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Friends of the NIU Libraries: Activities & Programs

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2014-2015 Programs


Annual Faculty & Staff Wine & Cheese Social

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4-6 pm

Rare Books and Special Collections, Founders Memorial Library, 4th floor

This is an invitation-only event. Please watch your mail for invitations!



Fantasy Fiction: Ask the Real Wizards!

Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 pm

Rare Books and Special Collections, Founders Memorial Library, 4th floor

In cooperation with DeKalb Public Library's The Big Read programming

Are you curious about the fantasy genre? Do you have questions about the next book you should read, or the best books in the genre? Whether your interests lean toward the most popular books, the foundational texts, or the more obscure gems of fantasy fiction, our panel is ready to answer your questions!

Please join us at 7:30 PM on Oct. 14 at the NIU Founders Memorial Library, in the Rare Books Room on the fourth floor, for an evening of question, answer, discussion, and discovery. Our panelists include: NIU Professor David Gorman; Hugo Award-winning editor Lynne M. Thomas; author and scholar Mary Anne Mohanraj; and local geek librarian Steven Torres-Roman. Parking is free on the NIU campus after 7 PM, and refreshments are provided.


Co-sponsored by the Friends of the NIU Libraries

This event is free and open to the public.


A Visit by Forensic Anthropologist, Dr. Kathy Reichs

Dr. Kathy Reichs

4:00 pm - Public Lecture/Talk with Kathy
5:00 pm - Book Signing
7:30 pm - Museum Gala (Event Registration will begin in Mid-August)

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to life through her fictional creation Temperance Brennan, featured in her books and on the hit Fox TV series Bones. Dr. Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. She has aided in the identification of war dead from WWII, Korea and SE Asia and assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now a Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, she started her professional career at Northern Illinois University. The Anthropology Museum is excited to welcome her back as the signature event for their 50th anniversary celebration.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the NIU Libraries



More events coming soon... stay tuned!












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Free parking in the Visitor's Lot and the Parking Garage is available beginning after 7:00 pm. Click here for a map of Founders Memorial Library and parking lots in the central NIU Campus area.

For more information, please call (815) 753-9838 or e-mail libraryfriend@niu.edu.

Click Here to see a listing of Past Programs (some articles and photos from past events are included)

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Last Updated: September 25, 2014