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News and Events of the Leonard H. Axe Library, and of the
Kansas Technology Center Library - Pittsburg (KS) State University

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What’s Friends of Axe Been Up to Lately? (Or...More News Is Good News)

Well, as you all know by now, we are all very busy working to improve the collection and services of Axe Library. Here is just a brief list.

1. Children’s Book Festival, March 31st, 2007 – The Friends earned quite a lot of funds at our book festival last month. We hope to invest it in our 10th annual DeGruson Memorial Lecture (see below) as well as our new edition of A Closer Look.

2. Outstanding Friends Group Award – Awarded to us by Friends of Kansas Libraries on March 5th, 2007 for outstanding achievement in 2006. On April 11, a representative will be picking up a certificate and a $100.00 check at the Kansas Library Association Tri-Conference in Topeka.

3. A Closer Look, 2nd ed. – A much improved version of our campus history. New pictures, new text, new maps, new entries and much, much more. Due out in May, the books will sell in the Library for $5.00.

4. Community Bazaar – Friends of Axe has reserved a table at the Fall Community Bazaar. From September 28th to September 30th we will be selling donated paperbacks and leftovers from the Children’s Book Festival at cut rate prices.

5. DeGruson Memorial Lecture, October 9, 2007 – 7PM in the Special Collections Dept. Refreshments to follow. Dr. Sharon Neet, scholar in SEK History will deliver a lecture on the fascinating Girard publisher Emanuel Haldeman-Julius and his contributions to the culture of Southeast Kansas. Never heard of him? Well, come and find out. You won’t regret it. It’s our tenth anniversary lecture, so, it’s going to be great!

Need more detail? Check out our Summer 2007 online newsletter!

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