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April 23, 2013

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams April 29-May 3 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 April 26-27 for classes ending and Reading/Study days.

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April 15, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Alabama Gulf Coast Innovation and Oyster Production

William Walton  (Alabama Cooperative Extension Service and Auburn University Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures)

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 18 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Bookstore.

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April 5, 2013

The University community and the general public are invited to hear

Dr. Xolela Mangcu (Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution)

Black Consciousness in the Intellectual History of Western Modernity: Re-Reading Steve Biko

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

A reception and book-signing will follow Dr. Mangcu's talk.

Presented by:  Africana Studies, Auburn University Libraries, and the Multicultural Center with assistance from the Special Lectures Fund.

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March 22, 2013

On Saturday, April 13 from 1 - 3 p.m. we're packing meals for those in need.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Newspaper Reading Room on the First Floor.

Please do your part to help reach our goal of 10,000 meals packaged.

Sign up to donate or volunteer at events.stophungernow.org/auburn or send e-mail to DLW0015@auburn.edu .

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March 22, 2013

Meet Littleton-Franklin Speaker Lewis Hyde, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing, Kenyon College

Author of Common as Air:  Revolution, Art, and Ownership as well as The Gift (1983) and Trickster Makes this World (1998).

Date and Time:  Monday, March 25 at 10 - 11 a.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and Auburn Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

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March 13, 2013

Discover Auburn Series

Panel Discussion

Charles Darwin: A Celebration of his Life and Legacy

Edited by James Bradley and Jay Lamar (Director of Special Programs, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Auburn University)

Date and Time:  Tuesday, March 19 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University Bookstore.

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March 7, 2013

Be sure to consult the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to determine library hours of operation during the Spring Break period in effect Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 16 Normal hours resume on Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day).

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March 1, 2013

Presentation

The Saint John's Bible

The first illuminated handwritten Bible commission by a Benedictine monastery in more than 500 years.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date and Time: Thursday, March 7 at 3 p.m.

"One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time." - Smithsonian Magazine.

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February 28, 2013

An exhibit concerning Ralph Brown Draughon (after whom the R.B.D. Library is named) is on display in the two glass cases recently placed on the First Floor near the Atrium staircase and elevator.

The exhibit features numerous photographs of Ralph Brown Draughon (1899-1968) plus memorabilia and informative captions.  Draughon served as President of Auburn University from 1947 through 1965.  The exhibit covers important events of Draughon's presidency including the transition of Auburn from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute to Auburn University in 1960 and the desegregation of the University in 1964 when Harold Franklin was admitted as the first African American student.  The photos cover Draughon's life from a 1925 scene where he was serving as a teacher at Sumter County High School in 1925 through his retirement.

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February 22, 2013

 Humans vs. Zombies will take place at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Friday, April 5 from 8 to 11 p.m.

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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