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#ThrowbackThursday: Snapshot PA

by Sarah Berry

Take a look back on the Rohrbach Library’s SnapShot PA video, which aimed to create a “snapshot” of a day at the Rohrbach Library. In addition, the library surveyed students about their library usage and gathered data on items checked out, questions asked, and more.

Check out the complete survey results below!

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If you walked through Rohrbach Library on October 15th, you likely saw the table and video camera set up just beyond the Elusive Sea Cow, near the stairs to the top floor. Those who stopped heard all about SnapShot PA and its purpose and importance to libraries across the commonwealth! We want to thank everyone who took the time to fill out our survey and also offer an especially enthusiastic thank you to those who were brave enough to go on camera and tell us why you were visiting the library that day!

For those who missed us, here’s the low-down on what the event was about:

The goal of the project is to create a “snapshot” of one day in the life of Pennsylvania libraries. From school and public libraries to academic libraries like our very own Rohrbach Library, we wanted tangible evidence of the impact PA libraries on their respective…

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#Throwback Thursday: The History of Halloween

by Sarah Berry

With Halloween around the corner, here’s some history on the origins of Halloween in a post by C.S.

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Halloween is almost here. People will soon be carving pumpkins, dressing up, trick-or-treating, and getting more candy than they can eat. And in the midst of all the Halloween celebrations, many people will be telling ghost stories.

While the traditions of dressing up and trick-or-treating have a few possible origins, the origins of Halloween ghost stories are rather consistent. Halloween began in ancient Britain and Ireland with Samhain, a Celtic festival. Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer. According to CBN.com (information taken from Encyclopaedia Britannica):

“The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be…

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#Throwback Thursday: Love Your Body Day

by Sarah Berry

Seven years ago today, the KU Women’s Center hosted a variety of events in celebration of Love Your Body Day.

This year the center celebrated the event on October 13 and hosted speaker Lindy West, author of “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” in the Schaeffer Auditorium.

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For more information of the 2009 event, continue reading below.

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The KU Women’s Center invites you to celebrate National Love Your Body Day today, Tuesday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Multipurpose Room.

Organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW), Love Your Body Day is a day for women to accept and love themselves for who they are. In this day and age of the media showing us women with bodies that are impossible for us to ever attain, either because they are entirely too thin or Photoshopped to remove imperfections, it is important for us to take a step back to be happy with ourselves, and to enjoy that fact that women come in all kinds of beautiful shapes and sizes.

Although this day is geared toward women, it’s important for men to come out and support the women in their lives. Men can also take away a lesson in how to learn…

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#Throwback Thursday: Rohrbach Library hosts ASARO Artwork

by Sarah Berry

Back in October 2007, the library displayed the artwork of ASARO, the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca. The group used artwork as a way to respond to the political turmoil in Mexico.

Continue reading for more information on the organization.

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ASARO, the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca, is a collective of young Mexican artists responding to Oaxaca’s current political turmoil. ASARO’s remarkable woodblock prints are part of Mexico’s long tradition of popular revolutionary art. The artists sell woodblock prints for 100 pesos, roughly $10, in Oaxaca’s public square. ASARO’s real passion, however, is the work they give away. Overnight they cut paper stencils of an arrested comrade, the next morning her portrait is sprayed all over the walls of the historic city center. They print 3ft. tall woodblock prints of goose-stepping police monsters on tissue paper. By dawn a chorus line of these mutant police is pasted on the cathedral’s wall. Seldom seen in the United States, a selection of ASARO’s best artwork will be displayed at Kutztown University’s Rohrbach Library this fall.

Celebrate with us at an opening reception on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 4:30 PM. Prof…

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#Throwback Thursday – Remember MC Kwanamak?

by Sarah Berry

For the full backstory on the 2014 April Fool’s joke, check out Dale Bond’s post, “Rap Attack at Rohrbach: Introducing MC Kwanamak.”


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