Thanks A Latte Event!

Friends Thanks A Latte 2016We want to thank you for being a Friend of Brookens Library. As you know, higher education is one of the unfunded portions of the state budget. Your support has been crucial to maintaining our collections and offering programs that enhance the vibrant intellectural life of the University of Illinois Springfield and the Springfield community.

We invite you to join us for a free coffee mixer as a way for Brookens Library to thank you, our friends, for your continued support. Thanks a Latte!

 

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time: 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Where: Brookens Library, Lower Level, University of Illinois Springfield

Please RSVP to Bethany Burbridge by Thursday, Feburary 4, 2016 by calling (217) 206-5947 or by emailing: bburb2@uis.edu

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Giving Tuesday

Dear Friends,

Today is Giving Tuesday! I know that there are so many worthy causes to which you could donate today, but I hope that you will consider making Friends of Brookens Library one of them. The Friends make possible the wonderful events offered by the library, including One Book, One UIS. The organization also supports the purchase of materials for the collection (essential for us right now) and enhancements of the learning spaces in Brookens. The faculty and staff of Brookens Library are grateful for your support—thank you! http://go.uis.edu/FriendsGive

Sincerely,

Jane Treadwell

University Librarian and Dean, Library Instructional Services

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MARCH Lecture at UIS Today.

One Book, One UIS Presents, “MARCH: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Social Justice”

TODAY: Monday, October 19 – 7:00 PM – Sangamon Auditorium
Tickets are FREE through the Sangamon Auditorium – limited quantity remaining.
One Book, One UIS is proud to present  “MARCH: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Social Justice”. Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell are coming to UIS to speak about their graphic memoir, MARCH, as a part of our One Book, One UIS community read initiative. The lecture will take place at the University of Illinois Springfield Sangamon Auditorium on October 19th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are free and available to the public by calling the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at (217) 206-6160. A book signing will immediately follow the program in the PAC.

Please pick up your tickets by or before 7:00 pm as we are expecting a large crowd. We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the lecture.

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Book Sale Today!

You’re Invited to the Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale

TODAY: Friday, October 16 from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 2.44.15 PMWe have large numbers of books in the following categories:

Fiction—lots of paperbacks, but some like new hardbacks; mysteries and thrillers from some of your favorite authors: John LeCarre, Lee Child, James Patterson and more
History—large stock of both American and World history
Biography and Autobiography
Travel
Cookbooks, some in pristine condition
The collection is a bit more eclectic than in the past so there should be something for every reading taste.

The sale will be held once again on the Brookens lower level. Follow the signs and “steps” to the sale room or ask for directions at either the main information desk or the small desk on level one.

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MARCH: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Social Justice

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 12.03.48 PMAs you may have read in our previous newsletter, in the State Journal Register, in the Illinois Times, or on WUIS, the Friends of Brookens Library, along with other great partners, are bringing Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell to UIS to speak about their graphic memoir, MARCH, as a part of our One Book, One UIS community read initiative. The lecture will take place at the University of Illinois Springfield Sangamon Auditorium on October 19th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are free and available to the public by calling the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at (217) 206-6160.

We have reserved a special section near the front for Friends of Brookens Library. If you and your guest (one guest per Friend, please) would like to sit in this reserved seating, be sure to mention that you are a Friend of the Library when you call to reserve your tickets. If you would like to reserve tickets for you and more than one guest you may do so in general public seating and you do not need to mention your Friends of Brookens Library membership.

We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

 

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Book Sale Preview Night!

You’re Invited

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 2.44.15 PMThe Annual Friends of Brookens Library is tomorrow with a special preview day today!

THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 4-6 P.M.   –   LOWER LEVEL BROOKENS LIBRARY

Because of a few large gifts and many smaller donations, this year we have more books than will fit on the shelves! So, we are offering a preview evening for Friends only today October 15, 4:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m.

We have large numbers of books in the following categories:

Fiction—lots of paperbacks, but some like new hardbacks; mysteries and thrillers from some of your favorite authors: John LeCarre, Lee Child, James Patterson and more
History—large stock of both American and World history
Biography and Autobiography
Travel
Cookbooks, some in pristine condition
The collection is a bit more eclectic than in the past so there should be something for every reading taste.

The sale will be held once again on the Brookens lower level.

If you cannot make it to the preview sale, the book sale will take place on Friday, October 16 from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm. We hope you can make it!

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RSVP for the Annual Friends Dinner Today!

Hello Friends,
Time is running out to make you reservation to the Friends of Brookens Library Annual Dinner on Tuesday, June 23rd. This year’s featured speaker is SSU/UIS Alumni Nina Burleigh. The dinner will be held in the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby (PAC Building).

Cash Bar: 5:00 pm  –  Meeting: 5:15 pm  –  Dinner: 5:30 pm
Lecture by Newsweek Correspondent Nina Burleigh: 7:00 pm

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the UIS Studio Theatre.

The dinner costs $30 per person and guests welcome. Please R.S.V.P. to Bethany Burbridge at (217) 206-6597 or by email at bburb2@uis.edu.

220px-Nina_Burleigh_photoNina Burleigh is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books. Her last book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In the last several years, she has covered a wide array of subjects, from American politics to the Arab Spring. She is National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek and has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Businessweek, The New Yorker, Time, New York and The New York Times. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and C-Span, on NPR and numerous radio programs.

Nina was born and educated in the Midwest, has traveled extensively in the Middle East and lived in Italy and France. She is a graduate of the UIS Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) Program and was inducted into the PAR Hall of Fame in 2013.

She is a an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured around the United States, in Italy, and in Mexico. Her book, Mirage, published in 2008 by Harper Collins, was selected by The New York Times as an editors’ choice and won the Society of Women Educators’ Award in 2008.

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