National Library Week, April 13-17, 2009

Written by Leanne Hillery, Assistant Librarian

The Regent University Library celebrates National Library Week during the week of April 13-17. This year’s theme is Worlds Connect @ Your Library. In keeping with this theme, the Library will sponsor a series of events featuring international topics and participants. All events are free and open to all in the Regent/CBN Community. We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, April 14, 12-1:30 pm, 2nd Floor Library Balcony
The Regent University Book Club meets to discuss Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges.

Wednesday, April 15, 8 am-8 pm, University Library Commons
CAMPUS PREMIER:
Regent University Library History Documentary (featuring video & oral histories)
The film will be playing on the TVs in the Library Commons throughout the day.

Wednesday, April 15, 7-9 pm, Communications Building, Screening Room B
The Regent University Library Book Club will sponsor a screening of The Spider’s Stratagem (1970), Bernardo Bertolucci’s adaptation of “Theme of the Traitor and Hero” from Ficciones. Prof. Andrew Quicke will introduce the film and lead a discussion at the end.

Thursday, April 16, 2-4 pm, Library Exhibit Area, First Floor
MAIN EVENT: Regent Connections to Global Literature: Sharing Stories from Our Home Countries

Experience global literature as Regent University international faculty and staff read and discuss their favorite stories, poems and folktales from around the world. Refreshments will be served. Featuring:

  • Mr. Francisco Afanador – University Marketing (Colombia)
  • Dr. Corne Bekker – GLE (South Africa)
  • Dr. Mihai Bocarnea – GLE (Romania)
  • Dr. Carlos Campo – Vice President for Academic Affairs (Cuba)
  • Dr. Marcela Chavan-Matviuk – GLE (Argentina)
  • Dr. Markus Pfeiffer – Comm/Arts (Switzerland)’
  • Prof. Andrew Quicke – Comm/Arts (England)
  • Ms. Anne-Lise Truitt – Central Enrollment/Admissions (Norway).

Events the Week of April 13-17

Fine Amnesty Week – All fines will be waived for overdue items returned April 13-17.

Faculty Recommends Posters, 8th edition – Featuring Regent University faculty from around the world!

Just for fun: Guess how many books – Correctly guess (or come closest) to the number of books in the exhibit case to win a fabulous secret prize! Winner announced at noon on Friday.