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October is Theological Libraries Month!

October is a special month. Yes, the leaves are falling, the wind is blowing, and the children look forward to a late-night sugar high come the 31st, but there’s something more…

October is Theological Libraries Month!


Please, come celebrate with us, and bring your friends!  Here’s two ways we can suggest:

  1. Need a study break? Why don’t you take some time to play in our stacks making book spine poetry? Spend a few minutes looking for some of our more curious titles and stack them together. Whether silly, serious, romantic, or moody, take a picture of your pile and share on our Facebook page or Twitter with the tag #bookspinepoetry.Print
  2. Studying outside in the last warm days of 2014, or are you already curled up by the fireside? A theological library is nothing without its patrons, and we’d love to see you and your current read! Take a selfie with your book wherever you like to curl up and share it with #ireadeverywhere.


And, of course, whether you’re reading or writing, a theologian or an entrepreneur, come on in and visit us this October!

Happy Theological Libraries’ Month everyone!

Archbishop Ireland Library, News & Events, Theological Libraries Month, Theology

Vote for Staff Book Spine Poetry!

No one sent us any book spine poetry last week.  We are sad, but know you are hitting the books hard*, so it’s okay.  In a couple of weeks we know you’ll be looking for a study break preparing for mid-terms and this will be the perfect little distraction.

In lieu of announcing a winner from last week, we are inviting YOU to judge the book spine poetry that our student staff created last week.   The entries are below.  Vote early and often at our Doodle polling site.

* Or perhaps you are not digitally inclined?  Or maybe you’re on a break from social media?  Good news!  You can still participate in the Book Spine Poetry Contest!  Swing by the library and put together a few books into a winning poetic combination.  Then bring it up to the circulation desk — we’ll take the picture and post it for you!