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Mitchell-Reed: Banned Book Talk

Mitchell-Reed: Banned Book Talk
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Orientation Room

The West Library will sponsor TxWes Reads One Book again this year. This year’s book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The purpose of the one-book program is to bring the Texas Wesleyan community together and to encourage students, staff and faculty to join together to read and discuss the same book.

The Hate U Give - TxWes Reads Kickoff

The Hate U Give kickoff event
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Lawn between the Library and Dora's

The West library will sponsor TxWes Reads One Book again this year. This year’s book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The purpose of the one-book program is to bring the Texas Wesleyan community together and to encourage students, staff and faculty to join together to read and discuss the same book.

Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners Mar. 1

Bruce McDonald
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Library Orientation Room

Join us for a Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners Lecture on Mar. 1 from 12:15pm - 1:15pm in the Library Orientation Room.  Dr. Bruce McDonald, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, will present on his travel experiences to Japan.  Brown bag lunches are welcome, light refreshments provided by the Office of the Provost.  

Dr. McDonald holds a Doctorate in Ecclesiastical History from The University of Edinburgh, a Master of Divinity Theology from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Music from The University of Texas at Austin.

TxWes Reads 1984 Movie Night

TxWes Reads 1984 Movie Night
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: 
TBD

Join us for a showing of the movie 1984 to celebrate the completion of the 2017-2018 TxWes Reads One Book program.  Time is TBD.  

Texas Wesleyan Local Poet's Day

Texas Wesleyan Local Poet's Day
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Orientation Room

Have you published poetry? Are you part of the Texas Wesleyan community? The West Library will have its first ever Texas Wesleyan Local Poet’s Day, featuring poetry by authors who have a connection to Texas Wesleyan. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate if they have published poetry in literary journals, magazines, book form both traditional or self-published. There will be time for authors to sell their books.

Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners March 27

Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners March 27
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Orientation Room

Join us for a Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners Lecture at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday Mar. 27 in the Library Orientation Room.  Reference and Instruction Librarian Dennis Miles will present The Armstrong Academy’s Unique History as Part of the Choctaw Educational System.  Brown bag lunches are welcome; light refreshments provided by the Office of the Provost.

Lunch-N-Lecture: Humans and the Culture of Fear and Repression: A Psychological Approach

Lunch-N-Lecture: Humans and the Culture of Fear and Repression: A Psychological Approach
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Orientation Room

Please join Risa Brown, Reference Assistant, for a panel discussion and presentation with Dr. Jay Brown as they examine 1984 in terms of Humans and the Culture of Fear and Repression: A Psychological Approach.  Lunch provided for the first 15 in attendance.

Lunch-N-Lecture: George Orwell Unplugged: Political Views, Social Impact, and "Alternative Facts!"

Lunch-N-Lecture: George Orwell Unplugged: Political Views, Social Impact, and "Alternative Facts!"
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Orientation Room

Please join us for presentations by Dennis Miles and Drs. Michelle Payne and Chris Manno titled: George Orwell Unplugged: Political Views, Social Impact, and "Alternative Facts!".  This presentation will provide political, literary, and biographical perspectives to 1984 and Orwell's life.  Lunch provided for the first 15 in attendance.

Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners Jan. 30

Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners Jan. 30
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio

Join us for a Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners Lecture at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio.  Artists Liz Trosper and Tom Motley will be present to discuss their current art exhibit fluid dialog, which “presents a unique conversation” between the two friends.  Brown bag lunches are welcome; light refreshments will be provided by the Office of the Provost.

From the artist statements:

West Library Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

West Library Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest
Saturday, November 11, 2017 (All day)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 (All day)
Monday, November 13, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, November 16, 2017 (All day)
Friday, November 17, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 (All day)
Sunday, November 19, 2017 (All day)
Monday, November 20, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, November 23, 2017 (All day)
Friday, November 24, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day)
Sunday, November 26, 2017 (All day)
Monday, November 27, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, December 2, 2017 (All day)
Sunday, December 3, 2017 (All day)
Monday, December 4, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
First Floor
The annual West Library Christmas Tree Decorating Contest is upon us!  The contest begins on Nov. 11 and 50 trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis for groups and individuals to decorate. 
 
Miniature trees can be picked up from the Circulation Desk during business hours starting Nov. 11, and return it no later than Dec. 4 to have it put on display. 
 
Decoration categories include Traditional Christmas, Wesleyan Tradition and Non-Traditional.