Category Archives: Fun

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.


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

Quiet Study Space in the Archives

Looking for deep space quiet to do your finals’ preparation?  The University Archives is offering quiet study space to students finals week from 10-4:30pm.  No food or drink allowed.  The archives is located on the lower level of the Chalmer Davee Library.

Final’s Week Stress Relief is back!

The Chalmer Davee Library is once again having therapy dogs on hand for stress-busting finals week activities.  Partnering with C.A.R.E., the Companion Animal Respect and Education Club, certified therapy dogs will be on the library’s main level in the Cooklock Room (straight through the main gates at the end of the hallway):

Monday 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday 5-8 p.m.|
Wednesday 5-6:30 p.m.

For more information about the benefits of therapy dogs, view previous post.

Free coffee, tea and hot cocoa will be available Sunday evening, December 15th, through Wednesday, May 18 (or until supplies run out).  Refreshments will be located in the Microfilm Rm. on the main level (near the photocopy room).

Best of luck with your FINALS!

Art Installations in the library

Each semester Morgan Clifford’s Art Seminar 485 students display artwork throughout the library.  Installations can be found on the main and upper floors of the library and will be on display through December 12th.  Below: “Red and Wolf” by student Courtney Stout (located in the CMC area on the upper level).

Red and Wolf

“Animal Invasion” in the library!

Students in Asako Nakauchi’s Intro to Sculpture class are currently exhibiting metal amalgam creatures on the library’s main level.  The students were asked to create animals that do not exist by mixing parts of 2 or more animals or–better yet–borrowing from imaginary animals!  Asako’s students will be exhibiting metal sculpture through December 3rd so stop by and peruse!

the lurkerAbove: The Lurker by Lisa Marshall.  Inspired by a lizard, fish, lion and horse.
(more photos on our Facebook page)

New 3D Puzzle

Good work!  Another new 3D Germany puzzle has been completed!

Germany puzzle

Neuschwanstein Castle, above, is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany.

Yet another puzzle will be unveiled tomorrow.  Are you feeling dexterous? 

The library will be  sporting German puzzles is to highlight the UW-River Falls

Year of Germany Book Discussion Series

The Year of Germany Book Discussion Series kicks off this afternoon, October 16th, with Steve Maloney leading a discussion on Thus Spoke Zarathustra.  The discussion will take place in the upper level breezeway from 3-4:30pm.

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