Monday, September 20, 2010
Hi, everyone, Happy Monday!
This week, I'd like to spread the word about the On Our Minds reading program. This is a library sponsored, campus-wide reading group. Our goal is to get the entire UMF community reading, discussing, learning, and reflecting on the themes presented in a book. This year: two for the price of one! We've chosen two Michael Pollan Books: In Defense of Food, and Food Rules. Our theme is Food for Thought, and all year long we'll be bringing you programming about the hottest topics in food and culture: sustainability, obesity, locavorism, community supported agriculture, and more. We have a comprehensive On Our Minds guide, available here, and it's just chock full of information about the author, the books, events we have planned for the year - even information about how to win prizes! Yes! Go see!
Did you come to the screening of "Killer at Large" last Tuedsay? It was our first On Our Minds event of the semester. We had a good turnout, and had quite a few people in the browsing room for our three encore showings in the browsing room on Wednesday. Our next Food for Thought film will be screened Oct. 19th, 7pm, Lincoln Auditorium, with encores here in the library the following day.
I'll be bringing you more news about OOM programming throughout the year, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you haven't read the books, we have several copies of each available in the Mantor lobby. Bon appetit, book lovers.