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Credit is a tool. Learn how to use it wisely to build a better financial future with the GOOD CREDIT GAME! Join the Student Money Management Center at UIS Brookens Library on Tuesday, April 3rd, for a fun way to enhance your financial knowledge. This is a borrowing badge eligible activity. Learn more about the University of Illinois Financial Literacy Badges progra
In recognition of Drop Everything and Read Day, Brookens Library will be traveling around campus with a book truck filled with free prizes! Hope to see you around campus.
Join us for an fun "crafternoon" where we will be making bookmarks using up-cycled materials while enjoying sustainably sourced tea and coffee from Custom Cup. We will be discussing the importance of using sustainable business practices with the owners of Custom Cup and highlighting sustainable resources available at the Library!
Board Game Day in Brookens The end of the year can be a stressful time. Take a break from your studies at the library for Board Game Day! We are excited to be partnering with the International Student Association for our final Game Day of the Spring Semester! This fun event will take place: Thursday, April 19 4:00 – 6:00 pm – Library Lower Level!
The week before finals calls for extended library hours and COFFEE! Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4, the Library will be open an extra 3 hours each night so you have a safe place to study into the wee hours. We will also be serving coffee, tea, and snacks in the late evening . Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:00 am & Friday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Free cereal bar in the lower level of the library.
Join us Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the UIS Student Union Ballroom. A cash bar & book exchange kicks off the evening, from 5:30 - 6:00, with the meeting & dinner beginning at 6:00. Guest speaker Pamela Bannos will begin her discussion of her book Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife, immediately following, at 7:00 pm. Members: $30, Non-Members $35 for the dinner
Guest speaker Pamela Bannos will discuss her book "Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife" at 7:00 pm in the UIS Student Union Ballroom. This lecture is free and open to the public with a book signing immediately following.
The Library has so much to offer! Did you know we have a special collection of "things"! We have a wide variety of household items, technology items, and board games including: sewing machine, board games, kitchen blender, DSLR camera, cake pans, ironing board and iron, and so much more! Stop by the Library's tables to see the free resources & services we provide!
It’s Welcome Week at UIS! We are helping kick off the new year with our annual MYO Bookend Event! Do you have a bookshelf and a stack of books? Do you need a bookend to help keep that stack tidy? Well you are in luck! Librarians Sarah Sagmoen and Nancy Weichert will be crafting DIY bookends with students in Student Union on Thursday, August 30 from 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Brookens Library & the Friends of Brookens Library in partnership with the Diversity Center & Capital Honors Scholars Program will be taking a group of UIS students to the Illinois College campus to hear Colson Whitehead, author of "The Underground Railroad" speak about his award winning book.
Contemporary Attacks on American Constitutional Freedom: Hate In recognition of Constitution Day. A panel will discuss current issues related to free speech, political discourse, race, sexuality, & the press. They will examine how the U.S. Constitution addresses the civil liberties related to these important issues that we believe constitute the core of U.S. citizenship.
Join the Library from 11am-2pm in the Student Union for Talk Like a Pirate Day! We will have a Make Your Own Pirate Eyepatch station, fun giveaways, and tasty treats throughout the day! Look for us around campus too. You never know where we will be popping up!
Homecoming Week at the University of Illinois Springfield is fast approaching, which means it's time for the Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale! This year the annual Book Sale will take place on Thursday October 4, 2018. Support the Library by attending this year's Book Sale!
Brookens Library invites you to help us celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of our Main Floor on Monday, October 15! We have been freshening the space on the 2nd Floor by replacing the carpet, relocating computer stations into more functional work areas, and adding new paint and furniture pieces. We will be giving away free food and library swag! Stop by & join in on the fun
Join Brookens Library and SAC from 8:00PM - 11:00PM on Friday October 19th for Haunted Library on the fourth floor of Brookens Library.