Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Invitation to a party...

You’re invited! We're hosting an Open House at the L.W. Nixon Library to celebrate our renovated and redesigned college library at Butler Community College.

Come and go from 8 am - 9 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13th and 14th, 2005

Refreshments at all times


Prizes, food, music, art, books and authors! Life doesn't get any
better than this - unless it's all together in one place. That will
happen in the L.W. Nixon Library during our Open House, celebrating the new school year and recognizing the work done by the staff to upgrade the facility this past year. Since January, we have re-carpeted, painted, and reorganized the library, and re-shelved thousands of books and materials. You are invited!

We've planned two days of events Tuesday, September 13,
and Wednesday, September 14, 2005, so you can come when you can, leave when you must. Events each day include hourly tours; musical performances by faculty and friends; and 7 pm showings of movie selections from the two library DVD collections of musicals, and of early world cinema (funded from a 2005 ILDP grant) . On display will be new books and photographs of the library's changing style during its history in 1928, 1941 and 1986. Enjoy refreshments, a noontime demonstration of the library databases, and a drawing for prizes for those who take a library tour.

Dr. Jackie Vietti, President of Butler, and Micaela Ayers, Directory of
Library Services, will preside over the dedication of the renovated and redesigned facility at 4 pm Tuesday, September 13. Former director, Brian Beattie, and Dean of Academic support services, Kaye Meyers, will both speak.

At 10 am Tuesday, we will dedicate new art for the folk arts collection. At 4 pm Wednesday, September 14, an Authors' Forum will occur.

New Art Donated

The collection is growing! The Folk Arts collection of the L.W. Nixon
Library, Butler Community College, is pleased to announce the donation of 5 paintings by Kansas folk-artist Warren "Homer" Chambers. Join the campus and library in a musical reception and celebration of the gift at 10 am, September 14, 2005.

The collection is a memorial to Marianne Koke, former Butler
instructor, who with her husband Don, owned and performed in the Iron Horse Concert Hall in The Music Emporium. Marianne died in 1996. Don Koke and musical colleague Teresa Bachman will perform folk art music at the reception.

Author's Forum

What does it feel like to get your name in print? How do you find a
publisher? What's the future of books, magazines, and libraries? Join poet John Jenkinson, scientist Bill Langley, and author Peter De
Vries for an Authors' Forum and book signing 4 pm, September 14, to explore publishing and printing.

All three of the authors at the forum are Butler faculty. Dr. John Jenkinson, a Butler English teacher, is a prize winning poet whose major volume of poetry is being published this fall. Dr. Bill Langley is a biology teacher at Butler with publications in the scientific world. Longtime lover of mythology and fantasy fiction, Peter DeVries writes daily and teaches English courses for high school and Butler college students at Andover. He recently published "Wistrix Donn" and is currently at work on a fantasy novel with the working title "Blood of Gods."


4 pm Tuesday, Dedication and Reception

10 am Wednesday, Don Koke & Teresa Backman, perform Live folk music celebrating books, art and life

4pm Wednesday, Authors’ Forum

7pm Tuesday and Wednesday: Film selections


Library is on the Butler Community College Campus, 901 S. Haverhill Road in El Dorado. Park at the main parking lot on the east side of campus, and walk in past the flag pole. The library is on the second floor Elevator is available at the rear of the building.

For more information, contact me. See you soon!


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