Meet the Author

Meet the Film Critic: Gerald Peary

Sadly, tomorrow marks our last Meet the Author talk of the Spring Semester, but we are thrilled to be hosting such a fantastic event. Tomorrow’s talk will feature Gerald Peary, a well known film critic, and screen his documentary, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism. Peary, who currently heads the film department at Suffolk University, will discuss his studies and knowledge of the American movie reviewing profession. Popcorn and refreshments will be served! We hope to see you all for our final event tomorrow at 3pm in 90 Snell Library, and stay tuned for future events coming in the Fall Semester!

5 Ways to Maximize Your Creativity

Last week, creativity and brain expert Dr. Shelley Carson visited Snell Library. She shared these five tips for maximizing your creativity. 1. Continue to actively learn and gather information throughout your life. 2. Turn off the automatic ‘censor’ in your brain (e.g. “that won’t work because…”). 3. Carry around a notepad or recorder– breakthroughs often happen in the strangest of places, when your censors are turned down. 4. Read about and hang out with other creative people 5. Don’t be afraid of failure. Creative people fail. Dr. Carson’s book, Your Creative Brain, is available for checkout at Snell Library. Thank you, Dr. Carson, for encouraging us all to be engaged explorers of the Universe.

A Week Full of Events!

As many of you may know, this month is filled with an assortment of fun and exciting events. We are headed into the second week of March with four programs you won’t want to miss! We hope to see you at one, or all of the events this coming week! If you have any questions on these or other upcoming programs at the library please contact Tuesday, March 15th @8:30am – Breakfast with Artist Deborah Davidson To kick off the Northeastern University Humanities Center’s Artists and Practitioners in Residence Program, featuring Deborah Davidson, we will be serving a complimentary breakfast for attendees to meet and mingle with the artist. Breakfast will be served in the Alumni Reading Room on the first floor of Snell Library. To attend please R.S.V.P. to Tuesday, March 15th @10am- Book Making Workshop with Deborah Davidson Following the breakfast, Deborah Davidson will be leading an informal book binding workshop in the lobby of Snell for those interested in seeing how a hand bound book is made. This event is open to everyone so drop in between classes or during your study break! Tuesday, March 15th @12pm- Meet the Analysts: Baseball Prospectus 2011 Join us in 90 Snell Library for a look into this year’s coming baseball season! The analysts of Baseball Prospectuss have insights into over 60 different players, their teams, and their managers. Wear or bring your favorite team’s baseball cap! Wednesday, March 16th @12pm- Considering Books: A Talk with Deborah Davidson Come by 90 Snell Library to hear Deborah Davidson talk about her interest in making and thinking about books. Her focus will be on the book Voices, a 27’ scroll, which is included in the exhibition, What is Contained: The Book As Subject and Object, now open in Gallery 360. Wednesday, March 16th @6pm- Meet the Artist: Patrick Rothfuss Fantasy fiction writer Patrick Rothfuss will visit campus for a talk and book signing of his latest publication, The Wise Man’s Fear. This program will be in 200 Richards Hall and books will be made available for purchase. We will also have copies of The Name of the Wind for purchase.

Northeastern Meets Micah Nathan

Yesterday was the first Meet the Author Talk of the semester, and it was awesome! Losing Graceland’s Micah Nathan gave an excellent reading and candidly answered all of our inquiring questions about the novel, his personal life, and his writing processes. The audience was pleasantly surprised when we were treated to more than a few amusing anecdotes from his life. Frankly, he should try comedy on the side. You can read more about Losing Graceland on Amazon or on his website where Micah says Northeastern “rivaled any bookstore/assembly/book expo I’ve ever attended.” And he wants to use our poster design as a potential new book cover! “…a graphic design major put together the poster. If fate deems the book goes into a second printing, I will lobby for this being the cover. Or at least a cover for some version. How is it she managed to combine the Elvis vibe with my narrow head?” I know I’m looking forward to the next event, and I hope to see everyone there!

Today, Dec. 1: Meet the Author Event Cancelled

Today’s scheduled event with The Big Policeman author J. North Conway is canceled due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your support this fall! Stay tuned for an announcement regarding our Spring semester line-up.