Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Free Movies, Expert-Led Discussion, and PRIZES!

Have you heard about 'Film Talks' at Alkek?

Watching a blank screen by Kenneth Lu
Watching a blank screen by Kenneth Lu, used under CC BY 2.0 / Text added to original and image cropped

Our new series, Film Talks, starts this month, with our kick-off event:
The Great Dictator showing on Sept 20th from 2-5pm in Alkek 105/106.
Join the Film Talks Facebook group to RSVP, share, and follow future events.

Event Details:

  • Film starts at 2pm, with an introduction by Dr. Louie Valencia from the History Department.
  • Dr. Valencia will lead a discussion following the film
  • PRIZES will be given away in a social media contest, thanks to Kanopy Streaming database! Details to enter giveaway will be given out at the event.

Prizes include:

Roku Streaming Stick
Cnet editors' choice 2016

Kanopy lined notebook, with elastic closure and ribbon bookmark

For more information about Film Talks please visit the library guide:

Fall 2017 Film Talks Line-up

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

"Only Boring People Get Bored."

When I was a little kid, and spent time with my Grandmother ("Mema"), I used to say, "Mema, I'm boooorrreeed." She let me know real quick, "Elizabeth, only boring people get bored."

Harsh words for a 7 year old? Maybe. But she had a point.

Here at Alkek Library, we've gone above and beyond with planning events to keep you from the dreaded boredom that sneaks in from time to time.


Or maybe you never get bored, but you've got a big assignment in the back of your brain, and you wish you had some way to procrastinate just a bit more...?

(Am I the only one who gets motivated to clean out my entire closet as soon as I have something I *really* need to do?)

Without further ado, here are some of the fine happenings coming up soon at Alkek Library:

September 11 - Maker Day
 EVERY MONDAY - Monday Movie Night

September 20 - November 2 - Film Talks
 September 7 - April 19 - Visiting Writers' Readings

September 25 - 29 - Banned Books Week 
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September 27 - Lunch Poems

September 27 - Game Night

but wait there's more...