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Welcome Cascade 5th Graders!

On Monday, February 26th, the library will host a portion of Going to College in the Fifth Grade. From 10:00 to 11:45 a.m Cascade Elementary School 5th graders will visit the library and be doing several activities throughout the building. Students and library patrons should be aware that the library may not be a quiet zone during this time.

Visit the SPU Writing Center

The Writing Center is on the main floor of the Ames Library in Room 103 and helps SPU undergrads at any stage of writing a paper. Whether you have a complete draft or nothing at all, the Writing Center can teach you strategies for coming up with ideas, organizing them, and refining them. No appointment necessary, The Writing Center is open Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and in the evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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Orbis Cascade Alliance

The SPU Library is a member of The Orbis Cascade Alliance of college and university libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Students, faculty, and staff have access to more than 28 million items in the combined collections. Read more

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, ed. Derek R. Nelson and Paul R. Hinlicky

(eBook, available to read online)

This is, understandably, the year for Luther dictionaries and encyclopedias. The Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions, ed. Wengert, is on order, and the Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, ed. Lamport, under consideration. But The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, ed. Nelson and Hinlicky, is available now for consultation. Though an important Luther-Lexikon appeared in 2014, these are the first multi-authored such works of reference in English since 1965. The 125 entries in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther are authored by Reformation-studies specialists from around the world, so their bibliographies are happily multi-lingual. The editors tend to subsume narrower topics under broader themes. Thus there is no entry on "Ein Feste Burg", but only the "Music, Poetry, and Hymns" sector of the two-part entry on the "Arts." "Intentionally forward-looking in approach," the Encyclopedia concentrates on the importance of established knowledge for the future of Luther studies.

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