Happy National Library Week!
This week, April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities
Want to celebrate with us? The University libraries have events all week long:
Check out our Library Week page for details on all the events.
Online Trivia Contest:
New trivia questions posted each day!
Both O’Shaughnessy-Frey and Ireland libraries will be having their annual book sale, featuring donated and withdrawn material.
This year, Fallon Advertising Agency donated their entire print library. This includes hundreds of beautiful art and photography books and other books for visual inspiration. Do not miss this!
- O’Shaughnessy-Frey book sale: Monday – Friday, noon – 6 pm, OSF 108
- Ireland Library book sale and silent auction: Monday – Friday, normal business hours, in the reference room.
Saturday, April 6:
- Game night at Ireland library, 6 – 9 pm
Monday, April 8:
- Find librarians and donut holes at the CSA (1st floor Murray-Herrick) where you can ask for advice on holes in your research.
- Find librarians at a pop-up at ASC Dorsey Way
Tuesday, April 9:
- Music and Media open house in the OSF rotunda, 9 am – 3 pm
- Cadenza Mini-concert in the OSF rotunda, 12:30 pm
Wednesday, April 10:
- Japanese book binding demonstration, OSF 302, 10 – 11 am
- Author event: Scott Wright reads from his book, “Windows: Japan and the U.S. in the 1980s.”
Thursday, April 11:
- Mini-golf in the Minneapolis Skyway between Keffer and Schoenecker libraries
- Late Night Scavenger Hunt, in OSF library, 10:30 pm. Preregistration requested.
We had a wonderful kick off to our Winter Lights events in early November when we heard about some of the stressors that come with wintertime and heard about coping strategies, and crowdsourced some ideas for local places to visit and things to do. We’ve collected all the ideas into one great library guide to surviving winter! We then decorated light jars so that we could all bring a little light back to our living space.
We hope you’ll join us at our next event on Tuesday, December 4. We’ll discuss ways to cope with holiday stresses and find joy this season. You’ll also get to make your own water light to take home.
“Winter Lights” is a four part series for students, faculty and staff to help you survive and thrive in the cold dark days of winter. Each session has a different theme includes a speaker, a hands-on activity, and a chance to brainstorm and share ideas to find light and joy in the winter. Those ideas are collected and shared on the library winter survival guide as the series progresses.
All are welcome at these events, whether you can make it to only one event or to all four, we hope to see you there! All events are held in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey library in the Leather room (108) from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Future event dates are:
- Dec. 4: Brighten your holidays
- Jan. 8: Moving into a new year
- Feb. 12: Growing into spring
This weekend, Daylight Savings Time ends with the setting of our clocks back an hour. For many of us, this marks at least a psychological beginning to winter, with its shorter days and fewer hours of light. That lack of daylight, coupled with colder weather, and the stress of holidays can make winter difficult, even for those who love the season. With that in mind, the library is offering a 4-part “Winter Lights” series to bring warmth and light to the season and to help us find ways to survive and thrive in the winter.
Winter Lights: a four part series for students, faculty and staff to help you survive and thrive in the cold dark days of winter.
Each session will have a different theme and will feature a speaker, a hands-on activity so you can bring something back with you, and a chance to brainstorm ideas of how to find light and joy in the winter. We will be collecting those ideas and sharing them here on the blog as the series progresses. Come a little early and we’ll have some cider and snacks for you to pick up on your way in!
All are welcome at these events, whether you can make it to only one event or to all four, we hope to see you there!
November’s event: Prepare for the winter days to come
At our first Winter Lights event, the theme is preparing for the winter days to come. Staff from CAPS will present on the mental and physical effects of shorter days and less daylight. They’ll talk about coping strategies and provide a light therapy demonstration. We will have an opportunity for everyone there to share their own favorite coping strategies and our activity will be making a lantern so you can bring some light home with you.
Winter Lights: Prepare for the winter days ahead
Thursday, November 8, 2018
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, room 108 (the “Leather Room”)
3:30 – 4:30 pm, light snacks starting at 3:15