Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, February 18th to Sunday, February 24th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Monday – Thursday 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Guide to New Resources at Dacus Library

Would you like to know about all the newest resources being added to the library’s collections? Well, you’re in luck! We have an online guide, updated monthly, that lists our new titles (with links to the items in our catalog) now available at Dacus Library – including the Music Library and Pettus Archives, too.

The guide is divided into the following sections:
– Electronic: eBooks, eJournals, and Databases
– A through Z call number sections (general collection)
– Government Documents: South Carolina and Federal
– Textbooks
– Juvenile: Children’s books and Young Adult fiction
– Music Library
– Pettus Archives

The Guide to New Resources can be found at: http://libguides.library.winthrop.edu/newtitles/January2019

Here are some of the new titles from January 2019:

Bellevue  Figuring Color   When Christians Were Jews   The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights

Blackbeard's Sunken Prize  China: A history in objects  Between the lines: Ernie Barnes

Who’s Your Fictional Crush?

This week, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the library is doing a fun little event called “Who’s Your Fictional Crush?”. Write the name of your fictional crush on a paper heart – it can be anyone from books, movies, tv series, etc. We’ll find a photo of that character, attach it to the heart, and display it with our Valentine’s Day decorations in the library.

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Dacus Library Celebrates Black History Month with a Soul Food Display

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Black History Month is in full swing. The library is celebrating the heritage and culture of soul food and African foodways with facts about famous soul food chefs, the vegetables and dishes that came from Africa, and the history of African American cooking. Come check out our books on soul food cooking, learn how the vegan soul food movement is gaining popularity, and find out how a dish you love eating today came from a traditional African meal.

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Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, February 11th to Sunday, February 17th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Monday – Thursday 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Kanopy Celebrates Black History Month in Film

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Kanopy is a streaming video resource that includes films ranging from documentaries, indie and foreign films, classics, and newer blockbusters. Dacus Library subscribes to Kanopy, and it can be found on the Databases page of the library website.

In celebration of Black History Month, Kanopy is highlighting nearly 70 films, ranging from African American cinema, historical documentaries, biographical films about major figures, and current events. 

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Kanopy recently acquired A24 films into their library, which means you can now watch the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight”, among many other outstanding films. 

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“Moonlight” is a moving and transcendent look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult circumstances, is guided by support, empathy and love from the most unexpected places.

Winner of multiple Oscars including Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Adapted Screenplay. Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Winner of Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

“Costume and Dress” from our Bloomsbury Cultural History Database

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The Bloomsbury Cultural History database is currently highlighting the theme of “Costume and Dress: Discover how the clothes we wore reveal our history“. 

This featured content includes the following topics:

  • Dress and belief in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Sumptuary laws in medieval Europe
  • Costume and the identification of foreigners
  • Costume becomes fashion
  • Costume and national identity

The Bloomsbury Cultural History database can be found on the Dacus Library Databases page of our website, along with many other interesting resources.