Elevators will be out of order for repairs at Hardin from June 3 to July 3.
Library staff will be available to offer assistance.
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7:30 am-6 pm
10 am-6 pm
12 pm-9 pm
Information Commons close 15 minutes before the library.
Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.
From April 21-May 9, patrons can do good at the library.
Textbooks will be donated to World Wide Books, a non-profit organization which recycles used books and promotes literacy. Food goes to benefit migrant farmworkers in Iowa and must be non-perishable, sealed, and unexpired.
Donations may be placed in the red box at our 3rd floor reference desk. Questions? Contact us at (319) 335-9151 or email email@example.com to learn more.
World Wide Book Drive has donated 3,000,000 books globally. [Image via worldwidebooks.org]
Hart and O’Brien in their St. Paul home. [Image via twincities.com]
Celebrate 30 years of conservation at the University of Iowa with an evening of Irish music and mystery. Detective fiction writer Erin Hart will share how the discovery of the ninth century Fadden More Psalter inspired her latest novel.
The Psalter is an ancient religious text recently discovered in an Irish peat bog. Written at an estimated 1,000 years ago, the book is a significant archaelogical find because of its age and incredible condition and because it is bound in papyrus, which suggests a link between ancient Irish and Mediterranean cultures. Hart worked with preservationists, conservationists, and scholars to incorporate this element of Irish history into her fiction.
Participants will also enjoy a tour of the University Conservation Lab and the Iowa Women’s Archives. Musical accompaniment will be performed by Paddy O’Brien, a distinguished Irish musician who is currently at work on the third volume of The Paddy O’Brien Tune Collection: A Personal Treasury of Irish Traditional Music.
Borelli. [Image via wikipedia.org]
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679) was an Italian Renaissance physicist who sought to make mechanical laws applicable to all physiological phenomena. Borelli, who studied at Padua under Galileo, regarded the human body essentially as a machine whose functions could be explained by the laws of physics. He mentored Marcello Malpighi– who went on to become the father of microscopical anatomy– and was instrumental in the foundation of the Iatrophysical school of thought, which used mathematical and physical principles to understand the material world. At his laboratory in Pisa, Borelli made a number of important discoveries about respiration, circulation, and the muscular system. De Motu Animalium is an illustrated study of human and animal muscular exertion.
Model for an early submarine. [wikimedia.com]
Hinged elbow joint. [anthrobot.com]
Bearing weight. [archivioflaviobeninati.com]
Image via the guardian.com, credit Royal Society
This images are from a 14th century translation of Arabic doctor Ibn Butlan, who died circa 1068. Butlan’s title roughly translates to “health report.” The report addresses the impact of nature, emotional states, daily life, and meteorological conditions on health. Butlan wrote that his book concerned “the six things that are necessary for every man in the daily preservation of his health.” These included:
1. “The treatment of air, which concerns the heart.”
2. “The right use of foods and drinks.”
3. “The correct use of movement and rest.”
4. “The problem of prohibiting excessive wakefulness.”
5. “The correct use of elimination and retention of humors.”
6. “The regulating of the person by moderating joy, anger, fear, and distress.”
Wine. Image via offi.fr Making spaghetti. Image via spaghettiforever.wordpress.com
|Saturday, December 21||10:00 am – 2:00 pm|
|Sunday, December 22||12:00 – 4:00 pm|
|Monday, December 23||7:30 am – 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday, December 24||CLOSED|
|Wednesday, December 25||CLOSED|
|Thursday – Friday, December 26 – 27||7:30 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 28||CLOSED|
|Sunday, December 29||CLOSED|
|Monday – Tuesday, December 30 – 31||7:30 am – 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday, January 1||CLOSED|
|Thursday – Friday, January 2 – 3||7:30 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, January 4||10:00 am – 2:00 pm|
|Sunday, January 5||10:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Monday – Thursday, January 6-9||Winter 1 hours begin|
December 20 is the last day to find Ed the reindeer! Bring him to the front desk for a prize!
A permanent exhibit honoring Dr. Robert C. Hardin, for whom the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is named, is now on display near the Library’s 3rd floor entrance. In addition to performing pioneering research in blood banking and transfusion and in diabetes, Dr. Hardin was instrumental in the current design of the University of Iowa’s health sciences campus.
In addition to the exhibit, more information about Dr. Hardin is available here.