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Love Your Library? This week is for you.

Love Your Library Week features perennial favorite Deering After Dark and new breakout hit, the Bookmobile

 All this week, Northwestern University Libraries celebrates, well, itself. 

Paired with National Library Week (April 10-16), this week’s “Love Your Library” theme helps library staff highlight what an amazing, vibrant part of campus life the Libraries are.
 
ALL WEEK: 
Asian Collection Exhibit
University Library; New Book Nook 

See some of the highlights of our growing collection dedicated to Japan, China, and Korea.
 
Shhh: Silent movies!
Schaffner Library
Now hear this: Silent classics streaming all week.
 
Blind Date with a Banned Book
University Library
Each year, library staff members suggest a good read; this year we’re spicing it up with books and films that have been banned from schools, libraries, or countries around the world. Pick up a little mystery and put a little adventure into your leisure time.
 
Snacks at Schaffner
Schaffner Library
Monday through Thursday,  4 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Enjoy some munchies and high-five a librarian while you’re at it!
 
Staff Posters
University and Deering libraries

Get to know a little something about the people you see in the halls of your library, find out their interests and why they love libraries. If you want to find them all in Main and Deering you’ll have to go exploring!
 
Question Wall
University Library 
A new provocative question every day — write your answer on the wall!
 
#NULibraryLove photo contest
All week we’ll be collecting photos of Deering on Instagram to find the best student picture of our campus icon. All pictures will be entered to win a Starbucks gift card and the winners will be announced on Facebook and Instagram.
 
MONDAY
Minature Golf & T-Shirts
Schaffner Library; 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Our Chicago campus library will be converted into a short miniature golf course. Patrons can test their club skills against the holes and win a library T-shirt! (Golf returns on Tuesday and Thursday.)
 
 
TUESDAY
“Biography of a Runaway Slave”: A conversation on an Afro-Cuban Narrative
University Library New Book Nook; 5pm
Miguel Barnet’s Biography of a Runaway Slave, first published in 1966, is a foundational work of Latin American testimonial literature. It tells the story of Esteban Montejo, who rose from slavery to go on to fight in the Cuban War of Independence. Today it continues to inspire oral historians, anthropologists, historians, and scholars from a host of disciplines. Northwestern University Press editor Gianna Mosser will discuss how this new edition came into being, joined by professors Emily Maguire (Spanish and Portuguese) and Sherwin Bryant (History and African American Studies) exploring the literary, cultural, and historical legacies of Barnet’s work and why it continues to resonate today.
 
Minature Golf & T-Shirts
Schaffner Library; 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Our Chicago campus library will be converted into a short miniature golf course. Patrons can test their club skills against the holes and win a library T-shirt! (Golf returns on Thursday.)
 
 
WEDNESDAY
National Bookmobile Day
Evanston campus
Last year’s runaway hit, the Northwestern Libraries Bookmobile is back! Look for a bedecked golf cart trekking across campus, bringing free books to the people throughout the day.
 
 
THURSDAY
Minature Golf & T-Shirts
Schaffner Library; 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Our Chicago campus library will be converted into a short miniature golf course. Patrons can test their club skills against the holes and win a library T-shirt!
 
Deering After Dark
Deering Library, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Our 6th annual Deering After Dark! The gothic library goes bump with a night of video games, board games, mini golf, a photo booth, and of course, pizza. 
 
Minature Golf & T-Shirts
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4-8pm: 
Schaffner will be converted into a short miniature golf course. Patrons can test their club skills against the holes and win a Library T-Shirt!
 
Snacks
A snack table will be set out for patrons who stop by.
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