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Michigan Writers Series: Robin Silbergleid

Robin Silbergleid

Thursday, January 29, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
MSU Main Library North Conference Room, W449

Robin Silbergleid is a poet and nonfiction writer whose work focuses on issues of the female body, reproductive choice, infertility, and motherhood.  She is the author of two chapbooks of poems: Pas de Deux and Frida Kahlo, My Sister, as well as the memoir Texas Girl, about becoming a single mother by choice in her twenties. The Baby Book, a related collection of poems about infertility and pregnancy loss, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in 2015. Born and raised in the Midwest, she holds both a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. She is currently an associate professor of English, core faculty in Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), and Director of Creative Writing at Michigan State University.

Cosponsors: The Center for Gender in Global Context and the MSU Department of English.

Celebrate Black History

Photo of one of the Tuskegee Airmen

Now through February 2015
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

February is Black History Month, a month in which we celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the history of the United States. This exhibit honors the achievements of 12 notable individuals, through a selection of resources from the MSU Libraries' collections.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo and Sheila Bryant.

Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine.

Print your own book with the MSU Libraries’ Espresso Book Machine!

The EBM is able to print a 200 page book in less than fifteen minutes. It will print your pages and a full color cover, bind them together, and trim them all to size, creating a library-quality paperback all in the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee.

Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine!

Large Format Printing

Student watching plotter create a 36-inch wide banner.

Need to print a large poster or architectural drawing?

Large format printing is available for MSU students, faculty and staff in the Main Library Copy Center on 2 West.

Learn More about large format printing!

Free Library Workshops

librarian teaching students on computers

MSU Libraries offers many FREE workshops.  Give us an hour and we will introduce you to our time- and money-saving services and collections in our Library Bootcamp.

Need help managing your citations (references)? The MSU Libraries offers FREE Endnote, Zotero, and Mendeley classes.

You can also learn about opportunities for funding graduate school with our Funding Center workshops.

Register for free Librarian taught classes and workshops.

10 Years of MelCat in Michigan

MelCat: Celebrating 10 years of Sharing 2005-2015

As a pivotal player in its development, the MSU Libraries is pleased to recognize the 10th anniversary of MeLCat, which now facilitates the loaning of more than a million books per year across the State of Michigan.

Mendeley Training


A comprehensive introduction to Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network. Learn how to:
-Manage and organize references
-Create and share annotations
-Collaborate with other users
-Discover new content in areas of interest

Attendees should bring their own laptop with the Mendeley Desktop already installed.
For more information please visit http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/mendeley
*Previous experience searching article databases available from the MSU Libraries is highly recommended.

Location: Main Library Reference Instruction Room (E119C)
Date: Wednesday, February 11th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

​Also on Wednesday, March 4th, 10:00am-12:00pm: Main Library, Reference Instruction Room.

​Register for Mendeley training here: http://classes.lib.msu.edu/view_class.php?class_id=85

The Geography of Opera

globe of the Earth

Now through January 2015
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit exploring the extraordinarily varied world of opera, produced by Mary Black Junttonen and Stephanie Perentesis.

For Soldier and Sport

German fencing class from the early 18th century.

Now through February 28, 2015
Main Library, 1st Floor

An exhibition capturing the history of the ancient art of fencing, as told through the Charles and Ruth Schmitter Fencing Collection, part of MSU Libraries' Special Collections.

Exhibit produced by Patrick Olson

Course Materials Program

Male student reading book at library.

Our Course Materials Program has worked with hundreds of MSU faculty members to produce printed and online course packs – on time and at the best price for your students!

Learn more about the Course Materials Program!

3D Printing at the Main Library

3D printed model of a hamburger

The MSU Libraries now offer 3D printing!

Our printer is a MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation). It uses an environmentally friendly bioplastic filament in your choice of 12 colors. The cost is 20¢ per gram of filament, with a $1 minimum, and we ask that you make an appointment to submit your print job.

Read the article and watch the video on the State News website!

3D hamburger image by Creative Tools / CC BY 2.0 / Modification: image was cropped.

Library Film Series: Sharknado

Library film series logo

Main Library North Conference Room (W449)
Thursday, February 12th​

Join us on Darwin's birthday for cake!

Examine Shark teeth and skeletal material up close!