Library News & Events

This page will inform you of upcoming events and events at the Courtright Memorial Library. In between news updates on this blog, we use Instagram (, Facebook (, and Twitter (@CourtrightLib) to keep you informed.

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Open Craft Afternoon on Saturday, September 23

Posts - September 14, 2023
The library is hosting an open craft afternoon on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1pm to 4pm. The location? The Campus Center! That's right, we're hitting the road and coming to you in a new space! During the Open Craft Afternoon, we'll have all of our craft and art supplies available for you to make the creation of your dreams. And if you feel like you don't have any artistic talent, don't worry about it - just come and have some…

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A Window Into the Constitution

Posts - September 7, 2023
The library will be hosting its annual Constitution Day celebration on September 14th, 2023, from 11:30am to 1pm. 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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Game Night on September 7th

Posts - August 30, 2023
The library will be hosting a board game night on September 7th on the second floor of the library. It will run from 6p-8p and pizza will be served. Game Nights are a great opportunity to make new friends and hang out with old ones. This is a drop-in-as-able event, so if you can't be there right at the beginning, don't worry! You can stop by when you have time. We will be here! The majority of the game collection…

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Becker Gallery Show: “Prologue” by S.L. Ridenour

Posts - August 15, 2023
A new alumni artist show featuring the work of S.L. Ridenour ('10) has been mounted in the Becker Gallery, located in the lower level of the library. The show, entitled "Prologue", will be up through fall semester. A reception will be held for S.L. on September 21st, 6p-8p, in the Becker Gallery, where you can meet the artist and learn more about her work. Her artist statement, below, provides a background on her pieces. A line of S.L. Ridenour's paintings…

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BLISS: Slow Reading on June 14

Posts - June 2, 2023
Join us for the first BLISS (Brownbag Lunch Informational Summer Session) of the season! Many of us want to carve out more time from our busy days to just curl up with a good book. We want to read slowly and deeply, tuning out all the busy-ness of our lives. But other than time away from our to-do lists, what is the value of reading slowly and deeply? How might improve us, and maybe even improve the world? Drawing on…

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Author Talk: Dr. Beth Daugherty on Virginia Woolf’s Apprencticeship

Posts - April 6, 2023
Join the library for a special evening event with Dr. Beth Daugherty! Dr. Daugherty will be joining us to discuss her new book, "Virginia Woolf's Apprenticeship", on April 11th at 6pm on the second floor of the library. This event is INST approved and will be followed by a reception. Dr. Beth Daugherty's new book Before she was Virginia Woolf, famous novelist, essayist, and diarist, she was Virginia Stephen, apprentice, reader, learner. In her book, Beth Rigel Daugherty examines three…

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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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