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"Media and Social Media" Display

"Media and Social Media" Display

Email. Cell phones. MySpace. Pinterest. Tumblr. Twitter. The list goes on and on…Our world is woven with technology and social media is a huge part. The Baby Boomers,NetGens, and Millennials all had an impact on the way our society works, communicates, and relaxes today. From the Photophone in 1880 to the ipad in 2001; from the Facebook phenomenon  to Google+ becoming a new edition!

"Cedar Valley in World War I" Lecture

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At 3pm, January 29th, Bob Neymeyer, Historian at the Grout Museum District, will speak on the challenges that German –Americans in Iowa were confronted with during World War I. The demand for “100% Americanism” was administered by both public and private groups who distrusted the loyalty of these hyphenated Americans. The tactics ranged from intimidation and vandalism to a state law stating English was the only legal language to be used in public. The result was a series of accommodations, some temporary and others permanent, that changed the culture of German-Americans in the state.

Craftiness in the Digital Media Hub

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Need to get to work on your costume for the Rod Library Mini ComicCon, or a class project?  We have just the solution for you.  In the Digital Media Hub near rooms 282A and 282B we have some supplies to help you out.  There is a rotary cutter, construction paper, markers, glue, tape, craft scissors, T squares, magazines, and a suggestion box in case we have forgotten anything.  Let the creativity begin!

Theatrical Arts and Society: Harlem Renaissance

Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters.  This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the movement and used them as inspiration for their own creative works. These creative works demonstrate an understanding of the artistic movement, the frustration and triumph of creating something out of nothing, and the process of making and learning.

Book Bistro Open!

The Book Bistro on the Main Floor of the Rod Library is open for business!  The Cafe serves high end grilled cheese, tea drinks, and unique desserts, as well as soup, sandwiches, coffee, and assorted take and go items. The renovated space includes closed captioned TVs, new furniture, and is the new home of the CFPL @ UNI Collection and newspapers. 

Library Digital Collections

Did you know...

That the library has digital collections fo you to use?  These collections include digitized information about Iowa, the Cedar Valley, and UNI  So, if you've ever wondered about living in Iowa during the Civil War or what the UNI campus looked like through the year, give the digital collections a look.

A sample of the collections available on our digital collections site:

Board games for check-out

Need a study break?!?

We now have some board games that you can check out.  The games are located under the Dichotomy and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Games can be checked out for a week.

Games included: Clue, checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4 (board game size), Dominoes, Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, Life, Trouble, UNO, Yatzee, and playing cards. 

A life-size game of Connect 4 and Jenga are also available to be used on the main floor of the library, but not available for check-out.

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