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Eclipse of Moon

Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

Join us for the 2019 total lunar eclipse! We start the fun on Thursday, Jan. 17 and end it with a late night viewing of the eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20th.

Create a Moon Phase Calendar/Calculator
Thurs, January 17, 2019 12pm – 3pm
John C. Hitt Library
Main Floor

A free craft event to ring in the new year by making your own 2019 Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator. We will have a table set up on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library starting at 12:00 noon for the DIY project.

New Insights into an Old Moon
Talk by Dr. Adrienne Dove
Thurs, January 17, 2019
3:30pm
John C. Hitt Library
Rm 223

Dr. Adrienne (Addie) Dove is a planetary scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She received her BS in Physics from the University of Missouri in 2006, and her PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2012. She is passionate about space and space exploration (both human and robotic) and educating people about science and exploration. In July, 2017, Dr. Dove was awarded the Susan Niebur Award Early Career Award by the NASA Solar System Exploration Virtual Research Institute (SSERVI) for her contributions to the science and exploration communities.

Kights Under the Stars
View the total lunar eclipse
Sun, January 20, 2019
11pm – 1am
Memory Mall

For more information visit

“Knights Under the Stars” Public Event Schedule – UCF Planetary Sciences Group

Follow the UCF Robinson Observatory and Library on Twitter or Facebook for updates including possible weather delays or cancellations.

Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

One of the fantastic things about UCF is the wide range of cultures and ethnicities of our students, staff, and faculty. We come from all over. We’re just as proud of where we are from as we are of where we are now and where we will be heading in future. Diversity Week, an Office of Diversity and Inclusion initiative, is the way we celebrate this.

Between October 15 – 19, UCF will celebrate our diverse community and provide opportunities to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The theme for 2018 is A New Day Dawns.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering many workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a

  • Zine Workshop
  • a presentation on the DIVerse Families Bibliography
  • two fiber art demonstrations
  • henna art
  • an open mic
  • multiple days of film screenings
  • how to start a family search.

The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a sticky note saying what they hope tomorrow brings. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived. The UCF community can also stop by the Curriculum Materials Center library in the Education Complex to view a display on the DIVerse Families Bibliography.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

UCF Knights Gameday

Game Day Hours, Thursday 8-31-17

Hours at the UCF Libraries on Gameday, Thursday, August 31 are listed below. Kickoff at Spectrum Stadium is at 6:00 p.m., so hard-working, Library-using, hard-studying, relentlessly researching Knights have plenty of time to meet tailgating friends and see the start of the game. The UCF Knights face the FIU Panthers, under the lights. Go Knights! Charge On!

  • John C. Hitt Library – 3:00p.m.
  • Rosen Library – 1:00p.m.
  • CMC Library – 1:00p.m.

 

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New Carpets in the CMC

The College of Education and Human Performance will be installing  new carpets in the Curriculum Materials Center.  In preparation for the installation, limited computers will be available on Friday, August 5th , 2016.  Printing will be available until 3 pm.

 

Young Adult Popular Box Series Giveaway

 

Love them or hate them, the popularity of book series is undeniable. Perhaps it’s the familiarity that comes with returning to the same characters again and again or the complexity of a story told through multiple books. From Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, young adult and middle grade series create passionate fans and often pull in reluctant readers.

Wondering what all the hype is about? The CMC has many popular series available to check out. A selection of these books are now on display, including books by Scott Westerfeld and Sherrilyn Kenyon, and even more can be found on our shelves.

In addition to our series available for check out, the CMC is currently running a giveaway for two box sets. Enter to win a box set of Uglies, a dystopian series by Scott Westerfeld, or Tripods, a classic science fiction trilogy by John Christopher. Either would be a great addition to your personal or classroom collection. Don’t miss your chance to win! Stop by the CMC today.

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