Library News

Gary Totten to speak about consumer culture and gender expectations

Consumer Culture and Gender Expectations
Tuesday, March 25, 4 pm Main Library, Weber Reading Room

Gary Totten, Chair of the English Department, will discuss consumer culture as depicted in Edith Wharton’s early 20th-century novels “Bunner Sisters” and “Summer”. He will examine the challenges consumer culture creates for the novels’ female characters and draw parallels to similar issues in contemporary society.

This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Monthly Speaker Series: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Program Director Susan Smith will head up a discussion about the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program in our local area. Individuals who have been impacted by the program will also be on hand to offer first-person perspectives on their experience.

Join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 4 pm in the Main Library's Weber Reading Room. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Big Brothers Big Sisters logo

Main Library extends hours

Need to print a paper or check out a book before your 8 am class? We can help you with that. Beginning Thursday, January 30, the Main Library will open at 7:30 am on weekdays. The Circulation Desk, GoPrint, and computer clusters will be available at that time. The Interlibrary Loan department will open at 8, and the Reference Desk will continue to begin services at 9.

Monthly Speaker Series: North Dakota Beautiful

Have you wondered how climate change is projected to affect North Dakota? Dr. Adnan Akyüz will be at the Main Library to discuss facts, myths and misconceptions about North Dakota’s climate and its place within climate change.

Dr. Akyüz is the North Dakota state climatologist and an NDSU assistant professor of soil science. He is also director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, in which he oversees the operation of the agricultural network of 72 automated weather stations.

Libraries raise money for United Way of Cass-Clay

The Libraries have joined in NDSU's annual United Way fundraising campaign. Michael Robinson, Interim Associate Director of the Libraries, agreed to dye his hair the color of the staff's choice if Libraries' employees raised more than $816 dollars (one dollar per pay period for each library employee). The staff donated a total of $823, and voted that Mike should dye his hair purple.

Michael Robinson getting his hair dyed purple

NDSU's United Way donations fund 86 programs for 54 local agencies.