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Upcoming Events

spookyHaints & Boogers – October 27th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for a night of terrifying tales on Monday October 27th, 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Feel free to stay afterward for some spooky treats!

Monster Hunt – Starts on October 15th

As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, the Thomas J. Garland staff implores you to face the monsters that appear on this most auspicious evening. Do you dare to take the challenge by naming what monsters may lurk in the night? Take a bounty contract from the tree and conduct some research to see if you can name the monster described. If you think you  have found the name of the creature, tell a staff member at the Circulation desk. If you are correct, you will receive some monster bait (prize bag). Be cautious, as some of these creatures are crafty and hard to find.

Good luck and be safe!

A few rules for Monster Hunting:

  1. One Monster per student.
  2. You may team up and help each other with the research.
  3. You may ask the Master Sorcerers (librarians) for help with the searches.
  4. When you have completed your search, return the scroll you chose to the Circulation Desk. DO NOT throw them away.
  5. Be polite to others when they are searching. Don’t ruin the search by telling someone the answer if you know it and they do not.
  6. Remember to have fun!!!

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of studying?

Come to the library for Exam Cram, this Thursday (October 9th) from 7:00pm – 9:00pm! Good luck on your finals!

And check out these study and research tips from your librarians!

“Whenever I need to study—and remember—something, I generally open the study materials before me and take physical notes with a pen on a yellow legal pad.  I find the process of transferring information from the materials to paper greatly aids recollection.  I emphasize paper because I do not enjoy the same retention factor with computers. ”  – Jack Smith, Library Director

“Not that I’m biased or anything, but I always studied best when I went to the library. It’s quiet and I found I could concentrate better in that kind of environment. If I tried to study in my room, I would always end up doing something else (watching a movie, playing a video game, talking with my roommate). Whether the library, or a coffee shop, or in an empty study nook, getting out of my room and away from distraction always helped me focus.” – Crystal Johnson, Distance Learning Librarian NE & Library Webmaster

“Well, the ways I do researching and studying are taking the process in steps and not over-working myself. I reward myself after long hours of studying and researching by reading enjoyable books or playing video games. When doing research, I try to have a cohesive idea in mind, so that when I approach the databases I know what keywords to use. I try to have some sort of snack nearby while doing research and studying, so that I can keep my energy up.” – Lelia Heinbach, Coordinator of Circulation Services

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Ku Long’s Quote of the Week



“At night, here in the library, the ghosts have voices.”― Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night



Have a favorite library or book related quote? Let us know! It might end up on a chalkboard around the library, or Ku Long may choose it as his quote that week. You can contact us via email at: library@tusculum.edu. Please include the author of the quote and a link to the source (if possible).

We also welcome suggestions and submissions. Read a good book? Tell us about it! Have a study tip, information resource or even a recipe you want to share? Let us know!

Submissions are subject to review and revisions or edits may be requested.