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Spin the Wheel of Rumi

Celebrate Islam Awareness Week and “Spin the Wheel of Rumi!” The number you land on determines which Rumi quote is meant for you. Several English translations of Rumi’s poems and books about Rumi are included in the display: The Masnavi: Book One The Masnavi: Book Two Rumi A Moth to the Flame: The Life of […]

Islam Awareness Week

A meet-and-greet at the library, lectures, and panel discussions are all planned during Islam Awareness Week. The first event is an opportunity to meet your Muslim classmates while enjoying donuts and coffee on the front porch of the Library. October 22 ⋅ 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Muslim Life on American College Campuses” will be the […]

Win a private study room for a month!

The library has created a private, upgraded study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and their friends.  Perks include: exclusive access to the upgraded study room for one month (think of it as your own office in the library for the month of November floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall comfy lounge chair large study table with […]

Dr. Douglas Brinkley’s Books

Dr. Douglas Brinkley, a best-selling author and one of America’s most revered presidential historians, will speak at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville on Thursday, October 25, at 6 p.m. His talk, “Highs and Lows of the American Presidency: Past, Present and Future,” is sponsored by the American History Book Club (AHBC) and Forum and […]

Please Go on an Adventure with Your Gardener

by Gabe Fresa, Library Intern, Summer 2018 Sixty-three years ago, the final book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy was published. The series focuses on the quest to destroy the “Ring of Power” and permanently end the Dark Lord Sauron’s malevolent influence in Middle Earth. A young hobbit and his gardener encounter numerous […]

Homecoming Tent and Open House

Are you planning to attend Homecoming? If so, visit the Furman University Libraries’ tent on the Furman Mall. We would love to see alumni, and especially library student assistant alums, on Saturday, October 20th from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Furman’s Special Collections and Archives is celebrating Homecoming with several events throughout the weekend. “Behind the […]

Pascal visits the library!

Meet Pascal the bookworm! He’s visiting all the PASCAL member libraries and spreading the word about the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries. If you need a book that we don’t have, check PASCAL (http://www.pascalcat.org/) to see if it is available through a partner library. This service is free to Furman students, faculty, and staff. Want more […]

The Wizard Behind the Curtain

For the Furman University Libraries to function, a lot of the work goes on behind the scenes. Meet the wizard behind the curtain, Rebekah Ostini.  Rebekah is the Coordinator for Content Management who oversees acquisitions, coordinates the purchasing of new materials, creates and maintains access to electronic resources, and handles the serials. In addition to […]

SC Voter Registration Deadline Extended

The South Carolina voter registration deadline is extended 10 days in the wake of massive flooding from Hurricane Florence.  According to an article in The Post and Courier, South Carolina voters in all 46 counties have until October 17 to register in person, online or by mail. Pick up a SC voter registration form at the […]

Fall Break Hours

The James B. Duke Library will be operating under an altered schedule during Fall Break. October 6  Saturday  1:00pm-5:00pm October 7  Sunday  1:00pm-5:00pm October 8  Monday  9:00am-5:00pm October 9  Tuesday  9:00am-1:00am