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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month 2019

April is National Poetry Month and UCF Libraries is dashing forward with enthusiasm to celebrate.

Poetry Contests!

Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm
“Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

#LibraryLove – Submissions due by April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 
Poem of any style or length. What do you love about libraries?

Sonnets – Submissions due by April 21, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 
The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization. Sonnet styles via Academy of American Poets. Your submission can be on any subject.

Submit your poems here.

Contests are open to UCF students only.

One entry per student per contest. If more than one entry is submitted by a student per contest, all the entries by that person will be disqualified from that contest.

Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.

Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 1 – 5. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.

Book Spine Poetry

Celebrate your #LibraryLove with Book Spine Poetry. Use books to craft a short poem. Share it to Facebook or Instagram tagging @ucflibrary #librarylove during the National Library Week (April 8 – 12). Both the staff favorite and the one with the most likes will get a #UCFLibrary waterbottle.

WomanFest2019

WomanFest2019

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the third annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 21, in library room 223.

Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Anne Bubriski-McKinzie, Women and Gender Studies.

Zine Workshop, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

zine (noun): a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter.

Learn to inspire and transform at our zine workshop by creating your own page as part of the group zine created by the participants of the workshop, and view our special collection made by UCF students.

FWAF Quilt Squares, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Students, staff and faculty are welcome to join crafting quilt squares to honor the lives of Apopka farmworkers and their plight for safe working conditions, better pay and a life free of pesticides in the crops.

QEP workshops

Competitive Intelligence: Industry, Company, and Market Research

Learn where to find information essential for making your startup a success! Including: market research, industry research, trade journals, customer analytics, consumer trends, and intellectual property.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 pm, Library room 223

Featured Speakers:
Justin Anderson
Harrison Thayer
Min Tong
Jane Tracey

RSVP here: https://guides.ucf.edu/entrepreneur

Refreshments will be served and students can earn LINK Loot for attending

In partnership with America’s SBDC Florida, UCF Libraries, and Orange County Public Library System.

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week

Come join us as we celebrate National Library Week with a whole week of fun happenings and give aways!

Monday, April 8, 11a – 2p
Give a Book, Take a Book
Patrons are invited to take a free book home to enjoy and/or donate a book.
Library lobby

Tuesday, April 9, 2p-3p
No Kidding: The Library Has That!
Presentation of unexpected library materials and programs.  Highlighting Curriculum Materials Center collections, the DIVerse Families Database, and University Special Collections. Talk led by David Benjamin, Amy Dovydaitis, Emma Gisclair, and Kristine Shrauger. 
Room 223 

Wednesday, April 10, 9a-11:30a
Where in the world is the UCF Libraries BookMobile? 
Roaming around UCF from 9-11:30am.  Check-out an item from a selection of entertaining library materials.

Friday, April 12, 2p-3p
Popcorn in the Library
Get a free bag of freshly popped popcorn!
Library Main Entrance

21st century library exterior large bg image

1st Floor Closure During Spring Break

During Spring Break, Monday March 11 to Sunday, March 17, the 1st floor (lowest level) of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed for work related to construction of the 21st Century Library project.  2nd (main), 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will remain open.  To retrieve a book from the 1st floor, click on the “Request” link in the catalog record for the item, and fill out the brief form with your NID and email.  You will receive an email when the book is ready for you at the Circulation Desk.

Please note Spring Break hours: the library will be closed on Sunday, March 10, and Saturday, March 16.  Monday through Thursday, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.  Friday, March 15, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Come in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and get some work done—or take your books to the beach!

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