The Library is, and you too, can be ready to celebrate Pi Day on March 14th. Check out our trivia question in any of the restrooms in the L-Building and submit your answer (after you’ve washed your hands!) at the Library Circulation Desk no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, March 20th. A winner–drawn at random from all correct responses–will win a $10 gift certificate to the Flying Pi Kitchen!
During the month of February, we’d like to “fix you up” with a blind date–a book, of course . . . after all we ARE the Library! We’ve selected a variety of books and wrapped them, so you won’t know the identity until you get to your reading rendezvous.
Will your date be fiction, nonfiction, funny, informative, scary? You might be disappointed, or you might end up having a great time with a book you wouldn’t have chosen for yourself.
We hope you’ll let us know how your “date” went when you bring your book back.
Author Tim O’Brien made an appearance in the Wilmington Campus Library today to tour the Library’s “The Things They Carried” exhibit. The exhibit features items on loan from student and employee veterans. The items represent things that they carried or wore during their military service.
“The Things They Carried” exhibit is one of a series of events surrounding The Big Read Greater Wilmington’s current community read, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. In addition to touring the Library’s exhibit, author O’Brien also joined Storyforce veteran writers and their mentors for breakfast. This evening, at 7:00 p.m., O’Brien will be delivering a keynote lecture at Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Cape Fear Community College Library is pleased to be a Big Read Greater Wilmington partner.
This is your last chance to see the exhibit of “The Things They Carried” now on display in the CFCC Wilmington Campus Library. “The Things They Carried” exhibit showcases veteran student and employee items that they carried while deployed overseas. The items on display represent many different wars and battlefields, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The exhibit has been prepared in conjunction with The Big Read Greater Wilmington, a community-wide effort to promote reading for pleasure and enlightenment. This year’s Big Read is Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a semi-autobiographical collection of fictionalized short stories centered on O’Brien’s platoon’s experiences in Vietnam.
On Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., there will be a reception at the Northeast Branch of the New Hanover County Public Library to welcome author Tim O’Brien.
On Wednesday, January 15 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a keynote address and book signing with O’Brien at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW.
All events are FREE and open to the public.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The CFCC Wilmington Campus Library is pleased to present an exhibit of student and employee veteran memorabilia that has been carried by our veterans during combat and peacetime deployments overseas.
Ours is an exhibit focused on student items, curated by students, for students. CFCC faculty member Rick Conn and students in his ART 122 – Three-Dimensional Design class curated the exhibit
The display is part of the larger Big Read Greater Wilmington program. Our community read this year is The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. All of the community partners are hosting events and programs related to the book, culminating on January 15th with a free lecture by author Tim O’Brien at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. To find out about more Big Read activities, check out the website: http://thebigreadwilmington.com/
“The Things They Carried” at CFCC
WECT Live Broadcast from Good Morning Carolina
Break #1 - CFCC library veterans exhibit with Bob Philpott
Break #2 - CFCC library veterans exhibit with Bob Philpott
Break #3 - CFCC library veterans exhibit with Bob Philpott