Library News & Events

Reading Diversely Book Club: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Posts - March 23, 2023
The Reading Diversely Book Club will be meeting on April 5th at 6pm on the library's second floor to discuss A Psalm for the Wild-Built, a cozy sci-fi novella, by Becky Chambers. This event is INST approved and #cardsSTANDtogether approved. The book club is informal, and you don't need to have been to previous meetings to join in the discussion, nor are you committing to future meetings. You just need to read the book and pop on in! A photo…

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Zines 101 on March 21st

Posts - March 10, 2023
Join the library for Zines 101: How to Make Your Own Zine on March 21st, 6p-7:30p! This is an RSVP-only event, and spots are limited, so make sure you sign-up in advance. The program will take place in the library lower level. Zines are a fun way to express yourself and the possibilities for what to create are endless. During this event you'll spend some time learning about the history of zines, but then you'll have access to the art…

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Spoken Word for the Soul: Open Mic Night

Posts - February 16, 2023
Celebrate Black History Month by reading and listening to poetry by amazing Black poets - including some from our campus! The library is proud to co-sponsor Spoken Word for the Soul: Open Mic Night on February 21st, 6pm-7:30pm, at the Campus Center. Hosted by Ikra Koyriow and Andy Badu, people are invited to sign up to either read a poem by a Black poet or perform their own poem. There will be books of poetry by Black poets at the…

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Winter Watercolor Program on February 8th

Posts - January 31, 2023
The library will be hosting a chill evening of watercolors on Wednesday, February 8th, starting at 6pm on the second floor of the library. We'll provide an example of winter scene for you to paint, as well as the watercolors and paper. You just need to bring a willingness to experiment and your creativity! We'll also provide some hot cocoa so you can warm up even as you paint that chilly winter landscape. We hope to see you there!

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Spring Becker Gallery Artist: Jennifer Overholser

Posts - January 24, 2023
Spring semester brings a new artist to the Becker Gallery on the lower level - Jennifer Overholser! About her exhibit, Jennifer says: "My artwork captures moments in a way similar to how we experience them- quick and fleeting. Not all the details are clear, but the idea is fully described on the canvas. Sometimes details are pushed aside in favor of a bold brush stroke or an exaggerated color, symbolizing how our minds fool us into remembering things the way…

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Game Night on January 19th!

Posts - January 10, 2023
It's cold outside, so come in, stay warm, and play some games with friends! The library is hosting a Game Night on January 19th on the second floor of the library. The Game Night will take place from 6pm-8pm, but it is an event where you can come and go as you like, so if you’re not available right at 6pm, no problem! There will be pizza served. A majority of the game collection will be brought upstairs for you…

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Long Night Against Procrastination on November 17th

Posts - November 11, 2022
The Long Night Against Procrastination will be on November 17th, 6pm-9pm, throughout the entire library. This program is an opportunity to get a head start on preparing for final exams and final papers, with a number of different sessions designed to help with that. The full list of sessions is below. This program is INST approved, with FYE sessions throughout the evening as well. The Long Night Against Procrastination is an annual program run by the Courtright Memorial Library, the…

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October 27th Proclaimed Friends of the Library Day at Otterbein

Posts - October 27, 2022
On October 26th, at the Friends of the Library Common Book Author event, a new proclamation from Otterbein President John Comerford was announced: that October 27th would be the Friends of the Otterbein University Courtright Memorial Library Day. The Friends of the Library have been instrumental in supporting the library in the 20+ years since they formed. They have funded library renovations, furniture, archival projects, staffing, and equipment for check-out, among other things. They support the library Bike Share program,…

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Library Rededicated for 50th Anniversary

Posts - October 13, 2022
The Courtright Memorial Library hosted a special, invite-only, 50th anniversary celebration event on October 1st, 2022. This invitation was sent to members of the Courtright family, library directors across Ohio, former employees and former student employees, and the Friends of the Library. Over 100 people attended the event on Saturday. President of the Friends of the Library, Margie Doone, waiting to pick up her gift bag. The highlight of the event was the rededication of the library, led by President…

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Window Into the Constitution

Posts - September 14, 2022
The library will be hosting its annual Constitution Day celebration on September 16th, 2022, from 1pm to 3pm. This is a hands-on exploration of the Constitution - you’ll take a look at the document, find the parts you find the most interesting, important, or confusing, and write them out – on the library windows! A participant in the program You’ll also get to explore former failed constitutional amendments and vote on them. Which amendments do you think should be in…

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