Take a moment to relax before the stress of finals by playing some games; visit the Downtown Campus Library between November 7-13 for International Games Week!
International Games Week began as International Games Day in 2007 as an attempt to break a world record for the most people playing the same game simultaneously. It has grown into a weeklong event to showcase games and gaming in libraries.
DTC Library is participating this year by offering take-and-play games and featuring the game design titles in our collection. Want something you can play one on one? Come grab a few sheets of Nim, Hedron, or Hex. Got a large group? Get a copy of our social deduction game, Swans and Bakers. If you are interested in collaborative storytelling, take a copy of the one-sheet games Dear Elizabeth… or Hey, this song reminds me of you.
Join Downtown Campus Library for a virtual film discussion, open to all UCF and Valencia students, faculty, and staff. We will be discussing A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, available for free streaming on Kanopy. This is not a group watching event, so watch the film beforehand and come ready to discuss. The discussion will take place on June 26th at 6:00pm on Zoom. Click here to sign up! On the day of the film discussion, we will email you a link to the Zoom meeting.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a 2014 Iranian horror film. This visually stunning, melancholic film concerns a skateboarding vampire and the quiet city she terrorizes. Directed and written by Ana Lily Amirpour, this film is for anyone who is a fan of westerns, vampires, and things that go bump in the night.
The second meeting of the Downtown Library virtual book club will be on July 29th at 6:00pm. We will be discussing The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, a memoir of love, resilience, and the curses and blessings of growing up with intensely nonconforming parents.
Join us and share your thoughts, feelings, and discussion points. Your hosts will have some questions prepared to prompt discussion, but feel free to ask your own! If you would like to read The Glass Castle online, there is a free full-text version available on the Internet Archive.
Please sign up here to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. We look forward to seeing you on July 29th!
We are excited to announce that Downtown Campus Library staff will be hosting a virtual book club! Our first meeting will be on May 20th at 6pm on Zoom. We will be discussing Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, a beloved classic set during the civil war era about four sisters who wish to live their lives on their own terms.
You can find Little Women for free on Project Gutenberg. This version and some other versions include two parts, which were originally published as two separate books. We will be discussing Part 1 which ends with chapter 23, but feel free to read both parts.
We encourage you to share your thoughts, discussion questions, favorite quotes from the book, or just come and listen. Your hosts will have discussion questions prepared to prompt fun conversation. Please sign up here to attend the first meeting. We hope to see you on May 20th!
National Poetry month! Did you know that the United States has an official
What is the United States Poet Laureate?
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry — the full title — is the nation’s official advocate for the worth and impact of poetry. The Poet Laureate is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress and may be elected for a second term. This position was established in 1937 under a different title with slightly different duties, funded through a private endowment from Archer M. Huntington. The current title was adopted in 1986.