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October is North Carolina Archives Month. This year’s theme is “North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.” In honor of this, we are highlighting our Camp Catawba Collection in an exhibit located in the Cratis Williams Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library.
Located near Blowing Rock North Carolina, Camp Catawba was an overnight summer camp for boys aged 6 to 12. It operated from 1944-1970 under the direction of Jewish-German poet and educator Vera Lachmann.
Camp Facilities included twenty acres and three buildings. Art, music, and drama were emphasized. Lachmann taught Greek myths and directed theatrical productions. Her partner, Tui St. George Tucker, provided musical instruction. Campers participated in an array of outdoor activities including horseback riding, swimming, and hiking.
This exhibit focuses on the camp’s boys at play. It includes images of camp life and a map developed as part of a game. View the rest of the collection as well as our many other collections in the Dougherty Reading Room.
More information about Archives Month is available from the Society of North Carolina Archivists' website.
And have some fun too!
Works by Automotive Artist Carlo Demand on Display in the Library
Art from the Mark & Barbara Moskowitz Collection is currently on display in the fourth floor atrium of Belk Library as well as several locations in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. German-born artist Carlo Demand is known for his depictions of race cars, airplanes, trucks, and other automotive vehicles. Much of his work was done in charcoal or gouache. He published several books of his work and also did commercial art and illustrations for books, magazines, and newspapers. He was a founding member of the Automobile Fine Arts Society. Demand died in 2000. Exhibit closes December 5, 2014.
An Evening with
Norman Jordan: West Virginia's Most Published Affrilachian Poet
Thursday, October 9
Room 114 Belk Library
An Evening with Norman Jordan
Come have your mind blown. Evening will begin with a short biographical film entitled, "Life as a poet in Cleveland, Ohio in 1972." Mr. Jordan will read his work as well as speak on Affrilachia, Affrilachian poetry, & West Virginia. See the flier here.
Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Co sponsored by:
Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies
Department of English
Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Libraries
Center for Multicultural Student Development
Department of Sociology
6:00 pm | Monday, October 6, 2014
Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons
Area residents and fans of Sharyn McCrumb are invited to a book launch for her Christmas novella “Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past” Oct. 6 at Appalachian State University. The event will feature readings and stories by the author and Charlotte Ross, the inspiration for the main character of Nora Bonestell. Book signing and reception immediately following.
For more information, call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.
McCrumb is known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times best sellers “The Ballad of Tom Dooley,” “The Ballad of Frankie Silver” and “Ghost Riders.” Her Revolutionary War novel, “King’s Mountain,” was published in September 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.
Ross, known as the “Legend Lady,” has collected or composed more than 3,400 tales of legends and laughter from Appalachia. She has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Corn Island Storytelling Festival, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina Storytelling Festival, The Great Aunt Stella Center, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Ireland, and for the Smithsonian Institution Folklife Programs. She also has been a featured storyteller on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”
McCrumb’s first-ever holiday novella brings back her most popular characters, Nora Bonesteel and Spencer Arrowood, in a heartwarming story of a ghost of Christmas past and a felon of Christmas present. The book finds Nora happy to see some life brought back to the old Honeycutt mansion, even if it is by “summer people.” But when her new neighbors decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.
The New York Times Book Review wrote, “Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic....She plucks the mysteries from people’s lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight.”
Film screening policy page: This is a long page, but will answer most your questions
At the bottom it has:
Steps for screening a film in Belk Library and Information Commons
To reserve space in Room 114:
This award promotes students' active engagement in the processes of library research and encourages them to synthesize library research skills with the reading, writing and critical thinking skills developed in their first year at Appalachian.
Eligible students in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 courses of:
The due date is Tuesday March 31, 2015
Artemis Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. Artemis Literary Sources include the following databases:
Artemis Primary Sources unifies extensive digital archives and enables researchers to make never-before-possible research connections. The Artemis Primary Sources program combined major archives of eighteenth and nineteenth century monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and early photographs. Artemis Primary Sources include the following collections:
All databases provided by Belk Library can be found on the Article Databases and E-Research Tools page.
Belk Library & Information Commons offers students, staff, and faculty access to OverDrive, a service which allows users to download ebooks and audiobooks to their favorite mobile device. Titles include popular fiction, study aids (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, CPA), travel guides, foreign language study audiobooks, and more.
Items are available in four formats: Kindle, EPub, MP3 and WMA audio. Download to your portable device using either the OverDrive App or a Kindle device or App. For help, see our Library Guide for eBooks/OverDrive, or visit us in the library. You can always read available ebooks through your browser without having to download any software.
Explore OverDrive to see the growing collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, and enter your Banner/Univeristy ID number to download up to three titles at a time for a 21 day check-out. Titles are returned automatically at the end of the lending period, so there are never late fees.
Come join us for the Books Are Fun Book Fair in room 421, Belk Library and Information Commons.
With over 250 great titles at unbelievable prices, you are sure to find something for everyone.
Product categories include children's story books, cookbooks, New York Times best sellers, stationery and scrapbooking, music collections, and gifts for all ages.
Cash, all debit and credit cards, checks and post-dated checks accepted.
Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library
For more information please call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.