Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lost – A TV Series Review

Chances are, you know someone (or know someone who knows someone) who watched Lost. Most likely, you’ve heard people complain about how confusing it is, how dumb it got near the end of the show, etc etc. Despite all of the problems Lost does have, I can tell you that it is one of the most artfully made shows of our generation.
In case you don’t know, the show revolves around a group of survivors of flight 815, who crash on a mysterious island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The island is far from ordinary and the survivors are faced with challenges extending far beyond the usual detail for one stuck on a tropical island. Flashbacks allow us to get the know characters backstory, and we become very closely acquainted with characters like Jack, a surgeon who quickly takes on a leadership role but is dealing with some deep seated family issues.
The show spans six seasons, jam packed full of new characters, new storylines and an unbelievable amount of plot twists. But what makes the show truly exceptional is the way the characters develop and change. Truly good television has the ability to show us that we are all capable of being “the bad guy” and “the good guy” sometimes at the same time. Lost displays the complexities of human nature, wrapped up with some very complex timey-wimey stuff and a lot of breaking the laws of physics. Also, it’s super addicting. Super, duper addicting. If your curiosity is getting the best of you and you’re dying to watch, you’re in luck- the library owns all six seasons! Good luck and happy watching! Whitni S.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reading Day Massages

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="566"] Doesn't this look like a great way to take a break?[/caption]

As the end of the semester approaches, and it starts to finally feel like spring, library staff would like to announce that the library will be offering chair massages as a stress-buster for students as they prepare for their finals on Reading Day. The chair massages will be Friday, May 2, from 10 AM-3 PM. Massages will each be 10 minutes long, and they will be free! So how do you get one, and what’s the catch?

-Sign up will start at 9 AM on Tuesday, April 29.
-You go to the Reference Desk to sign up.
-Only current Coe students are eligible to receive a free massage
-You must come in person to sign up (no signing up for a group of friends, or by phone/email.)
-The day of the massages, you must check in 5 minutes prior to your massage. If you do not check in prior to your massage, you are liable to lose your spot to students on the waiting list.

If this appeals to you as you wind down the semester, come by the library to sign up on Tuesday. Odds are your muscles could use some pampering, after a year of hauling around heavy books. We'll miss you this summer while you're gone (even if you don't necessarily miss us.) Have a wonderful summer!

-Katelyn, Head of Reference

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Remembering VHS

Many of the students at Coe seem to forget about our wonderful AV department. To me, this place has and always will occupy a special place in my heart. You don’t just browse through films in the AV department but rather you browse through history. Looking through the VHS tapes, personally, brings back fond childhood memories of rewinding a tape before watching it or the pure frustration of renting un-re-winded movie. To many this experience is foreign but to me, and surely many others, it takes me back to simpler times I dearly miss. Unfortunately, technology has made places like the AV Theater more obsolete, since with a click of a mouse you could find any thing you desire. However, I would like to challenge everyone to take a moment and walk through the aisles of not just film but history, before it is too late. Yafet M.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Computers. Super important here at Coe and I'm glad the library has so many. Last semester, my computer was broken so I spent a LOT of time in the library at one of the computers. The library also seems to be immune to whatever seems to be going on with Coe's wi-fi (most of the time). Even though the library isn't open all day, there's usually a good bet that you can use a computer when you need one. ~Angela A.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Accused--Book Review

Ever just want to sit down and get lost in a book? The Stewart Memorial Library has many books that can transport you to a different place; we have thrillers, romance, and mysteries. If you are looking for a thriller I would recommend the book Accused by Lisa Scottoline. It is a thriller about three women in the law firm, Rosato & Associates. They are given a case by a thirteen year old, Allegra Gardner; this young girl’s sister was murdered six years prior. The case at the time was solid, the man who was accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was found on the sister and her blood was on him. He also plead guilty at the trial. Open and shut, right? But there is a twist, Allegra does not believe that he is guilty and wants Rosato & Associates to reopen the case. Now the question is whether or not they should take the case; Allegra’s family is powerful and influential so taking this case would be risky. But was justice really served those 6 years ago? These three women and a thirteen-year-old will find out.

Does this book interest you? Come check it out! Located in the browsing section on the first floor of the library, the call number is PS 3569 .C725 .A65 2013. ~Ashley K.