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National Library Week Activities

National Library Week Activities - Monday April 12, through Saturday April 17, 2010


Wednesday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
E-Books and E-Readers: Demonstrations and Discussion, Casual Lab ML45
The first part of the presentation will showcase demonstrations of various e-book readers such as Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and Sony’s Reader.  Following the demonstrations will be a brief exploration of some issues related to e-books.

Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.
Lincoln and Civil Liberties Panel Discussion, Centennial Student Union 253/4/5.
A thought -provoking discussion featuring the insights of Professor Kathy Gorman, History Department and Professor Fred Slocum, Political Science Department.

Thursday, April 15, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate National Library Week with a visit to Kiyo Suyematsu Music Library PA 203
The afternoon will include a recital featuring Department of Music student performers from 2:00 to 2:50 in Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, followed by a reception in the Performing Arts Center Lobby. The campus and public are cordially invited to attend.

Thursday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
SLEUTHING @ YOUR LIBRARY with SHERLOCK HOLMES, Bethany Lutheran College, Meyer Hall
Tim Johnson, curator of rare and special collections at the University of Minnesota’s Anderson Library, will be presenting Sleuthing @Your Library with Sherlock Holmes.  There is a $5 per person admission charge, and tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by the Southern Minnesota Interlibrary Exchange (SMILE).

Saturday, April 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Chemists in the Library, Memorial Library, Education Resource Center. 
The Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the campus ACS Chemistry Club students and the Chemistry Faculty will host a combined event demonstrating to kids that science can be fun.  This free program is intended for elementary school students.

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