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October 24, 2008

Special Thank You From the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the GSU Library would like to take this time to thank the businesses and individuals who generously donated items, gift certificates and tickets to be auctioned off. Without your generosity there would have been no Silent Auction. To see a list of the donated items and gift certificates read the Silent Auction entries on the Library Blog: http://gsublog.govst.edu/mt/librarynews/archives/silent_auction/index.html. If you would like to see a list of the donated gift certificates and tickets visit the Silent Auction webpage.

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October 16, 2008

Today is the Friends of the GSU Library Book Sale

The book sale will start with a 1 hour preview for the Friends at 11 a.m. (you can join the Friends at that time). At noon the booksale will be opened to the public, with an ending time of 7 p.m.

For more information on becoming a Friends member visit the Friends of the GSU Library website.

New!! Students and senior's can join for $5.00.

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October 15, 2008

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the National Cancer Institute:

Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2008:

New cases: 182,460 (female); 1,990 (male)
Deaths: 40,480 (female); 450 (male)

For more information on Breast Cancer:

Books locate in the GSU Library:

Title: The breast cancer survivor’s fitness plan : reclaim health, regain strength, live longer / Carolyn M. Kaelin ...[et al.]. Call Number: RC280.B8 B68892007
Title: Straight talk about breast cancer : from diagnosis to recovery / Suzanne W. Braddock Call Number: RC280.B8 S7482007
Title: A breast cancer journey : your personal guidebook / from the experts at the American Cancer Society. Call Number: WELLNESS RC280.B8 B6876 2004
Title: After breast cancer : a common-sense guide to life after treatment / Hester Hill Schnipper ; foreword by Lowell E. Schnipper Call Number: WELLNESS RC280.B8 S3492003
Title: The breast sourcebook [computer file] : everything you need to know about cancer detection, treatment, and prevention / M. Sara Rosenthal ; foreword by Dawn Holman. . URL: http://proxy.govst.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.netLibrary.com/summary.asp?id=23385

Websites:

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
National Cancer Institute - What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

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Friends events for Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Silent Auction

The Friends of the GSU Library are having a Silent Auction in the Hall of Governors from noon to 7:00 p.m. There is a wide selection of Gift Certificates to bid on, as well as gift baskets, original works of art and much, much more. To see photos of the larger items, as well as the gift baskets, click on the link: http://gsublog.govst.edu/mt/librarynews/archives/silent_auction/index.html

Friends of the GSU Library Meeting
The Friends of the GSU Library will meeting today from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Library Administrative office. New members are always welcome!

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October 08, 2008

Upcoming Workshop: Blogger & Twitter

Have you been wanting to start a blog but didn't know how? Have you been curious about the Twitter phenomenon? If so, this is the workshop for you. On Thursday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. come to the Library Lab D2401B to learn all the basics of blogging and "tweeting". This workshop will last an hour and a half and be presented by GSU Library Webmaster Diane Nadler.

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October 07, 2008

Keep a mean, clean machine

You love your car. Keep it looking and running its best with a $30 gift certificate for a grease, oil and filter change at Phillips Chevrolet, Frankfort. This service also includes a car wash! Two gift certificates are available so you can keep one for your own car and give the other as a very thoughtful gift to any car owner!


The gift certificates were donated by Phillips Chevrolet in Frankfort. For more information, please go to www.phillipschevrolet.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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October 06, 2008

It's about time

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Treat yourself (or someone you love) to this great watch set from Coldwater Creek! You can change the bands to match your business or casual attire! It comes in an attractive faux alligator case, and makes the perfect gift for the busy woman.

This attractive and versatile watch, valued at $69, was donated by Diane Dates Casey.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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Keep smilin'

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If she needs to brush her teeth to keep them looking their best, so does her dolly! This painting by Thompson is so cute it would be a cheerful addition to anyone’s home. It also may be just the motivation a youngster needs to keep up on his or her brushing! If you can part with it, it would make a great gift for your favorite dental professional. This beautiful painting will take a bite out of your gift giving dilemmas! The artwork, framed, is 27” x 31,” and is ready to grace any wall.

The artwork, valued at $125, was donated by Marge Gessner.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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Fun dining

Dine in style with this $20 Gift Card for Hooters! Hooters offers a large menu featuring sandwiches, salads, burgers and wings! Good at Chicago, Downers Grove, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Lansing, O’Hare, Fox Valley, Crystal Lake, Joliet or Melrose Park. Gratuity is not included, and the gift card is not valid for take-out or delivery orders.

This $20 gift was donated by Hooters. For more information, please go to www.hooters.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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Suite retreat

Renew the romance in your relationship with this wonderful gift toward a visit to the Sybaris Pool Suites! The gift certificate includes $75 toward an overnight getaway, a free annual membership, a free afternoon extension, a free bottle of champagne and a pair of souvenir glasses. The certificate can be used at Frankfort, Northbrook, Downers Grove, Mequon, WI, or Indianapolis, IN. It is not valid on Saturdays, holidays or restricted days. It cannot be applied toward the Swimming Pool Suite in Downers Grove or the Chalet Swimming Pool Suite.It cannot be used with any other promotional offers. Think of how delighted your significant other will be when this gift is opened! It also makes a great wedding or anniversary gift.

This gift, valued at $315, was donated by Sybaris Pool Suites. For more information, please go to www.sybaris.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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Romantic rendezvous

Here’s a gift that definitely will be appreciated, especially in this very busy world! Enjoy $50 off a romantic evening at Sybaris Pool Suites. The $50 gift certificate can be used at Frankfort, Northbrook, Downers Grove, Mequon, WI, or Indianapolis, IN. It is not valid on Saturdays, holidays or restricted days. It cannot be applied toward the Swimming Pool Suites in Downers Grove or the Chalet Suite. It cannot be used with any other offer or towards the purchase of a gift certificate. As much as you'd want to keep this for yourself, think about what a great wedding or anniversary gift it would make, too!

The $50 gift certificate was donated by Sybaris Pool Suites. For more information, please go to www.sybaris.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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Keep it clean!

Don’t let that “Dry Clean Only” tag frighten you! You can keep your wardrobe spotless with three $10 gift certificates for dry cleaning at Homewood Drive-In Cleaners, Homewood. Think of what great gifts they would make! Everyone has something that needs to be dry cleaned, so you know the certificates always will be appreciated.

The certificates, valued at a total of $30, were donated by Homewood Drive-In Cleaners in Homewood.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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Delicioso!

Enjoy $20 off a mouthwatering meal at Mama Luigi’s Restaurant and Banquets, Bridgeview. The menu features a variety of delicious selections including steaks, seafood and chicken as well as Italian specialties that will please even the most discerning palate! The certificate also makes a delightful gift for a friend who loves a great dining experience! Two gift certificates are available.

The certificates, valued at $20 each, were donated by Mama Luigi’s Restaurant and Banquets. For more information, please go to www.mamaluigis.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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October 03, 2008

Rekindle the romance

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Here's the perfect gift for the two of you. Enjoy a gift certificate for Sybaris Pool Suites! The certificate includes $75 towards an ovenight stay, a free annual membership, a free afternoon extension and a free bottle of champagne with souvenir glasses! Not valid Saturdays, holidays or restricted days. It is not valid towards Swimming Pool Suites in Downers Grove or the Chalet Swimming Pool Suite. Sybaris Suites are located in Frankfort, Northbrook, Downers Grove, Mequon, WI, and Indianapolis, IN. While you're there, keep cozy in your terry robe and slippers. And, to really treat yourself, use your $20 Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card to buy some pampering items to fill the attractive basket that held the robe and slippers. If you can part with this package, it would make a great gift for a couple who enjoys a bit of indulgence, too.

This package is valued at $350. The Sybaris gift certificate was donated by Sybaris Pool Suites. For more information, please go to www.sybaris.com. The robe, slippers and basket were donated by a Friend of the GSU Library. The gift card was donated by Bed, Bath and Beyond. For more information, please go to www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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Coddle your carnations

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Any flowers you place in these attractive Haeger vases will feel pampered, and so will you! Beautify your home with five assorted vases. There’s a size and style for any room! Imagine what a great gift this package will make for a family member or friend who loves gardening or has a flair for home décor, or both! Your thoughtfulness will be perennial in their eyes.

This package is valued at $75 and was donated by Lydia Morrow Ruetten.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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Go ask Alice

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She’ll tell you how special this “Alice in Wonderland Jigsaw Book” is! The book comes with seven 48-piece puzzles crafted from reproductions of vintage illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s classics “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” The book is perfect to expand the imagination of children at least 3 years old! That’s not all: You can help animate this and many other tales with two hand puppets from Petra toys! These king and queen puppets will delight children of all ages for years to come.

This book and puppet package is valued at about $45 and was donated by Jean Malloy.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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October 02, 2008

Lighting the way

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Nothing can light up the holidays like fragrant candles, and this is the perfect gift for your family or friends who enjoy ambience! This Yankee Candle gift pack comes with one jar candle, two Samplers voltive candles and one beautiful stained glass voltive holder, all tucked into a decorative container! The candles are Harvest-scented and will fill the air with the memories of lazy fall afternoons!

This package, valued at $25, was donated by Beth Hansen Shaw.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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Now That's Italian!

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Here's everything you'll need for a romantic Italian dinner for two! This "Evening in Tuscany" gift basket includes spaghetti, sauce, a pasta ladle, two bottles of wine, two wine glasses, two candleholders with candles and two napkins, all tucked into an ornate metal basket! This also would make a most "tasteful" gift for the holidays! You must be at least 21 years old to bid on this wonderful old-world dining experience for two!


This package, valued at $75, was donated by the Civil Service Senate.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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October at a Glance for the Friends of the GSU Library

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October is a busy month for the Friends of the GSU Library. To start off the month of October we have the:

Friends of the GSU Library Historical Society will meet October 8th from 12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m. in the Library Administrative Conference Room. Everyone is welcome, so come join us!

Save room for dessert because the Friends of the GSU Library are having a bake sale on October 14th in the Hall of Governors. The bake sale will run from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. unless we run out first! So don't end up disappointed, show up early to make sure you get the best selection.

Are you ready to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Then make sure you come to the Silent Auction on Wednesday, October 15th. There will be many great gifts for you to bid on, from gift certificates to original works of art. For a preview of the gifts to be auctioned off visit the Silent Auction page. Something for everyone on your shopping list! The auction will start at 12:00 p.m. in the Hall of Governors and end at 7:00 p.m.

Want to find out more about the Friends of the GSU Library? Then join us at the next meeting on Wednesday, October 15th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Library Administrative Conference Room. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time left to go to the auction and place your bids. For more information on how the Friends of the GSU Library have benefited the Library read the attached article that was published in the Phoenix on August 6, 2008, and written by Chris Gloff.

Winter is on its way and along with winter comes those cold, frigid days when we would rather stay nice and warm indoors with a good book to read. Worried you won't have enough books to get through winter? Worry no more; the Friends of the GSU Library will be having a Book Sale on Thursday, October 16, 2008. Friends of the GSU Library (must have your Friends Card) will be able to preview the books from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (don't worry, you can join the Friends at that time). The Book Sale will open to the public at noon and end at 7:00 p.m. The Book Sale will be held in the Hall of Governors.

The GSU Writers Group will be meeting on October 21, 2008 in the Library Administrative Conference Room from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Friends of Mysteries will be meeing on October 22, 2008 to discuss the Thirteenth Knight by Allen Gordon. The discussion will start at 12:00 p.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.

To wrap up the month, the Friends will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on October 30, 2008 in E-Lounge.

Printable list of October Events

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Every dog has its day

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And your precious pooch sure will have his day when he (or she) receives this small doggie gift case! This attractive gift case includes a dog blanket, three dog toys and two kinds of treats. Don't forget your best friend this holiday season!

The gift case, valued at $40, was donated by the GSU College of Education.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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In vino veritas


The truth is you and your friends at least 21 years old truly will enjoy a scheduled wine-tasting and tour at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. Imagine spending a relaxing afternoon (tours are between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.) sampling some of the area’s best wines with family and friends! The tours can be scheduled January through October, so you have plenty of time to gather a group of up to 10 people!


This package is valued at $100 and was donated by Lynfred Winery. For more information, please go to www.Lynfredwinery.com.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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A new page on culture!

You and a friend (or two recipients of your choice) can enjoy two tickets to a Newberry Library Consort Music Program in the Chicago area. If you attend a performance at the library, you might want to go early and browse through the library. It offers one of the most outstanding collections of non-circulating research materials in the world! Its website highlights that its collection embraces “the history and literature of the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas.” So, satisfy your intellectual curiosity and enjoy a day of exploration and enjoyment at the Newberry Library. Imagine what an exciting gift this will make for the book and culture aficionado in your life!

The tickets, valued between $40 and $80, were donated by the Newberry Library. For more information, please go to www.Newberry.org.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

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Escape from it all...

Even if it’s just for a few days! Enjoy a free one-night stay with one paid night in a Queen Room Sunday through Thursday at the Farmers’ Guest House. Take pleasure in the knowledge that you are staying at Galena’s only 19th century restored inn! It’s located on Spring Street’s Artists Row, so you won’t have to go far to enjoy much of what Galena has to offer! Guest is responsible for all taxes. And while you’re there, take your tour and wine-tasting trip for four people over 21 years old to Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery! What a great way to enjoy a few days off, or give it as a gift to a deserving family member or friend!

The overnight stay, valued at $140, was donated by Farmers' Guest House in Galena. For more information, please go to www.galenabedandbreakfast.com. The tour and tasting was donated by Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery. For more informaiton, please go to www.galenacellars.com.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other exciting items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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Library Workshop Listing for Fall is Now Available

The GSU Library is continuing the tradition of offering free technology workshops for faculty, staff, and the community. Some new workshop topics include blogs and micro blogs, Microsoft Office Publisher, bookmarking, Mobile Web, Firefox, Photoshop, genealogy and genealogy websites, selling books on Amazon, and advanced blogging.

Additional subjects covered include Excel, PowerPoint, the scholarly publishing process, grant writing for GSU grant writers, APA Style citations, and formatting papers in APA Style.
The workshop schedule is updated frequently. Check this webpage for the most current information. All workshops are free and everyone is welcome.

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October 01, 2008

Historic hospitality

Abraham Lincoln stayed here. So did Ulysses S. Grant. Do you want to spend the night in the same hotel they did? Well, you can, but unfortunately, not at the same time. You can put in the winning bid for a complimentary midweek stay at The DeSoto House Hotel in Galena. “Illinois’ Oldest Operating Hotel,” which opened its doors in 1855, is conveniently located in the midst of shops, restaurants and century-old buildings. It makes a great getaway just a few hours from home! And while you're in Galena, you can use your Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery tour and wine-tasting certificate! (You can bring along three friends at least 21 years old). So enjoy a special midweek break, or give it as a gift to a couple who would enjoy some time away.

The midweek stay is valued at $170 and was donated by the DeSoto House in Galena. For more information, please go to www.desotohouse.com. The wine-tasting and tour and was donated by Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery. For more information, please go to www.galenacellars.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


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It's deVine!

Gather a group of up to 10 friends over the age of 21 for a wonderful wine tasting at Tasting deVine Cellars in Naperville. You may schedule your session between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and reservations are required. You and your group members will get to sample seven delectable wines!

This $60 value package was donated by Tasting deVine Cellars. For more information, please go to www.lynfredwinery.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

Posted by Lynn at 06:18 PM | Comments (0)

Savor the flavor

Indulge yourself and a group of up to 10 people (at least 21 years old) in a wine-tasting adventure at Tasting deVine in Wheaton. The lucky participants will be provided with seven wines for tasting. The tastings are scheduled between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and reservations are required.

This package, valued at $70, was donated by Tasting deVine in Wheaton. For more information, please go to www.lynfredwinery.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

Posted by Lynn at 04:21 PM | Comments (0)

Wine and dine me!


Enjoy the tantalizing flavor of a wine and Salumeria (Italian specialty sliced meats) reception at Quartino Restaurant in Chicago. You may enjoy the reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday in the bar area only. Wait until you see what it includes! The package offers a selection of Quantino house wines: Rosso Marche and Bianco Marche, and a Chef’s selection of house recipe salami, Italian cured meats, imported Italian specialty cheeses and assorted Neapolitan pizzas. It does not include tax and gratuity, and you must be at least 21 years old to bid on this package. Bring some friends, as this is valued at $200!


This delectable package was donated by Quartino Restaurant. For more information, please go to www.quartinochicago.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


Posted by Lynn at 04:05 PM | Comments (0)

Experience Latin flavor!


You enjoy exploring the wide, wonderful world of food and wine, savoring the flavors. Now, you and three friends can enjoy a five-course wine pairing free with the purchase of a $44 per person menu at Nacional 27, a modern Latin Restaurant, Ceviche Bar and Salsa Club in Chicago. And if that isn’t incentive enough, this package comes with a free port and cheese course! The certificate is valid for four guests Monday through Friday. Total value of the certificate is $124. You can give it as a gift to a gourmet friend, or take three of your closest connoisseurs, but you all must be at least 21 years old.

This $124 gift certificate was donated by Nacional 27. For more information, please go to www.nacional27.net.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

Posted by Lynn at 03:39 PM | Comments (0)

You deserve it

Today's lives are full and hectic, and a break from it all sure would be nice. So, how about a mini vacation close to home? Bid on this one-night stay for you and a guest at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. You can relax in the pool, have a great meal or work out! The overnight stay would be a great wedding, anniversary or holiday gift as well! This package also includes a scrumptious breakfast for two at the Star Café. This package is valued at $175.

This package was donated by the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. For more information, please go to www.radisson.com/merrillvillein.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.

Posted by Lynn at 02:49 PM | Comments (0)

Get your zoot suit ready

Enjoy a night of Roaring ‘20s fun at Tommy Gun’s Garage in Chicago. You and guest can use this gift card, valued at $110, to gain entrance to a “speakeasy” to enjoy some musical comedy, complete with gangsters and flappers! And listen up, it would be a gift Al Capone or Eliot Ness would enjoy! But, it cannot be used New Year’s Eve, or Feb. 12-15, 2009.

This $110 gift card was donated by Tommy Gun’s Garage. For more information, please go to www.tommygunsgarage.com.

The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


Posted by Lynn at 01:09 PM | Comments (0)

The "Mona Lisa" of gift cards!

If you enjoy tantalizing your taste buds, look no further: Here’s the gift card for you. The da Vinci Group of restaurants offers a variety of dining experiences that would impress the great artist Leonardo himself! The $50 gift card can be used at Vinci Restaurant (www.vincichicago.com) in Chicago; the Adobo Grill (www.adobogrill.com) in Chicago, Lombard and Indianapolis; and Pikk’s Tavern (www.pikkstavern.com) in Valparaiso and Indianapolis. Please click the links to see their menus. The gift card is not valid on Friday or Saturday evenings. You always can give the card as a holiday gift to someone who enjoys an exciting dining experience!

The $50 gift card was donated by the da Vinci Group.


The Friends of the GSU Library will have this and many other great items available at the Silent Auction from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Hall of Governors at GSU. All bids must be placed in person. Winners will be notified by telephone by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Items must be paid for by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cash or a personal check made out to the GSU Foundation will be accepted. If you would like to view more exciting items available for auction, please check the Friends’ website at www.govst.edu/library/friends. If you have any questions, please email the Friends at L-Morrow@govst.edu.


Posted by Lynn at 01:03 PM | Comments (0)