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Create Your Own Zen Garden Event

Wednesday, November 16th, SBU Libraries invited the students to “take a moment” and create their own personal Zen Garden. Using the libraries’s promotional Frisbee, sand, “special” rocks which were collected by 5 year old Riley at local West Meadow Beach,

Posted in Events, Get Your Read On, Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

Book Swap In Central Reading Room!

Bored with textbooks? Need some adventure and can’t really escape to some exotic place? Looking for a good book to read? You only have to look as far as the Central Reading Room Book Swap stand!! Thanks to the cooperation

Posted in Books, Central Reading Room, Get Your Read On, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Create A Zen Garden

On Wednesday, March 30th, SBU Libraries offered a special event for students to stop and take a break for a few minutes from their studies.  Using the libraries’ promotional “Get Your Read ON!” Frisbees, a cup or so of beach

Posted in Events, Get Your Read On, Library Outreach, main, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

Mathletes & Foodies Rejoice! Pi-Day Returns to the Library

We can’t wait for Monday, we’re starting our Pi-day celebration this Friday, March 11th in the Melville Library Galleria! Stop by the Galleria Information Desk for a FREE slice of pie and enter to win numerous contests for a chance

Posted in Events, Featured, Get Your Read On, Library Science, Math, Physics and Astronomy Library, Melville Library

Play Culper Spies eGame this Presidents Day Week!

Presidents Day is next Monday, February 15th.  Wondering what you can do to feel a little more patriotic? Why not learn more about our nation’s rich history while fine tuning your research skills! For those looking for a game that

Posted in Game Studies, Get Your Read On, History, Information Literacy, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, New and Notable

Registration ends Friday for next week’s 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt!

Stony Brook University Libraries hold an annual photo scavenger hunt each year for students eager to learn more about the branches and services of the Library in a fun and challenging way. This large-scale hunt encourages teamwork and creativity and

Posted in Events, Get Your Read On, Information Literacy, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Did You Know You Can Ask A Librarian Anything?

Yes, it’s true! Our fabulous staff of librarians is here to answer all your questions, big and small. We know ever so many things, from the population of Chicago in 1908 to how to rent a bicycle in French. And

Posted in About Us, Central Reading Room, Electronic Resources, Get Your Read On, Library Instruction, Melville Library, Science and Engineering Library, Stony Brook University, Uncategorized

Video Contest in Honor of Banned Books Week – Enter Today!

The Library will be holding a video contest in honor of ALA’s Banned Books Week! Submit a short video (4 minutes or less) of you getting your read on with your favorite passage out of a banned or challenged book or

Posted in Books, Classics, Events, Featured, Get Your Read On, Information Literacy, Libraries, Library Outreach, Literature, Melville Library, social media

Another year of scavenger hunt success!

On Wednesday, October 22nd, Stony Brook University Libraries successfully pulled off another great photo scavenger hunt, thanks to some dedicated students! With some veteran hunters registering for the event, we felt compelled to redesign large portions of the hunt, puzzles and

Posted in Events, Get Your Read On, Information Literacy, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Ultimate Frisbee Team & Library Hangout

Come join Stony Brook’s Ultimate Frisbee team and SBU Library for some fun activities on Wednesday, October 8, during campus lifetime on the Staller steps! We’ll have games of Kan Jam, Spikeball and Fricket set up. Feel free to challenge

Posted in Get Your Read On, Library Outreach