Friday, March 28, 2014

Young Adult Book Club to Read Legend

If you like to read young adult fiction, join us for a discussion of Legend, by Marie Lu.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths — until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’ death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
 - Synopsis from

The book discussion will take place in the Educational Materials Center, on 1st floor of the library, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 5:00 pm.  Pizza will be served.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Route 66 the Photo Exhibit now on display

Stop by the library lobby and take a look at "Route 66, the Photo Exhibit" on display now. The series is by UW-Stout alumnus and retired media coordinator John Lauson and feature photos taken on his recent road trip on the historic highway.

The exhibit will be displayed through April 11 and also features Route 66-related library materials to check out.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab Grand Opening - March 12

The UW-Stout Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab represents nearly forty years of digital game design history as well as a jumping off point for future research innovations. Featuring a collection of more than eleven major video game consoles, four high-end PCs loaded with productivity software, and access to a digital game catalog of more than 250 titles, the UW-Stout Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab is a space to study, work, teach and play.  This “makerspace” will be a place where people come together to learn and create with technology.  

Please join us for a Grand Opening event on Wednesday, March 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.   A brief talk by Library Director Marlys Brunsting, Collection Development Librarian Cory Mitchell, and School of Art and Design Assistant Professor Andrew Williams will occur at 6:00 pm, followed by an “open play” session in the lab. 

This event is free and open to UW-Stout Students, faculty/staff.  Refreshments will be served.  The Lab is located in Room 106 of the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center (near the first floor Reference Area). 

See the website for more information on hours, equipment, and policies. 

Monday, March 03, 2014

Library Hosting Book Discussion - Marcelo in the Real World

Do you like to read and talk about great books?  Join us for coffee, treats, and a book discussion of Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork on Wednesday, March 26th at 10:00 am.

This book tells the story of Marcelo, a 17-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome.  He has always attended a special school, but the summer after his junior year, his father decides it is time for him to join "the real world," and gets him a job working in the mail room at his father's law firm.  Throughout the summer, Marcelo learns a lot about himself,  friendship, and human nature.

The #StoutReadsYA series is a monthly book discussion open to all in the university community who are interested in reading and young adult literature.  Every month, a new book is read, followed by a casual, hour-long book discussion. Contact the library to reserve a copy of the book.  

Thesis Writing Workshop - March 13, 2014

Wondering how to find sources for your literature review?  Not sure how to use a citation manager to save your sources and generate a reference list? Come to the Thesis Writing Workshop and learn from Librarian Lelah Lugo how to do all this, and more!