Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Torn Asunder and Reunited

Come to the library at 6:30 on Friday, September 26th to celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth by attending the opening reception of the exhibits Torn Asunder and Reunited: The American Past and Lincoln. The Pennsylvania College Guard will be offering a living history encampment outside the library and the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps will be performing authentic Civil War music and infantry drills on the library patio. Music of the corps is performed on reproduction rope tension drums and rosewood fifes of the Civil War period.

Free food and drink will be available after the performance. Rain location is on the main floor of the library.
The exhibits of Torn Asunder and Reunited include Lincoln portraits, historic letters, pamphlets, speeches, and other documents, a unique collection of nineteenth century surgical instruments, and a display of military weaponry and artifacts.

And don't miss the other events planned as part of the series. See the Torn Asunder webpage for more information.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

GETT Out the Vote!

Have you seen the donkey and the elephant? Obama and McCain are in the library wanting YOU to register to vote!

Here's the scoop: Musselman Library is providing voter registration forms and the necessary postage to students who need to register to vote. The voter registration deadline is October 6. Stop by the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library to complete your voter registration today!

GETT Informed! Check out our Election 2008 website for information about the candidates, fact-check websites, guides to the issues, and voter registration information.

Make sure your voice is heard! Vote on November 4!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

GETT Your Picture Taken

Last week approximately 700 first year students visited the library as part of their First Year Experience (FYE). They were met by thirteen Musselman Library workers clad in bright "keylime" shirts who eagerly welcomed them to the library.

The purpose of FYE in the library is to introduce first year students to the library's building, resources, services, and staff. Students answered questions in an activity booklet that highlighted these services around the library, before receving their free Musselman Library travel mug.

Afterwards, students had the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot by striking poses individually or in groups, holding a sign that said "GETT _________". Students personalized the sign by writing whatever they wanted, such as "loud", "Green", and "me some hot chocolate at midnight."

Keep an eye out on the library's Flickr and Facebook pages for more of these fun pictures!

(GETT Library)