The Murray State Women’s Center and the participants in a recent campus Leadership Launch program invite women from across campus to join a new “book club” discussion focused on leadership development. Beginning Feb. 9, discussion on the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg will take place weekly in a “chapter by chapter” format in Waterfield Library Room 211 at 11am. A leader will be selected for each chapter, who will not only discuss the book, but also her personal experience with the topic addressed in the chapter. Copies of the book are now available at Waterfield Library. Please mark your calendar and consider participating as you can. Even if you haven’t read the chapter, but you would like to join in the discussion — you are invited! For more information contact, the Women’s Center at (270)809-3016.
Murray State University will welcome Spike Lee to Lovett Auditorium on February 4th at 7:30 p.m. Spike Lee is a writer, director, actor, producer and author who revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema. His speech series, “An Evening With Spike Lee: America Through My Lens,” focuses on Hollywood stereotypes and social and political agendas.
His work in movies includes Malcolm X, 25th Hour, Miracle at St. Anna, and Inside Man. He and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, have written several children’s books entitled Please, Puppy, Please, and Please, Baby, Please. His work and influences are shown in the Book Displays at Waterfield Library.
Waterfield Library is also celebrating Black History Month by showcasing influential African American authors and literature. The displayed work includes I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, And The Awakening Of A Nation by Gene Roberts, Beloved by Toni Morrison, and Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.
For more information regarding the books and media in the display cases, ask a Librarian at the Info Desk!
Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret will visit Murray State University March 1 to speak in Lovett Auditorium. You can participate by not only attending his speech, but also by submitting your secrets to the Waterfield Library PostSecret Project. Stop by the PostSecret kiosk at Waterfield Library, where you can decorate an old card catalog card with your secret. We will display a selection of the secrets we receive by February 23rd on the south wall at the front of Waterfield. Following his speech on March 1, Frank Warren will be signing books in that same area location.