Annual Season’s Readings is Here!

Each year, in lieu of sending a Christmas card, the staff of Drexel
Library share their list of recommended reads, affectionately known as Season’s Readings.Seasons Readings image

Check out this year’s list (no pun intended). Maybe there is a title that interests you or looks like it might make a good gift for that certain someone on your list!

Happy Reading!

 

 

De-Stress in the PLC Finals Week!

During Finals Week, there will be an assortment of activities and snacks available to students with the intention of minimizing stress and strengthening well-being.

Wednesday, December 9th
24 Hourswordle 3
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs

9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium
11:00 PM-12:00 AM
Sandwiches for Students from Greek Council

Thursday, December 10th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Refreshments and various fun activities in the Atrium
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Friday, December 11th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplug

Saturday, December 12th
Open until 12 midnight, reopens Sunday at 9am
Coloring in the cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs

Sunday, December 13th
Opens at 9am, continues with 24 hours until Tuesday, Dec. 15th
Coloring in the cafe
Healthy snacks

Free earbuds and earplugs
2:00-4:00 PM

Letter writing “Hawks for Heroes”
8:00-9:00 PM
Coffee and Donuts with fun activities

Monday, December 14th
24 Hours
Coloring in the cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs

Tuesday, December 15th
24 Hours
Coloring in the cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – It’s What We’re Reading


December 2015

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
Ronson, Jon

Author Jon Ronson describes social media sites, such as Twitter, have provided a “voice to the voiceless.” It is a place for one to express opinions and feelings, sometimes using this voice to right a wrong. This free expression however has turned into another venue for online shaming and internet vigilantism. Ronson details the experiences of people who have felt the brunt of the humiliation after making mistakes, on Twitter, in their personal life or career. The author explains that while the person in question may deserve some ridicule, the forcefulness and the extent of the damage makes Ronson draw comparisons to angry mobs brandishing pitchforks and putting the accused in stockades for public humiliation. More disturbing is that Ronson points out the schadenfreude and the sense of justice felt by those that have dehumanized the wrong doer. Even if the person “had it coming” does the punishment fit the crime?

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed can be found on the first floor in the Popular Reading section of the Post Learning Commons