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March 08, 2011

March Madness Book/Video/DVD Drive

Friends of the Governors State University Library will be sponsoring a book and media drive for the entire month of March. That’s right, it’s March Madness! Do you have any books, videos, or DVD’s collecting dust in a corner or taking up room on your bookcase that you no longer need? Well, it’s almost spring and that means- spring cleaning. We’ll help you make room for whatever else you want. Just drop off your used books, videos, DVD’s, or any other media product that you no longer want to the Governors State University Library, fill out a simple donation form for tax purposes and that’s it! It’s a win win situation for everyone! Friends of the Governors State University Library thank you for your continued support!

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Using FamilySearch.org in your Genealogy Research

The workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 10th if full. Walk-in space is not available. Please check back for more dates and times. For more information contact Pam Taylor at ptaylor@govst.edu

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March 04, 2011

39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock Festival

39 Steps
by Lydia Morrow Ruetten
Like mysteries? How about coming to the 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock Festival beginning on Friday night, March 25th? A panel discussion of the original book, movie, and play as well as a screening of the film will begin at 7 p.m. in Engbretson Hall. Admission is free and so is the popcorn!

You can continue the fun on Saturday evening in the Center for Performing Arts at 8 p.m. with the play; where you will see 4 actors play 150 different parts. Tickets are still available. For more information, call 708.235.2222 or visit www.centertickets.net.

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March 03, 2011

GSU Writers Ink

by Lydia Morrow Ruetten
In January, we celebrated one of our group members, Valerie Hughes who has recently had a book published, Dyviniti Memoirs. She says that it was, “a dream I took off the shelf and imagined it unfolding with much enthusiasm.” The process took her to a place she always wanted to be: a writer, an author, and a goal setter. She said she was able to accomplish her goal by taking little steps. She states, “It showed me that you’re never too old to accomplish a dream.” Her pen name, Autumn S. Couchant was created with this in mind, meaning Autumn Sunset, and the middle initial “S” standing for Soleil because she’s a Leo. Val kept her project to herself until she proudly announced her publication. Congratulations Val!

The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Library Administrative Room from noon to 1 p.m. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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