Criss Library BOGO Book Fair!
Criss Library and the UNO Library Friends will host a "Buy One, Get One Free" Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, from 9 am to 6 pm. For every item purchased, customers can choose a second book of equal or lesser value for free.
The UNO Honors Program supports Liberty Elementary School, and books may be purchased and donated to the school's literacy program.
Proceeds will benefit the UNO Criss Library Juvenile Book Collection.
For more information, contact event organizer Melissa Cast-Brede at 554.3130 or mcast@ unomaha.edu.
Take a stroll down to Archives & Special Collections to visit a couple of new exhibits on display or take advantage of your almost last chance to check out the Hagel 1996 Campaign and Icarian displays which are ending soon. Stop in to learn about material from the Fine Arts Press Collection and the University Archives with the following two new displays.
“The Impulse to Publish: Selections from Allan Kornblum’s Coffee House Press, 1984-1989,” March 26-July 6, 2015
The Coffee House Press published several titles each year beginning in 1984, and the titles here showcase the variety of its output from its earliest days. There is variety to be found in the physical design and construction of the volumes as well as the output, which includes prose, poetry, a play, a book intended for children, and even a humorous volume filled with advice. Publisher Allan Kornblum produced his first publication, Toothpaste, while a graduate student at the University of Iowa in 1970. After taking a typography course under Harry Duncan, who would later establish the book arts program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Kornblum launched Toothpaste Press, a small press producing poetry pamphlets and letterpress books. The press was reopened in 1984 as Coffee House Press, a nonprofit organization that initially combined letterpress printing with a small, rapidly growing literary publishing house. Coffee House Press published its final letterpress title in 1994, but continues today as one of the country’s top independent presses.
“Campus Computing, 1960s-1970s,” March 26-July 6, 2015
Learn about the University of Nebraska at Omaha's early computing years in this display. Through photographs and documents you will get a sense of what computers were like when they took up the better part of rooms rather than fitting in our backpacks and pockets.
A NEW exhibit What's Cooking: Cookbooks from Criss Library's Archives & Special Collections is now on display through June 9th in Archives & Special Collections. A cookbook collects recipes and provides directions about how to prepare and cook food, but the contents of cookbooks also tell us about the eating habits and culinary practices of a people, region, or time period. These texts can also serve to educate the reader or share an appreciation of a particular cuisine. Some of the cookbooks on display here are also examples of the celebration of communities: work colleagues, a religious community, the state of Nebraska, the nations of Afghanistan and the United States, and more.
AA/EEO Institution. For special needs, call 402-554-3206, TTY 402-554-3799
Criss Library Osborne Family Gallery Exhibit
Exhibition Hours: Mon-Thur 7am-12am | Fri 7am-5pm | Sat 9am-5pm | Sun 12pm-12am
All events are open to the public. UNO is an AA/EEO /ADA institution. The University of Nebraska at Omaha shall not discriminate based upon age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender-identity, sex, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, religion, or political affiliation.
The gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information about events and exhibits or special needs assistance, please call/contact the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library at (402) 554-2640 (TTY 402-554-3799) or email Linda Riviera. For university questions, accommodations or
assistance please call/contact Charlotte Russell, ADA/504 Coordinator (phone: 402-554-3490 or TTY 402-554-2978) or Anne Heimann, Interim
Director, Disability Services (phone: 402-554-2872).