It's National Library Week

It’s National Library Week

The UST libraries have planned many events to celebrate National Library Week, April 3-7, on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses.

On the St. Paul campus

O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center will host several events for National Library Week. Reference librarian Eric Kallas has done it again – he’s come up with five great questions for you to research in a daily Trivia Contest during Library Week. One winner will be chosen from everyone who responds correctly and before the daily deadline. Check the Library Week Web page for Trivia Contest rules.

Visit the “Ask-a-Nerd” desk every day in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center rotunda. Don’t miss this chance to ask your technology-related, computer, gaming, sci-fi, etc., questions. You’ll find the client technicians willing and able to help from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day during Library Week.

Author reading and book signing
Dr. Henry Emmons, psychiatrist in UST Health Services, will read from and discuss his recent book, The Chemistry of Joy: a Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the O’Shaughnessy Room, Room 108, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Annual book sale
Shop the book sale from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the large room just before you come to the O’Shaughnessy ("Leather") Room on the first floor. This is a new location this year where you’ll find lots of treasures to browse and bring home. Monday, April 3, the sale is reserved for the UST community only. The book sale is open to the public from Tuesday through the rest of the week.

Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library book sale
Don’t miss the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library book sale during library hours on each day of Library Week. Unique to this book sale is a silent auction that features valuable reference and theology books. Make your bid during the week; the silent auction ends at noon Friday, April 7.

Music Resource Center sale
The Music Resource Center, Room 103, Brady Educational Center, will sell used scores, CDs and LPs for $1 a disc or book on Monday with sliding prices throughout the week. Browse the selection when the MRC is open.

Library Week faculty reception
Library staff will honor the work of UST faculty with a reception at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the O’Shaughnessy Room of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Faculty will have a chance to visit with their colleagues while enjoying the array of work completed in the past year. 

On the Minneapolis campus

The Charles J. Keffer Library will hold its annual Library Week book sale during regular library hours from Monday, April 3 to Sunday, April 9.

Visit by the Keffer Library on Monday, April 3, and “meet” the new message monitor “Charlie,” which displays daily activities in the library, computer lab scheduling and campus events. Watch for news headlines in the very near future.

Curriculum collection party
To celebrate the fact that the St. Thomas curriculum collection is nearly cataloged, the Charles J. Keffer Library will host two informal drop-in receptions on Wednesday, April 5.  Cookies will be served at 10 a.m. with Margaret Hubbs (who along with her late husband, Ron Hubbs, established the endowment for the Hubbs Childrens Literature Collection) in attendance. Another reception with more treats will be held at 3 p.m. Stop in to say “hello” and check out this special collection that is unique to the this library.

Roving librarians
Stump a roving, laptop-toting librarian with a serious or silly question and receive a treat. Librarians will roam the Minneapolis campus during the noon and dinner hours every day during Library Week. 

Win a Dove candy bar
Enter your name and campus address at the Minneapolis second-floor service desk anytime during Library Week for the chance to win a Dove candy bar. Winners will be picked at the end of the week and their prize will be delivered to them the following week.

Miniature golf
The Minneapolis campus libraries will host the first Bookend Classic miniature golf tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6. Starting at the Schoenecker Law Library, a mini-golf course will wind through the skyway, past Food for Thought and end at the Charles J. Keffer Library. Teams or individuals who are interested in challenging the library teams at all nine holes are welcome to play for a trophy. All nonlibrarians are encouraged to play all nine holes, just one hole or to come and cheer on their favorite team. To register to play nine holes (or to ask any reference questions) call Andrea Koeppe, (651) 962-4647, or Rick Goheen, (651) 962-4947.