Plagues and Pandemics: A Glimpse Behind the Masks                          Fall 2020

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In light of the 2020 pandemic, medical masks have become a hot topic in conversation. In this new display set up on 2nd floor by Archives and Special Collections, glimpse behind the masks at the people and ingenuity that hard times immortalized. 

Delve into the Black Plague, Manchurian Plague, 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic and the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic to compare thoughts of the times and see the difference that science and thinking brought to the world of medical masks. 

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Leap Year 2020                                                                                                  Spring 2020

Leap Year Display - Angled Picture

Once every 4 years the world experiences a Leap Year. This year we celebrated this momentous event with some engaging history. From weddings to witches learn some of the strange connections that leap year makes in these subjects. 

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Open House 2020 - Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll                      Spring 2020

Full display of Alice in Wonderland display case

 January 9th the Library hosted their annual Open House, this year the theme was based on Lewis Carroll's  Alice in Wonderland. During the Year of Undergraduate Research it seemed only natural to pick a book that explores the themes of learning in new and unexpected ways! The Display Case featured a beautifully hand drawn background drawn by the MSU Library administration student worker Andrea Benson. Her talent brought to life the whimsy and intrigue of Carroll's book. The content of the case delved into the history of the author Lewis Carroll and the man who brought the book to life through art Sir John Tenniel.


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Dog Tails for Paws to De-Stress                                                                    Fall 2019

Paws to De-Stress angled image - fall 2019

The faculty and staff of MSU Librarycompiled pictures of their canine companions to help spread smiles to student faces, and help them to De-Stress!  

Well the ever curious bobcat Rufus found out... and you know what he did?

He recommended we put our feline friends in here too! And since we are a library and you just know we love our Cats (Go Cats Go!) we simply couldn't resist!!

We also highlighted our wonderful partners: Intermountain Therapy Animals! It is their 20th anniversary of their R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors.

At our Paws to De-Stress event, the wonderful volunteers and their dogs come to the Library the last two weeks of the semester to help students take a moment to breathe and relax during a very stressful time of the semester.


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