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Olivet College’s Burrage Library to host spring programs
Mar 12, 2009

Olivet Colleges Burrage Library is hosting the following programs throughout the remainder of the academic year. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (269) 749-7387.

  • Happy Hobby in the Library Lecture Room; supplies and refreshments provided unless otherwise noted:

  •           o Monday, April 6, 4:30 p.m. Create a basket by weaving paper. Bring magazines or wrapping paper if you wish.

  • Lunch, Learn & Laugh Noon to 1 p.m. in the Library Lecture Room; participants should bring a brown bag lunch:

  •           o Tuesday, March 31 Marty Jennings, director of alumni relations, will present her collection of Olivet College memorabilia, as well as discuss and share her in-depth knowledge of the college and town.
              o Monday, April 13 Gretchen Peters, evening library supervisor, will discuss Pallister-Killian Syndrome and how it has affected her family.
              o Monday, May 11 Jane Reiter, library director, will discuss tips for library research.

  • Toddler Time 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through April 14, in the Childrens Room. Includes stories and simple crafts for toddlers.

  • Adornos Critical Sociology of Jazz Friday, March 20, 1 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Dustin Byrd, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, will discuss philosopher Theodor Adornos harsh criticism of jazz.

  • Book Discussion Monday, March 23, 3 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Karen Chaney, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies and ethics, will discuss The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South, by Philip Jenkins.

  • Make a Wish Jar Tuesday, March 24, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Participants will create wish jars in conjunction with the Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center to celebrate Womens History Month. Supplies provided.

  • POGIL Presentation Friday, March 27, 3 p.m., in the Insurance Room. Susanne Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and chemistry program director, will discuss Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and how it is implemented at Olivet College.

  • Book Discussion Monday, March 30, 1 p.m., in the Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center. Participants will discuss The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman. Refreshments provided.

  • Reformation of Islam? Friday, April 3, 1 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Byrd will discuss commentators call for a reformation of Islam since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

  • Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4, 1 p.m. Children under 9-years-old (accompanied by an adult) are welcome to join the library staff for an egg hunt on the ground floor.

  • Art Presentation Thursday, May 7, 2 p.m., in the Library Lecture Room. Local artist Pam Gleave will present.

  • Commuknitty Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., in the Insurance Room. Gather for knitting, crocheting or any needlework activity. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch and supplies.

  • Craft Time Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through April 4, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2. Supplies provided; children under 9-years-old must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-teens and teens are also welcome.

  •           o March 21 Create a painting with yarn
              o March 28 Create a hand-painted flower pot for springtime.
              o April 4 Guest instructor Marian Reiter will teach the basics of Chinese brush painting.
              o May 2 Make a small felt purse and banner for Mothers Day.


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