Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Presentation on Local Baseball History - 10/23 at Noon

Grimes, Pafko, Niese
Just in time for the World Series, McIntyre Library will be hosting a presentation on two local baseball players - Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko - that made it to the major leagues.

Joe Niese will present "From a Western Wisconsin Farm to the World Series: The Story of Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko" at noon on Monday, October 23 in the Library Breezeway (L2023).

The presentation will include the following memorabilia.
  • Andy Pafko model bat, signed by Pafko
  • 1950s era Andy Pafko model youth glove
  • Signed hat from Andy Pafko Park dedication, May, 1986
  • Burleigh Grimes personal scrapbook compiled by his wife. 1930s

Presentation Title: From a Western Wisconsin Farm to the World Series: The Story of Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko
Date: 10/23/17
Time: noon - 1 pm
Location: McIntyre Library Breezeway (L2023)

About the presenter:
Joe Niese is currently the library director at the Chippewa Falls Public Library, is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and was named 2015 Media Person of the Year by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association. He has written two adult biographies on baseball players: Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer and Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story. The latter was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and awarded a bronze in Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award (Sports- Adult Non-Fiction).

Friday, August 11, 2017

FREE PIZZA, games, live entertainment at McIntyre Library After Dark on Sept. 6

After Dark, which takes place on Tuesday, September 6 from 6-10 pm, is everything that you didn’t think would happen in a library - like FREE PIZZA - but does. Featuring a mini golf course that starts on the second floor and ends on the first (yes, you get to go down a stairwell!), After Dark also includes a variety of board, card, and video games…we even have a life size version of Clue in which you are the characters (complete with costumes) that walk around the board trying to find out who killed Mr. Boddy.

If you think you’re good at Mario Kart you’ll want to enter the Mario Kart Tournament with a very nice prize going to the overall champion. If you’ve always thought a library would be a good place to play laser tag, you’re in luck. Challenge your friends or make new ones on our course.

Free Toppers Pizza!
Did we mention pizza? Who doesn’t like free Toppers pizza?! Lots of it too! The fun doesn’t stop there though. We have a variety of student groups on campus who will provide live entertainment - practice your dance skills, or bust a gut with an improv comedy team and standup comedians. Best of all, you can win prizes throughout the night just for attending.

You really have no reason not to and if you do, you can call your parents up and tell them you’re in the library on the first night of class!

Find the event on Facebook and be sure to invite your friends!

Still not convinced? The video below will give you an overview of the event!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Feast for Your Eyes in McIntyre Library

By Shannon Swodzinski, as a writing project for CJ 477

Tired of seeing the construction on campus? McIntyre Library is featuring three Blugolds’ sculptures throughout the building for students to enjoy. Renee Ewer, Alexander Graham and Mai Lou Yang created sculptures for Professor Cedar Marie’s Art 365: Site-Specific Art class in a different area of the library in an “artistic and creative way.”

The students were given various sites to work with and each chose one for their final sculptures. After the preliminary models were completed by the three students, they presented their pieces to Interim Library Director Jill Markgraf and Program Associate Trista Anderson to approve the final large-scale sculptures.

The final sculptures are now available to view on different floors of the McIntyre Library and include the following items, a chair, paper cranes, and paper flowers. Renee Ewer created a chair that resembles a tree stump, but still has the comfortable qualities of a recliner. Ewer wanted to construct a sculpture that the viewer could interact with on a “tangible and mental level.” Alexander Graham entitled his sculpture of 60 paper cranes, “Paper Wishes,” with each crane containing a wish written on it that he collected from the public. A Japanese myth inspired Graham for this artwork and it can be seen hanging in the stairwell of the library. Lastly, Mai Lou Yang created a wall piece which includes various sizes of white and blue flowers. With finals just around the corner, Yang wanted to bring a “calming presence” to the library to help other students relax during the end of the semester.

All of these sculptures are available for viewing throughout McIntyre Library, but if you don’t have a chance to see it in person, you can visit the library’s Facebook page to see the students with their artwork.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summer 2017 Library Hours (May 22 - September 5)

McIntyre Library's summer hours session hours (May 22-August 6) are as follows:

  • 8 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday
  • CLOSED on Saturday & Sunday
The library is closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day and Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day and will close early, at 4:30 pm, on June 9 (last day of interim) and August 4 (last day of summer classes).

When no classes are in session (August 7 - September 5) the library will be open:
  • 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  • CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday
The library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Therapy Dogs, Free Coffee, Free Pancakes During Finals Week

As a special finals week treat, library staff and Chancellor Jim will be making freshly flipped pancakes for all UW-Eau Claire students studying for finals in McIntyre Library on Sunday, May 14 from 8-10 pm.  Best of all, it's entirely free!

McIntyre Library will also be offering students free coffee during finals week at 10 pm each night starting on Sunday, May 14 and running through Thursday, May 18.

Finally, the library has a variety of therapy dogs visiting the week before and during finals week.

Pre Finals Week:
  • Tuesday, May 9
    • 4-5 pm: Meet Jada the fox lab mix
  • Wednesday, May 10
    • 5-6 pm: Meet Seeker & Racy the Shelties
    • 6-7 pm: Meet Nelson the Goldendoodle
Finals Week:
  • Monday, May 15
    • 3-4 pm: Meet Luna the Yellow Lab & Fran the Yellow Lab Mix
    • 4-5 pm: Meet Jada the fox lab mix
  • Tuesday, May 16
    • 5-6 pm: Meet Nelson the Goldendoodle
  • Wednesday, May 17
    • 10-11 am: Meet Seeker & Racy the Shelties
    • 5-6 pm: Meet Bella and Chloe the Golden Retrievers
    • 6-7 pm: Meet Yoda, Flash, Ellie, and Kooper the Border Collies
  • Thursday, May 18
    • 5:30-7 pm: Meet Ziva the Australian Kelpie & Genevieve the Blue Heeler, Charlie the Cocker Spaniels

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pre-finals and Finals Week Hours (5/7 - 5/21)

Spring 2017 Hours
McIntyre Library will be extending its hours the week before and of finals (5/7-5/21). The hours are as follows:

Sun. (5/7): 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon. (5/8): 7:00 am - Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (5/9): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (5/10): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (5/11): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (5/12): Open until Midnight
Sat. (5/13): 7:30 am - Midnight

Sun. (5/14): 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs.
Mon. (5/15): Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (5/16): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (5/17): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (5/18): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (5/19): Open until 7 pm
Sat. (5/20): CLOSED

Sun. (5/21): CLOSED

McIntyre Library will be open 8 am - 6 pm, M-F and closed on weekends during the summer when class is in session.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Social Explorer now available

McIntyre Library has activated a subscription to 
Social Explorer, a database that enables you to access historic and contemporary Census, business, crime, health, and religion data. Even better—Social Explorer enables you to map your data. This resource also features data from Canada, the U.K., Europe, and the World Bank.

Social Explorer is accessible from the library’s Statistics & Numeric Database list. To schedule an individual tutorial, contact Robin Miller (