Events set for National Library Week

April 6, 2017 | Events, UToday, Library
By Staff

University Libraries has scheduled several events to celebrate National Library Week, April 9-15.

“Libraries Transform” returns as the theme again this year.

“National Library Week is a chance for people to remember and celebrate the role libraries play in transforming lives,” Barbara Floyd, interim director of University Libraries, said. “We hope UT community members will visit the library this week, attend one of our fun or cultural events, and reflect on the way libraries have changed their lives as students, as researchers and as citizens.”

Since 1958, National Library Week has been sponsored by the American Library Association and observed by libraries across the country.

A book sale will be held in the Carlson Library Concourse Monday through Thursday, April 10-13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide selection of books will be available; topics include business, social sciences, sciences, children’s literature and popular titles. Prices will be 50 cents a book, or $5 a bag, and sales will be cash only. All proceeds raised will benefit the library. For more information about the sale, contact

Listed by date, events hosted by University Libraries will be:

• Monday, April 10 — Author Amy Haimerl will talk about her experience in preserving a home in Detroit that she chronicled in her book “Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life, and Home” (Running Press, 2016) at 3:30 p.m. in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections. This talk is in conjunction with the Canaday Center’s exhibit, “House and Home: The Intersection of Domestic Architecture and Social History, 1870-1970,” which is display through May 5.

• Tuesday, April 11 — Library Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carlson Library. Meet at the reference desk on the first floor.

• Wednesday, April 12 — Write-In, noon to 5 p.m., Writing Center, located in the Carlson Library basement. Walk in and receive assistance from writing tutors and librarians.

• Thursday, April 13 — BASH Game Night, 6 p.m., Carlson Library second floor. Stop by to play board, card and video games.

• Friday, April 14 — Poetry Slam, 6 p.m., Carlson Library Room 1005. There will be featured readers from Toledo Poet and DEEP (Developing, Enhancing and Empowering Poets), and anyone is invited to share his or her work at the open mic.

For more information about these events, visit, or contact Jonathan DaSo at 419.530.2019 or

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