Bentley Librarians say…Chat With Us!

The Bentley Library is making it easier to ask us questions! Simply look for the “Chat With Us” box on our web pages (currently on our databases pages and our research help page).   Check for the message indicating that the Reference Desk is online, then enter your message.  You will automatically be connected with us – no need to create a user name or have an existing IM account of any kind.  How easy is that?

Did you catch us while we are “offline”?  No worries, if it is during normal hours you may reach us in person, email or phone.  Our research help page has all of those details!

Now Showing at the Art Gallery: Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller | Reflections II | May 6 – July 21, 2009

Please stop by to view our new exhibit, featuring paper cuts by artist Leslie Miller, whose work is in many collections and has been included in various paper cut exhibits, including an invitational show at the Cooper Hewitt Museum of American Folk Art (NYC), and the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA). Located on the main floor of the Bentley Library, the Caturano & Company Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Check the online calendar for information about the Library’s hours.

Playaway Digital Audiobooks Now Available

Playaways are now available at the Bentley Library!
What is a Playaway? Half the size of a deck of cards and weighing in at two ounces, Playaway is the simplest way to listen to a book on the go!  Each Playaway comes with the digital audiobook already pre-loaded on it and an AAA battery to make it play. Simply plug in your headphones and enjoy. The universal headphone jack also works with most speakers and car adapters.

The Playaway collection currently includes bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles, such as The Road, Devil’s Garden, The Zookeeper’s Wife, and Water for ElephantsClick here to see a full list of our Playaways in the library catalog.  Playaways are currently located in the “New Books” area, along the wall near the Deloitte Café.

Summer Session Hours

Regular Summer Session hours are:

Monday – Thursday:
Library open 8:00am-10:00pm
Cafe open 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday:
Library open 8:00am to 4:00pm
Cafe is closed

Saturday:
Library open 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cafe is closed

Sunday:
Library open 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Cafe is closed

Please note that hours are subject to change on holidays, holiday weekends and when classes are not being held. If you have any questions about the library or cafe hours please contact Library Services or view our online calendar.

2009 Audies Have Been Announced

The Audies – the Oscars of the audiobook industry – are awarded annually by the Audio Publishers Association.  Many of this year’s award-winning titles are available at the library:

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; read by Neil Gaiman [check current availability]

FICTION:The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows; read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills [check current availability]

THRILLER/SUSPENSE:Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith; read by Dennis Boutsikaris [check current availability]

NON-FICTION:Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman; read by Oliver Wyman [check current availability]

AUDIOBOOK ADAPTATION: English Majors by Garrison Keillor; read by Garrison Keillor et al. [check current availability]

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR:The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow; read by Erik Singer [check current availability]

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR:When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris; read by David Sedaris [check current availability]

POLITICS: Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman; read by Oliver Wyman [check current availability]

For a full list of the winners and finalists, including reviews and clips, visit http://www.theaudies.com/.