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June 26: Fourth Annual Community Puppet Palooza

The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, the Student Parent Center, and Saint Paul Public Library all invite you to the Fourth Annual Community Puppet Palooza from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Tuesday, June 26,  Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

This free, family-friendly event is an evening of outdoor games, face painting, snacks, and a live puppet show of Open Eye Figure Theatre’s Driveway Tour. The festivities will start at 6 p.m., rain or shine, near the Labyrinth on the west side of the Metropolitan State University Library. At 7 p.m., the curtain will rise on Open Eye Figure Theatre’s “Little Grandpa’s Big Surprise.”

Per Open Eye Figure Theatre’s website:

Little Grandpa is turning 100 years old, and his granddaughter BB is planning the best, biggest, most bodacious, and SECRET—ssshhh—Surprise birthday party ever. But when cake-baking chaos ensues, BB has to call on her friends and neighbors for help. Can they bring all the ingredients together in time?

Come watch and find out. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on during the puppet show.

For more information, contact Michelle Filkins at 651-793-1621 or at michelle.filkins@metrostate.edu.

Summer Movie Fridays at the Library

If you’re looking for something to do indoors on hot Friday afternoons this summer, check out Summer Movie Fridays, co-sponsored by Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center and Dayton’s Bluff Public Library.

Every Friday from June 22–Aug. 17, a movie will be shown at 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. in Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center Room 132.

These family-friendly screenings are free and open to the public.

                                              Summer Movie Fridays at 1 p.m.
                                June 22                                   Coco
                                June 29                         The Borrowers
                                 July 6                                  Storks
                                July 13                          The Boss Baby
                                July 20                                Wonder
                                July 27                                   Sing
                                 Aug. 3                        The Emoji Movie
                                Aug. 10                         Despicable Me 3
                                Aug. 17                              Early Man

If you have questions, please contact the Dayton’s Bluff Public Library at 651-793-1699 or Mallory Kroschel and MaiSee Vang at 651-793-1634.

May 15: Game Night at the Library

Whether you want to try out a new video game system or show off your gaming skills, Metropolitan State University invites you to game out every third Tuesday of each month. Those interested should meet at the Student Lounge in the university’s Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.

  • When: May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Games will be available to play on both classic and new game systems, including Nintendo NES, Wii U, Super Nintendo and Playstation 4. A variety of board games will be available as well.

Snacks and music will also be provided.

Game Night at the Library is an open event that is sponsored by Metropolitan State Library and Information Services and the Saint Paul Public Library.

April 12: Finger Labyrinth Tile Workshop

Join a finger labyrinth tile workshop hosted by ceramic artist, Melissa Gohman. Learn about creating and designing your very own ceramic finger labyrinth tile.  RSVP is required and 60 spots available. The workshops are free and open to the public.

Workshops are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at Metropolitan State University, Library and Learning Center, LIB 302 (EcoLab), 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul.

RSVP in one of two ways:

  1. E-mail michelle.filkins@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1621.
  2. RSVP on the Facebook event page.

 

Meet Chrissy Hursh

Unknown-1Chrissy Hursh is the new Public Services Manager for the Library and Learning Center. She started Jan. 23.

Before joining Metropolitan State University, Hursh was the storage and shelving manager and evening circulation supervisor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System, where she worked for four years. In total, she has 12 years of experience in library management and patron services.

In addition to a bachelor of science in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences from Purdue, Hursh holds an MPA from Indiana University-Bloomington and an MLIS from UW-Madison.

Sept. 28: “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” forum

On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would not deport certain undocumented youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the DHS Secretary, these youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” The Obama administration called this program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it will terminate the DACA program. The Department of Homeland Security will stop accepting new DACA applications (i.e., from people who don’t already have DACA protection). People who already have DACA protection and whose work permits expire between now and March 5, 2018, will be able to apply for a two-year renewal if they apply by Oct. 5, 2017.

Metropolitan State will host a public forum about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)  4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Library and Learning Center, 645 E 7th St., room 301,  Ecolab.

Five panelists will lead a discussion and answer questions about the decisions and procedures supporting termination of the DACA program.  This forum is designed to be a setting for respective, civil discourse about what termination of the DACA program will mean to our students, our institution, and our community.

Panelists scheduled to attend this event include:

  • Emilia González, executive director of Navigate Minnesota
  • Dr. René Antrop-González, dean of the School of Urban Education, Metropolitan State University
  • John Keller, executive director of the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota
  • State Rep. Carlos Mariani, Saint Paul, District 65B
  • Deputy Consul Julio César Martínez, Consulate of Mexico

The panel will be moderated by Maureen Acosta, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Metropolitan State University.

 

Metropolitan State University Library now offers live streaming

Do you love movies? Hate paying the fees associated with streaming services?  The answer is right in the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, which has partnered with Kanopy to provide thousands of movies and television titles for free.

Use this link to access the service:  https://www.kanopystreaming.com/wayf

Kanopy will ask for the name of the library you are associated with, in this case, Metropolitan State University, and after you enter the information users will have access to content that can be stream to computer, Roku, Android and iOS devices.

Read more about this service in this article from The New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/watching/kanopy-criterion-collection-library-card.html.

May 16: Library Game Nights continue through summer

The Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center on Saint Paul campus will continue Game Nights through summer.

Game Night features classic and modern video game consoles and games, board games, food and music. The event is free and open to students, staff, faculty, and the public. Snacks are provided.

Game nights are from 4 to 7 p.m., each third Tuesday of the month  at the first-floor lounge of the library.

March 23: “Student Salon 2017” moves into Gordon Parks Gallery

Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery presents Student Salon 2017, featuring multi-media works produced by Metropolitan State students, enrolled in undergraduate programs.

From cast metal sculptures to black and white photography, this exhibit surveys the diverse form and content explored in class and beyond. This year’s exhibition features work produced by three Studio Arts majors: Hannah Gray, Saint Paul; Kimber Starnes, Saint Paul; and Bryan Starry, Minneapolis.

“Some of the work was created in the classroom as part standard assignments. Other pieces were executed beyond the university as part of the students’ individual interests,” said Erica Rasmussen, gallery director. “Whatever the inspiration, it’s a pleasure for me to share the culmination of their artistic pursuits with the university community.”

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23 and continues through April 14. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, at the university’s Saint Paul Campus.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-793-1631 or e-mail her at erica.rasmussen@metrostate.edu.

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