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Spring 2014 Lectures & Special Events

Events take place in the Current Periodicals Room unless specified, Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 22nd at 4:30pm
"A Croissant for My Pillow: The Life of an American Scientist in Paris" presented by Christopher Pappas, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology

Wednesday, February 12th at 4:30pm
Book Launch of American Civil Religion: What Americans Hold Sacred by Peter Gardella, Ph.D., Professor, World Religions

Friday, February 14th at 1:00pm
Midday Music at the Library Cafe

Wednesday, February 19th at 4:30pm
"Dreams Denied by My Father: Art as Autobiography" presented by Randy Williams, M.A., Professor and Chairperson, Art Studio

Wednesday, March 5th at 4:30pm
"150 Years of Community Development in North Connemara.  The Story of Letterfrack" presented by Irene Whelan, Ph.D., Professor, History & Irish Studies

Wednesday, March 19th at 4:30pm
"The Father of Frankenstein in Historical Context: James Whale, from Film Authorship" David Lugowski, Ph.D., Professor, English & Communications Studies

Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00pm
New Book Celebration and Reading with Elizabeth Eslami & David B. Gerrard

Friday, March 28th at 1:00pm
Midday Music at the Library Cafe

Wednesday, April 2nd at 4:30pm
"The Pig That Therefore I am: Exploring the Human/Animal Boundary" presented by Elizabeth Cherry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology

Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00pm
"Addressing Habits that Kill" presented by Rhonda Clements, Ed.D., Professor, School of Education

Friday, April 11th at 1:00pm
Midday Music at the Library Cafe

April 14th-18th Celebrate National Library Week - Lives Change at Your Library

  • All Week- Graffiti Wall of Reading – Sign the wall of reading, sharing your favorite book title, quotes & author in the Ground Floor Hallway
  • Monday, April 14th at 3:00PM, Kick-Off - Stop by for Cake and Treats, enter a free drawing for movie tickets in the Reference Area
  • Tuesday, April 15th at 4:30PM, Poetry Showcase/Read Aloud –Recite a poem or read a five-minute passage from a favorite book in the CPR/Events Room (first come, first serve)
  • Wednesday, April 16th at 4:30pm, John Prager, IBM Watson Research Center – “Watson after Jeopardy!  Cognitive Computing and Healthcare”
  • Thursday, April 17th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Author Reading - Téa Obreht (author of The Tiger’s Wife) and Alex Gilvarry , author of the novel From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing
  • Friday, April 18th from 12:30-3:00PM Pop into the Library - Popcorn and Games in the Library Café

Wednesday, April 23rd at 4:30pm
"Music & Games" Geoffrey Kidde, D.M.A., Associate Professor, Music

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
School of Education Book Launch in the Education Resource Center

Wednesday,  April 30, 2014 at 7:00pm
Graffiti Magazine Launch

Upcoming Exhibits

A Sneak Peak Inside the Rare Book Collection

New York Times Notable Books of 2013

African American History Month

National Poetry Month