Category Friends of the Library

2014 Jonathan Orr Essay contest

Are you an undergraduate at Eastern? Then take this opportunity to enter Friends of the Library’s annual Jonathan Orr Essay Contest and a shot at winning some money! This year’s question is: In his books Red Letter Revolution (2012) and Red Letter Christians (2008), Dr. Tony Campolo suggests that the world of theology, Christian living, and […]

Monday, Dec. 9th… FREE COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS!

It’s that time of year…. FINALS! The library is brimming with activity. Walking throughout the building you can feel the high energy (or is that anxiety?) emanating from the students. I like it. I like seeing the library full- every study room occupied and students camped out in their favorite study spots. One of our […]

Thursday- Come learn about Jazz!

This Thursday night, from 7pm to 9pm, you have a unqiue way to learn about some of the most influential figures in jazz history. Presented by students in Dr. Tyler Flynn’s Jazz in American History, come hear them discuss biographies of some American jazz greats including: Artie Shaw, Stan Getz, Weather Reports, Miles Davis, and […]

Announcing this year’s 2013 Orr Essay Contest winners!

On Friday April 19th, Friends of the Library had their annual dinner and recognized this year’s Orr Essay contest winners. We had some amazing live jazz music performed by Eastern’s very own David Bryant and Teresa Moyer with additional accompaniment by Teresa’s husband, Stephen. It was a wonderful, fun evening! Here is this year’s essay […]

Jazz in the Stacks- Coffeehouse THIS Saturday Night!

*WHEN: Saturday, April 13; 8:30pm – WHERE: Jammin Java – WHAT: Live jazz music, poetry reading, fun, food, caffeinated beverages!* Continuing with our month-long celebration of jazz and the donation of 500+ jazz CDs to the library’s collection (more to come on this!), Friends of the Library and Warner Library are holding a free coffeehouse […]

FREE Movie Night in the Library!

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in the library after we’ve closed? Come to our FREE Movie Night (sponsored by Friends of the Library) on Friday, April 5th to find out! Kicking off our April “Jazz in the Stacks” events, we’ll be showing the 1984 Oscar nominated jazz movie, The Cotton Club. Starring Richard […]

Get ready for Jazz in the Stacks!

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Warner Library is excited to host a number of jazz-related events throughout April, called Jazz in the Stacks.  All events are open to Eastern faculty, staff and students. Friday, April 5th, 10:30 p.m. to Midnight – Movie Night in Warner Library’s upper atrium showing the jazz film, Cotton Club.  […]

All that Jazz! Enter Friends of the Library’s Orr Essay Contest and WIN MONEY!

It’s time for the Jonathan Orr Essay contest presented by Eastern University’s Friends of the Library! This annual contest recognizes Eastern U. undergraduate student essays that demonstrate excellence in communicating how books have influenced the opinion of the student concerning significant questions of the day. Our essay question for this year is- “Jazz is a […]

Announcing this year’s Orr Essay contest winners!!

On Friday, Friends of the Library had their annual dinner and recognized this year’s Orr Essay contest winners. Our speak for the evening was Dr. R.J. Snell. It was a wonderful, fun evening! Here is this year’s essay question: “In his World War II era book, Poetry as a Means of Grace (1941), Charles Osgood suggested that each […]

Announcing our 2012 Orr Essay Contest: or, How to win $500!

It’s time for the Jonathan Orr Essay contest presented by Eastern University’s Friends of the Library! This annual contest recognizes Eastern U. undergraduate student essays that demonstrate excellence in communicating how books have influenced the opinion of the student concerning significant questions of the day. Our essay question for this year is- “In his World […]