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University Libraries offer popular film and television collection

Do you like to relax watching television or films—like multiple seasons of “30 Rock,” the “Big Bang Theory,” “Downton Abbey;” movies like “Argo;” or the entire “Star Wars,” “Twilight,” or “Star Trek” series. Now you can borrow these and more for your enjoyment from the new Leisure Viewing Collection—Movies and TV Series in the Reading Room that houses the Leisure Reading Collection, first floor Pattee Library, central, near the library’s mall entrance. The DVD display is at the far end of the room on the right. Items can be checked out at the Commons Services Desk for a loan period of one week.

This initiative is a collaboration between Library Learning Services (LLS) and the Music and Media Center of the Arts and Humanities Library. LLS has taken the lead on implementing and developing the collection. Amanda Clossen and Glenn Masuchika are the selectors for the collection. The ordering and cataloging of DVDs will proceed as with other DVD collections in the Music and Media Center, the branches, and the campuses. The Music and Media Center will process the DVDs into security cases and prepare the artwork for the cases.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Megan Gilpin, mcg13@psu.edu or 814-867-0069. Additional title requests can be sent to UL-leisureviewing@lists.psu.edu

Summer reading from the Leisure Collection

By Dawn Amsberry

flight behavior book coverWho says beach reads have to be your typical romance novel or blockbuster mystery? Plenty of quirky new fiction for the beach, cabin, or living room couch is yours for the taking this summer. The Leisure Reading list of 2013 summer picks features a hard-boiled Irish cop, a pair of performance artists whose outrageous work often borders on criminal, and a movie critic whose life is changed by a literary ghost. Readers who crave suspense and romance will find both in a quiet English country village, a Boston artist’s studio, and a valley in rural Tennessee that holds an extraordinary secret. If you’re heading out of town, or just to your backyard hammock, don’t forget the sun screen and a good book from the Leisure Reading collection.