Thursday, April 24, 2014

Life of a Score: guided expedition on Tuesday

Ever wonder how scores are added to the Conservatory Library?  Follow Loccatelli's Sonata XII (double canon) from its purchase request to a performance in the library by Candy Chang, Hannah Hammel, Casey Karr, Peter Kramer, and Austin Lewellen.

When:  Tuesday, April 29th,  4:30-5:15pm
Where:  Conservatory Library electronic classroom
Refreshments will be served!
Brought to you by the Student Friends of the Library

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oberlin Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Oberlin Public Library's Spring 2014 book sale is here! Also for sale are DVDs and music CDs. Low prices: most items are just 50¢ to $1.  Proceeds support the library's excellent programs and services.

Wed. Apr. 23, 5-8pm, Friends’ Pre-Sale (New members can join at the door)
Thu. Apr. 24, 10am-8pm
Fri. Apr. 25, 10am-5:30pm ($5/bag)
Sat. Apr. 26, 10am-5:30pm (all items 1/2 price)
Sun. Apr. 27, 1-3:30pm (all items 10¢!)

The public library is located at 65 S. Main St., just across the street from the post office. The book sale takes place in the community room, to the right after you enter the lobby.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Downtime for some library web services Wednesday night

We're due for a server upgrade between 10p Wednesday night and 6a Thursday morning and the following services will be affected: 
  • all library request forms
  • some online exhibitions
  • finding guides for Archives and Conservatory Special Collections materials
  • Refworks export button in OBIS
  • texting OBIS records to cell phones
The outage should only last for a total of 15-30 minutes.   If you have trouble using any of those services, wait a bit and try again!

Monday, April 21, 2014

No Water in Mudd Tuesday Morning (April 22nd); Azariah's to Close Temporarily

On Tuesday morning April 22, Mudd Center's entire water supply will be shut off for approximately 4-6 hours while it's tied into the new main water line on Lorain Street.  Water will be shut off starting at 8:30 am.

What this means:

Toilets, sinks, water fountains, Quench water coolers:  no water at all from 8:30 am for approximately 4-6 hours.  The closet restrooms are in Wilder and they will be open while Mudd's water is shut off (although Wilder's water will be shut off for the same reason on Wed. 4/23....).


After the water is restored, Mudd will be under a "Boil Alert Advisory" for at least 24 hours.  Do not drink water from any Mudd water outlets until the advisory is lifted, at which point signs will be removed.  (Toilets can be flushed, and you can wash hands at sinks, just don't drink the water!)

     ALSO....  Azariah's will be closed temporarily!

Azariah's will close Monday, April 21 at 11:00pm and will reopen on Thursday, April 24 at 4pm.  (Reason? coffee brewers and ice machines all must be drained; Azariah's staff need extra time to get everything back on line.)

Plan accordingly!  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Anu Needham on Ankur - Monday and Tuesday

Join the Friends of the Library for “New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India:  The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films,” a talk by Anuradha “Anu” Needham, Donald R. Longman Professor of English, on Tuesday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Moffett Auditorium.  

The film will be screened at 4:30pm on Monday April 21 in Moffett Auditorium.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Do You Collect Books?

WANT TO WIN $300?!?!?!?

Sponsored by the Student Friends of the Library

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring is in the Air - and New Library Materials are Bustin' Out!

Make sure to save a little time in your busy April to take a look at the great new books, videos, scores, etc. that have been added to the Library collections in the last couple months!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Library Haiku Contest open for submissions

To celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19) and National Poetry Month (April) the library is holding a library-themed haiku contest! Write your haiku on the entry form provided at the display in Mudd and submit it by posting on the board.  The top 3 entries will win Amazon gift cards ($75/$50/$25). The entry deadline is 10am on Monday, April 28. Winners will be announced by Friday, May 2.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Spotlight on the Collections: Baseball

Baseball season is in full swing!  Mudd has a surprisingly rich collection of books on the history and culture of baseball in America and the world.  Check out a book on baseball, then go catch a game!  Get out there and cheer for OC baseball and softball teams or see a Lake Erie Crushers or Cleveland Indians game!