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Poetry on the Patio – April 25 at Noon

You are all cordially invited to the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library’s annual nod to April as National Poetry Month!   Hear members of the St. Thomas community share their favorite poems in the warm spring air!  The event will begin out on the library terrace as soon as the carillon finishes its song.  Bring your friends – the library will provide refreshments!

Please note: If the weather is too rainy or chilly, the reading will be held inside — same day, at noon, in the O’Shaughnessy Room, 108.

Enjoy getting to know another side of your St. Thomas colleagues as they share one or two of the poems they love.  Each year we try to hear new voices – seeking readers from all areas of campus life.  Dan Gjelten will begin, followed by Emma Kopp, David Moore, John Heintz, Glenn Caruso, Seanne Harris, Todd Lawrence, Eric Tornoe, Jan Becker, Ngeri Nnachi, and Danielle Hermanny.

Please visit the online history of the St. Thomas Poetry on the Patio events. You’ll get an idea of what it’s like – who has read – what they have read – and some interesting pieces of information relating to poetry!

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday at Noon out on the Patio!

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Guitar Ensemble in Great Hall – Tuesday, April 11 at 3:45 pm

Celebrate the early spring by studying or relaxing to music of the UST Guitar Ensemble on the library’s second floor. Under the direction of Joan Griffith, student guitarists will perform jazz, Latin, and classical music in a relaxed and informal setting. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Date:              Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time:              3:45pm – 4:30pm

Location:       O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Great Hall

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Finding the Truth in a Fake News World – Tuesday, April 11 – Convo Hour

 

Finding Truth in a Fake News World: Looking Beyond the Headlines

 

Join a candid conversation about the fake news era.  A panel of Communication & Journalism faculty members and librarians will talk about discerning truth from falsehood in the glut of “news” that chokes our smartphones.  Guiding the conversation will be Greg Vandegrift, Mark Neuzil, Kate Zittlow Rogness, and Peter Gregg from COJO, and Talia Nadir and Chad Kluck from the St. Thomas Libraries.  Dan Gjelten will moderate.

Bring your ideas and questions to this informal setting. Refreshments await; all are welcome!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017    11:45 am to 1:00 pm      O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Great Hall, 2nd floor

 

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

noonartsound: Music as Metaphor for Leadership – April 4 in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Michael Klein, Justice and Peace Studies faculty member.

You are all invited to the library’s April 4 noonartsound presentation:  Music as Metaphor for Leadership!    Join us at noon in the O’Shaughnessy Room, where Mike Klein will demonstrate how the close collaboration evidenced  by our own St. Thomas a capella singers provides a model for leadership.  Enjoy the conversations, the music, and the insights.  With the help of singers from the ever popular Cadenza and Summit Singers, it promises to be a note-worthy offering!

As Summit Singers president, Alex Noto explains, “leadership in a capella music requires a focused collaboration to make each song complete.  Each member of our group takes the responsibility to perfect his own role and blend it with the others.  If any part goes missing, the performance may not be successful.”

Invite your friends – all are welcome – cake and coffee will be provided.

The Summit Singers

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Donate your Books to the Library Week Book Sale

Happy Spring!!

Are you ready to box up those books you used to love but don’t want any more?

Please consider donating them to the Library Week Used Book Sale.

Library Week Book Sale will be Monday – Thursday, April 10 – 13 – Noon to 6pm in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108!!

Book donations will be accepted at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Circulation Desk any time:  now through Friday, April 7

Thank you very much!!

Our Book Sale Shoppers especially love:

Novels, Mysteries, Literature, Hobbies, Pets, Self-Help, Cookbooks, Art, Music, Children’s Books, Summer Beach Reading, DVDs!

(No textbooks, please)

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Digitalia Films Library

The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Digitalia Films Library (video streaming database). The database with more than 900 titles, is a multilingual, multi-national collection of movies and documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America (Classic) and Latin America (especially Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil). Among the subjects included in the documentaries are archeology, history, nature, arts, and more. The entire collection is available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.
Note: To activate the English subtitles please click under the CC icons

If you have questions about this streaming film collection or any other video or music streaming collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media/Music Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Special Collections and Archives

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Celtic Collection!

Join the Department of Special Collections and the Center for Irish Studies in celebrating 100th Anniversary of the founding of  Celtic Collection.  This celebration will be a part of our annual St. Patrick’s Day Open House to be held Tuesday, March 14th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Special Collections Department (LL09 O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library).  In addition to a display of some of the treasures from the collection, a short program featuring Irish poetry will be held at 12:15 pm.

(image from The Fair Hills of Ireland by Stephen Gwynn, Maunsel Press, 1906)

The Celtic Collection can trace its origin to a September 1916 vote by the Minnesota chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians to provide funds to establish an Irish Library at the College of St. Thomas.  From this initial gift of $600, the collection has grown to over 14,000 volumes containing significant materials related to Irish local history and antiquities, folklore, art, music, Irish language and literature and modern Irish poetry.

(image from The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred P. Graves, T.F. Unwin, 1909.)

  For more information on the UST Libraries rare books and manuscripts collections see our website.

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

March 1 noonartsound highlights Native American culture and music

Dr. Robert J. Werner, Professor Emeritus

Dan Gjelten, Associate Vice Provost for University Libraries

All are invited to noonartsound on Wednesday, March 1, at noon in the O’Shaughnessy Room of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.  This month’s talk features the Culture of the Dakota and Contemporary Native American Music.

Dr. Robert J. Werner, Professor Emeritus, will speak about one of Minnesota’s principal Native groups: the Dakota;  their migrations, history, culture and music.   Dan Gjelten, Associate Vice Provost for University Libraries, will introduce themes and sounds heard in the music of the Plains Native Americans and several well-known artists.

We look forward to this conversation and hope you will join us at noon on March 1.