Did you know that November is Native American Heritage Month? To celebrate, the librarians have set up a Native American-themed book display. Come check out our book display. We have many books written by renowned Native American authors as well as books about Native American history and culture. Last month, the Gellert Library celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by creating a book display and screening the film Real Women Have Curves.
Now that we’re through with midterms and finals are still a comfortable (breathing) distance away, students have time to concentrate on assignments like group projects and group presentations. Speaking of presentations, interested in designing an effective PowerPoint presentation? Come to the library on Wednesday, November 12, to learn about the variety of tools you have at your hands to create a presentation to captivate your audiences. This workshop will start at one o’clock in the afternoon and lasts until 1:30 P.M.
Other workshops include opportunities to learn the computer programming language of Python on both Monday, November 17, from 3:00-4:00 P.M. and Wednesday, November 19, also from 3:00-4:00 P.M. Monday will be an Introduction to (the wonderful world of) Python workshop, while Wednesday will present an opportunity for some hands-on programming practice. The Wednesday of November 19 will also have an introduction to Excel workshop from 1:00-1:30 in the afternoon.
In other news, November is also NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo. What am I even talking about? Well, November is not only “National Novel Writing Month,” but also “National Blog Posting Month.” As Michelle Weber of WordPress.com describes November, “[NaNoWriMo is when] writers commit to writing a 50,000-word novel between November 1 and November 30; [NaBloPoMo is when writers commit] to posting every single day in November” (Weber).
Wishing you all a marvelous November,
The Gellert Library
MLA Formatted Sources Cited
Weber, Michelle. “The NaMos Are Coming! The NaMos Are Coming!” WordPress.com News. WordPress, 24 Oct. 2014. Web. 7 Nov. 2014. <https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/the-namos-are-coming-the-namos-are-coming/> .