Thorndike Library


Our Local Libraries
(at least some of them!)

Libraries are wonderful places of discovery and community. Our Thorndike Library is just one of several local libraries. In many cases we have students and alums volunteering, doing internships, and working as staff at these libraries.  Today I want to give a shout-out to some of these marvelous places.  Have you been to the Jesup Memorial Library in downtown Bar Harbor? They are undergoing a building expansion project and always have lots of events to attend.
The Northeast Harbor Library  serves as the community’s library as well as the local school library. Then there is the lovely Southwest Harbor Library with books in all kinds of nooks and crannies.  The Somesville Library is simply a little gem.  I encourage you to explore these fabulous places, each unique but all welcoming and well worth the visit!
-Jane Hultberg, Thorndike Library Director
We've recently gained access to 10,000+ films on the database Kanopy. The service has TV series, plays, documentaries, movies, and more! There are movies spanning all sorts of genres and topics-- we guarantee there's something for everyone. You can access this service through the Thorndike Library homepage -> select ARTICLES/DATABASES -> scroll down to Kanopy Base. Off-campus access is available to current students, faculty and staff only.  Email for the id/password!
Introducing . . .
Meet our newest library crew.  Muffin and Blueberry are on top of the chair.  Seated we have (from left to right) Bobby, Sugar, and Tibbs.  They love living in and moving about the library.  They particularly like it when someone cuddles with them or just keeps them company while studying.
New Books!
Did you know we post a slideshow of new books on our library homepage each week?  Just scroll down our homepage to find it.  Here's a sampling of some of our newest books!

Snow Monkeys on Kanopy
Haven't gotten enough of the snow yet? Kanopy has hundreds of nature documentaries, including PBS' Snow Monkeys. This movie follows a young monkey, Hiro, and his tribe over the course of a year in the Japanese Alps. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this story is filled with drama, love, and-- you guessed it-- baby monkeys. Check out Snow Monkeys or any of the wonderful nature documentaries available to us on Kanopy! This is a great way to unwind after Week 2.
-Frances Miller '24
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

The Body Keeps the Score is an interesting dive into how the body holds onto events long after they become memories. The author guides you through a shift from the common paradigm of disembodied trauma work into a somatic experience of healing. In simple terms, he explains the responses of the nervous system from new perspectives. I cannot vouch for all of his opinions, but the research makes it quite a worthwhile read!

-Joanna Pittari '25

The word zine is derived from fanzine.  Zines have evolved into a medium that varies widely in form and content. From tiny four-page handwritten pamphlets to elaborately bound glossy prints, zines offer memoir, socio-political critique, self-help advice, art, frequently center marginalized voices, and much more.  The Thorndike Library Zine collection, first established by Jasmine Bourgeois '17, reflects a nationwide interest among individuals and libraries to collect and preserve zines.  Come take a look at our continually growing collection!
From The College Archives
This is a photograph titled "Blair/Tyson residence in snow" taken in 1995, nearly 30 years ago. You can find this image in our Digital Collections.  We hope that everyone stayed cozy during this week's snow day! ❄️☕
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