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De-Stress for Success events

Reed Library will be hosting the following events as part of the Counseling Center's De-Stress for Success program:

Chair massages: Free 5 minute chair massages will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Monday 12/11, noon - 1 p.m.

Paws to Relax: Pet and play with certified therapy dogs.
Monday 12/11 and Tuesday 12/12, noon - 1 p.m.

Gotta Study S'more: Take a break from your studies and grab a free s'more kit.
Monday 12/11 and Tuesday 12/12, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Calm Down and Warm Up: Relax with free cocoa and hand-warmers.
Wednesday 12/13 and Thursday 12/14, 11 a.m. - noon

For more information, see the Library's page on Events@Fredonia.
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New databases: HeinOnline, Statistical Abstract of the US, SUNY Press eBooks

Reed Library is pleased to offer access to three databases:

First, the Statistical Abstract of the United States includes over 1400 individually indexed tables. Use it as a convenient source for statistical reference, and as a guide to more information sources.

Second, HeinOnline, available on a trial basis through May 27, includes over 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents. In addition to its collection of law journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and more.

Finally, the SUNY Press eBook Collection offers access to the full text of over 600 books published by SUNY Press between 2000 and 2006, courtesy of the SUNYConnect consortium.

All of these databases, and 211 more, are available from the Reed Library homepage. Please contact the Library with any questions or feedback.

Halloween and International Games Week events

Reed Library is celebrating Halloween and International Games Week with three events on Tuesday, October 31:

First, at 12:00 noon in the Tower Lounge, we will host a Harry Potter mini-escape room. Voldemort has left you a strange note with a challenge for you. Follow the clues and solve the puzzles to unlock a box that holds one of his most prized possessions!

Then, at 1:00 p.m. in the Tower Lounge, we will host a Halloween mini-escape room. You have entered the Library on Halloween, only to discover the door eerily banging shut and locking behind you. It is the 13th anniversary of a witch's curse on the college, and you are her latest victims!

Finally, at 2:00 p.m. in the Friends of Reed Library room, we invite you to join your librarians for a game of Trivial Pursuit: Book Lover's Edition. Categories include children's, nonfiction, classics, book bag, authors, and book club.

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Freedonia Marxonia 2017

Reed Library and the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will be the venues for Freedonia Marxonia 2017 events, Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept. 29.

Freedonia Marxonia was created by a Fredonia student in 1987 as an annual festival to celebrate the connection between Fredonia and "Freedonia," the fictional nation that serves as the setting for the 1933 Marx Brothers movie Duck Soup.

This year's theme is "Broadway and the Marx Brothers." An exhibit focusing on the Marx Brothers' three Broadway musicals (I'll Say She Is, The Cocoanuts, and Animal Crackers) opens Sept. 28 at 3:00 in Reed Library. Guest speaker Noah Diamond will present his multimedia lecture, "The Marx Brothers on Broadway: 1924-1929," that evening at the Opera House. The two-day festival also includes a lunchtime interview with Mr. Diamond, screenings of The Cocoanuts and Duck Soup, and a discussion led by Mr. Diamond about the creation of Duck Soup. The full listing of activities …

Zweig at Fredonia: 50 Years of Transformation

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Encyclopedia of Social Work available online

Reed Library now offers online access to the Encyclopedia of Social Work from Oxford Research Encylopedias. The Encyclopedia is "the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work, a valuable tool for social workers for over 85 years, the online resource of the same name offers the reliability of print with the accessibility of a digital platform. Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, offer students, scholars, and practitioners a trusted foundation for a lifetime of work and research, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly."

The Encyclopedia of Social Work is accessible from the Reed Library homepage, under the Databases tab.