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February 20, 2015

Humans vs. Zombies will take place at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Friday, March 13

Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Parking Deck entrance.

An Auburn University student i.d. is needed to participate.

Fight the horde!

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February 20, 2015

Africana Studies Book Talk

Selma, Lord, Selma

Sheyann Webb-Christburg

Date and Time:  Tuesday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sheyann Webb was eight years old and Rachel West was nine when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in Selma, Alabama on January 2, 1965. to organize peaceful demonstrations to protest discriminatory voting laws.  Selma, Lord, Selma is their firsthand account of the events of the turbulent winter of 1965 - events that changed the lives of all Alabamians and of all Americans.  From 1975 to 1979 journalist Frank Sikora conducted interviews with Sheyann and Rachel, which he wove into this poignant story of fear and courage, heartbreak, and determination.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Africana Studies, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

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February 20, 2015

Auburn University Special Lecture

Coping with Immigration in Germany:  From Ignorance to Acceptance

Dr. Uwe Hunger, Institute for Political Science, The University of Muenster, The Research Center, The University of Siegen

Date and Time:  Monday, February 23 at 4 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

The event is co-sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Political Science Department with funding from the Honors College and the Auburn University Special Lectures Fund.

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February 13, 2015

Discover Auburn Lecture

The John Augustus Walker Murals

Bruce Dupree, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 26 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

In 1939, ten tempura color murals were commissioned by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service to be part of an exhibit at the Alabama State Fair.  The ten murals, titled "Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture," pained by John Augustus Walker of Mobile, depict a colorful visual representation of Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals range in size from roughly five by seven feet to slightly smaller, depicting theme of farm efficiency, economy, and opportunity, as well as milestones in Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals were intended to be the backdrop of a larger exhibit displaying fresh produce, farm implements, baked goods, quilts, informative signs, and "modern" farm technology.

Following the fair, the murals were exhibited at the Louisiana State Fair and eventually were stored and forgotten in the attic of the State Extension headquarters building on the campus of Auburn University.

In 2006, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System rediscovered the historically significant New Deal era murals, and they became a focal point of Auburn University's sesquicentennial celebration.

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February 13, 2015

Explore the Fair Use Evaluator to learn more about fair use, including the four factors that should be considered when using copyrighted material, http://librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/.

 

To follow news and events about Fair Use Week on Twitter, use #FairUseWeek2015

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February 6, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Be the Flame (Not the Moth):  The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers

The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers is a group of six women who have met the first Wednesday of every month for over a decade to read each other's work and enjoy good food and drink.  Their first collection, Be the Flame, was well received.  This updated Second Edition of Be the Flame (Not the Moth) contains additional writing from each of the five Mystic authors:  Jeanne Camp, Marian Carcache, Mary Dansak, Gail Langley, Judith Nunn, and new illustrations from Mystic artist Margee Bright-Ragland.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 11 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Reception and Book Signing to Follow

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries

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January 28, 2015

Discover Auburn Talk

Reconciling Musical Terminology in the 21st. Century

Matthew Hoch, DMA, Assistant Professor of Voice, Auburn University and Author, A Dictionary for the Modern Singer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)

Reception and Book Signing to Follow

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 5 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University Department of Music.

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January 16, 2015

Be sure to check library hours of operation during the Martin Luther King Holiday period by clicking on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage . The dates affected are from Saturday, January 17 through Monday, January 19.

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December 19, 2014

Be sure to check library hours of operation during the Intersession and Holiday season by clicking on the Hours link located  in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Intersession hours will be in effect December 20 and January 2-3, 5-10, and 12-13.  Holiday hours will be in effect December 21 - January 1 (and the library will be closed December 21, 24 - 26, 28, and December 31 -  January 1, and January 4 and 11).

Regular hours of operation will resume on January 14, the first day of classes for the Spring Semester.

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December 5, 2014

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams December 8 - 12 by clicking on the Hours link located in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Special hours will be in place also for December 5-7 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.  Intersession Hours will be in effect December 13 - 20.

 

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