Booth Library Top 10 lists of 2017

 

As 2017 comes to a close, here’s a look at the top 10 popular titles checked out at Booth Library this year. We’ve included the call number in case you’d like to check out what your fellow Panthers have been reading!

Popular book titles

(We’ve listed the top 12 because some titles were tied).

  1. “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” by J.D. Vance; HD 8073.V37 A3 2016.
  2. “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,” by American Psychological Association; BF 76.7 .P83 2010.
  3. “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot; RC265.6.L24 S55 2011.
  4. “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie; BF637.S8 C37 2009.
  5. “Slaughterhouse-five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Dirty Dance with Death,” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; PS3572.O5 S55 1994x.
  6. “Orientalism,” by Edward W. Said; DS12 .S24 2003bx.
  7. “Brave New World,” by Aldous Huxley; PR6015.U9 B65 2006x.
  8. “Unquiet Mind,” by Kay Redfield Jamison; RC516 .J363 1996x.
  9. “Magnolia Story,” by Chip and Joanna Gaines, with Mark Dagostino; Best Sellers TH4816 .G25 2016x.
  10. “Small Great Things: A Novel,” by Jodi Picoult; Best Sellers PS3566.I372 S63 2016.
  11. “Big Little Lies,” by Liane Moriarty; Best Sellers PR9619.4.M67 B54 2014b.
  12. “Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music,” by Angela Myles Beeching; ML3795 .B42 2010.

Ballenger Teachers Center Top 10

Here’s a look at the most checked-out items from the library’s Ballenger Teachers Center!

  1. “Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle; 800 C192vh 1987.
  2. “Rainbow Fish,” by Marcus Pfister; translated by J. Alison James; 800 P45ra.
  3. “National Geographic Theme Sets: Floods”; Guided Readers LB1576 .N37 2005x.
  4. “National Geographic Theme Sets: Droughts”; Guided Readers LB1576 .N37 2005x.
  5. “National Geographic Theme Sets: Tornadoes”; Guided Readers LB1576 .N37 2005x.
  6. “Cat in the Hat,” by Dr. Seuss; 800 G277c 1985.
  7. “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” words and pictures by Mo Willems; 800 W667don.
  8. “Waiting is Not Easy!” by Mo Willems; 800 W667wai.
  9. “Green Eggs and Ham,” by Dr. Seuss; 800 G277g 1988.
  10. “Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues,” by Kimberly and James Dean; 800 D3452pb

Graphic Novels

The most circulated items from Booth’s graphic novels collection (there were a lot of ties, so it’s an expanded list of popular titles):

  1. “Essential X-Men, Volume 1,” featuring Chris Claremont and John Byrne; PN6728.X2 E87 2000x.
  2. “Walking Dead,” by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Cliff Rathburn; PN6727.K574 W34 2004x.
  3. “Weird World of Eerie Publications: Comic Gore that Warped Millions of Young Minds!” by Mike Howlett; PN6725 .H69 2010x.
  4. “Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred,” a graphic novel adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings; PN6727.D836 O28 2017x.
  5. “Wonder Woman Archives, Volume 1,” by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter; PN6728.W6 M38 1998.
  6. “Macbeth: The Graphic Novel,” by John McDonald and Jon Haward; PN6737.M43 M33 2008x.
  7. “Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s,” edited by Greg Sadowski; PN6726 .F68 2010x.
  8. “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936,” by Edward Sorel; PN2287.A8 S67 2016.
  9. “Wonder Woman Archives, Volume 3,” by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter; PN6728.W6 M38 1998.
  10. “Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi; PN6747.S245 P4713 2003.
  11. “Valve Presents Volume 1, The Sacrifice and Other Steam-powered Stories,” editor, Rachel Edidin; PN6726 .V35 2011x.
  12. “Mooncop,” by Tom Gauld; PN6737.G38 M66 2016x.
  13. “Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 1,” by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley; PN6728.S65 U47 2002x.
  14. “Batman: The Killing Joke,” by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland and Richard Starkings; PN6728.B36 M66 2008x.
  15. “March: Book One,” by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell; E840.8.L43 A3 2013.
  16. “Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride,” by Lucy Knisley; PN6727.K645 S66 2016x.
  17. “Richard Matheson’s ‘I Am Legend,’” adapted by Steve Niles and Elman Brown; PN6727.M37 I2 2003x.
  18. “World of Edena,” by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al; PN6747.G5 M6613 2016x.
  19. “Batman, Volume Two: Hush,” by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Richard Starkings, et al; PN6728.B37 H87 2003x.
  20. “Black Tide: Awakening of the Key, Volume 1,” by Debbie Bishop; PN6728.B42 A92 2004x.
  21. “ElfQuest Archives, Volume 1” by Wendy and Richard Pini; PN6728.E45 P5635 2003.

Booth Library adds 362 items in November

During November, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 362 new items. The list can be viewed here. These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases. The recent university spending freeze (due to statewide budget issues) has limited the number of new items being added to library collections.

The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

De-stress during Finals Week at Booth!

Feeling stressed as the end of the semester nears? Booth Library has you covered, with a variety of activities planned.

First, let your friends and families know how you’re preparing for final exams by sending them a “Don’t worry, I’m at Booth Library!” postcard. A limited number of postcards are available. Students are encouraged to fill out and address a postcard, then place it in the mailbox. Your friends at Booth Library will mail it for you!

On Dec. 11-12, certified therapy dogs will greet students from 2 to 6 p.m. in the South Lobby of the library.

The EIU Meditation Club will offer special sessions to help students alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and strengthen focus. These sessions will be offered in the library’s Edgar Room at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 10-12.

Beginning Dec. 8, mad-libs, coloring pages and bookmarks, and Sudoku puzzles will be available to take and complete on your own. Students also are invited to help complete a larger jigsaw puzzle or group coloring page. These will be set up on the main (third) floor.

At 7 p.m. Dec. 11, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last. In addition, representatives from Housing and Dining will pass out healthy snacks in the library’s North Lobby at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 8.

All activities and refreshments are free.

For finals week, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 (extended hours); noon to 1 a.m. Dec. 10; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 11-14; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15. For more information on the library, call 581-6072 or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

Book and toy donations accepted

The campus community is encouraged to donate books, toys or money to help local families this Christmas. Booth Library is a donation site for the One Stop Community Christmas program.

The One Stop Community Christmas program is a collaborative effort of many different area organizations (civic groups, schools, businesses, aid organizations, churches, sororities, health care providers, etc.) to come together and provide help and hope to families from seven counties during the holiday season. The program services Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.

More than 2,000 children will be helped through the program this year, and the goal is for each child to receive a book. Donations of new books, activity books, comic books or coloring books for ages newborn to 18 years old will be accepted.

New, unwrapped toys also will be accepted. All donations may be placed in the box located in the Marvin Foyer near the north entrance of Booth Library until Dec. 4.

Monetary donations also will be accepted for the program. Checks should be made out to the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation (SEICF), with a memo indicating the donation is for “One Stop.” Mail donations to Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401. Donations also may be made online at www.OneStopCC.org.

For more information on the One Stop Community Christmas program, visit www.OneStopCC.org. Families who sign up to receive assistance through the program will pick up a variety of donations on Dec. 9 at Lake Land College in Mattoon.

Thesis Research 101 workshops offered

Booth Library faculty Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, in cooperation with the Graduate Student Advisory Council, will again offer three Thesis Research 101 workshops.

Thesis 101 Seminar 1: Researching the Literature with Steve Brantley will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 1 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 2.

Thesis 101 Seminar 2: Citation Management with Kirstin Duffin will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 8 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 9.

Thesis 101 Seminar 3: Presenting Your Thesis (to the World) with Ellen Corrigan will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 15 and again from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 16.

All sessions will meet in Room 4450 at Booth Library except for the Nov. 16 session, which will be in Witters Conference Room 4440. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, click here.

For more information contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference Services, at 581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

Harry Potter trivia contest is tonight!

A Harry Potter Trivia Contest is planned as part of Harry Potter Night on Oct. 26 at Eastern Illinois University.

The trivia contest will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the West Reading Room of Booth Library. Teams of between two and six players may register online now at http://booth.eiu.edu/trivia. The cost is $10 per team plus $5 per player. Payment may be made online or in person on the night of the contest. The deadline to register is Oct. 25.

All net proceeds from the Harry Potter Trivia Contest will benefit HOPE of East Central Illinois, a Coalition Against Domestic Violence agency based in Charleston that serves seven area counties.

Trivia participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Harry Potter-inspired costume; prizes will be awarded! The top three winning trivia teams also will be awarded special prizes. The trivia contest is co-sponsored by the Harry Potter Alliance at UIUC.

Both campus and community members are encouraged to form a team for the trivia contest. Free parking will be available in the lot just southwest of the library off of Fourth Street.

Activities during Harry Potter Night also will take place at the Tarble Arts Center from 7-10 p.m., with food, music, games and more planned for EIU students. Co-sponsors are the EIU Harry Potter Club and the EIU Gamers Guild.

Harry Potter Night is one of several programs being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon,” which will be on display through Dec. 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Harry Potter exhibit and other related programs, click here ; or contact Steve Brantley at 217-581-7542/jsbrantley@eiu.edu or Stacey Knight-Davis at 217-581-7549/slknight@eiu.edu.

Story times planned for ages 3-7

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library. Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and each will have a specific theme. The schedule is as follows:

  • 30, Latino Heritage: Dio de los Muertos, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization;
  • 7, Disability Awareness, sponsored by Sigma Rho Epsilon;
  • 28, Halloween, sponsored by the Student Reading Council;
  • 4, Rockin’ with the Rec Club, sponsored by the EIU Rec Club;
  • 11, We are Thankful, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi;
  • 2, Winter, sponsored by the Student Education Association.

Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.

Veterans sought for library exhibit

Booth Library is seeking on-campus and East Central Illinois veterans with tattoos to be featured in its spring 2018 exhibit titled “Designs of Duty.”

“Designs of Duty” will focus on veterans and their service-related tattoos. Veterans will be interviewed, as well as have their tattoos photographed. The exhibit will be on display at Booth Library in the spring of 2018 and will be offered for display at other libraries in the region.

We are looking for veterans with tattoos related to their service who are willing to meet for an in-person interview and be photographed for the exhibit. We will ask that they submit a service photo of themselves, and they must agree to allow these photos, videos and information to be included in the exhibit and for publicity purposes.

Booth Library staff would appreciate the opportunity to interview veterans who are willing to share their stories and the inspiration behind their tattoos.

To participate in “Designs of Duty,” please contact Beth Heldebrandt, public relations director, at emheldebrandt@eiu.edu or 217-581-6064.

Quidditch players sought; sign up today!

Calling all muggles! As part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon,” Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS, has organized an EIU Quidditch Tournament.

The tournament will take place on Family Weekend, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Library Quad. All are welcome to help cheer on teams from Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Ravenclaw as they compete to win the House Cup!

Quidditch players are currently being sought. No experience is required; all muggles are welcome! If you would like to play, click here to register online. It’s free to play, but if you’d like to order a house T-shirt, the cost is $7.50 (Note: you may be re-sorted into another Hogwarts house in order to keep the teams even).

To learn more about the game of quidditch, click here.

If you don’t want to play but would still like to order a T-shirt to cheer on your favorite team, email Duncan at the email address above and let her know which house shirt and your size. Cost: $7.50.

For more information about quidditch, contact Duncan at ckduncan@eiu.edu. For more information about the Booth Library exhibit, click here.

Learn about your library; take a tour!

Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer.

Twenty-minute tours will be offered regularly during the first four weeks of the semester. There’s no need to sign up; just come to the reference desk on the north end of the library to join in any of the tours Monday through Thursday. Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Aug. 21-Sept. 14. The library will be closed on Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Tours are also offered by appointment. Contact a reference librarian at 581-6072 to schedule a tour.

During the fall semester, Booth Library’s regular hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. For more information on the library, call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.