August 21, 2017: Experience the Eclipse Across America

AllAmerica2015_outlinesDo you have plans for Monday, August 21? In case you’ve been living under a rock, on August 21, all of North America will experience a rare celestial event– a solar eclipse! Check out the Library’s display case for a Solar Eclipse-themed exhibit with photographs from the 1940s solar eclipse in Bozeman and other fascinating eclipse materials. Below, we have compiled a list of viewing opportunities and events happening at the MSU Library.

Viewing Options

Happy Eclipse Viewing! 

Interested in additional information about the eclipse and suggested reading?

Check out the Library Guide, The All-American Eclipse: Total Solar Eclipse 2017.

An Invitation to Doig Country: Imagining Montana and the West

You’re invited to join us September 13-16, 2017 for Doig Country: Imagining Montana and the West, a free symposium at Montana State University on the work of acclaimed Montana author Ivan Doig!

The symposium will feature:

  • Numerous panels about a variety of topics relating to Ivan and the West
  • Tours of the Ivan Doig Archive in the MSU Library
  • A new film debuted by Carol Doig about Ivan’s life and work
  • Prominent speakers such as Patty Limerick, Carol Doig, Lois Welch (author and wife of James Welch), Nancy Cook, and Rebecca Saletan (Ivan’s long-time editor)
  • A public book discussion of This House of Sky
  • Related art exhibitions
  • A poetry reading
  • An optional field trip to White Sulphur Springs—a chance to visit Doig Country

See the full program schedule here

Registration

Everything except the field trip is free, but please register so that we can guarantee seats and refreshments for all.

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This event is brought to you by the College of Letters and Science, the Center for Western Lands and Peoples, and the MSU Library.

Please contact westernlandsandpeoples@montana.edu with any questions.

Design a new donor Bookplate for the MSU Library!

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Design your mark on MSU

The MSU Library invites all students to enter a contest to design a new donor bookplate. This is a chance for you to design a functional piece of art that will live on well into the future of the library’s collection.

The Library’s bookplate personally acknowledges donors and the family members or friends in whose name they make a donation to support book purchases. The library has had several bookplate designs. Many featured local scenery such as the Bridger Mounts and the “M.”

Your design may continue this tradition or propose something entirely new.

Design your mark on MSU: Create a new bookplate for the Library!

Contest Webpage: http://www.lib.montana.edu/bookplate-contest/

 

About Ex Libris, a.k.a., the bookplate

The bookplate, originally known as ex libris, is a labels adhered to the inside front cover of a book that identify the book’s owner.

For centuries, bookplates have been more than mere labels. Indeed, ex libris is an enduring miniature art form practiced since the 15th century. Many distinguished artists have contributed to the genre; Albrecht Durer, Marc Chagall, M.C. Escher are just a few. Contemporary artists continue the tradition and bring fresh interpretations to the art form.

Learn more about ex libris design: http://www.bookplate.org/page/about-ex-libris

WriteNight Fall 2016

The MSU Writing Center and MSU Library have once again teamed up to bring you WriteNight on Wednesday, November 16 from 4 – 7 p.m. on the 1st floor of the MSU Library.

Work with writinwritenightfall2016g tutors, librarians, and fellow students on any stage of the writing process. Help is available for undergraduate and graduate students. Bring your computers, ideas, and questions for an evening of writing in community!

Help topics include:
Experimenting, Brainstorming, Researching, Organizing, Revising, Focusing, Editing,Citing

 
Coffee coupons to the Brewed Awakening will be given to participants.

Head into the final weeks of the semester on the right foot by getting help with those papers and projects from writing experts and librarians. We’re here to help you!