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 (@courtrightlib), Facebook (@Otterbeinlibrary), and Twitter (@CourtrightLib) to keep you informed.

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Summer BLISS: Star Trek and Otterbein University on June 12


Posts - June 6, 2024
"Space - the Otterbein frontier!  Join us at the Courtright Memorial Library for the first BLISS (Brownbag Lunch Informational Summer Session) session of 2024, as Katie Albright and Stephen D. Grinch take us to the stars by looking at the stars of Star Trek who are connected in some way to the quiet, peaceful village." When: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Where: The Courtright Memorial Library (138 West Main Street, Westerville, OH 43081)

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Book Discussion on April 11th – Moon of the Crusted Snow


Posts - April 4, 2024
The latest session of the Reading Diversely Book Club will be meeting on April 11th at 6pm on the second floor of the library to discuss Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. This program is INST and cardsSTANDtogether approved! You do not need to have attended other Reading Diversely sessions to attend this - all are welcome! Moon of the Crusted Snow is a short post-apocalyptic novel. The description is "With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community…

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Painted Rocks Creator Space on April 3rd


Posts - March 26, 2024
The library will be holding one of its most popular program series, the Creator Space, on April 3rd from 4:30pm-6pm in the Lower Level of the library, focusing on a favorite pastime: painting rocks! Rocks and painting supplies will provided, as well as some tips on how to paint the rocks. Painted rocks are popular for leaving in different spaces for people to find, bringing a spark of joy and wonder into their lives. They are also fun to give…

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Junk Journaling on February 22


Posts - February 14, 2024
Want to stretch your creative muscles? Take a break and join the library for a junk journaling session on February 22th, 4pm-5:30pm in the library lower level! Junk journaling is a fun way to get your thoughts down on paper while also doing something creative. Blank journals will be given out (while supplies last) and art supplies will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. Stop by and see what you can make! INST approved. This is…

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Research Consultations: What Are They?


Posts - February 14, 2024
You may have seen or heard the term “Research Consultations” any number of places—on our website, on our social media, from a librarian visiting your class, etc. We love to talk them up. But, it can be tough to reach out for a consultation if you don’t have a clear idea of what you can accomplish in that meeting.   Thankfully, you don’t have to have it all figured out. A Research Consultation can be all about helping you figure…

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Curl Up with Cocoa and Cozy Reading!


Posts - February 2, 2024
On February 13th, the library will transform a portion of the second floor into a cozy reading spot from 1pm to 6pm, complete with fairy lights, pillows, and a hot cocoa bar! Stop by when you have a moment to take a break from work and cuddle up with a nice book. Or if you really need to get that homework done - bring it! Try studying with a cozy ambiance. Come and enjoy this opportunity to take a break…

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January 24th is for Junk Journaling!


Posts - January 17, 2024
Want to stretch your creative muscles? Take a break and join the library for a junk journaling session on January 24th, 3pm-4:30pm in the library lower level! Junk journaling is a fun way to get your thoughts down on paper while also doing something creative. Blank journals will be given out (while supplies last) and art supplies will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. Stop by and see what you can make! INST approved.

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Becker Gallery Show: “Landscape in Transition” by Andrew Beers


Posts - January 10, 2024
The latest alumni artist installation has been put up in the Becker Gallery! "Landscape in Transition," featuring the photography of Andrew Beers ('15), can be found in the lower level of the library, next to the stairs. It will be featured throughout spring semester, with the artist reception taking place on February 7th, 5pm-6:30pm. Andrew's artist statement can be found below, sharing more information about the pieces. A piece from Andrew Beers ('15) show "Landscape in Transition" Artist Statement: Licking…

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Game Afternoon on January 17th!


Posts - January 4, 2024
Reflecting the desire for more afternoon programming around campus, the library will be hosting a game afternoon on the second floor of the library on January 17th, 3pm-6pm. You asked and we listened! The game afternoon will feature board games from the library's games collection, as well as pizza being available for participants. This is a drop-in-as-able program, so don't worry if you have class when we start! The library has over 75 board games available to checkout, ranging from…

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Finals Café on November 30th


Posts - November 22, 2023
Ahead of finals, you may be looking for ways to study successfully and manage stress. The Library and Academic Support Center are here to help during Finals Café, running from 6-9pm on 11/30. Stop by the first floor alcove at 6pm for a finals prep workshop with ASC's Kristy Drobney. The rest of the evening, the first floor will be a chill space to grab a beverage, study, talk with a librarian, or take a break with coloring sheets, LEGOs, and…

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138 West Main Street.
Westerville, OH 43081
614-823-1215
library@otterbein.edu

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