Archive for May, 2014

Archives closed May 27th

May 27, 2014

Archives and Special Collections will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28th.

Lois B. Hayna receives the Colorado Authors’ League Lifetime Achievement Award

May 21, 2014

On May 8th, 2014 at the age of 101, Lois B. Hayna received the Colorado Authors’ League Lifetime Achievement Award (see http://t.co/dhaJXxR75e). Her papers are in the Library’s Archives and Special Collections and contain extensive writings from her college days to poems written this year. Hayna did not begin writing poetry steadily until she was in her sixties, and spanning the richness of her life’s experiences, she has not stopped yet. Her topics are extensive and cover her trials and joys that change over time because of youth, [Wild Strawberries] age, [The Nonagenarian Gets A Buzz on] death, [The Necessary Rain] because of culture, [No Warning Signal] and because of circumstances [Wild Honey] and attitude [Why I Dance].

A spectrum of America is reflected in Lois Hayna’s writings, both fiction and non-fiction: rural life in the early 1900s; the Depression, feminism, the changes begun the 1960s, and the corporate world of today. Truly she has won a “lifetime Achievement”.

Memorial Day closure

May 20, 2014

The Dayton Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, May 26th, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday morning.

problems viewing EBSCOhost PDF files in Firefox?

May 15, 2014

Some users have reported problems this week viewing EBSCOhost PDF files using Firefox. Here is a workaround.

In order to change the default reader for PDF files (to not open PDF files with Firefox’s internal PDF reader), follow these steps:

1. Go to Tools > Options (or Firefox > Options).
2. In the Options window, select the Applications tab.
3. In the Search field, type PDF. You should find Portable Document Format (PDF).
4. On the right hand side you should find an Action column. Use that to select your favorite PDF reader (Adobe Reader, etc.).

This will force Firefox to bypass the PDF reader in the EBSCOhost window and open the PDF in a separate window with Adobe.

Lumen – back online

May 15, 2014

Lumen (the Regis Library online catalog) is back online.

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Beginning at 9:00 a.m. MST on Monday, May 19th, Lumen (the Regis Library online catalog) will be unavailable for 4 – 6 hours. Our integrated library system will be undergoing a major upgrade and our vendor estimates the system being down for 4 – 6 hours.

Our holdings will be searchable in the Prospector catalog during the downtime, however users will be unable to place holds on Regis items through Prospector. Item status will not update in real time until the upgrade is complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will post an update here once services are fully restored.

Terra Firma: Intrinsic Reflections – exhibit and opening reception

May 2, 2014

Terra Firma: Intrinsic Reflections
A 10 Year Retrospective for Weaver, Aneesha Parrone

Opening reception:

Wednesday, May 7th
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
DML Fireplace lounge

The exhibition will be on display during May. Aneesha will also have looms available at the reception so that attendees may try weaving themselves.

The intention of breathing light….the intention on which this exhibits stands…. is appreciation for all that the thousands of breaths, expressed with affection in each chosen thread woven through the warp.

The exhibition spans a 10 year period of exploring inner and outer landscapes. In addition to Aneesha’s creative expression, the show includes work by her students. Some come to her studio, Arpana Aneesha Studios, llc, in Niwot, Colorado. Some live in assisted living facilities. Some students live in independent living facilities. For others, “dwelling place” is still in a family home or apartment. The intention is to include creativity and artistic expression in the beauty of living every day.

It is this kind of intentional living that seems to enable us to dance on the sky while keeping our feet grounded to the earth—the sky of love, peace and joy become real, not the philosophy of a passing cloud….We are and become more real to each other and to others. The intangibility of light is who we are–Such a paradox!!