Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Reduced Hours During Easter Break

The Library will have reduced hours during the Easter break. The Library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. The Library will be CLOSED on Friday, March 25; Saturday, March 26; and Sunday, March 27. The Library will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 28. Check the Library Hours page for more information.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Author Talk on Thursday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Give yourself a treat on St. Patrick's Day and come to the library for our next Author Talk. It is scheduled for March 17 at 3:30p.m., and all are welcome. This talk will feature Kiki DeLancey and Ken Williams, local authors/poets who have written about coal country and Appalachia. Ms DeLancey's book of short stories, Coal Miner's Holiday, has been described by Booklist as "mesmerizing from the outset, tantalizingly exploring the eternal conflict between light and dark, noble and petty, innocent and corrupt…with a simple beauty that also comes deep from within". Ken Williams of Senecaville tells stories of his grandparents' lives and his own when he was a boy. His stories and poems are nostalgic, funny, and informative. He has two books:Way back then, and right now, too! and Grandfather Stories and Verse. The Author Talk takes place in the first floor reading area. Please plan on attending and bring your questions on the writing and publishing process. Refreshments and copies of the authors' books will be available.

The author talk with Dr. Jim Chlovechok scheduled for March 24 has been cancelled.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Russian Toys, Religious Icons, and Handcrafted Items on Display

Be sure to stop by the Library during the month of March to see a hand carved troika, five sets of matryoshka (nesting dolls), and a handmade balalaika (triangular lute). The Library lobby and flat display cases are currently showcasing Dr. Taylor Stults's fascinating collection of Russian toys, religious icons, and handcrafted pieces. Dr. Stults, retired Professor of History, collected these wonderful pieces while leading student trips to Russia during the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Stults taught courses on Russian history and contemporary Russian life as well as European and world history during his tenure at Muskingum. Dr. Stults joined the Muskingum faculty in 1962 and retired in 2001.