Thanksgiving Week Hours

Library closes at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 24th (Last day of Classes)
Library Closed during Thanksgiving Break: November 25th- November 28th
Library Reopens on Sunday, November 29th at 10:00am

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Hot Titles at McQuade


Need a book to cozy up with over Thanksgiving break? Try checking out McQuade’s new and improved Hot Titles Collection, located around the fireplace on the first floor of the library. This collection includes a wider range of genres and titles than our previous McNaughton selection, and includes both fiction and nonfiction materials. All of our Hot Titles can be identified by a red dot on the book’s spine.

Enjoy watching Game of Thrones? Why not explore George R.R. Martin’s Westeros and Essos in A Song of Ice and Fire series? Go on a journey and discover all that HBO left out! -We even have a The World of Ice and Fire, a wonderfully organized book that takes you behind the scenes of the Seven Kingdoms!

Interested in how To Kill a Mockingbird or Go Set a Watchmen came to be? Want to dive deeper into the life of author Harper Lee? Then take a look at The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills. This nonfiction work explores Lee’s upbringing and life in the deep south of Alabama, as well as Mills’ friendship and experience working with Lee. This is a must read for all those wanting just one more adventure in Maycomb!

Don’t have time to get wrapped into a long novel? Fear not- we have something for you too! Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child may just be what you’re looking for. Coming in at just under 200 pages, Morrison takes her readers on a provocative journey detailing the intertwined lives of adults and children, explaining that “what you do to children matters. And they never forget.”

If you’re more into graphic novels, rather than your traditional book of text, we have that too! Check out Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians Disassembled, the third volume in the Guardians of the Galaxy series. In this installment, get prepared to meet two new guardians- Venom and Captain Marvel. Go on an adventure with them to discover where in the universe Star-Lord is. Guaranteed fun for anyone looking for an intergalactic exploration!


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A Loving Tribute: Ellenora D. O’Brien

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Titles relating to  American Musical Theatre and Film were purchased for McQuade Library from funds that were donated in memory of Ellenora D. O’Brien, mother to Robert O’Brien, McQuade Library’s Operations Manager.  Mrs. O’Brien, who died in June 2014,  was supervisor of Ashe Center at Merrimack from 1970-1992.  She came from … Continue reading

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First Year Experience and McQuade

1stfloor McQuade Library helped welcome the class of 2019 to Merrimack in a variety of ways.  During orientation, all first year students took part in a QR Code walking tour with their new iPads so they could learn about the resources and services available in the library building.  A FYE Course LibGuide was created to help orient students to using the library resources with their iPads. It also provided resources related to the common readings and information about the academic centers and support at Merrimack.  Librarian Lyena Chavez teamed up with First Year Academic Counselor Sara Quagliaroli to create the week three session materials on academic preparation.  In addition, Librarian C.J. Wong is teaching a section of FYE with McQuade Library student worker, Aggie Vazquez.  

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McQuade Librarians Host Workshop for NOBLE Academic Librarians


McQuade Librarians organized a day of lesson and resource sharing with other academic librarians from NOBLE, as a way to work together to align instruction programs with the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. This was a day of active learning and collaboration, where all participants were asked to share at least one lesson plan and corresponding handouts. Finding creative ways to reach our students is not always easy, so this was a great opportunity to see what other librarians were doing in the classroom. This workshop was designed as a  starting point in implementing the new Framework, where colleagues could work together in a fun, stress-free environment.

The morning began with keynote speaker, Melinda Malik, Head of Reference and Instructional Services at Saint Anselm College, and recent graduate of the M.Ed. in Higher Education program at Merrimack College. Melinda discussed ways to apply learning theories to our instruction programs and really got all participants involved with fun activities. After Melinda’s engaging discussion, the new framework was discussed in more detail. This was followed by a share out of lesson plans. The purpose of this day-long workshop was to share tips and tricks, as well as to really dig into the new framework.


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Wiesenthal Center’s “The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945” Poster Exhibit at McQuade

Wiesenthal Center’s “The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945” educational poster exhibit is displayed on the first floor lobby of McQuade.  These posters are a gift from Dr. Max and Prof Hilda Perlitsh.

The Courage to Remember poster series offers compelling, new insights into the Holocaust. The story unfolds through four major themes:

The Courage to Remember

  1. Nazi Germany, 1933-1938
  2. Moving Toward the “Final Solution”, 1939-1941
  3. Annihilation in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941-1945
  4. Liberation – Building New Lives

This exhibit will be on display until November 12, 2015.

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Happy Halloween! McQuade Library Finally Has Its Very Own Library Cat!

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Trail CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics Online!


McQuade has a trail of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics Online until November 25, 2015.  The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online contains all of the information in the print edition plus tables and charts and is updated quarterly.  Have a look and let us know how you are going to use it!


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First Year Engineering Students Research the Merrimack Moseley Bridge


First Year Engineering students came to McQuade Library to research the history of the Moseley Iron Arch Bridge located at Merrimack College.  Students learned how to find patents, historical pictures, books, and journal articles relating to the Moseley Bridge.  In addition to honing their information literacy skills, the engineering students worked in teams to create a poster about the bridge as their final product.


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Dr. Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah, organizing for women’s rights and democracy in Ghana!

During this past weekend, Elizabeth and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) welcomed Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo in Columbus, Ohio to discuss issues affecting women and children, and receive an award for her work and leadership in promoting the interests of women and children in Ghana. As the keynote speaker, she spoke about the importance of women’s empowerment as the key to nation building and transformation. Her husband Nana Akufo-Addo is the 2016 Presidential candidate of the NPP, which is the largest opposition party in Ghana, also attended the event to receive a lifetime achievement award. Elizabeth is the leader of the Women’s Wing of the NPP-USA branch.
IMG-20151026-WA0004 Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo and her husband Nana Akufo-Addo.
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