Wednesday, February 21, 2018

4th Annual Backgammon Tournament To Be Held at McIntyre Library April 7

Backgammon Set
McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 4th annual Eau Claire backgammon tournament on April 7 starting at 1 pm. The tournament, which is FREE and open to UW-Eau Claire students and all residents of the Chippewa Valley is for beginners and experienced players alike.

How the tournament works
Backgammon Bracket
The tournament will have a maximum of 32 players (two sixteen team brackets).  
Registration is required to enter the tournament.

McIntyre Library will host all rounds of the tournament and is located on the UW-Eau Claire campus at 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54702.  Parking at UW-Eau Claire is free on the weekends.  Please consult this map (PDF) for location information.  Suggested locations to park are the Phillips Lot or Hibbard Lot.

Registration is FREE and is required to participate in the tournament.  To register send an email indicating your interest in participating to Hans Kishel, UW-Eau Claire librarian:

Please register no later than April 4, 2018.  If space is available registrants will be taken on day of tournament.

Questions should be directed to Hans Kishel (, 715-836-2959).

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Community Read of Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy Book Cover
McIntyre Library and the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library have teamed up to host a reading program entitled "One Book, One Community." This program will feature a handful of events in which participants will read and discuss J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy.

UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, and students are invited to read the book and join the discussion on campus on April 9 at noon in CETL (OL 1142). Additional programs will be held throughout the week at the Eau Claire Public Library.

McIntyre Library will be giving away copies of the book to the first 15 registrants. To register contact Eric Jennings (

About the Program
One Book, One Community is a reading program designed to encourage literacy and civic involvement by reading a single book which highlights issues relevant to our community. This collaboration is for all members of the UW-Eau Claire (students, faculty, staff) and greater Eau Claire community.

About the Book
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a memoir about the Appalachian values of the Vance's upbringing and their relation to the social problems of his hometown. The author reflects on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family.

The book has received high praise from a variety of sources. This #1 New York Times Best Seller was listed as one of six books to help understand Trump's election. The Economist said "You will not read a more important book about America this year." Christianity Today remarked "The troubles of the working poor are well known to policymakers, but Vance offers an insider’s view of the problem.”

Program Listing 
  • Monday, April 9, noon-1 pm (CETL, UW-Eau Claire): Book Discussion
  • Monday, April 9, 6 -7:30 pm (L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library): More than Meth: A Town Hall Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 11, 6 -7:30 pm (L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library): The Past, Present, and Future of "Fake News" 
  • Friday, April 13, 5:30 -7:30 pm (The Plus): Civic Lab: Table Talk
  • Saturday, April 14, 1 -2:30 pm (L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library): Adverse Childhood Experiences: Translating Evidence into Action

Monday, January 01, 2018

Winterim Library Hours (1/2/18 - 1/28/18)

During Winterim McIntyre Library is open Monday-Friday, 8 am - 6 pm and closed on weekends.

The library is closed on January 15 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and will close early on January 26 for the end of Winterim classes.

Spring semester hours begin on Monday, January 29.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Winter Break Library Hours (12/22 - 1/2/18)

McIntyre Library will be open reduced hours at the end of finals week through the beginning of the new year. The hours are as follows

  • Friday, December 22: Open Continuously Until 7 pm
  • Saturday, December 23: CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 24: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 25: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 26: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 27: 8 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Thursday, December 28: 8 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Friday, December 29: 8 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Saturday, December 30: CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 31: CLOSED
  • Monday, January 1, 2018: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018: 8 am - 6 pm 
McIntyre Library's Winterim hours start on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - January 28, 2018. The library will be open 8 am - 6 pm during the week and closed on weekends.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Therapy Dog Schedule, Pancakes w/ Chancellor Schmidt & other finals activities

Therapy Dogs will be visiting McIntyre Library the week before and of finals week the following times
  • Monday, December 11
    • 5-6 pm: Nelson the Goldendoodle
    • 6-7 pm: Jada the Red Lab
  • Tuesday, December 12
    • 5-6 pm: Yoda and Flash the Border Collies
    • 6-7 pm: Bella & Kelsey the Golden Retrievers
  • Sunday, December 17
    • 2-3 pm: Fritz the Tibetan Terrier
    • 5-6 pm: Emma the Shih-tzu
  • Monday, December 18
    • 5-6 pm Nelson the Goldendoodle
  • Tuesday, December 19
    • 2-3 pm Bumble the Great Pyrenees
    • 4-5 pm Jada the Red Lab
  • Wednesday, December 20
    • 6-7 pm: Emma the Shih-tzu
  • Thursday, December 21
    • 11 am - 1 pm: Fran the Yellow Lab and Luna the Yellow Lab/Golden Retriever mix
Please check back to this schedule as it is likely to change as therapy dogs continue to get added to the schedule.

McIntyre Library is happy to have Chancellor Jim back at his electric griddle to help the library make pancakes for students studying hard during finals week. Our biannual event will take place on Monday, December 18 from 8-10 pm with free pancakes!

The Student Wellness Advocacy Team is planning their relaxation station (doing stress ball making, coloring, and handing out fruit) for Sunday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 19 from 5-8 pm.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Pre-finals and Finals Week Hours (12/10 - 12/25)

McIntyre Library will be open extended hours the week before and of finals week. The hours are as follows
  • Sunday, December 10: 11 am - 1 am
  • Monday, December 11: 7 am - Open 24 hrs.
  • Tuesday, December 12: Open 24 hrs.
  • Wednesday, December 13: Open 24 hrs.
  • Thursday, December 14: Open 24 hrs.
  • Friday, December 15: Open until Midnight
  • Saturday, December 16: 7:30 am - Midnight

  • Sunday, December 17: 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs.
  • Monday, December 18: Open 24 hrs.
  • Tuesday, December 19: Open 24 hrs.
  • Wednesday, December 20: Open 24 hrs.
  • Thursday, December 21: Open 24 hrs.
  • Friday, December 22: Open until 7 pm
  • Saturday, December 23: CLOSED

  • Sunday, December 24: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 25: CLOSED 
McIntyre Library will be open reduced hours December 26-29 from 8 am - 4:30 pm and closed December 30-January 1.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Library Thanksgiving Week Hours (11/19-11/26)

Library Hours - Thanksgiving 2017
McIntyre Library is open a reduced number of hours during Thanksgiving week. The hours are as follows
  • Sunday, November 19: 11 am - 1 am
  • Monday, November 20: 7 am - 1 am
  • Tuesday, November 21: 7 am - 1 am
  • Wednesday, November 22: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 23: CLOSED
  • Friday, November 24: CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 25: CLOSED
  • Sunday, November 26: 11 am - 1 am