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Have your own international film festival!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:03 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's another way to take part in the International Festival this week: check out an international film on DVD! We've pulled several films from our DVD collection that are now displayed near the circulation desk, for easy browsing. Get some friends together and enjoy!

We've featured just a few of these films on our Pinterest board, which links to our catalog so you can see if the title is available. Click the image to take a look!


It's National Library Week!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:29 -- Kelly Bradish

We're celebrating National Library Week!

This is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. During National Library Week, communities celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and promote library use and support. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic and special -- participate.

We love our campus Library, and we hope you do, too. Here are a few ways you can join us in this celebration:

  • Pick up a button to show your support for libraries at the reference/circulation desk on the ground floor.
  • If you participated in a READ photo shoot, pick up your print copy at the reference/circulation desk! If you were in a group photo, get your copy from your contact person.
  • Watch for READ photos to be posted this week! Update: They're on Facebook!
  • Encourage your friends to follow us! We're FSUPCTCLib on Twitter and Facebook, and MusickLibrary on Pinterest.

Library website maintenance this weekend

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:28 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library website will be offline for one to two hours starting at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Please plan accordingly!

This downtime is necessary for maintenance updates. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

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!



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