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NEW! Kanopy Streaming Video

The Pfau Library is pleased to announce the introduction of a new online streaming video service, Kanopy! More than 1,500 U.S. universities subscribe to Kanopy, a collection of more than 26,000 films from many of the leading producers, including the

Posted in Databases

Good bye, hoopla!

The streaming media service known as hoopla is no longer available through the Pfau Library. Access to hoopla was funded by a Vital Technologies Initiative grant and all those funds have been expended.  We submitted another grant proposal, but it

Posted in Did You Know?, Library Services, Miscellaneous

There’s More Here Than Books!

Check it Out at the Pfau Library!  THERE’S MORE HERE THAN BOOKS!   With your current CSUSB ID, you can check out:   • Audiobooks • Charging rings • DVDs • Calculators (basic, financial, and graphing) • Earphones • Laptops

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Media Reviews: Blackfish

Blackfish     2013, 83 mins., directed and written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. This is the controversial documentary that tells the story of Tilikum, a killer whale, or orca (called “blackfish” in Native American lore). Held in captivity for years at amusement

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hoopla Hula Hoop Challenge Winners!

     THANK YOU TO ALL who participated in this past quarter’s hoopla Hula Hoop Challenge! Congratulations go to the winners of the opportunity drawing and here is a complete list of the winners: 1st Place: Liying Zheng  — Kindle HD

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Media Reviews: Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher     2012, 130 mins., directed & written by Christopher McQuarrie. Based upon Lee Child’s ninth Reacher novel, One Shot, this film stars a miscasted Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, an iconcoclastic drifter ex-Marine. Even though the script

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Media Reviews: Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go     2010, 97 mins., directed & written by Dan Rush. Based upon a Raymond Carver short story (“Why Don’t You Dance”), this intelligent and well casted film stars Will Ferrell in a rare dramatic role as

Posted in Media Reviews

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on hoopla!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with selections from Pfau Library’s new streaming media service, hoopla. Items in the categories below were selected by Les Kong of the Library Multimedia Center. Hispanic Heritage Movies Hispanic Heritage Music Hispanic Heritage Audiobooks Hispanic

Posted in Library Services

New Service: Wireless Charging

The Pfau Library will become one of the first academic libraries in the nation to implement wireless charging. Twenty-five charging Powermats have been installed on the 1st floor: 4 at the South entrance on the table under the monitor 5 on

Posted in Did You Know?, Library Services

Media Reviews: Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths     2012, 110 mins., directed and written by Martin McDonagh.   Aspiring screenwriter, Marty (played by Colin Farrell) struggles to complete his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths.” Meanwhile his best friend, erstwhile dognapper Billy (Sam Rockwell) does his best

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