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Events and Exhibits: Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Murray Library looks forward to hosting events during the 2022-23 academic year.  All events are free to attend, unless noted.

All Messiah Students and Messiah Employees are welcome to join us for these events:

  • September Book Club - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
    • Thursday, September 29, 7-8 PM
    • Book Discussion Leader: Helena Cicero, Director, Oakes Museum
    • Start Reading! Books available for pick-up! See Kimberly Steiner, Library 114.
    • Start Reading! Access the Ebook.
  • Homecoming Open House (Alumni, guests, and public welcome)
    • Saturday, October 1, 11 AM to 1 PM
    • Celebrate 45 years since the 1977 expansion of Murray Library. Enjoy a photo exhibit of the project, including the infamous moving day in March 1977.  Stop by to browse yearbooks and stay for snacks. Library staff will be available with a library trivia prize wheel! 
  • October Book Club
    • Date TBD
  • Trunk or Treat at Murray Library
    • Saturday, October 29, 6 to 8 PM
    • Murray Library's version of a Trunk or Treat event
    • Staff at Murray Library and various campus organizations will decorate library book carts and give away free treats. Vote for your favorite cart.
    • Costumes encouraged (Prizes to be awarded)
  • 20th Annual Friends of Murray Library Dinner ($)
    • Friday, November 4
    • “A Peek Through the Looking Glass: Why Children’s Books Matter,” lecture by Anita Voelker.
    • Registration coming soon
  • Seed Library Lecture (Early November)
    • Date and details TBD
  • Clue Murder Mystery Night
    • Saturday, November 5
    • Someone will be murdered in Murray Library ! Don't fear, it's all part of the Library's annual live Clue game. Can you solve the mystery before everyone else?  Follow Murray Library on Instagram for details.  Sign up will be required for Live Clue (Coming soon!). Teams of 3 to 5 need to register together.  Spots fill quickly!
  • November Book Club
    • Date TBD
  • CrafTea (December)
    • Date Coming Soon!
    • Create crafts from old books, while enjoying tea and scones
  • Exam Cram during Finals
    • The library will be open late for extra hours of studying during finals.  Look for fun and de-stressing activities throughout the library, including coloring pages and free, late-night snacks.
      • Sunday, December 11: Open until 1 AM
      • Monday, December 12: Open until 1 AM
      • Tuesday, December 13: Open until Midnight

Take a look at the library’s past events and displays!

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