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Looking for something fun to do Sunday September 11?

WHAT:    Glass Valley Cemetery Walk
WHEN:    Sunday, September 11th at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Glass Valley Cemetery
.                 .Highway E at Highway 29
.                 .River Falls

Local history will come to life in the 150+ year old Glass Valley Cemetery.

Local residents will portray early settlers in the Bates and Tubbs families to tell their stories.

Both families arrived in this area in the mid-1850s.

Learn:

  • who had an important connection to George Washington
  • about  the disastrous fire in River Falls of 1876
  • the story of the colorful T. E. Tubbs and his Tubbs Patent Medicine Company
  • … and much more

There is no charge.

It is a project of the Town of River Falls Cemetery Committee.

Directions:

Glass Valley Cemetery is on Highway E, at the intersection of E and  Highway 29/35 between  River Falls and Prescott.  It is about 2 miles from the River Falls city limits.

Just for You: Extended Hours Finals Week!

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That’s right, one of your favorite places to prep for finals tests, papers, and projects is offering special extended hours to study up! The Chalmer Davee Library will be open the following hours during finals week:

Saturday 12/12 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/13 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Monday 12/14 – Thursday 12/17 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday 12/18 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/19 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/20 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Remember that we are here for you!  Take advantage of our library research services and on staff Librarians to help you find the resources you need. See you at the Library…

 

Twitter Pre-Party for #NatBookFest15 TODAY

The National Book Festival is two days away (Sat. Sept. 5) but you can join in the fun at the Library of Congress’ Twitter Pre-Party from 1-2 pm TODAY!  Come talk about your favorite authors and books.  Follow @LibraryCongress and use the hastag to join the party.

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The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, and feature more than 170 authors, poets, illustrators and special presenters. To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson’s quote, “I Cannot Live Without Books.”  [LOVE that quote!]

To download the National Book Festival App, visit the Library of Congress Apps page at loc.gov/apps/.

Seeking leaders for Year of Mexico discussion series

As part of the Year of Mexico campus initiative, the library is sponsoring a monthly book discussion focusing on books about Mexico or by Mexican authors. We are currently scheduling discussions for 2015-16. Do you have a favorite or important book that you would like to discuss in an informal and comfortable setting? Contact Valerie Malzacher (valerie.i.malzacher@uwrf.edu, x3224) to suggest your title and reserve your discussion session for October, November, February, March or April.

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“Three Body Problem” discussion on Thursday

Alex Hatheway, instructor in the English Language Transition Program and ZISU student liaison, will lead a discussion of Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem” in the Davee Library breezeway (upper level) from 4-5 p.m. This is the final discussion in the library’s Year of China book discussions.  Free and open to everyone.

The Three-Body Problem” is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision (Amazon).

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Hagestad, expert on Chinese cyberwarfare, makes campus presentations on March 5

Join Lt. Col. William T. Hagestad II for two presentations in connection with UWRF’s Year of China program on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

First presentation:  “Comparative Analysis of Nation State Cyber Conflict:  An International Field Experience” at 3:30 p.m. in 280 Kleinpell Fine Arts. Free and open to everyone.

Second presentation:  “Evolution of Chinese Cyber Capabilities: An Economic, Military, and Political Review of the People’s Republic of China,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center. Free and open to the public.

Lt. Col. Hagestad II has an interesting connection to UWRF. His grandfather, Herman T. Hagestad, was a UW Regent in the 1950’s and thus Hagestad Hall was named after him. His father, William Hagestad, Sr., was a professor in the English Department and Fulbright Professor representing the University in Tehran, Iran, from 1964-68. Lt. Col. Hagestad II is one of the world’s experts in his field. His books include “21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare (2012), “Chinese Information Warfare Doctrine Development 1995-2014” (2013), and “China’s Plans for Winning Information Confrontation: Important Chinese Information Warfare Articles” (2014).

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Alex Hatheway leads discussion of Han Han’s This Generation

Alex Hatheway, Instructor in the English Language Transition Program and liaison to the students from the Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU), will lead a discussion of Han Han’s This Generation:  Dispatches from China’s Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver) on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The discussion, which is open to all interested students, faculty, and community members, will be held in the Library Breezeway on the upper level of the library.  It is the first discussion held as part of the library’s Year of China Book Discussion Series.

Han HanFor those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come—an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating trip through Chinese culture.   This Generation gathers his essays and blogs dating from 2006 to the present, telling the story of modern China through Han Han’s unique perspective.  (Amazon)