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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Monday, October 23, 2017

McIntyre Library Newsletter - Fall 2017

McIntyre Library just released Issue #86 of our newsletter, Off the Shelf

Articles in the newsletter include:

  • Pictures and stories from our award winning event, After Dark
  • An overview of the library's strategic goals
  • Information about the Sounds of Eau Claire oral history project
  • Highlights from the 2nd Annual McIntyre Library Summer Conference
  • Recent acquisitions to the library

And so much more!


You can get to the newsletter by clicking on the link above or using this link. Enjoy!

Questions or comments? Contact the editor at vandezjl@uwec.edu

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.
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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.