Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.
Sept. 16 – Mar. 15, 2020, Exhibit: “Indigenous Roots/ Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences.” Special Collections Exhibition Space, 104 Paterno Library. Reflections on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples. Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, Giving Tuesday
. A global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity across communities. Every year, the University Libraries raises money for the Textbook and Educational resources Endowment, aka: the “textbook Fund,” with matching from a variety of sponsors!
Tuesday, Dec. 3, Giving Tuesday Student Outreach Event. A station will be set up in Pattee Library’s Franklin Atrium, featuring games, prizes, coffee, cider, and snacks for students who sign thank you cards to be mailed to Giving Tuesday donors. Make sure to bring a canned good to support The Lion’s Pantry! 10am-3pm.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, Green Gifts on a Lean Budget workshop
. Students, stay on budget this holiday season with money saving tips, a presentation by master gardeners and a DIY air plant gift with Sylvia Rushing, resident instructor of floral design and botanical crafts at The Makery. 5-7 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Wednesday, Dec. 4. Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries.
On the first Wednesday of every month, Docunight features a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. All events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Sunday, Dec. 8, International Write-In. Free and open to Penn State undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff members, the write-in offers quiet writing spaces and areas for small-group collaboration, as well as support from reference librarians and writing consultants. Snacks, coffee and tea is provided throughout the event, as well as free pizza midway through the evening. 3-10 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park campus.
Tuesday, Dec. 10-Tursday, Dec. 19, Destress Fest
. During finals week, Penn State University Libraries is offering fun and relaxing De-Stress Fest activities, coffee and snacks to help students at the University Park campus relax and ease stress as they study for finals and complete end-of-semester papers and projects. Extended hours at all University Park Libraries branches, as well as continuous 24-hour access at Pattee and Paterno Libraries. End-of-semester hours at all Libraries locations University-wide are available at https://libraries.psu.edu/hours-and-locations
Saturday, Dec. 21, Commencement
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