The MSU Libraries Colloquia Series announces two free events:
Making it in Detroit: Songs of Working Class Life, featuring Don "Doop" Duprie.
Thursday, September 24, 12:15 PM in the MSU Main Library, Room W444.
Featured twice on Dick Gordon's NPR Radio show, "The Story," Don "Doop" Duprie -- a fireman and leader of the rock-and-roll band The Inside Outlaws -- became the voice for the declining white working class in the communities downriver from Detroit. He has released four cd's including "Blood River" and "What Am I Supposed to Do?" Duprie's style runs the gamut from rock to country with well-written songs that bring out the sense of loss, confusion and rage that accompany the struggle to make it in the Motor City.
This event is co-sponsored by Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives.
Banned Books Read Out!
Tuesday, September 29, Noon - 1:00 PM on the MSU Main Library Patio (south entrance)
Celebrate our freedom to read and help draw attention to issues surrounding censorship. Come read short passages of your favorite banned book into a microphone on the Main Library's patio. A selection of frequently banned books will be available for reading.
Please contact Holly Flynn (email@example.com) if you are interested in reading at the Read Out. In case of rain, join us in the Main Library Reference Instruction Room for a read-in.
This event coincides with Banned Books Week (9/27/15 - 10/3/15).
Join the MSU Libraries on "The Historic Trees of MSU's North Campus: A Walking Tour" at noon on Thursday, September 17. Meet at noon in front of Beaumont Tower where Dr. Frank Telewski, curator of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum, will begin the walk. The tour will meander from the tower to the Beal Botanical Garden, Cowles House and the Beal Arboretum (between Mayo and Campbell Halls).
In the event of inclement weather, this free tour will be rescheduled for October 1 at noon.
For parking information, please view the MSU interactive campus maps site.
Interested in 3D printing but don't know where to start? MSU's Main Library has expanded Make Central, an alternative learning environment and gathering space that encourages cross-discipline collaboration, experimentation and learning. You're invited to take a tour and ask questions on September 15 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on the west wing's second floor. Spoiler alert: getting started in 3D printing may be easier (and less expensive) than you think.
Follow this link to read more about this free introduction to 3D printing session and other free events sponsored by Make Central.
Don't spend your valuable time trying to figure out library resources and service on your own. Spend an hour with us at the Main Library and we will show you the way! The last Library Bootcamp session for fall semester will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 11, from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM in the Main Library Reference Instruction Room (W101D). Class space is limited, so register soon!
For a look at the immense achievements of American Indians in agriculture, join assistant curator Peter Carrington today from 12:10 - 12:50 PM in the MSU Beal Botanical Garden, at the shed near the pond. Peter will explain how the Eastern United States was a world plant domestication center 1100 years ago and why we still depend upon its accomplishments.
This event, sponsored by the Library Environmental Committee, is free and open to the public. Consult this interactive map for parking information.
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