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MSU Libraries' Events

Library Events (MSU Events Calendar)

From our writers and film series to traveling exhibits, come to one of the many events and programs we offer here at MSU Libraries. We look forward to seeing you!

Beal Garden Tours and Tour of the Historic Trees of MSU's North Campus

library environmental series

Plants That Figured Prominently in U. S. History

September 8, 2016

Join Beal Botanical Garden assistant curator Peter Carrington in a tour of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden to look at the many plants that were important behind-the-scenes (or not) players in the events that shaped U.S. history.

The tour begins at the pond by the shed at the southeast corner of the Botanical Garden.

Time: 12:10-12:50

In the case of severe weather, we will meet in the Library's Reference Instruction Room, first floor.

Fall 2016 Classes and Workshops

Librarian teaching a class

Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Humanities - including Git and Github
  • Make Central  - using kites for aerial photography and laser cutting for bookmark making
  • GIS programs - map reading, QGIS, geocoding, and 3D printing terrain maps

Special Collections Open Houses

Decorative page from liturgical book

Talk to curators and view highlights from our world-class collections!

Popular Culture Open House

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Rare Books Open House

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Radicalism Collections Open House

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 pm