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Spring 2016 Coffee Talks

  • Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016: Book Discussion (4:00 pm): All the Light We Cannot See
    Haley Walters led the first of two discussions on Anthony Doerr's novel, All the Light We Cannot See, which recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  • Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 to Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016: Art Exhibit by students of Robert Marsh
    Works by students in Art 323 (Advanced Painting) are on exhibit in Blount Library through March 21.
  • Thursday, Jan 21, 2016: MLA Workshop (2:30 pm)
    Workshop on Modern Language Association style for research papers and works cited. Presented by Kevin Harden.
  • Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016: Book Discussion (4:00 pm): All the Light We Cannot See
    Haley Walters led the second of two discussions on Anthony Doerr's novel, All the Light We Cannot See, which recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  • Thursday, Feb 4, 2016: APA Workshop (2:30 pm)
    Workshop on American Psychological Association style for research papers and references. Presented by Kevin Harden.
  • Thursday, Feb 4, 2016: Book Discussion (6:00-8:00 pm)
    Dr. Robin Dabney discussed her recently published memoir, Painting Black Birds in Yellow Sky.
  • Thursday, Feb 18, 2016: MLA Workshop (2:30 pm)
    Workshop on Modern Language Association style for research papers and works cited. Presented by Kevin Harden.
  • Thursday, Mar 3, 2016: APA Workshop (2:30 pm)
    Workshop on American Psychological Association style for research papers and references. Presented by Kevin Harden.
  • Thursday, Mar 17, 2016: MLA Workshop (2:30 pm)
    Workshop on Modern Language Association style for research papers and works cited. Presented by Kevin Harden.
  • Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 to Thursday, Apr 21, 2016: Student Art Work - Spotlight Show
    A selection of student art work from both art majors and minors will be on display in the Blount Library Academic Commons.
  • Thursday, Mar 31, 2016: APA Workshop (2:30 pm)
    Workshop on American Psychological Association style for research papers and references. Presented by Kevin Harden.
  • Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016: Book Discussion (4:00 pm)
    Library Circulation Manager, Linda Lemery will present a review of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, using the Socratic Seminar Method.
  • Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016: Book Discussion (4:00 pm)
    Linda Lemery will present a review of Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire, using the Socratic Seminar Method.
  • Thursday, Apr 14, 2016: MLA Workshop (2:30 pm)
    Workshop on Modern Language Association style for research papers and works cited. Presented by Kevin Harden.
  • Monday, Apr 18, 2016: Book Discussion (6:00 pm)
    Marilyn P. Gunter will lead a discussion on Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This book recently won both the National Book Award and the NAACP Image Award.
  • Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016: Book Discussion (4:00 pm)
    Linda Lemery will present a review of Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay, using the Socratic Seminar Method.
 

Student Art Exhibit Continues Through April 21st

 

About Library Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks are brief presentations on academic resources and topics of interest to the Averett community, followed by questions and discussion. Averett students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend ... and to propose and present new topics! Join us for learning, dialog and coffee at the Mary B. Blount Library. Look for specific times and topics on this page. We are grateful to Friends of the Library and the Cathy Mason Edwards Literary Fund for supporting this initiative. 

If you would like to participate in a book discussion, but do not have a copy of the book, please contact Jim Verdinin at the Mary Blount Library (434-791-5694, jverdini@averett.edu) to request one. For Mrs. Lemery's Hunger Games series, a brief description of Socratic Seminar rules and a series of 8 questions will accompany each book when participants pick them up.

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Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Call Number: E185.615 .C6335 2015
ISBN: 9780812993547
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men--bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion.

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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: Children's Literature: PZ7.C6837 Hun 2008
ISBN: 9780439023528
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

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Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: Children's Literature: PZ7.C6837 Cat 2009
ISBN: 9780545586177
Publication Date: 2013-06-04
Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

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Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: Children's Literature: PZ7.C6837 Moc 2010
ISBN: 9780545663267
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
"My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead." Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Though she's long been a part of the revolution, Katniss hasn't known it. Now it seems that everyone has had a hand in the carefully laid plans but her. The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay.

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