Library Staff Recommendation: A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller Jr.’s only novel published within his lifetime, is a story of the connections between science and religion stretching over millennia. The three sections of the novel, “Fiat Homo,” “Fiat Lux,” and “Fiat Voluntas Tua” follow an abbey of monks of the “Albertian Order of St. Leibowitz” in southwest North America from the 26th to the 38th centuries as they do their best to preserve scientific and technologic achievement after the decimation of the planet through nuclear war and the panic and backlash that followed.

A dazzling science fiction epic, A Canticle for Leibowitz is a classic of the genre and an incredible read.

A Canticle for Leibowitz

by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Greenfield Open Stacks Call # 813 M618

Recommended by Bill Rooney, Greenfield Library Circulation Assistant
Recommended by Bill Rooney,
Greenfield Library Circulation Assistant

Library Staff Recommendation: Postcards From No Man’s Land

Postcards From No Man’s Land
by Aidan Chambers
Call # 823 C355p

Postcards From No Man’s Land is a book which manages to bounce back and forth between two expertly woven stories. It starts as the story of a young man, who travels to Amsterdam in order to honor his grandfather’s participation in the Battle of Arnhem during World War II. The story is then enhanced by the tale of a woman who housed the boy’s grandfather during the time of the war. As the two stories converge, the events of the past and present are beautifully melded together to create an excellent and emotional story involving both love and war.

Recommended by:
Kelly Migliori
Work Study Student

Kanopy

Kanopy is the newest video database available to the UArts community. With over 12,000 videos available to stream online both on and off campus, Kanopy vastly increases the UArts Libraries’ video collection. These thousands of videos are divided into ten categories: Film & Popular, The Arts, Business, Education (K-12), Global Studies & Languages, Health, Media & Communications, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Technical Training. These are further broken down into subcategories which offer you suggestions over a gigantic variety of topics.

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New movies are constantly being added as well. On the front page of Kanopy, there are various scrolling selections of movies. At the very top are new additions but there are also more personalized categories, such as “Student Summer Pics,” “Celebrate LGBT,” or “Independent Cult and Horror Films.”

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Kanopy also provides films and TV broadcasts from renowned distribution companies and broadcasting networks such as The Criterion Collection, PBS, The BBC, Janson Media, Kino Lorber Edu, and First Run Features, as well as many others.

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Additionally, members of the UArts community are able to create their own personal profiles. With these, students, faculty and staff can create playlists, save clips from videos, add videos to their “watch list” to view later, and see their viewing history.

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There is something for everyone on Kanopy, from 50s horror movies to French art films to multi-part Ken Burns documentaries. Go to library.uarts.edu today to give it a try!