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Olivet College's Burrage Library to host spring programs
Jan 08, 2010

Olivet Colleges Burrage Library is hosting the following programs throughout the spring semester. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (269) 749-7608.

  • Toddler Time 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Childrens Room. Engage your children in stories and simple crafts.

  • Saturday Crafts Noon to 2 p.m. on the following dates, in the Library Lecture Room. Children, pre-teens and teenagers welcome; children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

  •           o Jan. 16
              o Jan. 30
              o Feb. 13
              o Feb. 27
              o March 20
              o April 10
              o May 8

  • Research Workshops for Commuters 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates, in the Library Lecture Room:

  •           o Wednesday, Jan. 27 Martha Perkins, Ph.D., associate professor of humanities, will discuss the best way to finalize papers before submitting them to be graded.
              o Wednesday, Feb. 10 Jane Reiter, library director, will discuss library research with online resources.

  • Lunch, Learn and Laugh Noon to 1 p.m. on the following dates, in the Library Lecture Room. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch:

  •           o Thursday, Jan. 14 Patrick Fields, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, will discuss the many variations of sand, as well as sand as a hobby. Please note, the time for this event is 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
              o Tuesday, Jan. 26 Joanne Williams, assistant professor of journalism/mass communication, will give a presentation titled What is the News?
              o Thursday, Feb. 4 Cynthia Noyes, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, will give a presentation titled Brighid and Groundhogs: Spring Will Come.
              o Thursday, March 18 Judy Fales, library assistant, will discuss the complexities of autism.

  • Happy Hobby 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates, in the Library Lecture Room. Supplies, instruction and refreshments provided.

  •           o Wednesday, Jan. 13 Make personalized coffee cup cozies out of recycled wool sweaters.
              o Wednesday, Jan. 27 Two Olivet College students will teach participants how to do finger knitting.
              o Wednesday, Feb. 10 Create a special Valentines Day gift for a friend or loved one.

  • Book Discussion 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center. Analysis of A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick. For more information, contact Dianne Thomas, Womens Resource Center director, at (269) 749-6638 or dthomas@olivetcollege.edu.

  • Bookmark Contest First place winner receives $50. For details and an application form, contact Jane Reiter, library director, at (269) 749-7387 or jreiter@olivetcollege.edu. Entries must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 19.

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