laugh with the Monty Python gang, fall in love with the ensemble cast of Love Actually, or revisit Shakespeare on screen with Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh, we've got you covered.

Featured titles include:

The 39 Steps (1935)
This thrilling early work from Alfred Hitchcock sees an innocent man pursued across Scotland by both the police and a deadly spy ring.

Brief Encounter (1945)
Although best known for his large-scale epics, director David Lean was equally adept at bringing more intimate stories to the screen, as evidenced by this classic tearjerker romance about two married people who meet at a train station and fall in love.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
This riotously funny crime caper follows the aftermath of a diamond heist, as each of the culprits schemes to keep the goods for themselves.

Get Carter (1971)
Alternately bleakly cynical and darkly funny, this film follows Michael Caine's small-time gangster through the corrupt underbelly of Newcastle as he seeks to avenge his brother's murder.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The quintessential film epic, with an iconic musical score by Maurice Jarre.  This thrilling adventure from director David Lean chronicles the World War I exploits of enigmatic British military officer T. E. Lawrence, who united the Arab nations in a fight against the Turks.

The Red Shoes (1948)
In what may be the most gorgeous color film ever made, a ballerina becomes torn between her love for a young composer and her devotion to her career and the demands of an uncompromising ballet impresario.

Richard III (1955)
Shakespeare's classic tale of treachery, murder, and the ruthless pursuit of power comes to vivid life, with a tour-de-force lead performance by the great Laurence Olivier, who also directed the film.

The Up Series (1964-2005)
In 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year-old English children from diverse backgrounds, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted returned to talk to the same subjects, resulting in a landmark documentary series that presents an insightful examination of social change and personal development.

Zulu (1964)
Michael Caine made his film debut in this true story about a small group of British soldiers and engineers at a remote African outpost who come under attack from thousands of Zulu warriors.

Check one out today!