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The Great American Eclipse

May
Our librarian, Linda Zellmer, has created a guide that provides links to information about the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017. Visit this guide for more information.

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University Libraries to Partake in Free Comic Book Day

May
On Saturday, May 6th, between noon and 6 PM, WIU’s Malpass Library and Quad Cities campus library will partake in Free Comic Book Day. This international event makes free comic books available to anyone who visits participating independent comic book shops, and some libraries. Visit this page for more information.

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Finals Stress Relief in University Libraries

May
To offer a brief respite from the pressure that accompanies preparation for final exams, Western Illinois University Libraries will once again offer opportunities for stress relief within the Leslie F. Malpass Library and the branch libraries. Visit this page for more information.

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12th Annual Authors Reception

April
To celebrate the scholarly and artistic output of Western Illinois University, University Libraries will be hosting the 12th annual WIU Author Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, April 26th, from 3 to 4:30 PM in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge. Visit this website for more information or contact Jeanne Stierman at (309) 298-2762 or JD-Stierman@wiu.edu.

Picture of table with books and text overlay 12th Annual Authors Recognition Reception

Blackout Poetry Workshop

April
In celebration of National Poetry Month , University Libraries will be hosting a Blackout Poetry Workshop on Monday, April 17th, from 12:00 noon to 1 PM in Room 180 of Malpass Library. Visit this website for more information or contact Christina Norton at 309-298-3298 or ca-norton@wiu.edu.

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University Libraries Seeking Original Poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day

April
For the third year in a row, University Libraries will observe Poem in Your Pocket Day as part of National Poetry Month. Visit this page for more information.

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Baskets for Books Benefit Library Collections for Second Year

April
The Baskets for Books fundraiser, a collaboration between University Libraries and University Athletics, ended with the incredibly successful WIU basketball season, after raising a total of $1,539. Visit this page for more information.

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New Items!

April
Newly acquired items for the months of February - March 2017 have now been listed!

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Wikipedia Editathons

March
To celebrate both Open Education Week and Women’s History Month, University Libraries will host a series of Wikipedia editathons during the week of March 27th through 31st. Visit this page for more information.

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Art in the National Parks (National Parks Speaker Series)

March
Dr. James Romig and Ashlee Mack will talk about their experiences as artists in residence in the National Parks in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Visit this page for more information.

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5th Annual Women’s History Month Lecture: “Trailblazing Women in Business and Labor”

March
The Fifth Annual Women’s History Month Lecture, titled “Trailblazing Women in Business and Labor,” will take place on Thursday, March 23rd, at 4:30 PM. Sponsored by the WIU Department of History and WIU Libraries, the panel will be hosted in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge. Visit this page for more information.

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Archaeology in the National Parks

February
Dr. Patricia Anderson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will discuss the Archaeology of the National Parks at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge. Visit this page for more information.

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Peace Corps Storytellers in the Library

February
As part of Peace Corps Week at WIU, several Returned Peace Corps Volunteers living in the Macomb area will share stories, which can be heard on Tuesday, February 28th, starting at 6 PM, in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge. Visit this page for more information.

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Geology in the National Parks

February
Dr. Leslie Melim, Professor of Geology, will be talking about the Geology of the National Parks in the Malpass Library at 7:00 PM on February 21, 2017. Visit this page for more information.

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Attention, WIU Authors!

February
University Libraries is preparing for the Twelfth Annual Author Recognition Reception, and would like to hear from anyone who published during the 2016 calendar year while employed by or enrolled at Western. Visit this website for more information or contact Jeanne Stierman, JD-Stierman@wiu.edu.

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New Items!

February
Newly acquired items for the months of December, 2016 through January, 2017 have now been listed!

Photo of Col. Rock mascot with books with the text New December 2016 - January 2017.

Limited Federal Tax Forms Available in Malpass Library

January
Tax forms, both federal and state, are freely available online. Visit this page for more information.

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Malpass Library Hosts Visiting Algerian Scholar

January
Khaled Ziad is a scholar who visited the United States from A. Boussouf University Center in Algeria, where he teaches foreign languages, such as English and French. Visit this page for more information.

Picture of Ziad Khaled in the Garden Lounge