Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday, Extended, and Intersession Hours

It's that time of the year - Thanksgiving Holiday, last week of classes, Final Exams, and the end of the 2015 Fall Semester!

Special hours for Thanksgiving begin on Wednesday, November 25th. The library is scheduled to be open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, November 29th, the library is closed.

Extended Hours
During the week before Final Exams, the library is open one hour later to 10:00 pm on the following days: Monday, November 30th through Thursday, December 3rd; and on Sunday, December 6th.

Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th will be regular hours for those two days.

Regular library hours will resume Monday, December 7th through Wednesday, December 9th. Then intersession hours will begin on Thursday, December 10th.

Intersession Hours
No night hours or weekend hours for the rest of December after Wednesday, December 9th. The library will open at 8:00 AM instead of 7:30 AM.

The library will be closed for the remainder of 2015 beginning December 19th through the 2016 New Year holiday weekend.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Creative Writing Reading

Creative Writing Reading: Poetry, Prose, & Free Cookies

Featured students from Professor Monica Brown’s Creative Writing class and the Chattanooga State Writers Association will be presenting their poetry and prose this Thursday, November 12th from 2-4pm in the library’s Mobile Classroom.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Shhhh! Silent Study is Back!

As finals quickly approach, many students visit the library for collaborative spaces, computers, and helpful library staff. But sometimes the thing you need the most is a place with a little peace and quiet to study and complete a few assignments. The Quiet Zone is a great place to settle into a carrel with a small snack and study for a few hours. Located in the back of the library (near the bookshelves) the Quiet Zone area is a place where no one should be talking above a whisper. Each seat has an outlet for you to charge your computer, tablet, or phone. If you do have noisy neighbors, please let a staff person know at the Public Services desk or via chat.

Some students have asked for a silent study space with computers. You asked and we listened, Silent Study is back! Available during Wednesday and Thursday evenings and all day on Saturday and Sunday, visit the library's classroom where the only chatter you'll hear is the chatter of keys from your keyboard.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dark Hallows FAQ With Buck Weiss

Looking for something fun to do this Halloween? Dark Hallows is a new event hosted by the Humanities Department. Stop by the library on Tuesday, October 27th at 12:30p for a "Halloween with Nathaniel Hawthorne" reading. Or drop by the Humanities Auditorium Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00p for The Bride of Frankenstein and later at 8:00p for Young Frankenstein, two great films. Be prepared for lively discussion after the films, led by Dr. Jason Huddleston and Dr. Buck Weiss. Dark Hallows is a FREE EVENT

Dr. Weiss, Chattanooga State English professor, provided more background on how and why the Dark Hallows program was created:

1. Tell us a little about Dark Hallows, what it is and why Chattanooga State’s Humanities Department is hosting the event.
Dark Hallows is a group of Humanities and Fine Arts faculty and students who want to celebrate the spirit of Halloween with readings, film, and performances. Dark Hallows highlights work from the horror, gothic, and speculative genres. This year we have two events. The "Halloween with Nathaniel Hawthorne" reading on Tuesday, Oct. 27th and a "Monster Madness" double feature featuring The Bride of Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein on Wednesday, Oct. 28th in the HUM Auditorium.

2. Previously this event was called Poe Readings, what prompted the name change?
Last year's Poe Reading went so well that we wanted to expand the event to other authors and works. With that in mind we needed a name for the event that we could use from year to year. Dark Hallows provides a moniker that establishes a mood for the events and a reverence for the authors and works that we highlight.

3. How have you contributed to the Dark Hallows event?
Dr. Brian Hale, Evan Jarnefeldt, Dr. Jason Huddleston, and Caroline Covington, and I are the core group that pull together the readings, performers, and art that is used during the event. This year we are working with an amazing reading script developed by Dr. Hale. It is going to be a wonderful time.

4. Who would you encourage to come out to this event?
There is a reason why Halloween looms so large in the American imagination. We are fascinated by the things we fear and captivated by what lies in the dark. Anyone who wants a fun way to celebrate these fears should join us for the Dark Hallows reading and films.