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. We also feature a parents lounge- 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 events with the Lawrence University Gaming Club throughout the school year. For more information about gaming in the library, see our Game Studies research guide.

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