WKU Libraries sponsored a photo booth during the new student orientation week called M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan. Students had a great time dressing up as or posing with popular book and movie characters such as Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, and the Wizard of Oz clan.
To view all of the fun had on Monday night visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/13303252@N06/sets/72157631208433560/
As a part of our SOKY Reads! community wide program we are pleased to announce a FREE and fabulous writing workshop with award-winning author, Lee Martin.
Martin will lead participants in a two-hour workshop that will focus on retrieving family memories, crafting them into scenes, and utilizing other techniques common to writing memoir. Martin captivates and inspires writers with his hands-on approach to presenting!
The session will be held Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Warren County Public Library Main Branch located as 1225 State Street. No registration is neccesary and the workshop is open to the public.
WKU Libraries has just been awarded a grant for, “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.” WKU is one of only 50 locations that will offer this program to the public and 1 of 8 educational institutions nationwide to receive the grant.
America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.
These programs feature documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. Six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.
WKU will host the series of six viewing and discussion programs between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013.
Patron number count in the Educational Resources Center has almost doubled with an 87% increase since it’s relocation to the first floor of Gary Ransdell Hall. “The move to Gary A. Ransdell Hall has made the ERC much more visible and accessible to the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, as well as the larger WKU community. We have seen a tremendous increase in library use. Our circulation figures have risen dramatically, as have our reference and research assistance services. It’s a pleasure to have students, staff, and faculty come into the ERC, wanting to use our facility for study sessions, computer use, meetings, and other group activities. This is what a library should be–a vibrant center of any community. We are absolutely delighted with the response,” said Roxanne Spencer, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the ERC.
The Educational Resources Center offers more than 45,000 practical materials to check out for classroom, special projects, or home use. The collection includes books for youth, titles for teacher education, K-12 textbooks, as well as hundreds of family friendly and instructional videos, and other multimedia resources. Several computer workstations are also available to access WKU Libraries’ research databases, WKU online accounts, the Internet, and for general coursework.
Join us for our community wide reading program SOKY Reads! featuring the book “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” by Neil White. Get your free copy of the book at our area book giveaways:
Thursday, August 9th-Warren County Public Library at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 16th– Bowling Green Technical College from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
(Free books are made possible by the generous support of the Alive Center)
To view the complete SOKY Reads! program guide please visit www.sokybookfest.org/SOKY_Reads .