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Peabody Decades Screening: The Tuskegee Airmen, Sept 24

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - Amy Watts

The Peabody Decades: 1940s Movie: The Tuskegee Airmen Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:00 p.m. Location: Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street) "The Tuskegee Airmen" tells the story of the African-American aviators who overcame racism to become the "Fighting 99th," the first squadron of African-American fighter pilots in World War II. Starring ...

Bulldog Book Club: Ocean at the End… 9/23

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, September 23 4:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Forty years ago, our narrator, who was then a seven-year-old boy, unwittingly discovered a neighboring family’s supernatural secret. What happens next is an imaginative romp through otherworldly adventure that could only come from Gaiman's ...

Peabody Decades Screening: “World War II: The Perilous Flight” 12/19

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Amy Watts

1940s Matinee: World War II: The Perilous Fight September 19, 2013. 3:00 p.m. Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). This documentary (broadcast in England in 2002) uses rare color footage to portray events in the European theater between D-Day (June, 1944) and the War's end in May, 1945. The screening will be ...

Bulldog Book Club: 100-Year Old Man… 9/18

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Wednesday, September 18 12:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, ...

Peabody Decades Screenings this semester

Friday, September 13th, 2013 - Amy Watts

"The Peabody Decades" uses the Peabody Awards Collection, the largest broadcasting archives in the Southeast, to tell stories about radio, television, and history. All events will be in the Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). September 10, 2013 1940s Potpourri: America in the 1940s: More Than the Home Front "America in the ...

Bulldog Book Club: 100 Year Old Man… 9/9

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, September 9 4:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, ...

Bulldog Book Club: Treasure Island, 9/4

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 - Amy Watts

Wednesday, September 4 12:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds ...

Bulldog Book Club: Treasure Island, 8/26

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, August 26, 4:00 p.m., Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, ...

New GALILEO password for Fall Semester

Monday, August 19th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Starting today, we have a new GALILEO password. . . And it is . . . As if. We can't tell you here. Go to your library account to find out. This password will be valid until January 3, 2014, barring unforeseen circumstances. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions ...

What’s the drilling noise at the Main Library?

Friday, August 16th, 2013 - Amy Watts

If you've visited the Main Library already this semester, you may be wondering what all the drilling noise is. Work began in July on the brick siding encasing the building. It's expected to last until October or November. You will see and hear crews working on the South, East and West ...