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50th Anniversary: OSF Library

50th Anniversary: OSF Library, News & Events

"Gardening: Just for the Health of It!" with Susan Price and Steve Trost

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Susan Price, UST reference librarian and author, and Steve Trost, UST Biology Department and master gardener, will talk about gardening tips and answer your gardening questions at noon Wednesday, May 13, in the O’Shaughnessy Room, Room 108, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Bring your lunch if you wish, beverages and light dessert will be provided. If you have any questions please call Julie at 651-962-5014.

50th Anniversary: OSF Library, News & Events

Poetry on the Patio, Tuesday April 28 at Noon

All are invited to spend a lunch hour enjoying the 11th annual Poetry on the Patio on Tuesday, April 28. Come to the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, bring your lunch and a sweater, and meet us out on the patio. We’ll hear favorite poems read by members of the UST community, including a very special reader who is no longer on our staff at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey but familiar to many in CLIC, Kirsten Dierking. Other readers this year include Brenda Tiefenbruck, Bill Kirchgessner, John Bannigan, Cara Anthony, Heather Bouwman, Dave Nimmer, Ryan Carter, Julie Anne Larkin and our “everlasting emcee” and reader, Dan Gjelten. Come if you can – beverages and snacks will be provided – call if questions – Julie 651-962-5014

50th Anniversary: OSF Library, News & Events

Great Gift Book Ideas — the topic of a March 31st Noon Conversation in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library — with a talk about books.
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You are all invited to a Noon Conversation with Donna Nix on Tuesday, March 31 in Room 102 of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library. Donna is currently a reference and curriculum librarian who manages the Children’s Literature and Curriculum collections at the Keffer Library. She has experience as a classroom teacher, school librarian, consultant for school libraries, and has been a “reader of kids books for a very l-o-n-g time.”
In a modified and condensed version of her program at the 2009 Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference this past February, Ms. Nix will introduce us to the award-winning children’s and young adult books for 2009 and answer your questions about books you might want to give to your children, your grandchildren, your little brothers and sisters.
Bring your lunch if you wish — we’ll provide the beverages and light dessert Call Julie at 962-5014 for more information.

50th Anniversary: OSF Library, News & Events

O'Shaughnessy-Frey 50th Birthday Event: Join us for "Noon Conversation in the Library" on Tuesday, February 17 – Bring your Valentine!

We are happy to tell you that Dr. John Buri and Dr. Carol Bruess will team up at Noon in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library and speak about “You and Your Soul Mate: Made in Heaven? Or Made on Earth? Join us to hear about the nature of soul mate ideology – its origin, its romantic appeal, and some of its negative consequences. How does one “make” a soul mate? How can we act love and not just feel love in order to create a soul mate? We’ll look for you at Noon on Tuesday, February 17 in the O’Shaughnessy Room. All are welcome – bring your soul mate! You’ll have a chance to purchase books by Dr. Buri and Dr. Bruess following the talk. Any questions? Please call Julie at 651-962-5014.

50th Anniversary: OSF Library, News & Events

Feature film "Party Girl" will be shown at 4pm, January 22, in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108

We are celebrating the 50th Birthday of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library in 2009 and we begin the year-long festivities by inviting you to a free screening of “Party Girl” in the O’Shaughnessy Room on Thursday, January 22. party_girl.jpg

We’ll have one showing at 4:00 pm, complete with movie treats! “Party Girl,” starring Parker Posey (who also has appeared in TV’s “Will & Grace,” “Boston Legal,” and “Project Runway”) is a 1995 coming-of-age comedy about a free-spirited, club-hopping young woman who takes a job as a library clerk to prove to her librarian godmother that she can become a responsible adult.

If you have any questions, please call Andrea Koeppe, librarian, at 651-962-4647 or Julie Kimlinger at 651-962-5014.

50th Anniversary: OSF Library, News & Events

You are invited to help celebrate 50 years of O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

You are invited to a party! Join us in kicking off a year of celebration as we approach the 50th anniversary of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library next October 29, 2009. Our first event will be an open house on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (brief program begins at 3:15pm). Meet us in the O’Shaughnessy Room, first floor of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, St. Paul campus. Join us for tours of the library, historic exhibits and refreshments as you share your memories about the library with old and new friends.
Visit the library’s 50th anniversary website for more information throughout the year and to share your memories. Please e-mail Julie Kimlinger or call 651-962-5014 if you have any questions.

50th Anniversary: OSF Library

Share your memories of the UST Libraries

– Did you work at the old Library in Aquinas Hall? What was that like?
– Where was your favorite study area and why?
– Tell us about a special friend (future spouse?) you met at the library.
– Who was your favorite librarian from ‘back in the day’?
– Have you ever taken a nap in the ‘leather room’?
If you can answer any of these questions or if you have your own unique comments, memories, anecdotes about an experienece you had at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey library we would love to hear all about it.
Please send us your comments, memories, anecdotes, etc. using the Comments link below this post or send an email to jakimlinger@stthomas.edu.

50th Anniversary: OSF Library, News & Events

O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library 50th Birthday Celebration one year from now!

Help us kick off a year of events in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the O’Shaughnessy Library building, which was dedicated on October 29, 1959. The first event will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Help us reminisce and say thank you to our early benefactors and so many others who helped build this wonderful community space.
If you have memories about studying, working and socializing in the St. Thomas library — from “way back when” to the present — we’d love to hear them. Please contact Julie Kimlinger, jakimlinger@stthomas.edu or call 651-962-5014.
Check our anniversary website often as it will grow during the coming year!

50th Anniversary: OSF Library

Send Us Your Memories

Did you work at the old Library in Aquinas Hall? Have you worked at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library during the last 50 years? Please send us your comments, memories, anecdotes, etc. using the Comments link below this post, see our web page at http://www.stthomas.edu/libraries/events/50thanniversaryosf/, or send an email to jlkimlinger@stthomas.edu.