Events and Programs at K-State Libraries

Library Events

Mapping The Ghost Map
Aug 25 - Oct 20

Entertainment
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The future is happening now! 

Join in on the eight-week adventure GAME as everyone races to find Patient Zero.

Search for hints, clues, puzzles, and treasure all across campus and online. Grab your copy this year's common book The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson to get a head start on uncovering the answers. Build alliances, face challenges, and discover solutions before time runs out.  

 

Solve the mystery, save the world!


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: K-State Book Network (KSBN), K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/mapping-ghost-map
Cost: free
Contact: Ben Ward, bward@k-state.edu

Jimmy Rogers: Champion for the Blues
Sep 11 - Mar 13

Exhibition
Fifth Floor Gallery, Hale Library


Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997) was a pioneer of postwar Chicago blues. He played with greats such as Robert Lockwood, Jr., and was a lead guitarist in Muddy Waters’ band in the 1940s and ’50s. Rogers’ numerous awards include induction into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1995.

Preserved for scholarly research in the Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections, the material includes approximately 2,500 items related to Rogers’ career and performances around the world spanning the years 1960-1997. Highlights from the collection will be display on the fifth floor of Hale Library Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Event Type: Exhibition
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Tony Crawford, arcford@k-state.edu, 785-532-7466

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Sep 21 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

Banned Books Week Readings
Sep 22 12 pm - 1 pm

Entertainment
, Bosco Student Plaza, K-State Student Union


In observance of Banned Books Week, there will be daily readings from books that have been banned or challenged in libraries. Readers include faculty, staff and students from all the sponsoring organizations.


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: none
Contact: Dan Ireton, dli6873@k-state.edu, 785-532-7436

Banned Books Week Readings
Sep 23 12 pm - 1 pm

Entertainment
, Bosco Student Plaza, K-State Student Union


In observance of Banned Books Week, there will be daily readings from books that have been banned or challenged in libraries. Readers include faculty, staff and students from all the sponsoring organizations.


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: none
Contact: Dan Ireton, dli6873@k-state.edu, 785-532-7436

Banned Books Week Readings
Sep 24 12 pm - 1 pm

Entertainment
, Bosco Student Plaza, K-State Student Union


In observance of Banned Books Week, there will be daily readings from books that have been banned or challenged in libraries. Readers include faculty, staff and students from all the sponsoring organizations.


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: none
Contact: Dan Ireton, dli6873@k-state.edu, 785-532-7436

Banned Books Week Readings
Sep 25 12 pm - 1 pm

Entertainment
, Bosco Student Plaza, K-State Student Union


In observance of Banned Books Week, there will be daily readings from books that have been banned or challenged in libraries. Readers include faculty, staff and students from all the sponsoring organizations.


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: none
Contact: Dan Ireton, dli6873@k-state.edu, 785-532-7436

Author Presentation: Julene Bair
Sep 25 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lecture
, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Julene Bair witnessed her western Kansas farm family go from practicing the art and science of dry-land farming to irrigating unsustainably out of the Ogallala Aquifer.

Bair's memoir, "The Ogallala Road”, reflects on land-based identity and an environmental crisis. Bair argues that federal ethanol and Farm Program policy should be altered in order to engineer a soft rather than crash landing for farmers, the regional and national economy, and for the High Plains ecosystem.

A book signing will be held immediately following Bair’s presentation. Copies of “The Ogallala Road” will be available for purchase.

 


Event Type: Lecture
Sponsors: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and SUSTAINABILITY (CESAS), Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of English, K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Larry Erickson, lerick@k-state.edu, 785-532-4313

Banned Books: A Conversation about Censorship
Sep 26 4 pm - 5 pm

Open forum
, Little Theatre, K-State Student Union


Students, faculty, and community members interested in censorship's impact on education are invited to attend a panel discussion as a part of Kansas State University's Banned Books Week activities.

Speakers include three librarians – Dan Ireton, Kansas State University; Lucas Loughmiller, USD 383; and Susan Withee, Manhattan Public Library – plus Christopher Sorensen, university distinguished professor, department of physics. The group will consider a wide range of censorship issues, including the implications of the Kansas Board of Regents' social media policy.


Event Type: Open forum
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Dan Ireton, dli6873@k-state.edu, 785-532-7436

Banned Books Week Readings
Sep 26 12 pm - 1 pm

Entertainment
, Bosco Student Plaza, K-State Student Union


In observance of Banned Books Week, there will be daily readings from books that have been banned or challenged in libraries. Readers include faculty, staff and students from all the sponsoring organizations.


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: none
Contact: Dan Ireton, dli6873@k-state.edu, 785-532-7436

Banned Books Week Movie
Sep 27 2 pm - 4:30 pm

Entertainment
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Based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling book series, rebellion is simmering in Panem as the Capitol prepares for The Quarter Quell and announces a competition that could change Panem forever.

This event is a part of Kansas State University's Banned Books Week activities and is sponsored by Manhattan Public Library. This book series has appeared on the American Library Association's list of books that have been banned.


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Dan Ireton, dli6873@k-state.edu, 785-532-7436

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Sep 28 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

First Friday Data Workshops: Colectica, an Excel(lent) Plug-in
Oct 3 1 pm - 2 pm

Training
301, Hale Library


Anyone who records research data using Excel needs to accurately capture variables.   Meagan Duever, data services librarian, will introduce attendees to easy methods of organizing variables using Colectica, a free Excel plug-in. You’ll simply capture your variables as you set up your spreadsheet so they’re easily exportable at the end of your project. Please sign up online to attend.  

To get the most out of this workshop, faculty, researchers and grad students are invited to bring a fully charged laptop and a sample dataset.


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: none
Contact: Meagan Duever, mjduever@ksu.edu, 785-532-7447

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Oct 5 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

The Library and Your Research: Making Data Work for You
Oct 6 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


We all have data – whether its text, digital photos, or spreadsheets full of numbers. There are some very practical things that everyone can do to make their data safer and more organized. We will cover the fundamentals of data management including: file naming and organization conventions, best practices for storage and backup, and developing a good documentation strategy to promote future file usability. These practices with their data but anyone with digital files.


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/information-for-graduate-students
Cost: free
Contact: Adriana Gonzalez, ajgonzalez@k-state.edu, 785-532-5760

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Oct 12 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

Open Textbooks: Improving Access, Affordability, and Academic Success
Oct 16 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Lecture
, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Open textbooks are full, real textbooks that are licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. The adoption of open textbooks by faculty can help lower the cost of college for students, while giving faculty more control of their course content. Dr. David Ernst will describe the efforts of the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Initiative and its growing number of partner institutions to improve college access, affordability, and academic success by helping institutions and faculty overcome barriers to adoption of open textbooks.

Dr. Ernst is the Executive Director of the Open Textbook Initiative and manages the Open Textbook Library, a single source for faculty to find quality openly licensed textbooks.

 


Event Type: Lecture
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Regina Beard, rmbeard@k-state.edu, 785-532-2164

Hale Library Concert Series: Nora Lewis
Oct 17 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Arts
, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Dr. Nora Lewis teaches oboe, music history, 18th century counterpoint and chamber music at Kansas State University and performs with the Konza Winds Faculty Quintet. She is also oboist in the Pen Trio. Her performance will include other members of the K-State music faculty.

The concert series would not be possible without our generous sponsors. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or if you are interested in sponsoring the series please contact us. Online ticket purchasing will be available closer to the event.

The Hale Library Concert Series is a cultural outreach program. Each concert is played in the beautiful Hemisphere Room with a wine and dessert reception following.


Event Type: Arts
Sponsors: Friends of the K-State Libraries, K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/friends
Cost: $30/person
Contact: Darchelle Martin, martin05@ksu.edu, 785-532-7442

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Oct 19 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

The Library and Your Research: Using Citation Management Tools
Oct 20 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


Citation managers can save you time and effort when citing articles, creating bibliographies, and retrieving previously cited articles. This class will cover citation managers other than RefWorks including introductions to Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. The class will highlight the pros and cons of these additional tools, along with a brief demonstration of each tool.


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/information-for-graduate-students
Cost: free
Contact: Adriana Gonzalez, ajgonzalez@k-state.edu, 785-532-5760