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Voices and Choices Center
Through January 2012 • Second Floor Quiet Area
Discs, memorabilia, and music
of the glory days of Philadelphia Soul from the collection of Rohrbach Library Monographs Technician Richard Pugliese, a Philly native. More ▶
Through December 13, 2011 • 2nd Floor Gallery
Tracey Luscia, Fine Arts major at KU, shows recent paintings and pop-culture inspired multimedia works in Cheer Up, Frankenstein! Reception: Dec. 6 (Tuesday), 4pm - 6pm. Poster ▶
November 16, 2011 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
Drs. Linda McMillan and Mary O'Neil of KU's Elementary Education department lead a discussion of what it means to be literate in our culture, and how embracing diversity and variety in the perception of literacy leads to a more democratic and empowered society.
November 10, 2011 • 11am - Noon • Room 100B
Presentation in German. MLS, LRC, the German Club & Rohrbach Library welcome via Skype Veit Müller, journalist and mystery author. Müller will discuss his writing background and how he got involved in Kriminal-romane (crime fiction). Müller has written four novels.
October 27, 2011 • 7pm - 8:15pm • Room 100B
The music of Samantha Miller, including songs from Maybe Gray
and her work with Jeremy Parson and Amanda Richardson in Die Marriyeschtanne, a group dedicated to preserving, by performing, secular Pennsylvania German dialect music.
October 19, 2011 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
Dr. Pascale Dewey of the Kutztown University Department of Modern Language Studies shares her research of the French slave trade as the 2011-12 KU Frederick Douglass Institute Colloquium Series continues.
October 12, 2011 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm • Second Floor Gallery
Gala reception for Peruvian watercolorist Daniel Egusquiza features food, drink, great door prizes, and performances by the exciting Barrio Alegría
dance company. Get to know an artist who 'paints' with his feet as expressively as he does with his brush!
October 5, 2011 • 7pm - 8:30pm • Room 100B
Get an inside view of the children's book world from author Mara Rockliff, illustrator Amy Wummer, and their editor Juliana Hanford of Kane Press, the team behind the popular The Milo & Jazz Mysteries
. Bring your questions about publishing for kids. More ▶
October 4, 2011 • 4:30pm • Room 100B
A week ahead of National Coming Out Day, Kutztown students relate their own coming-out stories in a reading organized in conjunction with KU Allies
. Features a display of recent Stonewall Book Award
winners and other notable GLBTQ titles. More ▶
September 24, 2011 • 10am - Noon • Ground Floor & 1st Floor
Rumpuspalooza! It's a Family Day funfest for kids of all ages with crafts, stories, films—Sendakian all—and snacks on the library's lower level, plus the In a Nutshell exhibit and Scholastic Book Fair beside the Main Floor café.
September 21, 2011 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
Dr. James Jackson, Kutztown University Professor of Psychology, inaugurates the 2011-12 KU Frederick Douglass Institute Colloquium Series with a discussion of Black Fatherhood.
Through September 2011 • Second Floor Quiet Area
Rohrbach Library remembers 9/11 with a set of displays devoted to the horrific day and to the rebuilding of the Ground Zero site. Includes first-person stories
from readers of the library's blog. Part of KU's Remembrance Day observances.
September 1, 2011 • 7:00pm • Room 100B
Curator of the In a Nutshell
exhibit Patrick Rodgers, on Drawing the Other Story: The Cathartic Art of Maurice Sendak
. Join the insightful scholar from the Rosenbach Museum for a rousing talk and footage of his interviews with the author. More ▶
August 29 - October 14, 2011 • Main Floor café area
Rohrbach Library hosts In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak
, an acclaimed exhibit
that uncovers the wonder and inspiration the artist found as a Depression-era Jewish child in Brooklyn. More ▶
May 3, 2011 • 2pm - 4pm • Room 100B
2005 Mover & Shaker and original Blended Librarian
John Shank on Reengineering the Academic Library for Digital Natives
. A free workshop supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Library Association. Register to attend
April 8 - 29, 2011 • Main Floor Lab
My Peruvian Experience
Prints inspired by Christina Taylor's study trip to Peru meet the hard sciences in the work of this future art conservator who's as comfortable in a chemistry lab as she is in an art studio. Reception: April 14; see below.
April 14, 2011 • 5:30 - 6:30pm • Room 100B and 2nd Floor Gallery
Join painters Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Ekaterina Popova, whose exhibit All of the Lights
adorns the library's Second Floor Gallery space through April 24, and Christina Taylor for this joint reception for KU student artists.
April 13, 2011 • 4pm - 5pm • Room 100B
A child of the PA Coal Region, Craig Czury
has led an adventurous and reflective life that pays close attention to the details. The Berks County Poet Laureate
celebrates National Poetry Month with a rousing reading in the Voices and Choices Center.
April 13, 2011 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
Join Kutztown University Professor of English Dr. Ellesia Blaque
for the final KU Frederick Douglass Institute Discussion Series event of the year: The Miseducation of Minorities: Overcoming the Odds
April 12, 2011 • 4pm - 5pm • Room 100B
KU electrician Robert J. Saniscalchi
has authored several books since Bullets and Bandages
honored his brother's work as a Vietnam field medic. In this National Library Week talk he discusses his writing and introduces his novel, My Life, For Her
March 23, 2011 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
KU Frederick Douglass Institute Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Pamela Thomas, an expert in working with at-risk youth, facilitates a
discussion on the qualities needed now for effective leadership in alternative education. FDI Discussion Series
March 7 - 18, 2011 • Main Floor Lab
KU Fine Arts major Jacqueline Arbaugh
shows five incisive mixed-media works that pierce the superficiality of modern American vanity in her exhibit pretty please
March 18, 2011 • 5pm - 8:30pm • MSUB Alumni Auditorium
The extraordinary documentary Library of the Early Mind
explores the art and impact of children's literature, featuring nearly 40 authors including Lois Lowry, Jerry Pinkney, Mo Willems, and Lemony Snicket. A panel discussion follows the screening.
March 18, 2011 • 11am - Noon • Room 100B
Painter, hypnotherapist, and author Kanta Bosniak
speaks on the use of icons as motivational models.
Bosniak, whose work is featured in the RL's Icons
exhibit, explores topics of interest to students of psychology, counseling, and art.
February 16, 2011 • 12pm-1pm
Frederick Douglass Institute lecture
. Dr. C. James Trotman, founder of the FDI Collaborative of the PA State System of Higher Education, speaks on his new biography of Frederick Douglass.
January 27, 2011 • 5pm-7pm
James Weaver: Mennonite Cultures and Community. The audio of Mr. Weaver's talk, along with details on many relevant library resources, is available in this LibGuide
November - December, 2010 • 2nd Floor Gallery
"Panorama Obscura": A Long Painting By Kevin Travers. KU Fine Arts major shows a series of 300 long paintings
comprising an iconographic narrative of a drive in the countryside above Kutztown.
November 11, 2010 • 11am - 2nd Floor
KU professor of Communication Design Kevin McCloskey discusses the life and work of immortal Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada in his multimedia talk, "Catrina and Her Children,"
in front of the 2nd Floor Day of the Dead exhibit.
October 14 • 11am • 2nd Floor
Every 1 Knows Some 1: KU Students Tell Their Own Coming Out Stories. Celebrate National Coming Out Day with a reading and a book display
featuring the 2010 Stonewall Award honorees.
Through March 2011 • Library gallery spaces
Icons by Kanta Bosniak. A rotating exhibit of portraits of 60 global luminaries, with life stories from the library's Biography In Context database.
October - November, 2010 • Main and 2nd Floors
Rohrbach Library's Day of the Dead display
, in partnership with Dr. Dawn Slack and the Department of Modern Languages. For a wealth of related books and resources see the accompanying LibGuide