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 (jenninge@uwec.edu).

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 (CETL, UW-Eau Claire): Book Discussion
  • Tuesday, April 10, 6 pm (L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library): Book Discussion
  • Wednesday, April 11, 6 pm (L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library): Fake News Panel Presentation
  • Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am (L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library): Opiod Crisis Panel Presentation

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

McIntyre Library Co-Sponsoring World War I events in November

Welcome Home Parade June 18, 1919 Barstow St. Bridge going south
Copyright © 2008 Chippewa Valley Museum
2017 marks the centennial of U.S. entry into World War One. In the shadow of other 19th century conflicts, our memory of this war is fading. This November we will explore the impact of “the war to end all wars” on the Chippewa Valley. Our expert presenters and project partners aim to deliver programs that connect with all audiences, especially local veterans and their families, through a series of four programs listed below.  For more information, please visit: www.uwec.ly/WWI.

Free Speech in WWI Wisconsin
November 7, 2017 | 6:00pm
Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Professor Tim Shiell, Director of the Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation at UW-Stout, will discuss the limits of free speech in Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley during the Great War, including the major rationales for and against permitting anti-war speech. The Chippewa Valley presents a unique and complicated case study of this issue during World War I as two foreign language newspapers, Der Herold [German] and The Reform [Norwegian], held pacifist positions that attracted scrutiny and controversy.

Game Design and Memory: Simulating the American WWI Experience
November 11, 2017 | 2:00pm
McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Game design expert Hans Kishel will provide an introduction to war-games (conflict simulations) and how their design incorporates historical research. Attendees will explore WWI war-games, including a prototype of a game on American forces fighting in WWI’s Meuse Argonne offensive currently in development by Kishel. Attendees will learn about the game design process.

World War I and African American Service
November 14, 2017 | 4:00pm
Woodland Theatre, W. R. Davies Student Center
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Military historian Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will present and lead a discussion exploring race and memory as it relates to U.S. involvement in World War I.

Of Verse and Valor: The American War Experience through Poetry and Prose
November 16, 2017 | 6:00pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Club 3015
1300 Starr Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Author and Professor B.J. Hollars, in association with the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, will explore poetry and prose associated with conflict during this special open mic event. The event will feature poetry from the World War I era and invite others, including veterans and their families, to share poetry and prose of personal significance.

These programs are part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of the Library of America presented in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Locally, these programs are co-sponsored by McIntyre Library, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, the Student Veterans of America – UW-Eau Claire Chapter, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 305, and the Chippewa Valley Museum.

For more information, please visit: www.uwec.ly/WWI.