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READ photo shoot Nov. 29

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 13:50 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time once again for the Library's READ poster campaign! This fall's photo shoot will take place on Thursday, November 29 from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.

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.

Registration is encouraged for everyone and required for groups of more than four people. Those who do not have an appointment may have longer wait times.

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 - organizations are encouraged to schedule afternoon appointments if possible

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.

Nov. 15: The Great American Smokeout

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 17:05 -- Kelly Bradish

Be a QuitterThe American Cancer Society is marking the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. However, more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. In the U.S. in 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers and 2.2 million tobacco pipe smokers.

For many smokers, quitting can be difficult. Help is available! Contact the West Virginia Quitline for tobacco cessation assistance at 1-877-966-8784.

We've compiled some Library resources and helpful websites on this topic on our Pinterest board:


Library hours for Thanksgiving break

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 13:15 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are the Library's hours during the Thanksgiving Recess. We hope everyone's time off is safe and enjoyable!

Sunday, November 18
Library CLOSED

Monday, November 19 - Wednesday, November 21
Library open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, November 22 - Saturday, November 24
Library CLOSED

Full listing: Library Hours

International Education Week 2012

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:54 -- Kelly Bradish

International Education Week 2012 begins Monday, Nov. 12. A lot of interesting learning opportunities are planned!

Here's the schedule:

Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Movie screening - International film from Chad, “Un Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man)” by Mahamat-Saleh Huroun at MMA in the Library

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.: International Flag Raising Ceremony at Bryant Street campus entrance (weather permitting)

Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: International Exhibition at Falcon Center Gym 1 with cultural displays, study abroad information, a dance demonstration and more.

Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: International Poetry Night in MMA in the Library. International poems will be read in native languages and English translation.

Thursday, 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Global Forum in Falcon Center Conference Room 1 moderated by Dr. Erin Hippolyte, Study Abroad Program Coordinator.

Election Day: History and info

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 13:04 -- Kelly Bradish

Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day!

Here are some Library resources about the election process and the history of presidential elections in the United States.

(You will need to log in with your UCA and password if you view any of the above off-campus.)

More on the web:


'Our Town' on stage at Wallman

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 12:51 -- Kelly Bradish

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at Wallman Hall Theatre.

Tickets are $13 for general admission and free for Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College students with their student ID.

To order tickets, call (304) 367-4240.

Click the image below for more details:

Writers: It's time for NaNoWriMo!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 13:57 -- Kelly Bradish


For everyone who's ever said someday, they might write a book, here's some motivation: November is National Novel Writing Month!

Never heard of the NaNoWriMo challenge? The official site has all the details. Plus, you can follow on Twitter!

The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Fire up the laptop and get the coffee ready!

Are you participating, or have you taken part in the past? Is it easier or tougher than you thought?


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