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NSU Libraries celebrate Earth Day with week of activities on each campus– April 17-21

Northeastern State University’s Libraries Earth Day & Sustainability Committee celebrate Earth Day with a week of activities April 17-21. The theme this year is “Let’s Green Up!” and the mission is to become more vigilant of the role each person plays toward sustaining the Earth. Individuals from the NSU community will present and share their knowledge, stories and contributions.

Running throughout the week, each campus library will have a “Let’s Green Up!” display of resources available for check-out that are related to Earth Day, sustainability and conservation of natural resources.

Each location will offer two pledge opportunities. Participants will be able to pledge to recycle and to conserve energy and water. Educational handouts on recycling and conservation will be available to pledge participants.

Throughout the week, the library will host a drawing for the book “Cloud Seeder.” A winner for each campus library will be drawn on Friday at 4 p.m.

Through networking and collaboration with NSU faculty, staff, students and local community, the Broken Arrow and Tahlequah libraries will each offer special presentations and events in recognition of Earth Day.

The John Vaughan Library on Tahlequah’s campus will feature the following presentations throughout the week:

April 17-24: “Ghosts of Picher Past,” a photography exhibit by Donna Graham and Josh Horner, will be available on the second floor balcony.

April 19: From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Brenda Bradford will present “Preservation Methods for Family Memorabilia” in the East Wing Ballenger Room.

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Robert Smyres and Melina Smyres will present “Homegrown and Healthy Options in the Local Community” in Lab 105. This presentation will include a mystery seed giveaway.

From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donna Graham will present “Ghosts of Picher Past” in Lab 105.

April 20: From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dr. Denise Deason-Toyne and Ed Brocksmith present “STIR: Your Local Water Protector” in Lab 105.

April 21: From 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Christine Hallman will present “Water Stories, Dances and Songs: Issues, Education and Conservation” in Lab 105.

From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Daniel Franke will present “Natural Product and Organic Retail: Vote with Your Dollars” in Lab 105. This presentation will include a mystery seed giveaway.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be Earth related video viewings on the first floor.

The Broken Arrow Library and campus will also have unique activities:

April 18: From 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma book discussion will “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” with themes of land as a symbol of independence and weather as an echo of human emotions.

April 19: From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Garnett Nowell will facilitate the Stepping Stone Workshop where participants will learn to create stepping stone pieces of art.

April 21: At 3 p.m. there will be a red maple tree planting outside the Library on the East Lawn.

All activities are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact SophiaBeverley Threatt, committee chair and instructor of library services, at

Published: 4/18/2017 10:10:06 AM

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