2017 Library Events & Displays

Library Events & Displays 2017

EVENTS
May 1, 2017
De-Stress for Success: Brain Food for Finals
8:00p.m. (while supplies last), Main Lobby
Get free Brain Food snacks: pretzels, gummy bears, and more.

May 2, 2017
De-Stress for Success: Cookies and Lemonade

6:00-8:00p.m., Main Lobby
Enjoy cookies and lemonade, served to you by our Friends of EKU Libraries.

May 3, 2017
De-Stress for Success: Fur Therapy

4:00-6:00p.m., Throughout Library
De-stress during Dead Week by visiting with certified therapy dogs. 

May 4, 2017
De-Stress for Success: Snow Cones

11:00a.m.-1:00p.m., Noel Reading Porch
Take a study break and cool off with a free snow cone, served to you by our Library staff. 

May 8, 2017
De-Stress for Success: Brain Food for Finals
8:00p.m. (while supplies last), Main Lobby
Get free Brain Food snacks: pretzels, gummy bears, and more.

DISPLAYS
April 2017
National Poetry Month, Grand Reading Room
Earth Day/Climate Change, Main Lobby

May 2017
Veterans and Memorial Day, Grand Reading Room
Comic Books, Main Lobby

June 2017
LGBT Pride Month, Grand Reading Room
Kentucky Statehood Day, Main Lobby

July-August 2017
Staff Picks, Grand Reading Room and Main Lobby

PAST EVENTS AND DISPLAYS
January 19, 2017
EKU Libraries Welcome: Cookies & Cocoa
11a.m.-1p.m., Main Lobby
Welcome back to a new semester at EKU! Stop by the Main Library and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies, served to you by library staff.

January 24, 2017
Pop Up Library
11a.m.-2p.m., Powell Building
Need leisure reading and entertainment? We will be bringing the library out of the building and we’ll have some of our best popular books and movies with us for you to check out. Stop by and see us at Winter Colonel Craze!

February 9, 2017
Pop Up Library: Blind Date with a Book
11a.m.-1p.m., Powell Building
Celebrate Valentine's Day with us. Take a book on a blind date and give it a chance to make a good impression. Then, let us know what you thought @ekulibraries (Twitter) or @eku_libraries (Instagram) #EKULibraries #BlindDate. Pick up your "date" in the Powell Building.  Extra books will be on display and available for check out in the Main Lobby.

February 13-14, 2017
Valentine's Day Photo Booth
Ongoing, Noel Reading Porch Entrance
Stop by the Main Library to snap a selfie at our Valentine's Day photo booth, complete with a selfie stick and props! Be sure to tag us in your photos on Twitter (@ekulibraries) or Instagram (@eku_libraries) #EKULibraries #LibraryLove.

February 28, 2017
Long Night Against Procrastination
9pm.-1a.m., Main Lobby
Defeat procrastination with late night research help from librarians; written and oral communication assistance from Noel Studio for Academic Creativity consultants; and homework help from Eku Gurus. While you're here, enjoy coffee and a snack break. Track your progress on our #EKULNAP Procrasti-Meter. Come and go as you please.

January-February 2017
Black History Month, Grand Reading Room
Presidents, Main Lobby

March 20, 2017
Library Research Award for Undergraduates Submission Deadline
Enter your research project in the 2017 Library Research Award for Undergraduates competition before March 20, 2017 for a chance to win a cash prize. Made possible by the Friends of EKU Libraries, this award recognizes and awards undergraduate students whose research makes expert and creative use of the services, resources, and collections of EKU Libraries to produce a scholarly or creative work. Visit Encompass Digital Archive for details and to view past submissions.

March 28, 2017
Live @ Your Library: George Ella Lyon
5-6:30p.m., Grand Reading Room
Enjoy an evening with Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon. Her current project is entitled, “The Poetry of Witness," which includes poems and a song written in response to our collective moment—some inspired by the media and others by children Lyon has met on school visits. Lyon is author of works for children, teens, and adults, including: "Where I'm From," "A Kentucky Christmas," "The Pirate of Kindergarten," "Borrowed Children," and more. Refreshments to be provided. Books will be available for purchase. Brought to you by EKU Appalachian Studies and EKU Libraries.

March 2017
Women's Poetry Month, Grand Reading Room
Irish-American Heritage Month, Main Lobby

March 27-31, 2017
EKU Office of Sustainability: Eco Art Exhibit
Noel Reading Porch Lobby
Come see an exhibit of art made with recycled or sustainable materials. Opening reception will take place on March 27, 5-7p.m. in the Main Library. 

April 10, 2017
Hot Dog! I Love EKU Libraries
11a.m.-1p.m., Noel Reading Porch
As part of National Library Week and #EKUSW17: stop by for a free hot dog and lemonade, served to you by #EKULibraries staff. Take a moment and tell us what you love about your Library, something you would like to see us offer, or even tell us your favorite book. While you are here, enjoy the Noel Reading Porch.

April 11, 2017
EKU Scholars Week: Annual Alumni Spotlight
5:30p.m. (Presentations), Dick Mayo Allen Auditorium 108; 6:30p.m. (Reception), First Floor
Featuring alumni Adam MacPharlain and James R. Pennington

April 11, 2017
Long Night Against Procrastination
9pm.-1a.m., Main Lobby
Defeat procrastination with late night research help from librarians; written and oral communication assistance from Noel Studio for Academic Creativity consultants; and homework help from EKU Gurus. While you're here, enjoy coffee and a snack break. Track your progress on our #EKULNAP Procrasti-Meter. Come and go as you please.

April 14, 2017
University Scholars Assembly
8:30a.m. (Breakfast); 9:30a.m. (Assembly), Grand Reading Room
Celebrate Scholars Day during Scholars Week with the 16th annual University Scholars Assembly. The event will honor College and University academic awards recipients, the Library Research Award for Undergraduates recipients, Honors Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi initiates, and student participants in Posters-at-the-Capitol and the Undergraduate Presentation Showcase.

April 18, 2017
The Kentucky Riding Saddle: A Quilted History
11:30a.m., Dick Mayo Allen Auditorium 108
Join us for a viewing of an EKU produced documentary film about the history of the Kentucky Quilted Riding Saddles and the saddlemakers who made them. The quilted saddle originated in the eastern part of the state in the Appalachian Mountains and were often touted as the "world's most comfortable riding saddle." These saddles were not only comfortable, they were also beautifully crafted with quilted seat patterns that made each saddle a genuine work of art.

April 18, 2017
Live @ Your Library: Dr. Cynthia Williams Resor
4p.m.-5p.m., Classroom 204D
Dr. Cynthia Williams Resor, EKU Professor of Social Studies Education, will talk about her new book, Exploring Vacation and Etiquette Themes in Social Studies, Primary Source Inquiry for Middle and High School. This book introduces a thematic approach to social history that connects the past to the daily lives of students. Historical overviews of vacation and manners spanning from the ancient world to twentieth century United States provide detailed context for the teacher, emphasize issues related to social class, sex and gender, and popular culture, and examine the methods of social historians. Refreshments will be provided and books will be available for sale.  

April 20, 2017
Facilitating Deep Learning Through Better Research Skills
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m., Noel Studio Discovery Classroom
ACRL's new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education encourages librarians and faculty to collaboratively support students in developing metacognitive approaches to the research process to encourage deep learning. Join EKU Librarians for a workshop to collaborate on approaches and techniques to help your students develop metacognitive approaches to research. By the end of the session, participants will begin the process of rethinking the design of research assignments for their courses and will have learned about new and innovative ways to develop students' research skills, setting students up for success.