July 31, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Happy St. Ignatius Day!

St. Ignatius enjoying what the library has to offer! (created with: http://findyourinneriggy.ignatianspirituality.com/do-it-yourself-iggy/)

St. Ignatius enjoying what
the library has to offer! (created with: http://findyourinneriggy.ignatianspirituality.com/do-it-yourself-iggy/)

Who is Saint Ignatius?

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 in northern Spain. As a young man, he became a knight, but he was wounded in 1521. He then turned to God and created the Society of Jesus. (Thanks, St. Ignatius!!)

He wrote a book full of prayers, ideas, and suggestions, called Spiritual Exercises, which you can check out right here at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library or read online through the Library! If you are interested in learning more about the life of St. Ignatius, look through this list of other materials we have available and check out this website which is full of great ideas to keep the Ignatian spirit alive today.

“Go forth and set the world on fire” –St. Ignatius.

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July 21, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Summer Viewing

Summer Movies

Summer Movies

If you’re looking to beat the heat this summer with a cool movie, look no further! Here at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, we have all the best summer-themed movies right on display at the bottom of the grand staircase. We have all sorts of movies, from Caddyshack to I Know What You Did Last Summer to Dirty Dancing. They’re all just waiting for you to come check them out!

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July 20, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara
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Summer Reading

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Summer Reading Book Display

Summer is in full swing, and at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library we’ve got all the books you need to quench your thirst for reading! On display at the bottom of the grand staircase are plenty of both fiction and non-fiction summer-themed books, such as Summerland by Michael Chabon, Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson and Summer World by Bernd Heinrich. Come by and check one of them out today!

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July 6, 2015
by jkremer
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Are you a logophile?

The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary by Simon Winchester. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1998.

If so, check out the online Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.  It allows users to discover synonyms for individual words in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), trace their development over time, and to chart the linguistic progress of a chosen object, concept, or expression, with links to the OED definition of each new word.

In a nutshell, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary arranges synonyms historically.

You might also enjoy The Professor and the Madman - an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. Available in print at PE1617.O94 W56 1998

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