Spring 2023 Exam Slam: April 30 from 7pm-Midnight

Exam Slam will be held Sunday, April 30 from 7pm to midnight at LSSU Library.

LSSU Library, the Academic Success Center and Laker Success are teaming up to to offer Exam Slam, held from 7am to midnight at LSSU Library on Sunday, April 30, for all LSSU students.

This end-of-semester event features free snacks and drinks, tutors, librarians, and Academic Success and Laker Success staff offering support to help students finish their final prep for Finals Week.    Attendees will also have the chance to win hourly prize giveaways.  So stop in, and get ready to SLAM your EXAMs!

2nd Annual 2×2 Tiny Art Show

The LSSU Library is hosting the 2nd Annual Tiny Art Show in February!    

Entries are due by 5pm on February 20, 2023; the Tiny Art Show will go on display on February 22, 2023.

To participate, stop in to the library to pick up a free 2×2 canvas (limit of 1 per person please, while supplies last) and an entry form (or download a form). Participants are also welcome to use their own materials; 2D and 3D works are permitted, so long as they don’t exceed 2″ x 2″ or 2″ x 2″ x 2″ in size.  We welcome the LSSU community and the public to submit their tiny masterpieces for display!

In conjunction with the Tiny Art Show, the Library is hosting a free Tiny Art Workshop Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 6-8pm in the Library Learning Commons; 2×2 canvases, paint and brushes will be supplied.  The workshop is free and open to the public.

Changing Perceptions…Exceeding Expectations

Join us at 1 PM on Monday, October 31, 2022, when the LSSU Library will be hosting Jessica Ann Rickert, DDS, in the Library Learning Commons.  Her talk, “Changing Perceptions…Exceeding Expectations”  will chronicle her journey to becoming the first female Native American dentist.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 @ 5pm: 2022-23 Campus Read Author Will Allen


Will Allen will speak in the LSSU Library at 5pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Will Allen, the author of the 2022-23 LSSU Campus Read The Good Food Revolution is visiting campus on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, and will present a talk on his work in the Library Learning Commons at 5pm.
A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-winner, Mr. Allen will share the story of his grassroots movement to change the way our nation eats.

LSSU Library Scholar Series Presents “Localized Extinction And Reintroduction of Fisher Populations “

Dr. Andrew Rankin, King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Asst. Professor

Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11am

The fisher is a carnivorous, forest dwelling mammal whose
historical range included boreal forests of Canada, the Great
Lakes region, and portions of the Rocky Mountains and
Cascade Mountains. Fisher populations declined after the
early 1900s due to trapping and habitat loss, but were an
early subject of reintroduction efforts during the past
century.A picture of a fisher in a tree. a fisher is a carnivorous mammal, from the wessel familyDr. Rankin will discuss the natural history of the fisher and present data from a genetic assessment of a translocated fisher population in the northern Rocky Mts. This population originated from two translocation events that occurred in the 1990s where fishers were moved from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin into northern Idaho. Also discussing the factors that influence population restoration in reintroduction projects

LSSU Library Poetry Series Presents Lesley Belleau

Presenting: Lesley Belleau

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3pm in the Library Learning Commons.

Head Shot of Lesley Belleau. Pictured is the face of a lady with long brown hair .Lesley Belleau is an Anishnaabekwe writer, educator, and activist from the Ojibway Nation of Ketegaunseebee (Garden River First Nation), located outside of Bawating/Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  She is a Ph.D candidate in the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, focusing on studying Indigenous Feminine Literature and Narratives, and is currently a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Queen’s University.  Lesley is the author of the short fiction collections The Colour of Dried Bones (Kegedonce Press) and Sweat (Your Scrivener Press), and most recently was the winner of the Pat Lowther Award for her poetry collection Indianland (ARP).

the Cover of Lesley Belleau's book Indianland.

Belleau will give an overview of her works, which explore feminist and Indigenous perspectives, and discuss lived experiences, followed by a reading and questions from the audience. This event will be held in the Learning Commons area of the Kenneth J. Shouldice Library.

Cover of Lesley Belleau book, the Colour of Dried BonesThis event is free and open to the public, there will be light refreshments.

Conversation Café

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 4pm
in the Library Learning Commons

Cartoon style picture. A green, blue and purple mugs of hot liquid with faces are talking to each other.The topic for this Conversation Cafe will be the
Line 5 Pipeline

If you are tired of small talk, join LSSU Library for some Big Talk!
LSSU Library will be hosting a Conversation Cafe, a simple and easy-to-follow discussion format that allows people with diverse opinions to meaningfully contribute in a respectful environment.



LSSU Sustainability Series – Planetary Boundaries: Limits to Growth and Possible Solutions

Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 2pm Library Learning Commons

 Presenting Prof. Barbara Evans
Head Shot of Professor Barbara Evans. She has long straight hair down, wearing a grey t-shirt.
Biology Professor Barbara Evans here at Lake Superior State University

The concept of planetary boundaries addresses the resource limits of the planet.
In particular, limited freshwater and nutrients for agriculture are a concern, especially as demand increases due to expectations for common standards of living, as well as a growing human population. Climate change is making crop yields less predictable.  At the same time, conventional agriculture is wasteful of these resources and puts more pressure on limited freshwater resources. Aquaponics is being considered as an approach to food security that may provide resilience in the face of these potential encroachments on planetary boundaries. These systems can be placed locally to reduce the need for transportation of food; they conserve water and nutrients and so may allow us to increase food yields without exceeding the limits to growth. However, as a relatively new agricultural concept, much needs to be done to create an educated workforce and develop business models that ensure success.”

This event is free and open to the public

LSSU Library Writers Series Presents Angeline Boulley

Presenting: Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter. We are thrilled to have local award-winning author Angeline here in LSSU Library.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7pm in the Library Learning Commons.
a headshot picture of Angeline Boulley. Head and shoulders of a woman with a black sweater and wearing a gold chain
Angeline Boulley

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel, and was an instant #1 NYT Bestseller. It also won the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature (Teen category) in 2022.

image shows the front cover of the book Fire Keepers Daughter. ornately decorative

In this riveting novel, a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine, has never quite fit in—both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.

After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?

This event is free and open to the public there will be light refreshments.


LSSU Library Culinary Series – Great Egg-spectations!

Friday, February 11th, 2022 @ NOON
Library Learning Commons

In January of 2014, Zachary Schroeder was chosen from a refined roster of professional chefs from across the country with extensive management and leadership backgrounds, to launch LCCS’s unique program and restaurant. Particularly notable was his relentless devotion to culinary excellence, with particular focus on the farm-to-table fine dining experience. A native of Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, with French Canadian heritage, he fully relates to its rich history and wealth of natural resources, having grown up appreciating all that the woods and waters and farmlands have to offer, and thus the simplicity of nature as it relates to foods.

Les Cheneaux Culinary School – how about a discussion on preparing eggs in various ways…..

French Omelet, French Scramble, Poached, Boiled and Perfect!

  This lecture based demonstration explores the various methods of preparing eggs. Techniques discussed will include poaching, scrambling, omelette, boiling and perfect.  Zachary will also touch on the basic tools and equipment needed for egg cookery.

Also, included will be a comparison of eggs from various farm birds including chicken, turkey, duck, and quail. 

This event is free and open to the public.