Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library presents an exhibit, “A Question of History: Public History in Illinois,” through July 31. The public is invited to view this exhibit at any time during the library’s business hours.
The exhibit was produced by students in EIU’s Historical Administration graduate program. For more information about the exhibit and related programming visit the web page here.
On Oct. 1, 2015, the Illinois State Museum closed its doors for nine months amidst a statewide budget crisis. This closure brought the topic of public history in Illinois to the forefront of a national conversation about the relevance of history. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of public history, EIU’s 2016-2017 Historical Administration class, with the support of Booth Library, presented “A Question of History: Public History in Illinois.”
Featuring items from institutions across the state, including the Illinois State Museum, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, this exhibit traces the role of public and historical institutions of Illinois to show how history was and continues to be vital to our cultural heritage and identity.
For more information about the exhibit or programming visit the exhibit web page, http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/questionofhistory/.
For more information call 581-6072, or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.
Booth Library will serve free popcorn and lemonade to help students who are studying for final exams. Look for some of our staff members on the main (third) floor of the library! Get yours while supplies last!
Feeling stressed as the end of the semester nears? Booth Library has you covered, with a variety of activities planned.
First, let your friends and families know how you’re preparing for final exams by sending them a “Don’t worry, I’m at Booth Library!” postcard. A limited number of postcards are available in the Marvin Foyer. Students are encouraged to fill out and address a postcard, then place it in the mailbox. Your friends at Booth Library will mail it for you!
On May 1-2, certified therapy dogs will greet students from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Library Quad north of the library.
Beginning April 28, mad-libs, coloring pages and bookmarks, and Sudoku puzzles will be available to take and complete on your own. Coloring supplies may be borrowed from the reference or LTS desks.
Students also are invited to help complete a larger jigsaw puzzle or group coloring page. These will be set up on the main (third) floor.
From 7 to 9 p.m. May 1, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last.
All activities and refreshments are free.
For finals week, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 29 (extended hours); noon to 1 a.m. April 30; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. May 1-4; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5.
For more information on the library, call 581-6072 or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.
Booth Library will have reduced hours during the four-week intercession period from May 15-June 11.
The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed on Sundays and on Memorial Day, May 29.
Booth Library will have reduced hours during the summer session from June 12-Aug. 6.
The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 2 to 10 p.m. Sundays. The library will be closed on July 4.
Fall semester hours begin: noon-1 a.m. Sundays; 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.