Tuesday, April 7, 2015

National Library Week

The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons celebrates National Library Week April 12-18, with a book discussion, Edible Book Fair and Poetry in the Park. National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries. Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming.

Kimbel Library is celebrating National Library Week by sponsoring a book discussion led by Sally Hare, Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita, on The Resilience of the Human Spirit on Tuesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. in Lackey Chapel.

The annual Edible Book Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 15. Edible books can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or author, can be a pun of a book title, can refer to a book character, reproduce a book cover, or just have something to do with books in general.” Some examples from previous entries include grapes with angry faces to symbolize “The Grapes of Wrath” or empty candy wrappers on a plate to symbolize the book “And Then There Were None.” Entries should be dropped of at the circulation desk between 9 and 11 a.m. Voting will be at noon. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. First prize in the student category is an Apple TV. Prizes in the faculty/staff and community categories will include a Kimbel Library prize pack. 

Bring a picnic blanket and join us on Friday, April 17 at 3 p.m. as the Kimbel Library and the Department of English sponsor Poetry in the Park, a poetry reading event on the Bryan Information Commons Lawn, to celebrate both National Library Week and National Poetry Month. Sign up to read by contacting Hastings Hensel at whensel@coastal.edu. Limited sign-ups will be available the day of the event.

All are welcome! All events are open and free to the public.

For more information, contact Christi Rippy, access services specialist, at 843-349-2400.

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