River Readings: Todd Davis


The River Readings visiting writer series connects authors working in a variety of genres with students, faculty and staff through classroom visits, mealtime conversations, and a public reading of their work.

This fall, River Readings welcomes Todd Davis, award-winning author of four full-length collections of poetry. Come hear Todd read from his work and talk about his creative process on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 PM in the Wilson Center. A reception and book-signing will follow the reading.

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Create and Learn all about Insect Inspired Art

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“Romantid Liaisons” Drawing by Taylor Hager

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Dr. Barrett Klein

Wednesday, Sept 17, join us at Tredway Library as we learn all about insects and see art inspired by these wondrous creatures. The fun begins at 6 pm with Entomology students acting as guides to learn more about the insects on display. Vicki Peterson, retired Longfellow kindergarten teacher, will assist children in making their own insect inspired creations. The highlight of the evening will be a family friendly presentation by Dr. Barrett Klein, entomologist and artist from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse at 7 pm. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of science and art.

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Storage For Big Projects

Senior Inquiry Buckets

Extra storage for Inquiry Projects

Ever wished you had a little storage for your big inquiry paper?  Hate lugging books and materials back and forth between home and the library?

Tredway Library offers a limited number of storage buckets for students working on resource-heavy projects.  Inquire at the 2nd floor circulation desk for more information.

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Working with the John Henry Hauberg papers

One of Tredway Library’s student workers, Ruki Girish, has written about her work in the library for the AugieBlog. Ruki works in Special Collections processing the John Henry Hauberg glass plate negatives, a collection of over 7,000 photographic images taken by Hauberg, including photos of his family, travels, natural surroundings, and local research interests. This has been a very challenging but fascinating journey for Ruki, who is poised to finish the project before she graduates this year. An excerpt from her blog follows.

“Hauberg stuck his fingers in every part of Quad Cities history he could reach and I wouldn’t know half as much as I do about why Tama, Iowa is important (Google it!) if not for him. And though I’ve had to slog through pictures of single cows and empty fields without the remotest inkling where they’re from, though I’ve had to slog through boxes and boxes of baby pictures (you haven’t met a proud father until you’ve met Hauberg), I’ve also seen beautiful pictures of temples in Mexico, of the good old Mississippi and of Augustana itself.”

Click here to read Ruki’s entire AugieBlog post, “My Life’s Work (at Augie).” Well done, Ruki. Keep up the good work!

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Stairway recarpeting under way

use elevatorsWe love when people walk and take the stairs. It’s a healthy thing to do, and good for the environment.  Win-win! However, starting today, the internal library stairs are being recarpeted. We will keep you posted on the progress, but for the moment, we recommend taking the elevator.

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Caught! Insect Inspired Art

Caught FinalTredway Library is positively crawling with wonderful insect-inspired art! Check out our display through the end of the fall term.

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Library hours for Labor Day weekend

Labor Day Hours

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