Events in the Mudd Library

The Mudd Library hosts a variety of events throughout the year. While the following list contains events that we host on a regular basis, it is by no means exhaustive. Follow us on Facebook or one of our other social media accounts to keep updated about all that happens in the Mudd. Click on the event titles below to learn more!

Welcome Week Open House

Welcome Week Open House

Canine Therapy

Canine Therapy

Gaming in the Library

Gaming in the Library

Things Worth Knowing

Things Worth Knowing

National Library Week

National Library Week

Summer Coffeehouses

Coffeehouse

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Other Events

Lincoln Exhibit and Other Events

 

Welcome Week Open House

The Mudd Library hosts an open house for all incoming freshman as well as a parents' lounge during Welcome Week. Our open houses consist of fun, crafty activities, games, and prizes, as well as tours of the library. Our parents lounge is new for 2013. It will be a place where parents can come to relax, check their email, and learn about the library while their children are exploring and getting to know their way around campus. See our Flickr page for pictures of past Welcome Week open house events.

Canine Therapy

During finals week of spring term, we host canine therapy outside the Mudd Library. For this event, Lawrence University faculty and staff are invited to bring their well-mannered dogs to share some snuggles with stressed-out students. See our Flickr page for pictures of past canine therapy events.

Gaming in the Library

The Mudd Library hosts Smash Bros. Brawl Tournaments with the Lawrence University Gaming Club during mid-term reading periods. For more information about gaming in the library, see our Why Gaming? research guide.

Things Worth Knowing

Things Worth Knowing is a series of events about a wide range of interesting topics, presented by Mudd Librarians, Lawrence faculty and staff from outside the library, and even people from the community. Presentation topics have ranged from Star Wars to mnemonics and phrase origins and from conducting genealogy research to the thirtieth anniversary of Michael Jackson's album Thriller. Please, contact us if you know of a topic you'd like to share, or that you'd like to hear us talk about. See our Things Worth Knowing guide for information about all of our past presentation topics.

National Library Week

The Mudd Library participates in the American Library Association's National Library Week. Each year, we plan fun events and contests in the library  such as well as make posters advertising library collections, spaces, and resources featuring members of the Lawrence community. For pictures of events as well as our posters, see the library's Flickr page.

Summer Coffeehouses

During the summer, the Mudd librarians present on variety of library resources that we feel will be especially useful for Lawrence faculty and staff. These presentations last for 45 minutes. At our coffeehouses, we always have a snack (bagels, cookies, cake, etc.) as well as coffee and a selection of teas. For a list of past coffeehouse topics, see our coffeehouse guide.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

In the spirit of pirate mythology, we annually celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. This includes setting out pirate-themed buttons, guides on how to speak like a pirate, and revamping our home page in pirate-speak.

Other Events

As an active member of the Lawrence community, the Mudd Library participates in a variety of additional events throughout the year. Examples of special events, include hosting the traveling exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, dedicating the Katie racing shell from Milwaukee-Downer College, and hosting a reception during reunion weekend. We also set up displays in the library for events such as National Poetry Month and Banned Books Week. Beginning in September 2013, the Mudd Library has been celebrating The Year of The Beatles. Watch our displays as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' rise in popularity in the U.S.

 

 

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