Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week 2011 

April 11th-15th

National Library Week is a time to remind others about the contribution libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities every day. This year's festivities will consist of four main events as well as week-long :

Main Events

Monday, April 11th
12 to 1:00 p.m. Edible Book Fair (Win an iPod Shuffle)
All Coastal Carolina University faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit their own creations. Submissions will be displayed in the library from 12:00-1:00 p.m. while students vote for their favorite edible book. Cake will be served for all to enjoy! Looking for some ideas? Check out photos of some edible books from last year's event.

Tuesday, April 12th1 to 2:00 p.m. - Study Serenade (Free Chocolate)
Three musicians from the school of music will perform a variety of soft guitar music for everyone’s enjoyment. Free chocolate will be served to help enhance the mood. So, come to the first floor of the library and listen while studying for that upcoming final exam.

Wednesday, April 13th 2 to 3:00 p.m. Privacy Java Jabber ($50 Visa Gift Card given as a door prize, free donuts, Java bucks)
Kimbel Library is teaming up with Tea and Ethics to spark a lively discussion about your online privacy. Popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter allow everyone to communicate with great ease and freedom. However, with that freedom comes the responsibility to protect personal information, reputations, and digital footprints. A "digital footprint" specifically describes the trail one leaves online. Social networking makes creating this footprint simple, but removing it can be extremely difficult. Views expressed or photos posted online today may haunt individuals as they move forward with their lives and pursue new careers, new relationships, or new opinions. Join library and philosophy faculty as they discuss the difficulties of living privately in the information age.

Thursday, April 14th 
8:00 p.m. to Midnight Game Night (Free Food)
The library will hold a Starcraft II (the science fiction online strategy game) tournament. Those interested in participating in the tournament are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place gamers. In addition to the tournament, four large screens will be used for Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. There will also be board games, card games and puzzles. Participants are encouraged to bring their own games to play, or use games provided by the library. Free snacks will also be provided.

All Week Long

National Library Week Trivia (Win Free Stuff)One trivia questions will appear on the library's blog each day during the week. To win a $15 gift certificate to Java City, submit a comment with the answer to the question.. With your response, include your name and email address (Don't worry, your response is private and will not appear on the blog). Students, faculty, and staff who answer correctly before 5:00 p.m. each day will be entered in prize drawing. One lucky winner will be selected daily and notified of their prize by the library office.

Food for Fines:
Do you have library fines? Do you wish you didn't have to pay them? Would you like to help out others? If so, donate food for the hungry and have library fines forgiven. Here are the rules:
  • Donated items may not be past the expiration date, dented, or in poor condition
  • Items must be more than a single serving
  • Donated items are used for overdue fines only-cannot be used for lost or damaged book fees
  • The Library reserves the right to refuse any item.
Tell us Your Story:
We set up a do-it-yourself video station on the first floor of the library near the main entrance. This is an electronic platform for students to express themselves, so think of it as your blank canvas. We want to hear a little about you and your thoughts about Kimbel Library, or just whatever comes to mind.. Of course, we ask you to keep it PG. Directions for using the video station will be posted next to the computer. Have fun!

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