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Shifting Books in the Library

Shifting Finished on 3rd Floor

The books on the 3rd floor have all been shifted.   Books with call numbers in the range of G-M are now located on the 3rd floor.  The shifting team is now working on the 4th floor.  Please be aware that there may be more noise than usual on this quiet floor.  Staff will work to keep noise to a minimum as shelving and books are moved.

 

Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading 09.18.15

 

The Martian Book Cover  Tina Buck, Librarian, recommends:

   The Martian, by Andy Weir

http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF032844510

2nd Floor – Knight Reads

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk    on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust        storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive–and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old ‘human error’ are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

 

Knight Reads

Knight Reads

Looking for something to read for pleasure? Or a current, popular title? Check out the Knight Reads collection on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library, near the cafe seating.

If you have a title you think should be in Knight Reads, leave a comment on this post.

Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading 09.11.15

In the garden of beasts Richard Harrison, Librarian, recommends:

  In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson

http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF029445900

UCF Main Library Knight Reads – 2nd Floor

A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the surprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance, and – ultimately – horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.

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