Monday, November 26, 2012


Minnesota author Louis Erdrich has been awarded the National Book Award for her latest novel, The Round House.  Erdrich, who is part Ojibwe, has been writing for nearly 30 years.  Her first novel, Love Medicine, was an immediate success, winning the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, among other honors.

Erdrich has lived in Minneapolis since 1999.  She and her sister own Birchbark Books, Herbs and Native Arts in the Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis.

The Goddard Library has a copy of The Round House, as well as many other works by Louise Erdrich.  Stop in and take a look!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

Thursday, November 22      CLOSED

Friday, November 23           CLOSED

Saturday, November 24       9:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Sunday, November 25         1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Have a Happy Holiday!!

Monday, November 12, 2012


So far this semester, librarians have provided library instruction to over 900 students!  Classes have either met in the library, or a librarian has visited the classroom.  Attendance for library tours this fall has increased as well.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


The Ebscohost research databases are among the most popular databases the library offers.  Ebsco has now made it very easy to access Academic Search Premier, CINAHL Plus with Full Text and others directly from your smart phone, iPad, or whatever your mobile device of choice is!  Simply visit an Ebscohost search page and click on "New:  EBSCOhost IPhone and Android Applications" at the bottom of the page.  You will be given the opportunity to type in your email adress, and the instructions will be sent to you.  You are required to download the app from the iTunes Store or Google Play.  View the email on your device, then tap this authentication key.  Please note that you must access the link in your email from your device; the activation link will expire in 24 hours.  Once you are authenticated, the app can be used for nine months, after which you must resend yourself a new authentication key from the Ebscohost interface.  Click "settings" to display the list of databases to search.  The default is that all of the Ebsco databases are selected.  If you have any questions, visit the support page or send an email to  You may now access any or all Ebscohost databases the library subscribes to, directly from your mobile device without having to log in!