115 years ago the “unsinkable”, RMS Titanic, sank.

By Jacob Kinsman

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On April 12, 1912 the ‘unsinkable’ RMS Titanic departed Southampton, England for New York City, New York, but the early morning of April 15, 1912 the ship collided with an iceberg and sank.

The Titanic had been considered unsinkable because of its water compartment and funnel system. In the event of a hull breach, the compartments would seal, thus preventing the water from spreading throughout the ship. However, when the Titanic struck the iceberg, the opening in the hull was too large for the compartment system to compensate.

Over the course of a few hours the ship slowly sank. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew on board, only 1,514 survived the disaster. Passengers were split into three classes.  During the sinking the ‘women and children first’ rule was instated so most of the casualties were men. While first-class passengers did drown,  drastically larger numbers of second and third class passengers perished.

The sinking of the Titanic has been a popular topic since the incident in 1912. To learn more about the only voyage of the RMS Titanic check out our resources available through the Rohrbach Library!

 

Happy National Library Week!

By Jacob Kinsman

 

Come celebrate National Library Week at the Rohrbach Library by thanking our librarians,  exploring our resources, and signing up for a 2017 READ poster!

Stop by the Book and Brew cafe on the second floor of the library and contribute to our National Library Week message board. Tell us how the library has impacted your studies at Kutztown!

Check out a our “Challenge” collection in the lobby at Rohrbach! This limited time collection features titles banned from various public, academic, and school libraries.

A few spots are left for the 2017 READ poster campaign and sign up ends Friday, April 14! Please stop by RL 22 to sign up or email JKins929@live.kutztown.edu.

 

Movie Monday: When Two Worlds Collide

By Jacob Kinsman

When Two Worlds Collide

Peruvian President Alan Garcia is vigorously trying to bring Peru to “the world stage” by extracting natural resources from untouched amazonian lands. Fighting against Garcia’s actions is a passionate indigenous leader Alberto Pizango and his band of supporters. As Garcia ignores their pleas, deadly violence erupts.

When Two Worlds Collide is available to KU faculty, students, and staff through the Kanopy database on the Rohrbach Library’s website.

New DVDs available to rent at Rohrbach!

By Jacob Kinsman

Come to the Rohrbach Library and check out recent additions to our DVD collection!

The Birth of a Nation

Follow Nat Turner in, “The Birth of a Nation” as he led a rebellion in hopes of breaking the chains of slavery and inequality in the United States.

The Birth of a Nation DVD copy is available to rent at the Rohrbach Library.

Deepwater Horizon

Based on the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and and oil-spill, “Deepwater Horizon”, follows the brave men and women who risked their lives to ensure that others were evacuated safely.

Deepwater Horizon DVD copy is available to rent at the Rohrbach Library.

Snowden

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this drama about Edward Snowden, who exposed illegal activity by the National Security Agency (NSA) to the world. Commended by some and praised by others for his actions, Snowden, became the most wanted man on the planet.

Snowden DVD copy is available to rent at the Rohrbach Library.

Movie Monday: The Mask You Live In

A film documenting challenges a group of adolescent boys face in a society highly influenced by gender stereotypes, “The Mask You Live In” explores the environmental pressures that define what a ‘real man’ is.

The Mask You Live In is available in the Kanopy database on the Rohrbach Library’s webpage.

To watch The Mask You Live In now, click here.

Come relax at Rohrbach!

It’s finally beginning to feel like spring, and you know what that means: our balcony is officially open!

The Rohrbach Library balcony will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to dusk and Sunday from 2p.m. to dusk, and it is closed on Saturdays.

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So what are you waiting for?

Read, study, or simply relax on our furnished outdoor balcony!

Movie Mania: Classic & Contemporary Comedy

By Jacob Kinsman

Whether you’re in need of a laugh or preparing for April Fools day, treat yourself to a comedy flick! The following films are available through Kanopy on the Rohrbach Library’s’ webiste.

The following films are part of Kanopy’s comedy collection:

Bringing Up Bobby

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Milla Jovovich stars in this comedy as Olive, a European con-artist trying to raise her American son in current-day Oklahoma. However, Olive struggles to escape her past.

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Struggling comedian Trevor Newandyke is fed up with life. He needs a break. However, relaxing to Trevor is cranking some tunes and setting something on fire.

I am Chris Farley

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Explore the life and career of comedy icon Chris Farley from his earliest performances to “Saturday Night Live” and other hit films like “Black Sheep” and “Tommy Boy”.”

For more comedy films visit Kanopy on the Rohrbach Library’s website.


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