You’re invited to celebrate with us! It’s National Library Week and we hope you’ll enjoy the activities and featured services – the ever-popular Online Trivia Contest; Online Bingo, Coloring Pages, and Jigsaw Puzzles; Music and Media offerings; learn about our new Peer Research Assistants; and a special noon hour session with CAPS doctoral interns on Wednesday, April 7 on the Power of Sleep – REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link.
Look for our purple library tent during the week (Tuesday, April 6 through Friday, April 9) and stop by to pick up a goodie bag and ask anything you’d like! We’re here to help and want you to have a great end-of-semester — and a fun Library Week!
For more information about the April 7 Power of Sleep conversation with the interns, please read here!
About National Library Week:
The American Library Association in conjunction with the National Book Committee sponsored the first National Library Week in 1958 as a response to a 1957 survey that found that only 17% of Americans were currently reading a book. National Library Week continues as an annual event that promotes libraries of all types across the United States.
Libraries continue to grow beyond their original perception as repositories of books and computer banks to their current position as recognized community and cultural centers that promote learning and social connection. Libraries are often seen as the heart of their community, whether it’s a small town, a city, or a university campus.
During the pandemic, library workers adapted resources and services to meet their users’ needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.
We hope you all have a fun and safe upcoming Spring Break! But upon your return, you may discover that you feel more pressure than ever to get your projects and assignments completed – finals and other end-of-semester due dates are not far away! You may be tempted to try to go without sleep to get everything done.
Please plan to join us on Wednesday, April 7 from Noon to 1pm and hear many reasons why that is not a good idea and how sleep is an essential strategy for your success. This timely session on the Power of Sleep presented by doctoral interns from CAPS – Max Mikesell, Max Crowder, and Phil Imholte – is intended to give you the encouragement and boost you need to finish strong this semester!
As explained by Max: “Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Although getting a good night’s sleep is essential, it isn’t always easy – academic and work schedules, day-to-day stressors, a disruptive bedroom environment, and medical conditions can all prevent us from getting enough sleep.”
We know you want to have success in your work and we are here to help. Please join the doctoral interns for a conversation on the power of sleep as well as tips and tricks to help you sleep better!
REGISTER HERE for the Zoom link. The first 25 people to sign up will receive treat baggies, and all who attend will be entered for a chance to win the door prize!
We look forward to seeing you on April 7 at noon!
It’s time to Celebrate National Library Week! You’re invited to have some fun each day from your place. You’ll find the ever-popular annual Online Trivia Contest to play each day; Jigsaw Puzzles to solve online; Historic and Artistic pages to color; a Bingo card to complete while learning about the many services offered online by the library!
Check out the latest from our Music and Media Resources Collection and how we can help you make it through these days at home – and more!
We invite you to visit the Library Week webpage often and enjoy Library Week!
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 invite you to register for a workshop on Japanese Stab Binding! Experts from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts will help you create a journal that you can use as you wish!
Come to the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 102, on Wednesday, April 10 at 10am for an hour-long class. Materials will be provided for you at no cost.
Limited space is available so be sure to RSVP to to Merrie Davidson by noon on Wednesday, March 27!
Last chance for shopping the book sale begins at Noon on Friday, April 15 – fill up a bag for five dollars!!
Thank you for visiting the Library Week Book Sale – we hope you found great treasures this week and had some fun!!
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!
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.
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.
For library patrons who have overdue fines we will waive fines in exchange for canned food (1 can = $2 in fines).
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!