Monthly Archives: October 2006

Halloween Party at University Libraries

Halloween PartyOn Novermber 1, 2006, faculty, staff, and student assistants of WKU Libraries gathered in Cravens 111 to celebrate Halloween. Besides good food brought by the faculty and staff members, there were also prizes given to the best costumes and lucky winners. Thanks go to the staff in the Dean’s Office who organized this annual event. If you missed out, you may view the snapshots of the celebration.

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Concert at Java City Today

Shadow DancerCeltic/Folk band Shadow Dancer performed at Java City on November 1. If you missed out, you may view the snapshots of the event.

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Trippin’ at the Museum

students on a field tripMore than 600 area school children took part in field trips at the Kentucky Library and Museum over the past few weeks. During their visit they engaged in a variety of hands-on activities in conjunction with the exhibits.

Photos from recent visits.

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Artfully engaged

fall art camp participants The week of October 9-13, participants in the fall art camp at the Kentucky Library and Museum took part in a variety of art activities including block printing, weaving, dyeing, marbleizing, and fabric collage. They also toured the Kentucky Museum exhibits and found time to enjoy the fall weather in the Museum courtyard.

Art camp activities

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Quilt Stories!

quilting demonstrationOn Saturday, September 30th, a Quilt Show & Tell at the Kentucky Library and Museum offered area residents an opportunity to display their quilts, share stories with other participants and learn several quiltmaking techniques.

More photos.

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Quilt Workshop at Kentucky Library and Museum

quilt workshop participantsOn Saturday, October 14, art quilter extraordinaire Juanita Yeager led a round flower quilt workshop.

Photo gallery of images from the workshop.

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Libraries Invites You to See Centennial Traveling Exhibit in DUC on October 28

Centennial merchandiseIn celebration of Homecoming 2006 University Libraries invites you to see the Centennial Traveling Exhibit in DUC, have your centennial book signed from 10-12 in DUC and experience a taste of Kentucky, courtesy of Southern Delight Gourmet Foods, from 12-4 at the Kentucky Museum Store.

As always, Centennial merchandise and Kentucky crafted items will be available…all on October 28.

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History E-books Expand

WKU Libraries has 1,311 e-books available through the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) E-book project. From African History to Science and Technology, these books offer wonderfully rich research material for classes and projects. Recently, 138 new bibliographic records were added. Click on databases and ACLS for a complete title listing. Select a title and watch history unfold electronically; do a word or phrase search through a book with the powerful functionality of this database.

From its web site: “The ACLS History E-Book Project is a collaboration of eight learned societies, nearly 75 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in history, recommended and reviewed by historians and featuring unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. The Project is available 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers. The ACLS History E-Book Project was initially funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.”

If you would like to recommend a book of high quality and lasting merit in the field of history for this Project, please e-mail with the title, author, publisher, and publication date, as well as your name, position, and affiliation. All recommendations will be added to our list for the next round of review.

Connie Foster, Head
Library Technical Services
October 25, 2006

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Archeology Camp

campers paint a mock rock shelterArcheology basics where campers learned about prehistoric Kentucky was the theme during Archeology Week. Campers experienced a mock dig, identified prehistoric artifacts, painted on a simulated rock shelter, and made pottery in prehistoric Kentucky style. These were just some of the fun activities campers practiced while studying Kentucky’s past.

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SOKY Bookfest Partners Kicked off 1Read

Kung FuOn the evening of October 19, the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners kicked off the first 1Read event at the Bowling Green Public Libraries. Present was Pamela Walker, author of the book Kung Fu Princess. She signed her books at the end of the event.

1Read is a partnership project of Western Kentucky University Libraries, Bowling Green Public Library, Barnes and Noble Booksellers and WKYU to encourage teens to read. The adults’ and children’s versions of book reading events are One Book-One Campus-One Community and On the Same Page respectively.

If you missed out, you may see the pictures of the kickoff.

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