Library News

Open mic event this Friday at Main Library

In honor of Black History Month, the NDSU libraries are hosting an open mic event this Friday at noon in the Weber Reading Room of the Main Library. A group of students from the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, will be reading from works of their favorite African-American writers. The public is welcome to attend and bring a favorite poem, short story, prose or non-fiction work to share.

Free tax preparation help coming to the 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 room 14 (computer cluster) of the Main Library on the following Mondays from 6:00pm to 8:30pm: February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18, March 25.

Database Trial: Black Studies in Video now available

Black Studies in Video is a signature Alexander Street Press collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Perspectives collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.