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Friends of the NIU Libraries: Activities & Programs

2017 Programs


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited

Faculty Book Reception
Come help us celebrate
2016 NIU faculty book publications

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Founders Memorial Library
Staff Lounge

RSVP not required
For further information, please call 753-5290 or email Kathy Ladell.

Please Join Us!

Save the dates! April 24th & 25th, 2017

New York Times Bestseller Jeff VanderMeer
Borne Reading, Q&A, book signing

Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Yusunas Meeting Room
DeKalb Public Library
309 Oak Street, DeKalb

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Borne will be on sale thanks to Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.
Co-sponsored by NIU STEM Read, with thanks to the DeKalb Public Library for the use of their space.

Friday, May 5, 2017, 3-5 pm

Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting

Please join us in Rare Books and Special Collections (Founders Library 402) for frozen custard from Ollie’s with all the trimmings, and the world’s shortest annual business meeting.

2016 Programs

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7-8 pm

Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th floor
Dr. Tin Laing Win, Associate Professor in History, Mandalay University
“The Art of Cartography in Ancient Burma”
Co-sponsored with the Center for Burma Studies, the NIU Libraries Southeast Asia Collection, and the NIU Art Museum

Past Programs

Free parking in the Visitor's Lot and the Parking Garage is available beginning after 7:00 pm. Click here for a map of Founders Memorial Library and parking lots in the central NIU Campus area.

For more information, please call (815) 753-9838 or email. Thank you for your generous support!

Contact Us

Chalermsee Olson, Interim Dean

Phone: (815) 753-1995


Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

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