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Main LibraryClosing at 10:00pm
Business Library8:00am to 7:00pm
Engineering Library8:00am to 6:00pm
Gull Lake Library8:00am to 5:00pm
Law College Library8:00am to 11:00pm
Mathematics Library9:00am to 5:00pm
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Library Film Series

Library Film Series

The Road to Andersonville: Michigan Native American Sharpshooters in the Civil War (2013, run time: 110 minutes)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Presented by Chris Czopek, author of Who Was Who in Company K

Cosponsored by the MSU American Indian Studies Program and the Libraries’ Diversity Committee, in commemoration of Veterans’ Day 2014

When Union forces were in need of additional sharpshooters during the Civil War, a law was changed that previously prohibited Native American military service.  The members of the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa Tribes quickly responded to the Union’s call. The documentary is their story, the story of Company K, First Michigan Sharp Shooters, the only all Native American unit in the North.  In May 2010 the Ogitchewdaw Warriors Society, a group of modern day Native American veterans, traveled from Michigan to Andersonville, Georgia, to honor the graves of their ancestors who were imprisoned, died and buried there.

Michigan historian and author Chris Czopek will be here to introduce the film and answer questions.  He has spent over 15 years researching Michigan Native Americans in the Civil War and has published a book called Who Was Who in Company K, the first book ever written about Company K and a resource for those wanting to know more about its members and their service…and their last resting place.

A presentation of the Library Film Series and the Libraries' Diversity Advisory Committee.


Library Colloquia Series - Fall 2014

Lecture Series

The Library Colloquia Series is a collection of lectures based on various topics that are free and open to the public.

Fall Schedule:

  • Oct. 31 - Cartoons, Comics, and Africa: a Forum with African Cartoonist Tebogo Motswetla
  • Nov. 5 - Beyond Peter Rabbit: The Private Life of Beatrix Potter

Speak Out! The MSU Student Anthology on Civil and Human Rights

Speak Out! anthology cover with olive branch graphic

Announcing a new volume of student writing on civil rights and human rights, published by the MSU Libraries as part of MSU's Project 60/50. Available on Amazon.com and at the Main Library Copy Center.

Congratulations to student authors Elizabeth Gil, Kyle Goldstein, Sam Mather, Kenneth J. Williams Jr., and Connor Yeck!

Revealing the Entire World of the Stranger: Palestinian Israeli Writer Sayed Kashua

An exhibit about novelist, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua, featuring the novel Second Person Singular, contemporary photography, and maps.
Location of exhibit: Main Library 2nd floor West side; September 15 - November 12, 2014

Presented in conjunction with a lecture by Sayed Kashua: "On Being An Israeli-Palestinian"
September 29, 2014 at 4:00PM.
Location of Lecture: 208 IM West
Lecture sponsored by: The Arabic Flagship Program; Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities; Jewish Studies Program; Muslim Studies Program; MSU Libraries

Research Talk by professor Marc Bernstein, MSU Jewish Studies and Muslim Studies Programs: "Give Me Your Identity": Linguistic Code-Switching in "Arab Labor"
September 22, 2014 at 4:00PM.
Location of Research Talk: Wells Hall C742

Cartoons, Comics & Africa

4th Floor, West Wing
October – November 20, 2014

From the early cartoons of Nigerian pioneer Akinola Lasekan to the political satire of Gado in Kenya or Zapiro in South Africa, to the cultural insights of ‘Mabijo’ in Botswana, African cartooning remains an important component of everyday life and political critique across the continent. This inter-disciplinary exhibit demonstrates how themes change over time, embody imagination, and have the power to both subvert and make one smile. A major component is the work of Tebogo Motswetla (a leading cartoonist of Botswana).

Presented in conjunction with the Library Colloquia Series Forum/Walk-Around-Tour: Cartoons, Comics & Africa

Featuring African cartoonist Tebogo Motswetla of Botswana, Randy Scott (MSU Libraries Comic Art Librarian), Kurt Dewhurst (Director Arts & Cultural Initiatives, University Outreach/Curator of Folklife & Cultural Heritage, MSU Museum) and Peter Limb (Africana Bibliographer, MSU Libraries)

Oct. 31, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Main Library North Conference Room, 4th Floor (near the exhibit)

3D Printing at the Main Library

3D printed model of a hamburger

The MSU Libraries now offer 3D printing!

Our printer is a MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation). It uses an environmentally friendly bioplastic filament in your choice of 12 colors. The cost is 20¢ per gram of filament, with a $1 minimum, and we ask that you make an appointment to submit your print job.

Read the article and watch the video on the State News website!

3D hamburger image by Creative Tools / CC BY 2.0 / Modification: image was cropped.

Library Environmental Series - Fall 2014

Garden and stone plaque

Brownbag Lecture: Traditions Through the Trees - Trees on the MSU Campus

Thursday, November 6
12:10 pm
North Conference Room (W449)

Empower Extraordinary


Exciting announcement! MSU has entered EMPOWER EXTRAORDINARY, the campaign for Michigan State University. Learn more about the campaign: go.msu.edu/empower #EmpowerMSU