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Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S Investigator and the McClure Expedition by Glenn M. Stein

Artist Talk: Glenn M. Stein, 3.28.2018

Author, historian, and political cartoonist Glenn M. Stein will be speaking Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the John C. Hitt Library, Room 223. Stein will talk about researching, writing, and publishing his book, Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S Investigator and the McClure Expedition. A maritime and polar […]


Announcing WomanFest 2018!

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the second annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 22, in library room 223.   Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the […]

Most Popular e-Books at John C. Hitt Library

E-Book popularity continues to grow…check out 4 heavily read e-books at John C. Hitt Library.  These books as many others are part of our vast library collection.  Take a look and see what your fellow students and colleagues are reading.

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New Books at John C. Hitt Library

New books enter the UCF Libraries system on a regular basis. At the John C. Hitt Library, we select those with interesting titles, eye-catching dust jackets, or timely topics to feature on a display. The books range in subject from photography, science, and history to poetry, novels, and biographies. The display, which is next to […]

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Ready for Ready Player One

Ready for Ready Player One? There’s still time to read the best selling book, Ready Player One, before it comes out in theatres on March 30th. It takes place in a bleak future where people escape their poverty laden lives by plugging into OASIS, an online utopia. The creator has left three keys in this […]

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and UCF Libraries is dashing forward with enthusiasm to celebrate. Poetry Contests! Sonnets – Submissions due by April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm. The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization. Sonnet styles via Academy […]

New Rosen Exhibit – America’s Native Spirit: The History of Bourbon

Our latest exhibit follows the history of bourbon from its roots in American frontier life to modern prominence as an internationally recognized spirit. As Scotch is a distinct product of Scotland and Canadian Whisky originates in Canada, bourbon is a product that is uniquely American. The exhibit includes materials from the library’s collection paired with […]

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Excited about A Wrinkle in Time?

Anyone else can’t wait for A Wrinkle in Time to come out in theaters? If you want to read the book before seeing the movie, you still have one week left! And we have SO many ways to read, watch, or listen to the story. Original novel by Madeleine L’Engle Graphic novel adapted by Hope […]

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Featured Bookshelf: Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month began as a week-long celebration in Sonoma, California in 1978 which was centered around International Women’s Day on March 8. A year later during a women’s history conference at Sarah Lawrence College, participants learned how successful the week was and decided to initiate similar events in their own areas. President Carter issued […]

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Enjoyed Ladybird? Try reading one of these titles!

If you enjoyed watching Lady Bird, the film that broke the best Rotten Tomatoes record of all time last year, you’ll probably enjoying reading some of these books from our collection. Comical mother/daughter relationships abound and many of them have been made into popular movies as well. Happy reading! (Summaries plucked from Amazon.) Joy Luck […]

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