Monthly Archives: April 2011
In celebration of Earth Day, the library hosted a table at the 4th annual campus Green Festival on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The library’s table included handouts, print reference and circulating books, children’s books, videos, DVDs, magazines and journals related to Environmental Science. Also featured was the online subject guide for Environmental Science, which includes direct links to eBooks, databases, full-text journals and websites.
Library staff members also created an “Earth Day Bingo” game, which required participants to answer 4-5 trivia questions associated with Earth Day, going green, environmentalism, and more. Sample questions from the game include: “What Rachel Carson book instigated the environmental awareness movement in the US?”, “Name 3 types of sustainable energy” and “What are 2 things you can do to ‘go green’?” The winners of “Earth Day Bingo” had their choice of prizes: a potted cutting from an official library plant, a worms & dirt cupcake, or an environmental science children’s book.
The festival featured fascinating presentations by Donna Merritt of the Climate Project, and Kathleen Freeman from NStar. Following the presentations, FSU faculty members and the presenters had a panel discussion, “Sustainability: Luxury or Necessity?” where students, faculty and staff were able to ask questions to these experts on the topic of sustainability.
Need a place to relax, study, chat or just fuel up? Try our Café at the entrance to the library. We feature locally roasted Red Barn Coffee.
Our hours are:
|Mon to Wed||8 a.m. to 1 p.m.||4 p.m. to 1 a.m.|
|Thu||8 a.m. to 2 p.m.||4 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Fri||8 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Sun||closed a.m.||4 p.m. to 1 a.m.|
National Library Week, a set on Flickr.
Enjoy the photos of FSU’s Snapshot Day.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Create your Story through Art, Crafts, Music, Poetry, Books, Food and Community.
MONDAY, April 11
On Display: LibQual Survey results, faculty publications
FSU Community Art and Crafts Show
The library will host an exhibition of artwork created by faculty and staff of the university from April 11-April 15, 2011. A variety of drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, textiles, and jewelry will be on display highlighting the creativity and talents of our colleagues.
TUESDAY, April 12
Ben Cosgrove, composer and pianist, performs in the library café 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Activities: Pimp your Library Cart Contest, Massachusetts Library Snapshot Day
WEDNESDAY, April 13
Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 12:00pm-1:00pm Archives Room.
THURSDAY, April 14
Poetry Slam at the Cafe
On Thursday, April 14th from 4:30pm-6:00pm in honor of National Library Week and National Poetry month, a Poetry Slam will be held in the café at Whittemore Library. Participants reading their poetry will include faculty, students, and staff of the university.
FRIDAY, April 15
Storytime and Crafts
Curriculum Library hosts a craft hour for the Child Development Lab.
Literary Cake Decorating Contest
Patrons in the library will be able to select their favorite cake creation from 9:30am-12:30pm. Winners will be announced at 1pm and slices of cake will be distributed from 1:00pm-2:30pm in the library café.