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Voices and Choices Center
Nov 14 • 11am - 12pm • Room 100B
The CET's Conversations
series continues with Quality Writing Experiences that Facilitate Thinking and Deep Learning
. Join Drs. Patricia Derr (History), Amy Lynch-Biniek (English), and Lynn Kutch (Modern Language Studies).
About the CET ▶
Oct 16 • 4pm - 5:30pm • Room 100B
Dr. Gil Clary discusses current research on teaching and learning, as part of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching's Conversations
About the CET ▶
Oct 5 • 10am - 2pm • Main Floor Café area
A Scholastic book fair, exhibits, stories, prizes, and fun for kids! Part of KU's campuswide Family Day celebration.
Sep 19 • 10am - 4pm • Building-wide
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Rohrbach Library Open House! Discover services and resources, win prizes, and collect doubloons!
More (PDF) ▶
Sep 17 • 4pm - 5:30pm • Room 100B
Provost Dr. Carlos Vargas leads a book discussion of Completing College: Rethinking Institutional Action
in a KU Reading Exchange.
Access the e-book (KU login required) ▶
Sep 16 • 3pm • Second Floor Gallery
Prof. Kevin McCloskey hosts a reception for his Hispanic Heritage Month show of prints from Médula Negra Studio of Xalapa, Mexico.
About Médula Negra ▶
September - December • Main Floor Lobby
Ecology in African Art
samples the vast collection of Dr. Christine Saidi, KU professor whose study of central African cultures and language is sparking a paradigm shift in views of African women's societal roles.
Dr. Saidi's page ▶ Article ▶
Apr 16 • 4:30pm - 6pm • Room 100B
Join KU's Organization for Latino Awareness (OLA) as they host the provocative documentary Latinos Beyond Reel
Poster (PDF) ▶ OLA site ▶
Mar 12 • 5pm - 6:30pm • Room 100B
Chi Upsilon Sigma sorority hosts a screening of Latinos Beyond Reel
, a new documentary exposing the vicious impact of US media stereotypes. Flier (PDF) ▶ Film trailer ▶
Feb 12 • 3pm - 5pm • Room 100B
Join painter Theron Cook and author David Nazario, both Reading natives and community activists, for a reception with refreshments as David reads from his new book. Poster (PDF) ▶ Facebook ▶
Feb 12 • 11am - 1pm • Second Floor
Welcome the Year of the Snake with delicious Chinese treats, hands-on fun, information on Asian Studies opportunities at KU, a spectacular display and more.
Poster (PDF) ▶ Facebook ▶
Nov 15 • 9am - 7pm • Room 100B
The KU Environmental Action Club sponsors a live stream of The Climate Reality Project's Dirty Weather Report
in a casual setting. Drop in and learn how global climate change fuels extreme weather events—and how you can change it.
Oct 25 • 7pm - 8:30pm • Room 100B
New York Black Yankees pitcher Bob Scott joins eminent historian of black baseball Dr. Lawrence Hogan to help close out Pride and Passion.
Oct 23 • 7pm - 8pm • Room 100B
Dr. Jim Higgins, former Kutztown University Professor of History, discusses African American life in Pittsburgh during the Negro Leagues era.
Oct 17 • 7pm - 9pm • Room 100B
Dr. Maria Sanelli, KU Prof. of History Education, demonstrates how themes and issues reflected in studying African American baseball are rooted in U.S. history and social studies.
Oct 15, 2012 • Main Floor Lobby
Tell your library story to the world as part of a statewide project to capture a day in the life of Pennsylvania libraries!
Video: Snapshot 2009 at RL ▶
Sep 22 • 11am - 1pm • Room 100B
Meet Negro Leaguer Jim "Flyhawk" Weedon, see Dr. Bob Allen present The Souls of Black Baseball, enjoy two great exhibits, and play ball on the library lawn!
Through Oct 26, 2012 • Second Floor Gallery
Ed Terrell's exceptional stipple portraits (Rapidograph ink on paper) of six Negro Leagues greats—three men, three women. Terrell is director of Reading's ACOR
Sep 19 • 7pm - 8:30pm • Second Floor Gallery
Opening reception for Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience with renowned artist Ed Terrell and historian Francis Morrison.
Sep 19 • 10am - 3pm • Building-wide
The Rohrbach Library Open House is a great chance to discover services and resources, win $50 prizes, and collect doubloons!
More (PDF) ▶
Through Sep 14 • Second Floor Gallery
Curator Kevin McCloskey presents twelve distinctive new prints by a half-dozen iconoclastic revolutionary Mexican artists.
More Oaxacan prints ▶
Sep 6 • Evening • Second Floor
Kutztown's inaugural borough-wide artwalk night features printmaking. On our Second Floor, see new Mexican prints from Kevin McCloskey's amazing ASARO collection. Full schedule & map (PDF) ▶
Aug 30 • 11am - 2pm • Second Floor
Meet folks from the many wonderful clubs on campus, and find out how easy it is to get involved at KU! More ▶
Apr 30 • 4:00pm • Room 100B
Dr. Carlos Vargas returns to continue a lively discussion of higher ed based on Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses.
Apr 18 • 3pm - 4pm • Room 100B
Dr. Carlos Vargas moderates a book discussion of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses in a KU Reading Exchange.
Apr 12 • 11am - 12:30pm • Room 100B
Celebrate National Library Week with acclaimed graphic satirist Dwayne Booth—AKA Mr. Fish—as he speaks and signs copies of his scorching new book Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People
. About Mr. Fish ▶
Apr 11 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
Local author, radio host, motivational speaker and community advocate leads a discussion on the relevance of Frederick Douglass' words to the lives we live today, in this year's final FDI
Colloquium. About Dr. Williams ▶
April 2012 • Second Floor Gallery
The Molly Maguires,
paintings by Coal Region native and KU grad (Magna Cum Laude, Fine Arts & Communication Design, '11) Timothy Betz
depicting the travails of 19th century Irish miners in PA.
March 7 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
Explore the roots of Frederick Douglass' feminism with Dr. Christine Saidi of the KU History department. Douglass early on connected the abolitionist movement to the women's suffrage movement. Another Frederick Douglass Institute
March 6 • 6pm - 7pm • Second Floor Gallery
Sri Lankan photographer Jayaruwan Gunathilake, a KU Chemistry student, hosts a reception for the opening of his month-long exhibit of 27 exceptional prints of scenes from his global travels. More ▶
February 23, 2012 • 5pm - 6pm • Second Floor Gallery
For more than three decades, Mr. Bacon was the Director of Art Education for the School District of Philadelphia. Come enjoy free food and drink while spending time in the company of a master. More ▶
Feb 8 • Noon - 1pm • Room 100B
Activist and Alvernia University librarian Marietta Dooley leads a discussion on arming oneself with the knowledge necessary to create a successful social movement in this Frederick Douglass Institute
February 2, 2012 • 11am - Noon • Second Floor
Celebrate the new Year of the Dragon with delicious Chinese dumplings (meat and vegan), hands-on calligraphy, Tai Chi, a colorful display and more. Poster ▶
Feb 1 • 6pm - 8pm • Room 100B
Join us for a screening and discussion of Rise like Lions
, the first full-length film to document the Occupy Wall Street movement; a prelude to KU's new "Free University" movie series. About the film ▶
Ongoing • Main Floor Lobby
Crimes and injustices that have driven countless Americans to protest are amply documented by Rohrbach Library books and films that comprise our local "branch" of Zuccotti Park's original People's Library. More ▶