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Campus International Festival: Events & more

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:22 -- Kelly Bradish

Join the campus community for a week-long celebration of international culture and diversity!

The International Festival (April 15-19) features several fun and educational events, like Tastes of the World and the Flag Raising Ceremony. The film "Un Homme Qui Crie" (A Screaming Man) will also be shown at 6 p.m. Monday in MMB.

At the Library, we are highlighting a few of the international films that are available in our collection. You'll see a selection of them downstairs in the circulation area. Please feel free to browse and check out a film! You're also welcome to Ask Us for help if you are looking for a specific title.

Wednesday's flag raising has been canceled due to inclement weather. More info about the Festival:

Test drive an eReader

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 21:31 -- Kelly Bradish

Finals are fast approaching -- can you believe it? After that, we'll only be a few weeks away from the start of summer.

If you're thinking about buying an eReader for vacations or other summer plans, did you know that students, faculty and staff can borrow one from the library? We encourage the campus community to participate and explore eReader technology. Try before you buy!

Patrons can borrow an eReader for two weeks, but must request an appointment for a brief setup session. Please complete the request form here: You'll then be contacted to arrange a meeting time.

Librarians will meet with first-time borrowers to answer questions and explain eBook borrowing from the WV DELI. More information about the WV DELI can be found at If you have your own eReader or tablet and would like to bring in your device for assistance with the WVDELI, please contact Kelly to set up a time.

Questions? We can help!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:21 -- Kelly Bradish

April is National Poetry Month

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 09:38 -- Kelly Bradish

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with us! Check out a poetry book, eBook or audiobook to enjoy. We've shared some options for all ages in this LibGuide.

Why poetry? In his essay, "Reasons for Poetry," William Meredith writes, "Poets, in the large Greek sense of makers, are crucial to a culture. They respond newly, but in the familiar tribal experience of language, to what new thing befalls the tribe."

To that end, you can find poems appropriate for any occasion (and we do mean any -- loneliness and love are typical topics, but how about poems about shoes? Aliens?) at

This website also presents, from the Academy of American Poets, a Poem a Day, which you can read online or receive via email.

if you're an aspiring poet, you can find resources on writing in our collection, and we've featured some on Pinterest as well.

Happy reading and writing!


Library hours for spring holiday

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 08:12 -- Kelly Bradish

Reminder: There are no classes on Friday, March 29.

The Musick Library will observe the following hours: 

  • Thursday, March 28:  7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Friday, March 29:  CLOSED
  • Saturday, March 30:  7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 31:  2 p.m.-2 a.m.

Leaving campus for the weekend? Remember, you can Ask Us by phone, email, text or chat if you are working on assignments and have research questions! We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

New study room procedure starts Monday, March 25

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:48 -- Kelly Bradish

Starting Monday, March 25, study rooms must be checked out at the circulation desk. Present your campus ID at the circulation desk to borrow the key for one, two or three hours. This is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Study rooms are to be used for individual or group studying/coursework only.

Keys will not be checked out after 9 p.m. Sunday-Friday or 2 p.m. Saturday.

If you have questions about this, contact Charley Hively ( or call the reference desk at 304-367-4121.

Schedule your READ photo session!

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 08:59 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time once again for the Library's READ poster campaign! All Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.  Each participant will receive a stock paper copy of the photo suitable for framing and gift-giving.

This spring's photo shoot will take place during the following times:

Tuesday, March 26 -- 8:30 - 11 a.m. | noon - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27 -- 9 - 11 a.m. | noon - 3 p.m.

Registration is strongly encouraged for everyone and required for groups of more than four people. Those who do not have an appointment may have longer wait times. The NEW LOCATION for the photo shoot is the second floor TabLab, near the DVDs.

To schedule an appointment, email Kelly Bradish at with the following information:

  • preferred time and a second choice
  • the approximate number of people in the photo
  • name of organization, if applicable

If you'd like to be photographed with your eReader or a favorite book, please bring it with you. A selection of books will be available at the shoot as well.

Questions? Contact Kelly at or 304-333-3643.

If you're on Facebook, browse & tag photos from past Library events, including READ photos, here.

Browse more past photos in the image gallery.


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