CVGA 10th Anniversary

What is you favorite memory of the CVGA poll

Over the next few months, we'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Computer & Video Game Archive. To help kick off the celebrations, we've decided to create a poll on our bulletin board that provides a place for archive users to share their favorite memories. The questions ask "What is your favorite memory of the CVGA?" and "What is your first memory playing video games?"

The Eight by Katherine Neville

Cover of The Eight by Katherine Neville

This fascinating adventure-fantasy tells the story of the quest for a legendary chess set once owned by Charlemagne, which contains the key to a dangerous and powerful secret. The quest is carried out by two brave, intelligent heroines in two different time periods: the French Revolution and the 1970s, and the novel is told in alternating chapters so it is structured like a spiral or figure 8. The Eight can be considered a predecessor of The Da Vinci Code, but in my opinion it is much better...

September Book Displays

Food display sign

We have two new book displays in the 2nd floor lobby area, highlighting different aspects of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library collection. The first display contains notable books related to food and food production. The second display contains graphic novels from our collection that involve science-related topics.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

Cover of The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

Lewis Barnavelt, a ten-year-old orphan, comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a 19th century house in a town which is a fictionalized version of Marshall, Michigan. He finds that his uncle and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are wizards, and that the house has a clock buried in its walls, counting down the minutes until the end of the world. Will Lewis, his uncle, and their friend be able to stop the clock in time? This mystery/horror story is perfect for children and people of...

Merging the Old and the New: Bird’s-Eye Views of America and Leaflet Interactive Maps

Map zooming in to a location

This project's intent was to catalog, digitize, and present a selection of bird's-eye prints of American cities held by the Clements Library. The library started collecting bird's-eye views in earnest during the tenure of current director, J. Kevin Graffagnino. Looking for an innovative and unique way to display these views, Corey Schmidt, under the supervision of the Curator of Graphics Material, Clayton Lewis, began working to build an interactive display for these views....

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