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  • Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

    Explore over 181,000 full text poems with biographies, commentaries, critical context, and a glossary in this database.
  • Black Thought and Culture

    A collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of nearly 100 people present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.
  • New York Times (historical)

    The New York Times (1851-2003) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Free Film: Familia

    Michele, a divorced aerobics instructor with a gambling addiction, loses her job and seeks refuge with a childhood friend, Janine, who lives in a seemingly comfortable middle-class suburban neighborhood. Michele's rebellious teenage daughter, Margeurite, and Janine's shy and reserved daughter, Gabrielle, become friends, leading to unforeseen tensions that force both generations to reassess their values. Familia explores the question of how value systems are passed on from mother to daughter and asks: Is it possible to avoid passing on to our children those traits that we despise in our parents?
  • Celebrating the Art of the Short Film

    This presentation has been POSTPONED due to rain. Free film screening on the Library Quad at Dusk! A compilation of six original short films from Film Movement. Three of the selections, Inja, Das Rad and Mt. Head, received Academy Award nominations. Friday, August 18, 2006
  • Unlock Your Success

    Booth Library holds the keys to success in your classes and to your future. Unlock the many resources, services and programs provided there. As you gather the keys found throughout the Library, you'll find help with your classes, life skills, entertainment (we have CDs, DVDs, and bestsellers!), and so much more. Discover how the door to the Library opens to more than just books and leads to your future. Snacks and prizes will be given out during orientation. Sunday, August 20, 2006 12:00 - 2:00pm
  • New Look for Library Home Page

    We have redesigned our home page to make it as accessible as possible for all users. Please send any comments or suggestions to Stacey Knight Davis at slknight@eiu.edu.
  • Pick Up New Panther Card

    EIU is issuing new Panther Cards (ID cards). The new cards will have a new library ID number. You will need to use this new library number to access 'My Account' services. Please pick up your new card as soon as possible. See the Campus Card Office for more information on the new Panther Card and how to get a new card. If you are not able to pick up your new Panther Card yet, please use our online form to find your new ID.
  • Library Tours

    Booth Library is offering library orientation tours between Aug. 21 and Sept. 27. Tours meet in the library's North Foyer on Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes. All are welcome to attend.
  • A Peck on the Cheek

    A little girl's search for her biological mother who had abandoned her as a newborn baby is brought out poignantly in A PECK ON THE CHEEK. Amudha, adopted by Thiru and Indira and growing up with the couple’s two sons, is blissfully unaware of her parentage, until the couple decides to inform her of it on her ninth birthday. At first shocked into disbelief, Amudha then expresses her determination to seek out for her biological mother. The search takes the family to strife-torn Sri Lanka, where Amudha comes face-to-face with reality, and reconciles herself to it. With films like Mouna Ragam, Alaipayuthe and now A PECK ON THE CHEEK, director Mani Ratnam proves once again that he is at his best when tackling human emotions and relationships. This Booth Library Film Series presentation will be shown in the library conference room (4440) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22. All are welcome to attend.
  • National Student Exchange Exhibit

    The Honors College has assembled a display on the National Student Exchange in Booth Library's Marvin Foyer. Beginning Fall 2007, EIU students will have the opportunity to participate in the National Student Exchange. Nearly 200 schools belong and opportunities are available in 48 states, the District of Columbia, 3 US territories, and 6 Canadian provinces. NSE is an excellent opportunity for students to expand their educational experience, explore a region of the country where they may want to work or attend graduate school, and enroll in courses that may not be available at EIU.
  • Convocation 2006

    Join us in welcoming the entering class of 2006 to campus on Aug. 29, in the Grand Ballroom at 7:00pm.
  • Call for Speakers

    Booth Library will again be hosting its speaker series during the 2006-2007 academic year. The series will begin in the fall and continue through the spring semester. This series offers the opportunity for faculty to present topics of broad general interest to the EIU community. Previous presentations have included summer research topics, student-faculty collaborative research or personal interests. Each event will last for one hour, which includes time for audience discussion. We invite all interested faculty to submit a proposal, including a brief abstract, by September 18, 2006. Individual speakers and panel presentations will be considered. The Booth Library Speaker Series Committee will review proposals and select presentations from a variety of disciplines that they feel will be of interest to the overall community. Selected speakers will be notified by September 22, 2006. Dates and times of the events will be announced based on the availability of the speakers. Those interested can submit proposals in paper or by email, to the committee before September 18, 2006. We look forward to reading your proposal and to your participation in the series. For questions about the series, please contact a committee member at 581-6072 or email boothspk@eiu.edu. Booth Library Speaker Series Committee members: Pamela Ortega Jocelyn Tipton Bradley Tolppanen
  • Free Film: Monster Thursday

    A film about mastering the arts of love and riding giants. Even leads a directionless life -- he's kind of guy who never completes anything. Tord, his best friend, is the opposite: a great surfer with a prestigious job and beautiful Karen as his bride. The last part is especially hard on Even, who is not-so-secretly in love with Karen. When Tord asks him to look after Karen -- who is pregnant -- while he is out of town, Even decides to clean up and master the waves to impress her. At first he's a prime candidate for drowning, but a surfing legend becomes his mentor. Tord is gone a long time, and his trip keeps getting extended. Karen becomes more and more vulnerable and scared as the birth of her baby draws nearer. Even becomes a source of great comfort and support for her, and they grow closer and closer. Her feelings are as chaotic and tumultuous as the waves off the Jæren coast. The forces of nature are rising. The monster wave is coming.
  • Using the Web for Research

    Booth Library Reference Librarians will provide instruction on how to take your Internet searching to the next level. Learn techniques to improve your search results, learn how to determine when to use the Web for course assignments, and learn how to incorporate your findings into your research. Target Audience: Anyone wishing to learn about using the Web as a library resource. Learning objectives for this session include improving search results, evaluating the web as a resource and incorporating your findings into your research strategy.
  • Burl Ives Exhibit

    From September to November, during regular library hours, Booth Library will be exhibiting images and artifacts pertaining to the life and career of Burl Ives—singer, movie star, actor, TV personality, author and former Eastern student during the 1920s.
  • Beowulf Exhibit

    Explore the world of Beowulf through pictures and readings.
  • Study Abroad Latin America Exhibit

    The Office of Study Abroad display in the north lobby of Booth Library has been set up to promote Latino Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th) and study abroad opportunities in Latin America. Students will have many opportunities in the next month to learn about Latino people in our local and national community through speakers, presentations, and displays on campus. They also have the opportunity to study in a Latin American country and gain first-hand experience!
  • New Books List Updated

    Each month, a list is compiled of new titles added to Booth Library's collection. For detailed information on the 2,343 titles added in August, follow the link above.
  • New Books List Updated

    Each month, a list is compiled of new titles added to Booth Library's collection. For detailed information on the 3,290 titles added in September, follow the link above.
  • Storytime

    The Ballenger Teacher's Center at Booth Library is once again holding children's storytimes at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for children aged 3 to 7, and who are accompanied by parents. Storytimes this semester are Oct. 14 and 28, Nov. 4 and 11, and Dec. 2.
  • Day of the Dead Exhibit

    A Day of the Dead exhibit has been developed by Dean Allen Lanham and Pamela Ortega to coincide with the Latino Heritage Month Celebration. The exhibit showcases the library's collection of "calavera" figurines (handmade, unique skeleton figurines that are part of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico) and books on the Mexican holiday. It will remain in place through November and is located in the South lobby of Booth Library.
  • Try It! Illinois

    Illinois State Library's annual statewide database trial, October 1 through November 30. Try-It! Illinois is open to all Illinois library staffs and Illinois library users.
  • Free Film: Who's Camus Anyway?

    The story is set on the campus of a university in Tokyo. Students from the literature department’s “film workshop” are about to start shooting their movie “The Bored Murderer”, part of their course curriculum. Everyone is in a rush to prepare for the shoot, but the lead actor drops out suddenly, and the team is forced to search for a replacement at the last minute. Matsukawa, the director, and Hisada, the first assistant, and other members of the team have their own personal problems with life and love, and the story unfolds “just like in the movies”. Matsukawa’s shallow attitude to his girlfriend, Yukari, and the behavior of the mysterious Ikeda, who is to play the lead role of the schoolboy murderer, add to the confusion of the whole situation. As for the one-time director, now lecturer, professor Nakajo, he is also harboring desires for the female student Rei, whilst hiding behind his calm, supportive exterior. Rei, in turn, has a completely different agenda. Everything comes to a head in an unexpected and tumultuous climax.
  • New Zimbra Webmail Workshop

    The Library Technology Services department of Booth Library is offering a free hands-on workshop on the new Zimbra webmail program. Topics covered include learning about the interface, your inbox, the toolbars, folders, attachments and printing. Create a contact list, a personal or shared calendar, and a notebook. Check out the program options available to you. To sign up online for Zimbra, go to http://www.library.eiu.edu/workshops/. The workshop will be offered multiple times in the E-Classroom, Booth Library, Room 4450, as follows: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24; 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1; 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6; and 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7. If you have questions, call the Booth Library Administration office at 581-6061.
  • Storytime

    The Ballenger Teacher's Center at Booth Library is once again holding children's storytimes at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for children aged 3 to 7, and who are accompanied by parents. Storytimes this semester are Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11, and Dec. 2.
  • Storytime

    Booth Library is once again holding children's storytimes at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for children aged 3 to 7, and who are accompanied by parents. Storytimes this semester are Nov. 4 and 11, and Dec. 2.
  • Native American Exhibit

    A Native American Collection is a new exhibit on display in the Marvin Foyer, put together by students, Sonja Foster and Sara Lambert, together with Ollie Mae Ray of the Health Studies Department. Items on display were donated by Mrs. Pauline Hilb, Mr. George Fozzard, and Dr. Karl Konrad, an emeritus faculty member at Eastern Illinois University. The exhibit is a blend of Cherokee and other Native American items and will remain in the library through November.
  • Storytime

    Booth Library is once again holding children's storytimes at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for children aged 3 to 7, and who are accompanied by parents. Storytimes this semester are Nov. 11, and Dec. 2.
  • Free Film: Be With Me

    "Be With Me” is a tapestry of three stories woven around the themes of love, hope and destiny. Although the main characters come from different backgrounds and lead different lives, they all long to be with their loved one. “Meant To Be” is about an aging provision shopkeeper grappling with loneliness. Just when he is about to give up hope, he chances upon an autobiography which changes his life. The autobiography in this story is real – it is the story of Theresa Chan, who plays herself and shares her remarkable life experience in the film. “So In Love” is the bitter-sweet chronicles of two teenage girls in a love less ordinary. A chain of events spark off a flurry of SMSs which will drastically rewrite the blueprints of their lives. “Finding Love” follows the mundane life of a middle aged security guard who has two loves in life -- food and a high flying professional who works in the same building he does. The first he indulges in with great passion, the second, alas, he can only admire from afar. He decides to bridge the divide with a letter. Unknown to them, these different souls will share the same stage in a play written by Fate, one which involves the themes of love, tragedy and redemption. The characters in the movie are fictitious except for Theresa Chan. Deaf and blind since she was 14, Theresa – who is now 61 – is a remarkable woman who has triumphed over her disabilities to live an amazing life. She is the film's beacon, a symbol of strength and hope.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center

    This new resource offers online practice exams and test preparation materials for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and many other exams. Students can also search thousands of college and graduate school entries or search for scholarships that meet their financial needs.
  • New Books List Updated

    Each month, a list is compiled of new titles added to Booth Library's collection. Click on the link for detailed information on this month's new additions.
  • Storytime

    Booth Library is once again holding children's storytimes at 10 a.m. on Saturdays for children aged 3 to 7, and who are accompanied by parents.
  • Free Film: Men at Work

    This film tells the hilarious story of four old friends who, driving back from a failed skiing trip, encounter a strange and enormous rock. The men's frivolous attempt to dislodge the rock gradually disintegrates into a tale of betrayal, defeat and renewed hope. The heroes of the film are doctors, engineers and businessmen in the throes of mid-life crises. Their middleclass problems and the absurd phallic rock venture gives rise to great humor.
  • Christmas: Nativity Scenes Exhibit

    Christmas: Nativity Scenes is a new exhibit at Booth Library this year featuring nativity or manger scenes from the personal collections of library faculty and staff. This exhibit will be located in the hallway between the reference area and the Marvin Foyer, next to the Hanukkah and Kwanzaa displays, through the end of December.
  • Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

    Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights is an exhibit now on display at Booth Library by curators Stacey Knight-Davis and Bob Hillman for celebration of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. This exhibit will be on display in the Reference Hall East through January.
  • Kwanzaa Exhibit

    Kwanzaa is an exhibit at Booth Library by curator Johnson Kofi Kuma and graphic artist Bev Cruse. This exhibit will be on display in the Reference Hall West through January. Kwanzaa is derived from the Kiswahili language of East Africa which means "the First Fruits of the Harvest." It is a cultural celebration by African Americans in commemoration of their experiences in America, lasting seven days (from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1). Each day is marked by the lighting of one of the seven candles, followed by prayers, food, music and dancing, reading and telling of stories, and other activities.
  • Holiday Hours

    Booth Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20 and 21, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28. The library will be closed to the public on Dec. 18, 19, 22 and 29; however, faculty may call the Dean's Office (581-6061) for admission to use the collections. Desk services will be limited. Booth Library will reopen on Jan. 3.
  • Extended Hours for Finals

    The Library will be open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 9. Regular hours are in place for the remainder of finals week. On Sunday, December 10, we will be open from noon to 1:00 am. Monday through Thursday the Library will be open from 8:00 am to 1:00 am.
  • Holiday Hours

    Booth Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20 and 21, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28. The library will be closed to the public on Dec. 18, 19, 22 and 29; however, faculty may call the Dean's Office (581-6061) for admission to use the collections. Desk services will be limited. Booth Library will reopen on Jan. 3.
  • Holiday Hours

    Booth Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20 and 21, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28. The library will be closed to the public on Dec. 18, 19, 22 and 29; however, faculty may call the Dean's Office (581-6061) for admission to use the collections. Desk services will be limited. Booth Library will reopen on Jan. 3.