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Armacost Library Events Calendar

Welcome to the Events & Programs pages of Armacost Library. Here you will find descriptions of events, programs, exhibits, and endeavors we have. Many of the library's programs are time-sensitive, so please refer to the Armacost Library calendar.


Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys

Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys

The University of Redlands Armacost Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant. The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Local support is provided by University of Redlands Campus Diversity & Inclusion and Redlands Peace Academy.

To learn more about the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection and programming, please contact Armacost Library's Outreach Librarian, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, at or 909.748.8089.


Armacost Library Events for May/Summer 2013

The Annual Armacost Library Summer Book Sale will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 8 am to 4:30 pm on the North Patio, Garden Level of the Library Building.  Thousands of books, hundreds of classical music CD’s as well as LPs, maps, posters, DVDs, videos and all new this year … book and journal art!

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The University will host an event from 5 to 7 p.m. May 16 at the Redlands Room, located on the third floor of Armacost Library to accompany the publication, "Our House: A Showcase of Scholars, Authors and Artists of the University of Redlands." This event will be open to members of the University community and will feature the published works and exhibits of participating faculty, staff and administrators.


Past Events: Spring 2013

World Book Night, USA 2013
April 23, 2013 marks the International Day of the Book. To mark the occasion, volunteers in Europe and the United States pledge to give away 20 copies of a book title that they have read to new and reluctant readers. Armacost Library will be a designated pick-up location for WBN books. Select a book title and apply to be a WBN book giver by January 25, 2013. Please visit
World Book Night USA 2013for more information.

Blind Date With a Book 2013 (BDWB13)
Take a chance on a new love! Pick a book based on its description and check it out!

Only 46 items from our collections are wrapped and placed near our One-Stop Desk and reading areas on the 2nd floor of Armacost Library. Descriptions of the book are written on the wrapping to intrigue you. The Blind Dates are located near the Blind Date With a Book 2013 signs (BDWB13). Look for these and take a chance!

Blind Date With a Book 2013 (BDWB13) runs from February 4 to March 1, but only while Blind Dates are available. Blind Dates may be checked out by any patron with current borrowing privileges. Regular borrowing policies still apply. All Blind Dates are poetry and fiction. Some are film adaptations of books.

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Opening Reception
Armacost Library is hosting an Opening Reception to introduce the University community and the public to the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf. Please join us on February 17, 2013, 4-6pm at Armacost Library's 3rd floor lobby (directly in front of the Redlands Room). Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian: by Thursday, February 7, 2013.

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys film showing of Prince Among Slaves and facilitated discussion with Dr. Patrick Wing
Armacost Library, in cooperation with University of Redlands Campus Diversity & Inclusion and Redlands Peace Academy, honors African-American History Month 2013 with a film showing of Prince Among Slaves. Facilitated discussion will be led by Dr. Patrick Wing, history faculty member. The film showing will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 3-5:30pm at Gregory Hall 161. Space is limited. Please send RSVPs to Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian: by Thursday, February 14, 2013. A second showing will be held at Redlands Peace Academy on Wednesday, February 28, 2013, from 7-9:30pm. A third showing will be held at the Islamic Center of Riverside on Friday, March 8, 2013, from 7:30-9:30pm.   

Rate Your Date Raffle (BDWB13)
To help us evaluate Blind Date With a Book 2013 (BDWB13), we have created an evaluation form that doubles as a raffle entry. These can be found within the Blind Dates. Entries/evaluation forms can be returned to the Armacost Library One-Stop Desk or be submitted online (see the paper form for the URL and a QR code).

Each patron who submits an entry will be counted only once. Thanks to University of Redlands Campus Diversity & Inclusion and the English Department, we will select 10 lucky winners! Each winner will receive a $5 gift card to the Bulldog Cafe.

Only entries that provide names, phone numbers, and email addresses will be counted. To enter, submit the evaluation forms at the One-Stop Desk or use the URL or QR code on the form to submit online. Submit your evaluations by Friday, February 22! We'll announce the winners on Monday, March 4.

BDWB13 is brought to you by Sigma Tau Delta, Armacost Library, and University of Redlands Campus Diversity & Inclusion.

Need more information? Contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian, at 909-748-8089 or or Tasha Greenberg, Sigma Tau Delta Vice President of Public Relations, at

Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award
Deadline for submissions is March 8, 2013.

Are you proud of a research paper, poster, or project you have worked on this year? Consider submitting your work for the Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award.  More information about the award can be found at this web address:; or talk with your librarian:

This award isn’t the exclusive domain of the research paper.  Projects might include research involved in a musical or theater production, curating an exhibit, producing a film/video, developing a community service project, or tracing the historical research leading to current lab experiments or fieldwork.  Just to name a few of the possibilities.

Questions may also be directed to Shana Higgins (Education, and Interdisciplinary & Area Studies Librarian)

Information Literacy Faculty Showcase
Please join Armacost Library for a showcase highlighting four faculty members’ methods of integrating and developing information competencies through their curriculum. The IL Faculty Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2013from 4-5pm.

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Tea & Discussion events
The first Tea & Discussion event is titled "Islam 101," featuring Maria Khani. She will discuss the basic beliefs of Islam, including the Five Pillars, Sharia Law, Jihad, and women in Islam. Please join us on Thursday, March 28, 2013from 3-5pm at Gregory Hall 161.

The second Tea & Discussion event is "Know Your Muslim Neighbor," featuring Malek Bendelhoum. Please join us on Wednesday, April 3, 2013from 7-8pm at Redlands Peace Academy.

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys @ On Common Ground: Multicultural Festival
Armacost Library and Redlands Peace Academy will have an information booth at the UofR On Common Ground Multicultural Festival, to be held from 11:30am to 6pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Details to follow.

World Book Night 2013 Giver Reception
The WBN13 Reception is slated for Monday, April 15, 2013Details to follow.


Past Events: Fall 2012

Banned Books Week 2012
Celebrate our right to read and express during Banned Books Week!  Banned Books Week 2012 is slated from September 30 to October 6. This year, Banned Books Week is part of Armacost Library's celebration of Intellectual Freedom. In addition, Armacost Library is co-sponsoring the 2nd UofR Reads Out event on Wednesday, October 3, from 11:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Sign up to read a passage from a banned book! To participate, please contact Tasha Greenberg, Vice President of Public Relations of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society.

Open Access Week 2012
Armacost Library will be marking our fourth year of participation in International Open Access Week. Open Access Week 2012 runs from October 22 to October 28. The Library will highlight important trends being addressed by advocates of the Open Access movement and how the issues they raise affect academic, leisurely, and work-related use of information.


Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day 2012
Armacost Library participated in marking Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day by highlighting the power of maps to enhance storytelling with displays at Armacost Library and A.K. Smiley Public Library. Geography Awareness Week was marked on November 11 to November 17. GIS Day was marked on November 14, 2012.

Homecoming Weekend 2012 means Reunions, Alumni, and UofR Family
Scheduled for October 19 to 21, 2012. Armacost Library marked Homecoming Weekend by developing a display of images of the University of Redlands from postcards and photographs that depicted the changes over time from different parts of campus.


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