Library News

Sprucing up the Library

Spring is in the air and the Main Library is doing some sprucing up. The Horticulture and Forestry Club visited the Main Library on Saturday, April 18, to assist in care for our plant beds on the first and second floor. Overgrown vines and shrubs were pruned and maintained to offer better growth for the future of the plants. Fresh dirt and mulch were added to the plant beds to aid in the health of the plants.

Many thanks to Vice President, Andrew Scheldorf and the rest of the club for helping to keep the plants and trees at the Main Library healthy and growing.

NDSU Celebrates 125 Years

Travel through time as we showcase NDSU through a timeline of important dates of NDSU's history as we celebrate NDSU's 125th Anniversary. Explore our history in photos from each decade celebrating the diversity of campus as a student focused, land grant, research university. The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) was established on March 8th, 1890 and enrollment included 29 students. From what it was then to what it is now, North Dakota State University has become a thriving campus community with 14,000 plus students and is growing each year.

VITA Tax Assistance at Main Library

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax preparation assistance and electronic filing to people who make $51,000 or less a year. Volunteers can provide information about special tax credits such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

VITA volunteers will be in basement room 14 (computer cluster) of the Main Library on the following Mondays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm:
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 23
March 30

Workshops at the Library

Come register for a free Endnote account and learn how to use it to manage your citations, create bibliographies, share your research and more.

Feb. 11 (Wed.) 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.
March 11 (Wed.) 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.
April 8 (Wed.) 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.



Hands-on workshops will cover tips and tricks for searching a particular database plus specialized features that make your work easier.

FM Winter Arts Festival: Beethoven Fest

BeethovenFest is a community wide arts celebration in the Fargo-Moorhead area that strives to foster a spirit of creating, exploring, and learning together through the arts.

Bump into Beethoven at the library and stop at the circulation desk for a special Beethoven treat while supplies last! Would you like to learn more about Beethoven? We have some wonderful resources available on display for check out! Are you a musician and want the chance to play some of Beethoven's music? We have music scores available for check out as well!

Research in STEM at NDSU

Tuesday, February 24th in the Main Library Weber Reading room join us for the STEM Showcase from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
The STEM showcase at NDSU will feature various disciplines on campus discussing and representing various fields related to STEM education in the University system. We will have lightning talks throughout the day from faculty and students sharing insights on research projects related to STEM education.

Beach Houses exhibit offer another way to stay warm this winter

Come to the NDSU Main Library Coffee House and transport yourself to the vibrant Southbeach community of Miami, Florida. The coffee house displays forty-six beach houses created in Professor David Crutchfeld's Architecture 453 course. The houses are unique architectural models of similar lifeguard towers designed to perform in a variety of climates and latitudes. Students were given a latitude, city, and beach in which their tower would have to demonstrate a creative and unique 'passive solar' design solution.