Tuesday, March 31, 2015

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, as founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. From the Academy's website:  

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. 

Kimbel Library is holding a Poetry in the Park event on April 17 in celebration of National Library Week and National Poetry Month. Further details to come.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NLW Coming Soon...

National Library Week is April 12-18!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

History Talk: Val Dunham

Author Val Dunham, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University, gives this month's History Talk. The talk centers around Allegany to Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers, a book based on the letters of a Union soldier during the Civil War. 

This talk takes place on Tuesday, Mar. 24 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Horry County Archives Center.

From the publisher's book description:
On September 7, 1864, William Whitlock, aged thirty-five, left his wife and four children in Allegany, New York, to join the Union army in battle. More than 100 years later, his unpublished letters to his wife were found in the attic of a family home. These letters serve as the foundation for Allegany to Appomattox, giving readers a vivid glimpse into the environment and political atmosphere that surrounded the Civil War from the perspective of a northern farmer and lumberman.
This event is brought to you by the Horry County Archives Center, as part of the center's History Talk series. The Horry County Archives Center is located on the second floor of Kimbel Library, in Room 220.

Friday, March 6, 2015

What Do You Like?

We asked students to tell us what they like about the library, and our new video highlights their responses. We love hearing about the ways we positively affect the lives of students. The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons is dedicated to contributing to student success, as our Mission Statement conveys:
The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons will employ highly qualified librarians and staff to develop creative and innovative technology, programming, support services, delivery methods, and real-life work opportunities for students to ensure that graduates of Coastal Carolina University are well-prepared for professional careers or graduate programs and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy, information-literate citizens with a global perspective.

So what do YOU like about the library? Let us know!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring Break Hours

The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons will operate at reduced hours over Spring Break.
  • Friday, March 6: Close at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 7: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
  • Sunday, March 8: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday, March 9: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 10: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 11: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 12: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, March 13: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 14: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 15: 24/7 schedule resumes beginning at 7:30 AM
You can always find our hours on the library homepage or a more detailed listing on our hours page.

Have a wonderful Spring Break!