Friday, December 21, 2012

Library raises $675.65 for rice pantry in annual giving project

The McIntyre Library Staff Association annual giving project raised $675.65 for the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association (HMAA) rice pantry this year.

Every penny goes toward buying rice, and this contribution will buy 4826 pounds of rice,  making a difference in the lives of our Eau Claire area neighbors.

Thanks to all who participated in the project!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reduced Library Hours Dec 22 - Jan 1

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours December 22, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

The only days the library will be open are December 26-28 from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

The library will be closed on the following days:
  • December 22
  • December 23
  • December 24
  • December 25
  • December 29
  • December 30
  • December 31
  • January 1
The library will be open its regular hours during Winterim  (7:30 am - 10 pm) starting January 2.

McIntyre Library wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Equipment Checkout to be Closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1

If you have checked out a laptop, iPad, camera, or other piece of equipment from McIntyre Library, you need to return it by Friday, December 21 at 6 pm.  The equipment checkout service will resume on the first day of Winterim classes (1/2/13).  The intervening time will be used to service and maintain these items for students.  Have a great break!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Finals Week Stress Relievers: Games, Comedy Show, Dogs, Dance Party, Free Coffee

Forget about your first final by stopping by on Saturday, December 15th from 1-5 pm to play board and card games.  No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome!  This event is located on the library's first floor.

Maybe you need to laugh away your stresses.  Stop by McIntyre Library on Sunday afternoon after the Packers game (December 16th at 4-5 pm) and prepare yourself for hilarity from the Backwards Thinkers Society.  The show will be located on the first floor of the library behind the reference desk.

If you miss your dog back home the library will be hosting therapy and guide dogs in the library for you to pet Sunday-Wed of finals week. They will be in the library on Sunday, December 16 from 2-3 pm, Monday, December 17 from 4:15-5:15 and 6-7:30 pm, Tuesday, December 18 from 5-6:30 pm, and Wednesday, December 19 from 5:30-6:30 pm. You will find the dogs at the entrance of the library.

If you can't relieve your stress through petting an animal or dancing, consider making a stress ball, coloring, or doing some aromatherapy at the stress relieving workstations in the library on Monday, December 17 and Tuesday December 18 from 6-9pm. These stations are located near the entrance of the library.  This event is sponsored by Student Health Services.

If all else fails, go crazy and dance the night away on Monday, December 17 from 11:30-midnight  with a library dance party.  DJ Element will provide music and a dance club lighting will be set up as well.  After the dance party, munch on free food and grab a free coffee too!  All of this is FREE and is sponsored by the Dean of Students Office, Higherground, Student Affairs and McIntyre Library.

For the late night studier, McIntyre Library and Sodexho will offer free coffee from 10 pm-4 am Sunday-Thursday nights of finals week (December 16-20).  The coffee is located across from the library's circulation desk on the first floor.  

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Annual food pantry giving project underway.

Winter is the season of many celebrations, but it is also a season of great need, especially for families who rely on the harvest of their gardens for income and sustenance. McIntyre Library is holding its annual collection to benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association rice pantry. Every donation, large or small, will help area families. Fourteen cents buys a pound of rice, and $20 feeds a family of 5 or 6 for a month. To contribute, please visit Http:// or drop your spare change in the donation box by the Library's new book shelf on the 1st floor.

McIntyre Library Pre-Finals & Finals Week Hours

McIntyre Library will be open 24 hours the week before and of finals, beginning December 10.
  • Pre-finals week: The library will open on Monday, December 10 starting at 7 a.m. and stay open continuously until Friday, December 14 at midnight.
  • On Saturday, December 15, the library will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at midnight.
  • Finals week: The library will open Sunday, December 16 at 7:30 a.m. and stay open continuously utnil Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
 The library will be closed December 22-25 and open at 7:30 am on December 26.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

"The Hobbit" Reading in McIntyre Library (12/13/12)

Local Tolkien scholar Janice Bogstad will be hosting a reading event in celebration of JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in McIntyre Library's Grand Corridor on December 13, 2012 from 11 am - 1 pm.  If you would like to read a passage from The Hobbit, you can sign up on a whiteboard located next to the Hobbit display in the Grand Corridor. Or, if you'd rather just sit back and enjoy the story, please stop by and listen.  Friends, family, and community members are welcome to attend and/or read.