Thursday, November 20, 2014

Library Open on Saturday Before Finals Week

The Gardner-Harvey Library will offer extra study hours to students on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  We will be open from Noon until 4:00pm that day.  If you need a quiet place to study, please come to the library and use our open seating areas, our STAR lounges, or the Group Study Area downstairs.  Staff will be on hand to provide assistance.

Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available.

The Hidden Beauty of Wood

Enjoy a new display at the library of beautiful wood-worked pieces.

Most of the items in the library display were handcrafted by James Barton Wallace.  Mr. Wallace was an avid woodworker and produced most of the objects using a lathe and turning tools.  He enjoyed using all kinds of wood including some unusual woods from native and fruit trees.  The collection includes oak, cherry, black walnut, osage orange (hedge apple), hickory, peach and others.  Different stains and finishes are used to highlight the individual qualities of the wood.  The turned specimens are on loan from Mr. Wallace’s daughter, Maude Haeger, and granddaughter, Shannon Weaver, who is a Miami University student.  

3D Printing: Bring Your Ideas to Life

3D printing can turn a digital file into a practical or decorative item in a matter of minutes or hours.   Join us in the library makerspace to see how 3D printing works.  Learn how to create your own 3D files with software or a 3D scannner, and how to find 3D files that others have created and shared.  Have an item scanned (maybe your head!) for later printing. 

The workshop will be held on December 3, 2014, from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Gardner-Harvey Library Makerspace on the main level of the library.