Friday, September 28, 2018

October DVD Spotlight: Horror Films

October is almost here, and that means it's horror movie season!  If you're looking for thrills and chills, Reeves Memorial Library has got you covered.  We've got scary movies about all manner of things that go bump in the night, from vampires and zombies to mutant animals and murderous aliens.  And let's not forget the scariest monster of all, humankind.

Featured titles include:

Audition (1999)
This cringe-inducing Japanese film, surely one of the most disturbing movies ever made, is both an extremely unsettling piece of revenge horror and a surprisingly affecting examination of loneliness.

The Exorcist (1973)
This horror classic, about a possessed teenage girl, is considered by many to be the scariest movie ever made.

Get Out (2017)
Jordan Peele's acclaimed hit, about a young African-American man's nightmarish weekend visit to his white girlfriend's parents' house, is the perfect combination of slowly-escalating unease, disturbing horror, and brilliant social commentary.

Nosferatu (1922)
This silent, expressionistic adaptation of the Dracula story features some of the most haunting imagery in all of cinema.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)
With equal parts horror and humor, this wildly entertaining film tells the story of a slacker who tries to win back his ex-girlfriend amid the chaos a zombie apocalypse.

The Thing (1982)
Tension and paranoia abound in John Carpenter's gory horror classic, about an Antarctic research station that comes under attack by a shapeshifting alien.

Stop by the library and check one out today ... if you dare.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Homecoming Book Sale

Seton Hill's Homecoming is approaching, and with it, our annual book sale!

As in past years, we'll be charging a dollar per vertical stacked inch. Pile up your purchases and we'll measure them at the desk! We encourage people to bring their own reusable bags, but we'll have a few plastic bags on hand if you forget yours.

28 (Fri.) 9:00 am – 4:50 pm
29 (Sat.) 9:00 am – 4:50 pm
30 (Sun.) 1:00 pm – 11:50 pm

Reeves Learning Commons Room 116 (near the front information desk on the main level)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Non-Book Club!

Does reading a whole book just for fun sound impossible with everything else you have going on? Okay. But could you listen to a 30-minute podcast and chat about it over lunch? Then join the very low-stress The Non-Book Club at our inaugural meeting on Thursday (or, if that doesn't work with your schedule, catch us on Wednesday, September 19th)!

No grades, no attendance logs, no pressure! Just listen to a good story and join us as we share our thoughts on the first Thursdays and third Wednesdays of the month. Takeout lunch containers and/or brown bag lunches are encouraged. :)

Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome!

You can see what we'll be listening to and where and when we're meeting on the The Non-Book Club page: This week, we're listening to episode 9 of the Levar Burton Reads podcast, the short story "1000-Year-Old Ghosts" by Laura Chow Reeve