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December 10, 2009

With final exams taking place, the Auburn University Libraries want you to enjoy the following:

SGA (Student Government Association)-sponsored study breaks at 2 a.m. on the following dates:  December 9-1 and 14-15.

The Caribou Coffee cafe will be operating under extended hours as well.

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December 10, 2009

An exhibit concerning Camp Opelika, a World War II prisoner of war camp, is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit is located in a small glass flat case next to the entrance to the Alabama Collection room in the Department.

Camp Opelika was operated as a prisoner of war camp from 1942 to 1945.  The text of a camp report indicates that in 1943 there were 3012 German prisoners of war housed there.  The exhibit features photographs, a blueprint, and some realia including a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler's portrait and German currency.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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December 10, 2009

An exhibit featuring the 190th. anniversary of Alabama's statehood is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit is located in the three upright glass cases on the north side of the department (facing Samford Hall).

Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819.  The exhibit features informative captions about the history of the state and a variety of books and illustrations concerning early statehood, state symbols, politics, and culture.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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December 10, 2009

An exibit titled "Christmas Memories:  Family, Food & Friends" is currently on display in the three large glass exhibit cases located immediately upon one's left when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department.

The exhibit features a variety of holiday season recipes submitted by library staff such as "Nana's Melt-in-you-Mouth Sugar Cookies" by Joyce Hicks and "Red Velvet Cake" by Joyce Ledbetter.  Along with the recipes, the exhibit features many colorful books about Christmas and holiday season recipes and cooking.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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December 3, 2009

Click on the Hours link located in the upper right hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out hours of operation during the final exam period:  December 9-11 and 14-15.

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November 17, 2009

Starting on Wednesday, November 18, construction work will begin in the southeastern section of the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. 

 The construction work is needed for the creation of the Miller Writing Center,  the Study Partners tutoring service,  and a large Learning Commons area including four new group study rooms, new furniture, and the addition of approximately 300 electrical outlets.

It is anticipated that the construction work will continue through January 10 (with a break in construction during Final Exams), so that the new facilities will be available for the start of the Spring Semester on January 11.

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November 17, 2009

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

World Heritage Sites in Germany:  A Photographic Exhibit

Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Presented by:  Auburn University President's Office, Auburn University Libraries, and German Consulate General in Atlanta

The exhibit is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library near the atrium stairwell.

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November 16, 2009

Be sure to check the hours of operation of the Auburn University Libraries during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  Click on the Library Hours link located in the upper right hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to see hours of operation for the period November 21 - 28.

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November 16, 2009

Discover Auburn Lectures

Evolution Proven:  The Curious Development of American Anti-Evolution

Charles A. Israel (Auburn University Department of History) and author of Before Scopes:  Evangelicalism, Education, and Evolution in Tennessee, 1870-1925

Wednesday, November 18 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts

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November 5, 2009

"So You Want to Write a Novel?  Maneuvering Potholes, Roadblocks, and Traffic Jams on the Way to Publication"

James Dawsey, author of Masters and Savages:  A Novel

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

Tuesday, November 10 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and Auburn University Bookstore.

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