Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Cheng Library Celebrates National Library Week and One Book New Jersey 2007: April 15-21

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April to promote reading and library use. This year's theme is "Come Together @ Your Library," and in that spirit the Cheng Library is sponsoring a number of events to which all are invited. Please join us!:

Monday, April 16, 12:30-1:45 pm: One Book New Jersey 2007 Book Discussion - Their Eyes Were Watching God
One Book New Jersey is a program sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association in collaboration with the New Jersey State Library and Secretary of State to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions and other events centered on that book. The adult book selection for 2007 is Zora Neale Hurston's classic 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The Cheng Library will host a book discussion led by Professor Rosa Soto of the English Department and Professor Roja Singh of the Women's Studies Department in the Library Auditorium from 12:30 to 1:45 pm.

Tuesday, April 17, 12:30-1:45 pm: Meet The Library Director
Come and meet Dr. Anne Ciliberti, the Director of Library Services. Ask questions, suggest improvements, and speak out about YOUR Library. No need to wait for written feedback from the Library's Feedback Board! Refreshments will be served. Come to the Friends' Lounge on the first floor of the Library at 12:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 18, 3:30-5:00 pm: WPUNJ Authors Reception 2006-2007
Each spring the Cheng Library hosts a reception and produces a bibliography to recognize those from the William Paterson University community who have published work during the previous year. This year's reception will be held in the Library's Paterson Room from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. All are invited to come and meet our WPUNJ authors and see their work. The bibliography is available online. If you have any questions please contact Pam Theus by email or telephone at 973-720-2160

ALL WEEK IN THE LIBRARY LOBBY: Enter the Cheng Library's READ Poster Contest!
Jason Kidd wants you to READ!You've seen them before: colorful posters featuring public figures (like New Jersey Nets Point Guard Jason Kidd, at right) holding a favorite book and encouraging the rest of us to READ. But you don't have to be a celebrity to promote reading or to be in a READ poster - just have a look at these wonderful posters produced by people all over the country! During National Library Week William Paterson University students and staff are invited to enter a contest to be featured in a READ poster. One student and one staff member will be selected from contest entrants, and the posters will be displayed in the Cheng Library. To enter, just visit the Library's entrance lobby and fill out a card with your name, your WPUNJ email address, and a short statement telling us why you love to read.