You may know that April is National Poetry Month, but did you know that Thursday April 18 is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day? People are encouraged to “celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day”. I am choosing to share here a very short poem by Emily Dickinson.
To Make a Prairie
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, —
One clover, and a bee,
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.
Pick a poem to share tomorrow – either in person or at #pocketpoem !
The Jane Kopas Women’s Center is making selected works of Black Women Authors available around campus in little free libraries. Look for this box in the library!
The University and library will be closing today, Tues 1/29 at 1 p.m. Students can swipe for library access.
The weather continues as expected, so we will be closed again today 1/20. Stay safe everyone!
Due predicted weather conditions the library will be CLOSED on Saturday 1/19. Students can still swipe into 24 hour areas. A decision about opening on Sunday will be made Sunday morning.
If you are studying in the library around 7pm tonight, Tuesday or Wednesday stop by the Reilly Learning Commons for free coffee and cookies, compliments of the Library. Good luck on your finals!
The Library Computer Lab (Rm.306) and an additional Group Study Room on the 4th Floor are now available for student use. Please note the guidelines posted in each room, and good luck preparing for your exams!
In response to student requests, the Library third floor will be open 24/7 for dead week and finals week, specifically earmarked for Quiet Study. We hope this will help to alleviate some stress. Good luck with your end of the semester endeavors!
Even though the library won’t be staffed after 4 p.m., remember that faculty, staff and currently registered University of Scranton students may enter the 24-hour library spaces by Royal Card swipe at any time. Happy studying!
Last year, students said they weren’t aware of the 24/7 Quiet Study Rooms on the 2nd floor. The rooms are numbered 218 & 218B and are located at the back of the floor near the back staircase. These rooms are set up for students studying individually who need quiet to work, especially after hours. There were upgrades to the rooms over the summer. If you are looking for quiet study space, especially when the library isn’t staffed, give it a try. For the next week or two there will be a place in each room to leave comments/further suggestions.