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Learn About & Touch Scientific Instruments!
Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum Display

Join Richard Paselk on Wednesday, August 12, as he shares the early use of instruments in science and navigation and their portrayal in art as well as why he designs and creates replicas. Attendees will be able to try out a variety of his replica instruments.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation in addition to the replicas/models and a few art prints.

The talk will be based on his recent library museum display seen in the online version.

 
Welcome Back Open House Aug. 19

Join us on Wednesday, August 19 from 3-4:45 in the Library Lobby.  Come see what's going on in the Library and celebrate a new school year with us!  Refreshments will be provided.

 
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers Fridée Matinée July 10
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers

In this love letter to "the stinking rose," documentarian Les Blank interviews garlic fanatics of all stripes, from cooks to members of garlic appreciation societies. The film, (a lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation and culinary/curative powers of the stinking rose) features internationally renowned chef Alice Waters, of Chez Panisse, and a flavorful musical soundtrack. In 2004 ‘Garlic’ was one of 25 films, selected by The Library Of Congress, to be added to the National Film Registry list of films to be preserved in perpetuity.  Watch it free on Friday, July 10 from 12-1 in the Library Fishbowl (L209).

 
Campus Walks, Mini Book Circles - L4HSU Continues!
Walking with service dog Nikki

Library Lifelong Learning Lounge continues with a community forest walk, campus walk with a service dog, mini book circles, HSU History from the University Archives, Tableau Thursdays, Technology Tuesdays, Fun Fridays and more.  See the Library Workshops calendar of events for more information and to register.

 
Closed for Independence Day
Happy Independence Day

The Library and campus will be closed on Friday, July 3, for Independence Day.

 
HSU Alum Gives $200,000 to Library for Student Support
Malcolm Buchanan and friend

An HSU alum who worked as a student at the Library has left Humboldt State University a $200,000 bequest for the Library.  Malcolm Buchanan's ('50, English) donation will help fund student internships for special projects and building renovations to update study spaces.  Read more at Humboldt State NOW.

 
Japanese Tea Ceremony - July 1
Holly at Tea Ceremony

Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient and mysterious art of Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and learn about the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association, presented by Harvey II and the Horai Center, Wednesday, July 1 from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl.  Limited seating is available, so register now!

Cha-no-yu, is a cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involving the ceremonial preparation and consumption of powdered green tea, or matcha.

The Horai Center is a DreamMaker program of the Ink People Center for the Arts of Eureka, Calif. Our mission is to to increase understanding, harmony and cultural exchange through the study and promotion of Japanese arts and culture, especially Cha-no-yu (the Tea Ceremony) and Chado (The Way of Tea).

The Horai Center is also involved in promoting the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association. This relationship was originally founded in 1991 with the port city of Kamisu on Japan's east coast and offers an opportunity for the two cities to gain valuable benefits through exchanges of art, culture, education, and commerce.

Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. He has been a practitioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instructor of the Urasenke style of Japanese Tea Ceremony.

 
CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Webinar 6/11

A key goal of the CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative is to support faculty choosing quality course materials that are more affordable for their students.  This webinar series is designed to support your campus communities implementing your own AL$ activities. 

We will showcase the CSU Long Beach AL$ Initiative and present CourseLoad offering a digital textbook “all-student access” model on Thursday, June 11 from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl.  Bring your lunch or enjoy the provided pizza and drinks.

 
Music from West Africa - Free Concert 6/11
Daouda Traore

Daouda Traore will play music from West Africa in the Library Lobby 12-1pm on Thursday, June 11. Daouda was born and raised in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Daouda is a Business student and Marketing Research Intern at HSU. Daouda was part of various musical projects in Scandinavia between 2004 and 2007, where his band played several concerts and hosted workshops in Copenhagen, Oslo and Drammen. His band also recorded the Djenkadi album.

Daouda will play the musical instruments called N'goni and Kora. N'goni and Kora are similar in form but very different in sound. They both are made of a large gourd, fishing lines, and hardwood neck. N'goni has 8 strings and a pentatonic scale. Kora, on the other hand, has 21 strings and diatonic scale. Daouda spent time with his friends and neighbors whose parents were N'goni players while growing up in Burkina Faso. He and his friends learned to build the instrument as a mean to own their toys. He says that the experience was quite memorable!

 
Midday Matinee at the Library!

As part of Library Lifelong Learning Lounge (L4HSU), the HSU Library will present three Midday Matinees in June. All screenings will be in the Library Fishbowl from Noon to 1pm.

For more information, contact Kumi Watanabe-Schock or Carly Marino.

 
Summer Programming @ HSU Library
Library Lifelong Learning Lounge Summer Planning Session

Help plan summer programming - movies, discussion groups, tech training & more. Meet new people and share your experience & expertise. Thursday 1-3 pm, Library Fishbowl.

 
Library Cafe Summer Hours
Library Cafe

The Library Café is open during the summer, Monday-Friday, 8:10am-2:30pm.  Come by for coffee, pastries, & other goodies.  Fill out & turn in a "Made-to-Order Sandwich" form before 10am and get a fresh sandwich made by the fine folks at the College Creek Marketplace.  Other food services on campus have limited hours.

 
Library Open for Commencement
Commencement photo from HSU flickr page

Your library will be open from 9am to 3:45pm on Saturday, May 16, so bring your folks by to show them where you spent so much time studying!

 
Extra Tutoring for Spring Finals
Help

Extra tutoring help is available from the Learning Center - Math Lab, Writing Center, Drop-in Science Lab, and AS Study Lounge are all offering extra tutoriing hours to help you prepare for finals.

 
Summer Library Hours
Lazy lions in the library

The Library's summer hours run through August 23. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy.

 
Creation & Relaxation Station
Creation & Relaxation Station Play wit LEGOs. Improve your finals. Next to the cafe 5/4-5/15

Creative play helps improve memorization, problem-solving and critical thinking. Come play with LEGOs(R) in the library, next to the cafe. Post photos of your creations with #HSULibraryPlay.  More activities and programs to help ease stress of finals is available in the library and throughout the campus.  Good luck!

 
Extended Prefinals/Finals Hours
Spring Library Prefinals/Finals Hours

Extended prefinals/finals hours start Wednesday, May 6. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy. Good luck on your finals!

 
Sustainable Learning Program
Welcome to the CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions AL$

The CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative has funded HSU’s Sustainable Learning Program to support faculty adoption and evaluation of open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), or self-authored materials that faculty are willing to openly license. The HSU Sustainable learning Program will support faculty through its partnership with the Library, College of eLearning & Extended Education, Student Disability Resource Center, Bookstore and others to help faculty decrease the cost of an education for our students with high-quality, peer-reviewed learning materials.  More information, including deadlines and requirements can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website.

 
Snacks! Drinks! Casual Conversation!
What do you want to see in your library?

Student, staff, and faculty - Join us in the Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 28 from 2:30-5pm as we collaborate on great changes for the Library!  We want your input and the World Café is a safe, comfortable place to do that.  Can't make it?  Send us your anonymous comments online or add your ideas to whiteboards that will be popping up in various spaces in the building.  Thanks for your contribution in making this YOUR library!

 
Edit Wikipedia. Enjoy Pizza 4/14
Wikipedia globe

Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas, and join us Tuesday, April 14 from 5-7pm in the Library Fishbowl to update Wikipedia entries about Humboldt.  Tutorials, reference materials, and refreshments will be provided.  Sign up here:  http://humboldt.libcal.com/event.php?id=952682.

 

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