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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

Conservationist and Author Carl Safina Captivates at Writers Series

In his spirited presentation and book of the same title “Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel,” Carl Safina shared how he spent time working with researchers who have dedicated decades to studying particular families of wild

Posted in Anthropology, Author Series, Biology, Communicating Science, Ecology and Evolution, Events, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Sustainability

SBU Libraries & Counseling and Psychological Services Presents: “PALS”

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, SBU Libraries & CAPS, Counseling and Psychological Services, held a popular event, Pet Away Life Stress! (PALS) through animal assisted interactions. Beau, a border collie mix, Sophie, a golden retriever, and Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel came to

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

SBU Libraries Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

On November 2, 2016 the University Libraries hosted a display and educational exhibit as part of the First Native American Heritage Awareness Program Series.  Five tables were set up on that beautiful fall day just outside the Melville Library.  Jay

Posted in Events, 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

Art Crawls: Guided Tours of Campus Galleries

Art Crawl, Fall 2016

Special Collections will be participating in the Fall 2016 Art Crawl, a free event with guided tours of Stony Brook University’s galleries. A variety of art will be exhibited, including work from international artists, Stony Brook students, and digital artists

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Professors Munich and Bona “Dazzle” at Writers Series

Dr. Munich speaking at Writers Series, September 27, 2016.

Diamonds and cloth-work were among the scholarly topics discussed by SBU professors Adrienne Munich and Mary Jo Bona, at the first program of the fall 2016 University Libraries Presents: Writers Series. A standing room-only audience of university and community guests

Posted in Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

University Libraries Presents: “INCIPIENT” 2016 Fine Arts Organization Student Exhibition

University Libraries is honored to exhibit the talented works of Stony Brook student artists as part of the grand opening of the renovated reading rooms, the Stony Brook Foundation Knowledge Commons. To highlight the student-centered vision for the recently completed renovation, University Libraries designated student art exhibit space

Posted in Art, Events, Featured, Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich to Speak on 9/27

Professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich

SBU professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich will speak at University Libraries Presents: Writers Series on Tuesday, 9/27. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed faculty. Date: Tuesday, September 27 from

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

University Libraries Presents: Writers Series Announced

Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in the northwest coast of Svalbard. Dr. Safina was invited to sail with Greenpeace to bear witness to the changing climate in the Arctic and the impacts of industrial fishing on the marine environment.

The University Libraries proudly announces its exciting Fall 2016 Writers Series. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed Stony Brook faculty. Tuesday, 9/27:  Mary Jo Bona & Adrienne Munich (register here) Mary Jo

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Ecology and Evolution, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight