War Is F**king Awesome! Comic books come to life…

Ohio University College of Fine Arts,  School of Theatre is presenting an original piece, War Is F**king Awesomeat Elizabeth Baker Evans Theatre, May 9-12, Tues May 15-19 @ 8p.  FREE to all STUDENTS due to the generosity of ARTS FOR OHIO ($10/$7 for the rest of us). The Vampire Cowboys was started by OU Alum […]

Literature into Film

In light of the Spring Literary Festival which started Wednesday, May 9, there are a number of films on writers and/or film adaptations of stories.  There are a couple of ways to find these: Do a Subject search in ALICE for Film Adaptation Subject search on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare We even have Operas Samuel […]

Ben Wallace to be Second Speaker in Graduate Student Research Series @ Alden

Ohio University Libraries and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), will be hosting Ben Wallace as the second speaker in the Graduate Student Research Series @ Alden. The series invites outstanding grad students to share their own research process and discoveries and learn from each other. The next upcoming Graduate Research Series @ Alden talk is […]

Spring Literary Festival, May 9 – 11

The Department of English will be hosting the Spring Literary Festival, May 9-11 at Baker Center.  This year’s writers are Susan Orlean, Denise Duhamel, Amy Hempel, Richard Rodriguez and Terrance Hayes.  The writers will read from their work along with offering lecture sessions.  These offerings are on Wednesday evening at 7:30, Thursday between 11-1 and […]

Earth Day, Books and Reusable Bag Giveaway

  On Monday, April 23 in order to celebrate Earth Day the library (4th Floor Circulation Desk) will be giving away reusable bags with the borrowing of any book, video or miscellaneous library materials.  First come, first serve. Get ‘em while supplies last. The bags are courtesy of the Common Experience Project, Apocalypse: Bright Future/Dark […]

Celebrate Women portrayed in Film & Collage

Our main stairwell has recently become a collage of women’s images in celebration of Women’s History Month.   The photo collage is the creation of Cathy Sitko, and an example of her never ending dedication to making Alden Library visually enticing. The women and/or their career choices are all represented in film, either by biography, documentary […]

Russian Cinema – School of Theatre Production of The Idiot

We are now on week 2 of Ohio University School of Theatre’s production of Dostoyevsky’s (1821-1881) The Idiot at the Forum Theatre.  The show runs Wednesday Feb 22 – Sat Feb 25, tickets can be purchased at the box office at Memorial Auditorium, unless you are a student, and tickets will be FREE as part […]

African American History Month and images in Cinema

  This past week I worked with quite a few African American Studies faculty and their classes.  Based on the conversations and learning experiences generated, I fashioned this blog around the various topics and the films associated with those topics. I’ve been working with Akil Houston, Professor of African American Studies for quite a while […]

Top 100 films our patrons watch

Been a while since I’ve posted the latest film news, so let’s go with a new list:  The top 100 films (view the updated top 100 films) checked out at Alden Library as of the end of the year.  Movie choices provide a fascinating snapshot of what our patrons like to watch, and this list […]