A Word From Jane

Hi Everyone, It is hard to believe we are already in Week 3!  We are delighted to share our first library newsletter of the term.  We are planning more and hope you will find them informative and fun.  This past Fall, we were happy to introduce over one hundred of the incoming students to the library, each with a 20-30 minute individualized orientation as part of the Core course.  If anyone else out there would like a brief overview or review of the library’s offerings, please feel free to contact us at  Right now we are planning events for the rest of the term, including a presentation by Frances Miller ’24 about lesbian history on MDI, a movie night, a zine event, music in the library, and, of course, Pi(e) Night.  Stay tuned. . . 
- Jane Hultberg, Library Director

Join Us:  Mount Desert Island Lesbian History Night

Thorndike Library Reading Room
Thurdsay January  27:  7-8pm

Frances Miller is a second year student at COA.  During her Fall term, she completed an independent study concerning various lesbian couples who have historically inhabited Mount Desert Island.  In this presentation she will tell the stories of these couples.

Photo Credit:  MDI Historical Society

Book Reviews

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Review by Sophia Saccente

Have you ever wondered what life might be like for humans thousands of years in the future? The Afrofuturist science fiction novel Binti by Nnedi Okorafor has one answer to this question. This first book in this trilogy introduces us to our main character, Binti, as she struggles to survive the journey to her new university and the ship she is traveling on is invaded by murderous Meduse aliens.
Call Number: RES CONT W22 PS 3615.K67 B563 2019
Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories
Review by Joanna Pittari
It was hard to choose just one work by Shirley Jackson that I like best, so why not read them all in Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories. Her ability to mess with the reader’s perspective by withholding details and twisting situations is incredible. If you want to read about how monstrous people can be - a theme in her work - check this out.
Call Number: PS 3519 .A392 A6 2010


New Books:

We've got a TON of newly purchased books in the library! You can find the titles here, or browse some of the titles in our New Books display case in the library's lobby.
Check out our archivist Hannah Stevens doing some book restoration!
Thorndike has a huge digital collection for you to explore. cloudLibrary is one of our least known resources but it has great eBooks and audio-books that you can check out for free! From Beowulf to Go Set A Watchman, if you are looking for a new read you should check out cloudLibrary. 

For access:   Once in cloudLibrary, login with the 14-digit number under the barcode on the back of your student ID.  To get to cloudLibrary from our library homepage: click on ARTICLES/DATABASES and scroll to cloudLibrary. If you are off-campus, you will need our off-campus id/password for access (contact  
Cloud Library

Did You Know?

We have puzzles! Looking for something to do in the next snowstorm? Thorndike has a selection of puzzles that you can check out and take home to put together for yourself! From a colorful wheel to pictures of the island, we’ve got some great puzzles. Feel free to come in and ask about them the next time you're in the library!

Monday-Thursday:  7:30am - 11pm
Friday:  7:30am - 10pm
Saturday:  10am - 10pm
Sunday:  10am - 12am

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