It is not certain where, exactly, the first deck of cards appeared. Or why. Many scholars trace playing cards to the Tang Dynasty in China during the 9th century AD, in the form of a “leaf game.”
Up next: Study Spots
When the booths on level one are taken and there’s not a free table in sight on level three, what other study places are there? Give these spots a try!
Up next: Summer Films
Summer is here! Time to kick back and watch some films courtesy of the Marriott Library. Joni Clayton has gone through the databases and collections and found these 7 films that are free to watch for University of Utah students, staff, and faculty.
Up next: Video Games
By the time Roy Porte was eighteen, he had become known as the “boy editor” of Hunter, North Dakota, where he established The Herald, and ran it from 1894-1897.
On August 4th, 2021 at 12:00 PM, join librarian Allyson Mower as she moderates a discussion with panelists Trinh Mai and Phillip Bimstein about mindfulness. Trinh is a mindfulness educator and social worker at the U’s Wellness & Integrative Health Resiliency Center; Phillip is also an educator in the U’s Honors college and has a course on literature related to solitude, silence, creative life, and is also a musician.
The J. Willard Marriott Library has recently obtained access to four new databases. These are available at no cost to current University of Utah students, staff, & faculty.
The Rare Books Department welcomes you all back to the J. Willard Marriott Library, and invites you to visit our latest exhibition, Roar of Distant Breakers, now on display in the Special Collections Gallery on level four.
From Jikji to Gutenberg is a collaborative research project involving over 30 scholars living in 13 different time zones who intend to investigate the technological evidence related from the invention of book printing.