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A Bequest of Bees

beehive surrounded by bees

Now through May 31, 2015
Main Library, 1st Floor

An exhibit showcasing a selection of titles from the Ray Stannard Baker Bee Collection, featuring historical beekeeping books, journals, supply catalogs and miscellanea spanning several centuries and in several languages.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo with assistance from Theresa Moore, Bexx Caswell-Olson, and Eric Alstrom.




Statewalk logo

Studying late at the Main Library? Let Statewalk walk you home!

Statewalk volunteers will walk you from the Main Library to anywhere on campus. They're available 9 pm to 1 am, Sunday through Wednesday nights, in fall and spring semester. Look for the Statewalk table in the 1st floor lobby of the Main Library, just west of the Reference Desk.

Statewalk is a free service offered by MSU's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the National Community Service Fraternity. Thanks, Alpha Phi Omega at MSU!

Minding their Beeswax: the Business of Bees

Bee on flower

Now through April 30, 2015
Main Library, 2nd floor, West Wing

It is estimated that one third of human food is derived from insect-pollinated plants; honey bees are responsible for 80% of this pollination, but the honey bee population is declining at an alarming rate. This exhibit examines the important business of bees and the history of beekeeping.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo and Sheila Bryant. Special thanks to Dr. Gary Parsons and Dr. Walter Pett, MSU Dept. of Entomology, for loan of bee specimens and beekeeping equipment and Dadant & Sons for photo prints.

Large Format Printing

Student watching plotter create a 36-inch wide banner.

Need to print a large poster or architectural drawing?

Large format printing is available for MSU students, faculty and staff in the Main Library Copy Center on 2 West.

Learn More about large format printing!

Colloquia Series Presents:

cuentos chinos upright

Louis Delgado-Qualtrough: Bauhaus in a Barrel

In conjunction with the MSU Museum’s exhibition Seeing China: 
Photographic Views and Viewpoints (1/19–8/30), part of MSU’s Year of China in 2015. 


MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (W449)


Monday, March 30


7:00 p.m.

Library Environmental Series - Spring 2015

library environmental series

Farm-To-Table Dining: Local Restaurants Using Local Food (Library Environmental Series)

Join Lansing-area restaurant and farm owners for a panel discussion on local restaurants using local food. Nick Gavrilides (Soup Spoon Café), Adam Montri (Ten Hens Farm), and Nina Santucci (Purple Carrot Food Truck & Red Haven) will discuss topics related to sustainability, partnerships between local restaurants and local farms, and opportunities for sourcing locally.


North Conference Room (W449), MSU Main Library


Thursday, March 26