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 - 22 8:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.

December 23-
January 2 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!