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Civil War exhibit
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Regional History Center at Northern Illinois University has created an exhibit titled “Vestiges of a Nation Divided: The Civil War’s Impact on Northern Illinois.” The exhibit, which is entirely online, features items from the Regional History Center’s archives, including letters, political...
Blair Kamin
Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer-Prize winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, will give a public talk on the NIU campus next month. Kamin’s presentation is titled after his new book,  “Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age,” and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Staff Lounge on the lower level of Founders...
Founders Memorial Library
Founders Memorial Library has begun to circulate netbooks for student and faculty use. The six netbooks, which can be checked out at the library circulation desk, are available for in-library use and will circulate for two-hour periods. Depending on demand, users may renew the computers for an additional two hours. The purpose of the netbooks is not...
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune
The Friends of NIU Libraries invite the public to attend a free  presentation by Chicago Tribune chief theater critic Chris Jones. The presentation, titled “How Chicago Became America’s Hottest Theater City,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Rare Books and Special Collections department on the fourth floor of NIU’s Founders Memorial...
Photo of Founders Memorial Library patron reading between the shelves.
When students and faculty return to campus this month, they will see significant changes to the NIU Libraries’ website and have easier access to library information. The Libraries’ website will feature a new design and new layout, which will make accessing information easier for users. In addition to the aesthetic changes, the Libraries’ website also will...
Bill Studwell
Anyone who knew Bill Studwell knew how much he loved Christmas music. Those who knew him well also had an inkling that he also loved a prominent splash in the media featuring his expertise on the topic. And why not? Studwell, who worked as a cataloger at NIU’s Founders Memorial Library for 20 years, was justifiably...
Photo of library books
Since 1983, the Friends of the NIU Libraries group has been purchasing materials for the library that have otherwise been too expensive for the library’s budget, based on the recommendations of library faculty. Now Friends of the NIU Libraries is expanding its program to enhance the library by opening up its suggestion box to the NIU community....
Photo of rural mailboxes
NIU’s Regional History Center will host a grand opening reception for its exhibit, “Somethin’ to Write Home About: Letters from the Regional History Center Collections,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Founders Memorial Library. The exhibit is on display in the library’s foyer with a reception in Room 400. Parking is available in the visitor’s...
Founders Memorial Library
A number of changes occurred at Founders Memorial Library over the summer. DVDs/Videos Founders Memorial Library relocated its videos and audio books to a new area that allows library users to browse the collection and checkout items of interest. Thousands of VHS and DVD videos and hundreds of cassette and CD audio books are on...
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