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Feb. 15: African-American Read-In Schedule

Posted by isulib on February 14, 2017


Sequences Begin at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm






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February 15: Celebrate Black History Month with a Read-In!

Posted by isulib on February 10, 2017


Wed. February 15, 1pm – 4pm – drop in any time. 

Readings & Refreshments


National Read-In Info

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April 13: Poetry with Environmental Themes

Posted by isulib on April 12, 2016

Special event for the ICS seminar this week- A poetry reading


April 13, 2016 –  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316

Info: Eric Anderson – 812-237-8052 –

A poetry reading and slide show of work that includes environmental and conservation themes will be put on by students and faculty from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316.

This event is a departure from the usual more academic seminars that have been held weekly for the Institute for Community Sustainability seminar series this term. The public and students in particular are invited.

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April 12: Author Chris Capozzola Speaks at 3:30pm

Posted by isulib on April 12, 2016

Author Chris Capozzola will be on campus today


3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Stalker Hall 102

Info:  Anne Foster – 8122378432

Chris Capozzola, a distinguished lecturer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s history department, will speak at 3:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) in Stalker Hall, Room 102.

Author of “Uncle Sam Wants You”, Capozzola explores how citizenship and Indiana changed during the World War I. The ISU Library has this book on order.

Amazon describes the book:

Based on a rich array of sources that capture the voices of both political leaders and ordinary Americans, Uncle Sam Wants You offers a vivid and provocative new interpretation of American political history, revealing how the tensions of mass mobilization during World War I led to a significant increase in power for the federal government. Christopher Capozzola shows how, when the war began, Americans at first mobilized society by stressing duty, obligation, and responsibility over rights and freedoms. But the heated temper of war quickly unleashed coercion on an unprecedented scale, making wartime America the scene of some of the nation’s most serious political violence, including notorious episodes of outright mob violence. To solve this problem, Americans turned over increasing amounts of power to the federal government. In the end, whether they were some of the four million men drafted under the Selective Service Act or the tens of millions of home-front volunteers, Americans of the World War I era created a new American state, and new ways of being American citizens.



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April 7: first Bash Lecture in Modern American Literature

Posted by isulib on April 5, 2016

Lectures in Modern American Literature (English Department)

John N. Duvall (Purdue University) will present the first Bash Lecture in Modern American Literature on Thursday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-264.

His topic is “Pulp Fiction and Faulkner’s Literary Reputation.” A reception will follow.

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March 24: Wabash Valley Community Read comes to the ISU Library

Posted by isulib on March 22, 2016

Keynote Address by author, Laura Bates (Professor, English)

6 pm ~ Library Events Area

Light refreshments


About the Community Read




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March 3: Author Paul Fleischman on campus

Posted by isulib on February 29, 2016

Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 pm, Seedfolks author Paul Fleischman will be giving a talk in the University Hall Theatre.

Copies of the book are available in the Library’s Children’s Materials (Lower Level), as is a Teacher’s Guide (In process, will be located in Children’s Materials at 371.3078 M353s 2007 7-8T)

Paul Fleischman’s novels, poetry, picture books, and nonfiction are known for their breadth and innovation.  He received the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices  (Library Children’s Materials 811.54 Flei), a Newbery Honor for Graven Images (Fic Flei), and was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout (Fic Flei).  His book Seedfolks has been used in citywide reads across the country.  In 2012 he was the United States’ nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of his work.  His most recent book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines (363.7 Flei), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

The Seedfolks book was used as a common read in the Bayh College of Education last semester. Our Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement Task Force picked the book for its rich possibilities for discussion on issues of diversity, community, and inclusion.

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Feb. 24: Authors and Artists Recognition Reception & Program!

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016


Library hosts 31th annual ISU Authors and Artists program and reception

Cunningham Memorial Library’s annual Authors and Artists program and reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Library Events Area.

The only campus event that honors the written or artistic material or performance of ISU’s faculty, staff and students, this year’s 31st annual event will feature ISU faculty and emeriti who published books or created artistic works in 2015. A reception will begin at 2:30 pm with light refreshments. A program will start at 3:00 p.m.  Reference/Instruction librarians serving as liaisons to the academic departments will recognize each individual’s work.

The occasion also serves as a place to recognize this year’s Graduate and Undergraduate recipients of the Library’s Bakerman Student Research Award, and their faculty nominators. Everyone on campus is invited to share in this celebration of scholastic and artistic achievements.



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Maurice Sendak’s Original Artwork @ Monroe County Public Library:

Posted by isulib on February 17, 2016

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, Monroe County Public Library and the Friends of the Library are honored to present The Art of Maurice Sendak, a retrospective of 50 original paintings and illustrations by Sendak, along with activities and programs for all ages.

The Art of Maurice Sendak is a free exhibit hosted at the Main Library in downtown Bloomington from February 12 through March 26. The exhibit hours are Mondays–Thursdays 3–8 p.m.; Fridays 3–6 p.m.; and Saturdays–Sundays Noon–6 p.m.

In support of the exhibit, the Library also invites the public to “Go Wild” through a variety of activities. Fourteen programs are planned during the six-week exhibit, from an illustration workshop with local artist Joe Lee to a lecture on the life, art, and influence of Maurice Sendak. The full list of programs can be found in the special program guide available at any Library location, or online at

At the exhibit, kids of all ages will “Go Wild” making arts and crafts inspired by Sendak, find monsters hiding in the Library, snap a photo at the Selfie Station, and take home a free commemorative bookmark.

The exhibition is part of a national tour that began in 2013, the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are’s original publication. It includes works in a variety of media, and offers highlights of Sendak’s career and the diverse art forms in which he is renowned. From children’s literature to Broadway and the opera, from animated film to young adult textbooks—Sendak remains an iconic American illustrator and author, acclaimed around the world for his genius and insights.

Accompanying the exhibit are 50 quotes from presidents, illustrators, friends, and celebrities—all deeply inspired by Sendak. Writer and actor Stephen Colbert says, “Maurice Sendak was strikingly honest. His art gave us a fantastical but unromanticized reminder of what childhood truly felt like. We are all honored to have been briefly invited into his world.”

The Library is also pleased to welcome second-grade classes from Monroe County Community School Corporation and Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation to special viewings of the exhibit. During their visit, students will participate in an interactive telling of Where the Wild Things Are.

Original artwork by MCCSC elementary students, inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, will also be on display at the Library.

Partners with Monroe County Public Library and the Friends of the Library include MCCSC and Indiana University’s Lilly Library. Special thanks to the lenders of the exhibition and to AFANYC for their support.

[reprinted from State Library’s Wednesday Word]

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Feb. 15: Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers series presents Lexi Ryan

Posted by isulib on February 15, 2016

Lexi Ryan, New York Times Bestselling romance writer and ISU alumna, will be reading from her work on Monday, Feb. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Heritage Lounge, Tirey Hall.

This reading is sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Creative Writing Committee.

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