Our most sincere welcome, and welcome back, to McQuade Library! We're seeing even more of you with the opening of the newly renovated auditorium on the lower level.
The library staff is ready and happy to consult on your research, recommend a new book, or even gift you with a plant to brighten up your space--just reach out!
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The McQuade Library welcomed hundreds first year students at the Fall 2019 Orientation! Students had the opportunity to explore the library and discover everything McQuade has to offer. Students were also able to engage with therapy dogs and participate in raffles.
Browse our newest Hot Titles on the 2nd floor of the library. We have a diverse collection of fun and intriguing reads, so take a break and get lost in one of our Hot Titles this Fall!
Climate Preparedness Week is September 24-30 and we have 2 events planned that week:
September 24 (Tuesday): Caring for Our Common Home: Ecology Walk for the Campus
5-6pm The Climate Ribbon Project and Vegan Chili Bar | McQuade Library 1st Floor
6-7pm Eco Walk | starts from McQuade
Join us in Shalom, Peace, Salaam, Shanti! Local faith leaders will speak at each stop, with reflections on caring for our campus, each other, and the Earth as we enter a new year together. RSVP appreciated.
September 26 (Thursday): Film Screening Empowered: Power from the People
7 PM McQuade Library Auditorium
"Tompkins County, NY is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, and yet its residents are proving that they can meet their energy needs through totally renewable resources. From solar and wind to biodiesel and geothermal, Empowered: Power from the People tells the story of one community’s role in the energy independence revolution." -empoweredthemovie.com
October 2 (Wednesday): Sneak-Peek Film Screening with Live Q and A with the film's creator: Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change 7PM McQuade Library Auditorium
"FIRE & FLOOD: QUEER RESILIENCE IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE tells the story of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the fires in Santa Rosa, California, two-near simultaneous climate-related disasters in the fall of 2017, through the voices of LGBTQ people who lived through them and were part of the community response. The film explores the vulnerability of LGBTQ communities to climate disasters and also lifts up queer and trans strategies for resilience, transition, and survival.
"Fire and Flood" was piloted at the National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference in January 2018, with positive feedback on the need for these stories in the LGBTQ movement".-queerproject.org/firefloodfilm
And the winners are....
McQuade librarians Lyena Chavez, Kadie Turcotte, and C.J. Wong, had the wonderful opportunity to welcome both graduate and undergraduate international students at this year's Fall 2019 International Student Orientation.
Read On-The-Go with Libby and Overdrive
September 10, October 16, November 21, and December 9
12:00 - 1:00 PM
McQuade Library's ERC (2nd floor, yellow room)
Looking for a way to get fun books and audiobooks in the palms of your hands? Come to one of McQuade's monthly workshops and a librarian will show you the ins and outs of the Libby app by Overdrive. This app gives you free access to e-books, audiobooks, and magazines on your smartphone, tablet, and even your desktop. Bring your lunch and learn!
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/LibbyWorkshop
Mindful McQuade has teamed up with Dr. Cynthia Ferrara's graduate students in the Health Sciences for some fall semester activities.
Wednesdays at Noon
Meet in front of McQuade.
We’ll walk outside weather permitting or the Sak track if not.
Open to everyone!
Weekly Mindful Activity (Meditation, Gentle Movement)
Wednesdays at 4:00 PM
Meet at McQuade Meditation Space (Lower Level)
The Mindful McQuade initiative showcased their activities at the 2019 Wellness Expo. Students decorated a pot and planted a spider plant for their residence hall. McQuade Library loans out spider plants to students for a semester or forever.
From our RedLink service, these are top journals used at Merrimack, measured by the most fulltext articles viewed.