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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.
 

Christmas Tree Decorating Winners and Auction

Christmas Tree Decorating Winners and Auction
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
First floor
We'll announce the winners of the Christmas tree decorating contest on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at noon on the first floor of the library.  Two prizes will be awarded in each category (Traditional, Non-traditional and Wesleyan).
 
The Christmas tree auction will start shortly after the winners are announced.  Bidding for all trees starts at $10, with all proceeds going to Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County. Joe "Pro Joe" Brown will serve as auctioneer, and festive cookies and hot chocolate will be served during the event.
George Anson Collection coming to West Library Image

George Anson Collection coming to West Library

All the excitement over the university’s new Steinway piano has inspired the library to begin digitizing the works of George Anson and other ephemera from his time at Texas Wesleyan.

Lunch-N-Lecture: Banned! Censored! Challenged!: 1984’s Complicated Relationship with Libraries

Lunch-N-Lecture: Banned! Censored! Challenged!: 1984’s Complicated Relationship with Libraries
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Library Orientation Room

Please join Risa Brown, of West Library Reference Department, for a discussion on the complicated relationships libraries have endured with banned and challenged books.  Lunch will be provided for the first 20 students in attendance.  

For more information, email reference@txwes.edu or call 817-531-4802.  

Public reading of the book 1984

Public reading of the book 1984
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
Location: 
Library Front Steps

The Eunice & James L. West Library will kick off a school wide TXWES Reads! with George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 with a year’s worth of events and activities. 1984 has taken on new relevance in today’s world. The hope is to generate thought provoking discussions outside of the classroom that could impact a new understanding of the world. The library encourages faculty, staff, and students to read and participate in the various events planned this fall.

First ever digital collection of Mason Johnson now available online

First ever digital collection of Mason Johnson now available online

Mason Johnson’s first contribution to Fort Worth theatre commenced in 1956 with the production of “Brigadoon” at Texas Wesleyan. Sixty-one years later, Johnson is still making an impact on the campus. The first ever digital copy of Mason Johnson’s work, who was known as a prominent pioneer of Fort Worth theatre, is now available online at West Library.In 1959, Johnson founded the Children’s Theatre at Casa Manana. He was its first dean and planned the curriculum of the classes.

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Labor Day Weekend

West Library will be closed Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.  The library will reopen with its regular hours on Tuesday, September 5th.

Open Education Resources and How the Library can Help

Open Education Resources (OER) is a movement sweeping the educational system.  This idea of creating, sharing and using free and open teaching resources helps save our students a ton of money on purchasing traditional textbooks.  Universities across the world are getting their feet wet in this new possibility, but it does take a lot of work to re-design a course (not to mention the 4 to 5 courses taught by a professor in just one semester).  Creating and finding new content (instead of using textbooks) will not happen overnight, but we can start taking steps toward that end.

Want to participate in Wesleyan Author Day?

Want to participate in Wesleyan Author Day?

Have you published a book? Are you part of the Texas Wesleyan community?The West Library will have its second annual Wesleyan Local Author Day, featuring works of fiction, poetry or memoir by authors who have a connection to Texas Wesleyan. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate if they have published with a small, independent press or have self-published. There will also be time for authors to sell their books.Join us on Oct. 12 between 12:15pm and 1:15pm.Last year was the inaugural year for the Texas Wesleyan Local Author Day.