LSSU Library will host its first Conversation Café with the topic of “Living Versus Thriving in the EUP”; we invite you to join us for an engaging evening of conversation in a format that that allows even strangers to quickly get into deep, compassionate discussion.
Monday, September 20, 2021 @ 4pm
Library Learning Commons
Do you find yourself wishing for something a little different?
Something more than the daily routine?
Something to win friends and impress your roommates?
Try making it yourself!
When you learn to prepare your own food using a few common cooking implements and some simple tips and techniques, you take control of a large part of your life.
Whether you want to start eating healthier, are looking for a way to showcase your hosting skills, or just want to add a little spice and pizzazz to your diet, learning to prepare food in the privacy of your room will give you a great start.
We will be learning to prepare fresh and delicious food using cooking equipment you may already have on hand. Using hands-on demonstrations and take-home recipes, you will come away with a new understanding of what it takes to be a great home cook.
Dr. Kristin Larsen, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, will share information about QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training. Following Dr. Larsen’s presentation, attendees will meet at Pleger Commons for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of lost love ones and for the survivors of suicide. Afterwards we will kick off the Cycle the Globe Campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention efforts around the world.
To celebrate Pi Day this year, LSSU Library is holding a Piaku Contest.
What is a Piaku?
A Piaku is a form of poetry similar to Haiku, but instead of the 5-7-5 syllabic form, the number of syllables per line corresponds to the digits of pi. And, given the nature of pi, there is no limit to the length of a Piaku!
An example Piaku, created by Marc Boucher:
(3) Why oh Why
(4) Students fail to
(5) Before going to
(9) Class when they know the teacher will ask
(6) They will not raise their hands
(5) For they do not know
(3) The answers
To submit your Piaku for our contest, email it to email@example.com by 3:14pm on March 12, 2021.
And please join us in the Library Learning Commons by the giant whiteboard on Thursday, March 11 @ 2pm for a Piaku workshop to craft your winning piaku. All submitted piakus will be shared to our Facebook page and displayed on the library’s lobby monitors.
What does the winner get?
We will include the winning piaku in the April 2021 Communique, and the winning poet gets a pie!
Dr. Garvon will explore some of the current subtle changes that may have a profound impact on our treasured wildlife and recreation activities of the north woods. Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 @ 4pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons.
We would like to invite you to join us for the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Big Read kickoff event at Lake Superior State University Library. The campus and local community are reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a story set on the Ojibwe reservation of North Dakota.
We are honored to have Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community as our keynote speaker for this evening’s event.
Following Chairman Newland’s address, we will watch a short documentary, “This River” which offers an indigenous perspective on the tragic experience of searching for the many missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Joining us for a panel discussion on these issues along with Bryan Newland, will be Chief Judge Jocelyn Fabry of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the Executive Director of the Diane Peppler Center, Betsy Huggett.
Afternoon coffee and delicious treats will be served by LSSU Catering.
As a follow up to our Culinary Series, where we enjoyed a demonstration on Lacto Fermentation, we are excited to bring you a talk on food preservation, with MSU Extension experts, Beth Waitrovich and Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague. Please join us!
This virtual presentation featuring Beth Waitrovich and Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague with MSU Extension will cover the basics of food preservation including equipment needed, ways to preserve food including canning, freezing and dehydrating, what foods need to be canned in a pressure canner and what can be processed in a hot water bath or steam canner. A question and answer session will follow.
Attend in person in the Library Learning Commons, or watch viaZoom @ https://bit.ly/lssulibfoodpres
There are still some spots available for what is shaping up to be a fabulous program with stops in Limerick, Galway and Dublin. You will explore cultural, interdisciplinary, and healthcare issues in Ireland and will experience the richness of Irish history, music, art, traditions and cuisine during the trip. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Galway, a small city of almost 80,000 on Ireland’s west coast will host festivals, exhibits, concerts and workshops throughout the year relating to the Irish language, landscape and migration.
The events are by artists from Galway in addition to European artists who will “unveil their own interpretations of these themes,” the city’s 2020 programme website states. – By Euronews • last updated: 31/12/2019
As with the United States, Ireland’s west coast has historically attracted pioneers and mavericks. Battered by Atlantic winds, the weather is fiercer here than in the cultivated east. This is a rural land where people live by their own rules, and artists are drawn by the sublime beauty of the rocky landscape. The capital of County Galway, Galway City, is an artsy enclave where bonhomie and erudition are prized.
Festivals bloom freely in Galway, with cultural gatherings spread across its calendar like wild heather. Visit any season, and you’ll happen across celebrations of food, music, history, art, literature and nature, plus everything from burlesque to banjos, and ponies to Pride. – Katia Hetter and the CNN Travel Team, CNN • Updated 6th January 2020