Ambrose Digital is a streaming video collection of 637 closed captioned videos currently online at AmbroseDigital.com. The collection includes videos related to Literature, History, Political Science, Fine Arts, Philosophy and Religion, Economics, Nursing, and disciplines in Science and Social Science. The database allows for unlimited streams and simultaneous users, includes public performance rights, and provides easy integration into course management systems. To browse video titles, visit the Ambrose Digital website. Geisel Library is trialing this resource from November 17, 2015 to January 19, 2016. Let us know what you think about this resource by emailing Laura Gricius-West.

Come to the Library’s Periodical Reading Room Wednesday November 18th, 4:00-5:30 for an interactive viewing and discussion of the artwork that is currently on display as part of the Book Arts Preview Show.

College Archivist Keith Chevalier, Fine Arts Professor Kimberly Kersey-Asbury, and Fine Arts students will be on hand to talk about how and why the books were made, what their historic precedents are, and what surprises they hold inside!

At no other time can you get an inside, close-up view of these dynamic, thought-provoking pieces. Don’t miss it!


Barney_VeteransDay2015Stop by the display area on the upper level of the Library to view our Veteran’s Day display.

The display highlights books about the Medal of Honor as well as items about recipient Colonel Harvey Curtiss “Barney” Barnum, Jr. (USMC) (Ret.), Saint Anselm College Class of 1962.

Learn more about Colonel Barnum by visiting the guide for Geisel Library’s Barney Barnum Archival Collection.

Items in our display come from our general collection and our government documents collection.

ArtistBookExhibit2_November2015A special thanks to all those who attended today’s Book Art exhibit opening reception. The exhibit will remain on display through December 16, 2015.

The library is trialing a subscription to EdWeek from 10/26-11/16. For more information about Education Week and what it has to offer, check out our trials page.

Let us know what you think by emailing your comments to Laura Gricius-West.


Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual international creative writing project during the month of November.  Participants’ goal is to write a novel (defined for the event as simply 50,000 words of fiction) in just 30 days.  With the emphasis on quantity over quality, NaNoWriMo provides the structure and encouragement for people to get writing regularly and finish the first draft of a novel.  Participants can join NaNoWriMo’s online community to track word count and get encouragement, and local NaNoWriMo organizers coordinate events for writers to support and write with each other in-person.

This year at Saint Anselm College, Geisel Library and the student literary group the Quatrain have organized a series of events for NaNoWriMo.  The entire SAC community is invited to participate, whether or not you want to commit to trying for the 50,000-word goal or novel format during the month of November.

The kick-off event on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Geisel Library will feature guest speaker Jeanne Cavelos, a science fiction novelist and SAC adjunct English faculty member.  Anyone curious about the process of writing a novel or interested in advice for aspiring writers is welcome to attend.

We will host two open-house-style write-ins, providing space, snacks, and idea-sparking resources for writers.  The write-ins will be on Sunday, November 8 and Saturday, November 21 from 12-3 p.m.

Finally, Geisel Library will host a final party on Thursday, December 3rd at 7 p.m., with snacks, sharing of stories, and a prize for the writer who wrote the most words during November.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween? Check out our latest display of fun and scary books and films. Enjoy lighter fare with Charlie Brown and Ghostbusters, or tap into your inner terror with Dracula and Paranormal Activity. Our eclectic display offers a variety of books and films to suit any mood.


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