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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Database Trials

The CSU System is offering 4 database trials until July 31.  Check out:

  • Ambrose Digital - offering 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays with performances by Anthony Hopkins, John Cleese, Helen Mirren and more.
  • IndieFlix - offering award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from more than 50 countries.
  • JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments has over 4,000 peer-reviewed science videos.
  • Mergent Horizon - provides supply chain data on all public U.S. and International companies.

Please send your comments to the Electronic Resources Coordinator, George Wrenn. Thank you!

 
Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy Streaming Videos

KANOPY offers a broad selection of over 12,000 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from thousands of producers with new releases launched daily. Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, DER, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy.net, Symptom Media, National Film Board of Canada and many more. Please explore. Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
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!

 
Paws for Doggy Therapy
petting dog

Meet the teams from Therapy Dogs International bringing their wonderful dogs to campus for your enjoyment.  Take a break from studying or reward yourself after your final to relax with a retreiver, love a lab, hug a husky, or pet a pug.  They are here for you to enjoy!  Come to the Library Lobby on Monday, May 11 between 6:30 and 8pm or the Library Lawn on Tuesday, May 12 from noon to 1:30pm.

 
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.

 
Criterion Videos Free Trial to 5/10
Criterion Collection

Now through May 10th, the HSU Library is participating in the free streaming video trial through Alexander Street Press. The Criterion Collection showcases 315 seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists. Content within The Criterion Collection covers the history of cinema throughout the 20th century, from early silent films like Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush (1925) to releases from contemporary filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Guillermo del Toro. Alongside a wealth of feature films, The Criterion Collection from Alexander Street includes seminal documentary films such as Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955), Jean Rouch’s Chronicle of a Summer (1961), and Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens (1975). It also features works in popular subgenres of film including French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, and New German Cinema. Please peruse and enjoy the wonderful world of international cinema now!

For more information see http://alexanderstreet.com/products/criterion-collection.

Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

 
Study Skills Workshops Offered

Need some motivation?  Looking for primary research or scholarly articles?  Want help prepping for tests?  All these and more are offered in short (less than an hour), free (with snacks) workshops presented by your librarians. Reserve your spot today!

 
Beyond the Hour of Code: Web Design Series
Web Design Series

The workshops will focus on: web developer tools (4/2/15), basic web design & accessibility (4/9/15), responsive design & mobile first (4/16/15). The workshops meet Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm in the Fishbowl (second floor of the library). See the library calendar of events for more information.

 

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