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Event archives
2008-2010

Events & Programs

Spring 2015

Colorful painting detail
April 10 • 6pm

Join the irrepressible painter Amanda Golden for a lavish after-hours opening reception for her exhibit double feature, I am Bunny and Welcome to Gyeonbokgung.
Work of Amanda’s, in various media    Reception poster
Handmade book on display
April 2 • 11am - Noon • First Floor Café Area

Join students of Dan Talley's Fall 2014 Themes and Practices course, artist+camera+book, for a celebration of their photobook exhibit that is conveniently just upstairs above the coffee shop.
Slapdash Digest (PDF; 6 MB)    
Images of digital artworks
April 2 • Second Floor

Professor Rebekkah Lelia Palov's practice focuses on the creation of images and sensory experiences through computer-based technologies. In this groundbreaking one-day installation, some of her students will show the capabilities of both still and time-based digital image-making equipment and software as they explore the unique ways in which computers facilitate artistic expression.
Work by Rebekkah Palov
A painting by Amanda Golden
March-April • Stairwell & All Three Floors

Amanda Golden's dual exhibits, I am Bunny and Welcome to Gyeonbokgung, depict idiosyncratic experiences with social media and deftly compress millennia of Korean history into a handful of magical soap opera scenes, all this through her distinctive phosphorescent prism.
Work by the artist in various media
Cover of Orphan Train novel
March • Beside café (Main Floor)

This year's choice for One Book, One Philly and many other One-Book programs including here in Berks County. We have copies to lend—even on our Kindles!
Book discussions at local libraries     WHYY author interview
Handmade book on display
Through May 1 • Second Floor Quiet Area

Handmade books created by digital photography students of Fine Arts Professor Dan Talley. Fruits of his Fall 2014 Themes and Practices course, artist+camera+book.
Slapdash Digest (PDF; 6 MB)    
Luminaries of African American history
February • Reference Section (Main Floor)

A display of books, films, and music highlights some of our deep collection of materials reflecting Black American cultural expression. Take some home!
Frederick Douglass at RL     Negro Leagues items
A variety of new library technology
Feb 12 • 10am - 1pm • RL 106

It’s a Technology Showcase in our new media:scape study room! Try out an array of new tools including cameras, e-readers, tablets you can borrow, and more!
About media:scape     Read more in our blog
Three carved wooden masks from Ghana, in front of a kente cloth
February • Main Floor Lobby & Stairwell

Kutztown’s Bamboula Ltd. links African artisans to world markets through the principles of Fair Trade. To honor Black History Month, Bamboula shares dozens of pieces from Ghana with the library.
About Bamboula Ltd.
KU Presents! Performance series
Ongoing • Entrance Lobby

The campus performing arts series brings world-renowned artists to Kutztown. See our rotating displays for more info and previews of what’s coming up!
KU Presents!     Discount tickets for students
Drawing of Chris and Caecilia Holt, proprietors of Young Ones music store in Kutztown
Ongoing • Main Floor Lobby & Computer Lab

Thirteen visual essays by students of Graphic Design Professor Elaine Cunfer journey into Kutztown and environs.
KU Communication Design program

Fall 2014

Latino Americans: The New Latinos
Nov 4 • 3:30pm - 5pm • RL 100B
The Organization for Latino Awareness (OLA) and the Department of Modern Languages host students from Allentown's Lehigh Valley Academy for a doc about the US's Caribbean heritage.
OLA site     The New Latinos
Library open house
Sep 23 • 10am - 4pm • Building-wide
Big fun throughout the building as we host an action-packed RL Open House with prizes, games, and treats for everyone!
Open House flyer (PDF)     Scavenger hunt entry (PDF)
KU Presents! Performance series
Ongoing • Entrance Lobby
The campus performing arts series brings world-renowned artists to Kutztown. See our rotating displays for more info and previews of what’s coming up!
KU Presents!     Discount tickets for students
Dr. Carlos Vargas
Sep 12 • 3pm - 4pm • RL 100C
Join Acting President Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto for a discussion of Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education.
About the CET

Summer 2014

Drawing of Lester Sheetz, nonagenarian employee of DeTurk's Hardware in Kutztown
Ongoing • Main Floor Lobby & Computer Lab
Eleven visual essays by students of Graphic Design Professor Elaine Cunfer, exploring sides of Kutztown that just might surprise you.
KU Communication Design program

Spring 2014

CASA Study Zone logo
May 5–7 • 4pm - 8pm • RL 28
CASA & the SGB help with Finals Week! Come to a quiet place for study with Academic Coaches and the Writing Center on site to assist. Free
Scantrons, blue books, pencils, highlighters, drinks and snacks.
Academic Enrichment   Email for info
Exhibit title: Traveling Thoughts
Apr 24 • 6pm - 7pm • Second Floor Gallery
Kelsey Murray hosts a reception for her exhibit of prints and paintings, Traveling Thoughts, ahead of her impending graduation from KU. See the work through May 8.
  Exhibit poster (PDF)

April 22 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm • RL 100B & café area
Enjoy real Ethiopian coffee, served in traditional fashion, in a ceremony conducted by Tilaye Zelleke and her father, Dr. Girma Zelleke, as a capstone to Dr. Chris Saidi's tour of her African art exhibit.
Event flyer (PDF)   About coffee (PDF)
 Detail of page of Dr. Seuss's Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!
Apr 22 • 11am - Noon • RL 100B
The three chefs McMunch supply the cake and pizza while you join fellow Seuss Nerds in fun activities and chatter about one of the zaniest schools around as we tackle Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!   About the series
World map, with the word 'library' in various languages
April 16 • 10:30am - 11:30am • RL 100B
It's International Week at KU, and National Library Week, too! RL Director Martha Stevenson, KU President Dr. Javier Cevallos, and other expert panelists talk libraries abroad with RPL Director Frank Kasprowicz.
Cover of Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches and Other Stories
Apr 8 • Noon - 1pm • MSU 312
Sylvester McMonkey McBean made a mint off the Sneetches. Why were they such a lucrative market? Dr. Carol Watson sells the Seuss classic in a fun discussion with treats sponsored by KU's College of Business.
About the series
Elephant in Sri Lanka
March 27 • 6pm - 7pm • Second Floor Gallery
Artist's reception for ten new large-format prints, here till mid-April, by ace photographer and KU Chemistry major Jayaruwan "Jay" Gunathilake.
Photos by Jay
Poster (PDF)
Dr. Seuss's Lorax, dressed as Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat
Mar 25 • Noon - 1pm • MSU 312
The Lorax has for good reason sparked contentious debate among scientists, industrialists, and environmentalists. Join card- carrying Doctor Seussaphist Dr. Carol Watson for Truffula Tree cupcakes and lively conversation. 
About the event
Dr. Chris Saidi with African toys
Mar 12 • 3pm - 4pm • RL 100B & throughout RL
Tour the amazing woman-centered African art exhibit, Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs, with renowned Africanist and art collector Dr. Chris Saidi. 
About the tour
Copyright symbol
Mar 6 • 11am - 12pm • Room 100B
Join KU professors Elaine Cunfer (Communication Design), Susan Czerny and Sylvia Pham (Rohrbach Library), and Amy Lynch-Biniek (English) for a discussion of copyright in academe as part of the CET's Conversations series.
About the CET
Dr. Seuss's beloved elephant Horton
Mar 4 • Noon - 1pm • MSU 312
Birthday cake for everyone! Prof. of Education & certified Seussophile Dr. Carol Watson celebrates the 110th year of a world with Theodor Geisel. 
About the party
CET logo
Feb 27 • 11am - 12pm • Room 100B
The CET's Conversations series examines Engaging and Retaining a Diverse Student Body. Dr. Edwin Nieves (Academic Enrichment) facilitates.
About the CET

CET logo
Feb 18 • 4pm - 6pm • Room 100B
Join artists Emily Allen (née Grimshaw, KU Class of 2013) and Ed Terrell of ACOR in a reception for their breathtaking paintings and multimedia works on exhibit in the library for Black History Month.    About ACOR      Exhibit poster (PDF)
Bold Mamas African Art exhibit
January - May • Main Floor Lobby, Lab, & Reference Section
The spectacular fabrics, paintings, and carvings of Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs, curated by Rebecca Vanhorn, illuminate experiences of African women through the art collection of Dr. Christine Saidi.
Brochure (PDF)   Dr. Saidi's page