Play and creative work can help improve memorization, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Take a study break and tap into your creative work with this fun distraction located outside the Library Café. Watch for other puzzles and games throughout the semester.
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A new video streaming service is now available if you click on the "View in browser" link found right below the downloadable video link. There are over 100 campus lectures and events available in the HSU Campus Lectures & Special Events community. Check it out. Just click on the "View in browser" link below the video download entry.
The Writing Studio is available to support HSU students with all aspects of writing Sunday evenings on the main floor of the library in the Information Commons. Stop by if you would like help organizing your essay, crafting a thesis statement, brainstorming your ideas, checking your citations, or any other writing issues! First-come, first-served. Details: http://www2.humboldt.edu/learning/writing_center/index.php
You can now borrow headphones, calculators, and laptops, in addition to Kindles and whiteboard markers, from the Checkout Desk in the HSU Library. Loan periods vary and most items are "Library Use Only" but you can take a calculator to class if you need to.
Suggestions for other items to check out are welcome.
The materials listed on the Black Lives Matter Sociology Research Guide were compiled by the workshop presenters, Dr. John Johnson and Renée Byrd, who presented Black Lives Matter: How should HSU respond to the clarion call for justice? during the Institute for Student Success on August 18, 2015.
The research guide is intended to provide readers/attendees with a starting point for elevating awareness around issues of racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration in the United States. Many of the items listed are accessible for free and available through the library.
Join Richard Paselk on Wednesday, August 12, as he shares the early use of instruments in science and navigation and their portrayal in art as well as why he designs and creates replicas. Attendees will be able to try out a variety of his replica instruments.
There will be a PowerPoint presentation in addition to the replicas/models and a few art prints.
The talk will be based on his recent library museum display seen in the online version.
Join us on Wednesday, August 19 from 3-4:45 in the Library Lobby. Come see what's going on in the Library and celebrate a new school year with us! Refreshments will be provided.
In this love letter to "the stinking rose," documentarian Les Blank interviews garlic fanatics of all stripes, from cooks to members of garlic appreciation societies. The film, (a lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation and culinary/curative powers of the stinking rose) features internationally renowned chef Alice Waters, of Chez Panisse, and a flavorful musical soundtrack. In 2004 ‘Garlic’ was one of 25 films, selected by The Library Of Congress, to be added to the National Film Registry list of films to be preserved in perpetuity. Watch it free on Friday, July 10 from 12-1 in the Library Fishbowl (L209).
The Library and campus will be closed on Friday, July 3, for Independence Day.
Library Lifelong Learning Lounge continues with a community forest walk, campus walk with a service dog, mini book circles, HSU History from the University Archives, Tableau Thursdays, Technology Tuesdays, Fun Fridays and more. See the Library Workshops calendar of events for more information and to register.
An HSU alum who worked as a student at the Library has left Humboldt State University a $200,000 bequest for the Library. Malcolm Buchanan's ('50, English) donation will help fund student internships for special projects and building renovations to update study spaces. Read more at Humboldt State NOW.
Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient and mysterious art of Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and learn about the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association, presented by Harvey II and the Horai Center, Wednesday, July 1 from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl. Limited seating is available, so register now!
Cha-no-yu, is a cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involving the ceremonial preparation and consumption of powdered green tea, or matcha.
The Horai Center is a DreamMaker program of the Ink People Center for the Arts of Eureka, Calif. Our mission is to to increase understanding, harmony and cultural exchange through the study and promotion of Japanese arts and culture, especially Cha-no-yu (the Tea Ceremony) and Chado (The Way of Tea).
The Horai Center is also involved in promoting the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association. This relationship was originally founded in 1991 with the port city of Kamisu on Japan's east coast and offers an opportunity for the two cities to gain valuable benefits through exchanges of art, culture, education, and commerce.
Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. He has been a practitioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instructor of the Urasenke style of Japanese Tea Ceremony.
A key goal of the CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative is to support faculty choosing quality course materials that are more affordable for their students. This webinar series is designed to support your campus communities implementing your own AL$ activities.
We will showcase the CSU Long Beach AL$ Initiative and present CourseLoad offering a digital textbook “all-student access” model on Thursday, June 11 from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl. Bring your lunch or enjoy the provided pizza and drinks.
Daouda Traore will play music from West Africa in the Library Lobby 12-1pm on Thursday, June 11. Daouda was born and raised in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Daouda is a Business student and Marketing Research Intern at HSU. Daouda was part of various musical projects in Scandinavia between 2004 and 2007, where his band played several concerts and hosted workshops in Copenhagen, Oslo and Drammen. His band also recorded the Djenkadi album.
Daouda will play the musical instruments called N'goni and Kora. N'goni and Kora are similar in form but very different in sound. They both are made of a large gourd, fishing lines, and hardwood neck. N'goni has 8 strings and a pentatonic scale. Kora, on the other hand, has 21 strings and diatonic scale. Daouda spent time with his friends and neighbors whose parents were N'goni players while growing up in Burkina Faso. He and his friends learned to build the instrument as a mean to own their toys. He says that the experience was quite memorable!