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Library Week Book Sale in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey opens at Noon, Monday, April 11

booksale picture

Visit the O’Shaughnessy Room each day during Library Week Monday – Friday, April 11- 15.  We’re open for business from Noon to 6pm each day. This extremely popular Library Week event features books from a variety of categories, different every year!  We are especially loaded with history and geography this year, along with our traditionally large literature selections.

On Monday, the first day of the sale, we always treat members of the University Community to a discount!  All are welcome to shop the book sale and we hope you will find treasures to take home.

Hardcovers are $3.00 each paperbacks are $2.00.  On Friday of Library Week, shop the $5-Bag sale!

 

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Guitar Ensemble in the Great Hall Friday, April 15

Guitar image from Wikimedia Commons

The St. Thomas Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Joan Griffith, will perform  from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15 in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library in the Great Hall on second floor.

The Guitar Ensemble plays many styles of music, from classical to jazz, and some original music by St. Thomas students and faculty.

The setting is a beautiful one, all are welcome, and listeners may come and go throughout.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

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Library Week Kicks off 8th Annual Food Drive

Donations from 2015 Food Drive - thank you!

Donations from 2015 Food Drive – thank you!

The St. Thomas Libraries’ 8th Annual Food Drive begins during Library Week, Monday, April 11th, and will run until the end of the semester, May 31st, 2016.   Since the Library’s first drive in 2009, the St. Thomas community has donated more than 3,700 pounds of food!

This year’s donation recipient will be Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.

We do, however,  invite and encourage any and everyone to donate to this program, regardless of overdue fines.

Please bring your food donations to the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Circulation Desk beginning Monday of Library Week, April 11.

The food drive runs through the end of May.

Thank you very much!

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National Library Week 2015!

ALA_NLW2015_336x280Since 1958, the American Library Association has chosen a week in April to celebration National Library Week. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

National Library Week is April 12-18th this year, and the national theme is “Endless Possibilities @ Your Library.” UST Libraries will be celebrating from April 13-17th and have come up with a variety of programs and events throughout the week. We are excited to share it all with you!

Check out the schedule below or view our National Library Week website to learn more!

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Special Events:

Monday, 4/13
OSF Booksale Grand Opening – 12:00pm in the OSF Leather Room

Tuesday, 4/14
Storytime for All Ages – 10-11:00 am in the OSF Reference Room (by Coffee Bene)
in conjunction with the UST Child Development Center & National Week of the Young Child

Thursday, 4/16
Caden10485847_285589934969998_4889919847079693104_nza (women’s a cappela group) – 12:00pm in the OSF Rotunda

Friday, 4/17
Katrina Vandenberg Poetry Reading – 7-8:30pm in the Great Hall
in conjunction with the Sacred Arts Festival, cosponsored by the English Department

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Ongoing Events:

Booksales:

OSF Booksale
Noon-6pm, OSF Leather Room
4/13-17

Theology Used Booksale & Silent Auction
8am-10pm, Ireland Library
4/13-16, & 12noon on 4/17

Daily Trivia
Questions will be posted Monday-Thursday on the UST National Library Week website

6th Annual Food Drive
Back again for 2015, join with the rest of the UST community to donate non-perishable food items. Donations will go to the Emergency Food Shelf at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches.

Library Post (Catalog) Cardsdesktop card
Take a break from your studies and design your very own Library Post (Catalog) Card. We’re sure your mother would love to hear from you and tape your latest creation to the family fridge!

What have Libraries made Possible for You?
Join the community discussion of this year’s National Library Week theme on the OSF Rotunda whiteboard, Twitter, Flickr, and other social media sites (viewable on our website, as well)

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It’s National Library Week!

Since 1958, the American Library Association has chosen a week in April to celebration National Library Week.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

National Library Week is April 13-19th this year, and the national theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library.” UST Libraries will be celebrating from April 14-17th and have come up with a variety of programs and events throughout the week. We are excited to share it all with you!

Check out the schedule below or view our National Library Week website to learn more!

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Special Events:

Tuesday, 4/15
Ireland Library Academiclete Games – 4-5:00pm

Wednesday, 4/16
Daniel Volovets Concert – 6:30pm in the Great Hall

Thursday, 4/17
Tom Hennen Poetry Reading – 12-1:00pm in the Great Hall

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Ongoing Events:
Booksales:

OSF Booksale
Noon-6pm, OSF Leather Room
4/14-17 and 4/19

Theology Used Booksale & Silent Auction
8am-10pm, Ireland Library
4/14-17

Daily Trivia
Questions will be posted Monday-Thursday on the UST National Library Week website

Food for Fines
Back again for 2014, donate nonperishable food items to help pay off any library fines you may have

“Why Get an MLIS?” Display
Throughout the week, information will be on display in the OSF library about Masters of Library and Information Science degrees and what they’ve meant to staff here at UST.

How have Libraries Changed Your Life?
Join the community discussion of this year’s National Library Week theme on the OSF Rotunda whiteboard, Twitter, Flickr, and other social media sites (viewable on our website, as well)

“Tommies on the Loose” Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Do you like taking selfies?  This week, look for pictures of Tommie reading scattered throughout the libraries and share selfies with them for prizes.
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Coming Soon: Storytime at OSF Library!

storytime

Wednesday, April 9th – 10-11:00am

on the front patio (weather permitting)

or the Leather Room – 1st floor, OSF Library

Children of all ages – and those who are young at heart! – are welcome to help us kick off an early preview to National Library Week with springtime stories, songs, and fun.

Classes from UST’s Child Development Center will join us in a joint celebration of National Week of the Young Child and National Library Week.

National Week of the Young Child is from April 6-13, 2014.

National Library Week is April 13-20.  Get a sneak preview of all the fun in store at UST Libraries next week on our National Library Week webpage.

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New Ireland Library Academiclete Games date! Tue, Apr 15, 4 p.m.

AcademicleteIreland Library staff is excited to share the date for the Ireland Library Academiclete Games! 

Academicletes, mark you calendars for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4 p.m.

Tommies are good academic sports.  So we challenge your mental toughness, intellectual flex, academic rigor, and scholastic agility!  Compete in the Ireland Games and show us your burn to learn in three Academiclete events. 

  • For the daring, play a round of SkeeBook, sending eager journals rocketing down a banister* like greased lightning with the accuracy of Swiss Biathletes! 
  • For the focused, race against time as you bring harmony to a shelf of books faster than anyone before! 
  • For the adventurous, plumb the stacks for hidden volumes and bring them home for all to see!

Prizes!

  • First, second, and third place finishers in each event will be awarded chocolate for their efforts. 
  • The best all-around winner will be awarded a $25 gift card from the UST Bookstore. 
  • The first 50 participants will receive a commemorative Ireland Library Academiclete button. 
  • The best Academiclete uniform will be awarded a special prize. 

Register now at http://tinyurl.com/IrelandGames!

Contact us at IrelandLibrary@stthomas.edu if you have questions! 

Fortuna Fortibus Favet! 

~ Ireland Library Staff

* Disclaimer:  No university library property will be harmed in the playing of these games. 
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Do you have overdue fines? Pay them with Food!

Have you ever returned a library book so late that you got fined for having it so long? 

It’s okay.  We know you really needed it to write that awesome-possum paper on <insert your favorite major here>.  That’s why you’re here … to dig into it more, right?!?

2013 food for fines poster

The UST Libraries is holding its 5th Annual Food for Fines Drive again this year.  It kicks-off during Library Week, April 15-19, 2013, and run until the end of May.

Now you can pay down those fines* with currency in your pantry and not currency in your pocket (Yeah, we know it’s mostly lint.  Thanks for not sharing.)

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Drumroll, please! Announcing Library Week’s “Search for the Holy Grail” winners!

During National Library Week, we had a “Search for the Holy Grail” Treasure Hunt every day and invited everyone to participate. 

Here’s the winners and the “Holy Grail” treasure they found:

Student Workers modelling the new Ireland Library T-Shirt

  • Brandon Wanless was the first to find Tuesday’s Holy Grail:  John Henry Newman’s book, The Difficulties with Anglicans.
  • Christian Washburn was the first to find Wednesday’s Holy Grail in the 2012 Catholic Almanac in the Reference Room.
  • Kelsey Willits was the first to find Thursday’s Holy Grail, an Latin-English edition of the Code of Canon Law.
  • Brandon Wanless was the first to find Friday’s Holy Grail, Chevalier’s Repertoire des sources historiques du moyen âge in the Oversize Collection.

These winners recieved $5 on their Express card. 

At the end of Library Week, we had a drawing for this year’s Ireland Library T-shirt of all the people who found the Holy Grail.  The winner of the Grand Prize is Kelsey Willits. 

All 10 items on the Silent Auction found new homes.  Over $300 was raised for adding new books to Ireland Library collections. 

Library Week began with two full tables of used theology books.  Now it’s down to one and all of them are free.  Come and grab some titles to fill in your bookshelves.

Thanks to everyone who visited Ireland Library and made National Library Week great.  The used theology book sale, silent auction and “Search for the Holy Grail” Treasure Hunt were a success!