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World War I Posters
May 19, 2015

A collection of World War I posters on loan from the History & Political Studies Department will be on display on the library’s main floor February 15 through May 19, 2015.

Art in Poetry Exhibit
May 19, 2015

In honor of National Poetry Month, artists from the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga will showcase a collection of art inspired by poems. This exhibit will be on display March 3 through May 19, 2015 on the library’s second floor. The Civic Arts League, Inc. is a non-profit organization consisting of multi-talented artists and associates. It is dedicated to the stimulation of creative art and the promotion of its cultural and educational interests.

Library Board Game Night
April 30, 2015

Every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., students are invited to come play board games in the library’s instruction lab. Stop by the circulation desk to check out one of our many strategy board games. Titles include Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Bolide, Pandemic, Acquire, Khet 2.0: Laser Game, Carcassonne, Agricola, and Power Grid.  This event does not occur if the library is closed.

Blind Date with a Book
March 02, 2015

All are welcome to participate in Blind Date with a Book. This unique display gives readers a chance to select a wrapped book based on a few characteristics of the work. This display will be up until March 2, 2015.

The Fox
February 28, 2015

The Fox, retold and illustrated by Kathryn L. Grier, is currently on display on the library's second floor.  This work of art will be displayed through Feb. 2015.

Valentine's Day Craft
February 16, 2015

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to create a free handmade Valentine’s Day card for that special someone. The craft area will be available until February 16, 2015 on the library’s main floor.

Book Art
January 31, 2015

A collection of book art on loan from Reflections Gallery is on display on the library's main floor.  These unique pieces will be on display through Jan. 2015.

Art in the Library
December 15, 2014

Who is My Neighbor? painted by Daud Akhriev is currently on display on the library’s second floor. This work of art is on loan from the Samaritan Center through December 15, 2014.

More Art in the Library
December 01, 2014

A collection of Theodore R. Davis drawings depicting the Civil War are on display on the library’s second floor. These prints will be on display through December 2014.

Instagram Challenge
November 28, 2014

All are encouraged to tag pictures taken in the library with #McKeeLibrary on Instagram.  The best two photographers chosen by the library staff will win a $25 iTunes gift card.  Winners will be chosen on Nov. 28.

National Chocolate Day
October 28, 2014

The first 100 students or faculty who check out a book on Tuesday, October 28 will receive a chocolate bar in honor of National Chocolate Day.

Annual Center for the Study of 19th Century America Celebration
October 24, 2014

McKee Library will host the annual Center for the Study of 19th Century America Celebration (formerly known as the Mark Twain Celebration) on Friday, October 24th, at 2pm in the library’s Knowledge Commons on the main floor. This year’s speaker will be Ben Tarnoff, author of The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Reinvented American Literature. His presentation is entitled "Mark Twain and the Bohemians of the Far Western Frontier".

Students can earn convocation credit by attending the celebration. Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for signed copies of the author's books and $50 and $25 Village Market gift certificates. The library is happy to once again be part of Alumni Weekend.

 Jose Galvez
Photographer Jose Galvez
October 15, 2014

Photographer Jose Galvez will exhibit his collection Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South on the library’s main floor September 15 through October 15, 2014.

The exhibit features dozens of photographs documenting the life of the Latinos living in the southern United States. For more information on the artist and his work, please visit his website.

He will present for the Latin American Heritage Convocation in the Library’s Knowledge Commons Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Southern Adventist University’s Latin American Club.

Mark Twain Celebration
October 25, 2013

All are invited to attend the annual Mark Twain Celebration, which will take place during Alumni Weekend on Friday, October 25 at 2pm. The guest speaker will be Victor Fischer, principal editor of the Mark Twain Papers at the Bancroft Library, University of California – Berkeley. Fischer will talk about what it means to “edit” Mark Twain, with a special focus on Twain’s letters. In addition to the lecture, some of the items belonging to McKee Library’s Duane and Eunice Bietz Collection of Mark Twain materials will be on display during the event. This exciting event will take place in McKee Library’s Knowledge Commons on the main floor. CONVOCATION CREDIT OFFERED!