The National Library Week Program & Reception was held on April 15, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. The program showcased the Poetry/Short Prose Contest Winners, the 2015 Friends of the Library Scholarship Winners, and the UNCP 2014-15 Campus Scholars.
The Friends of the Mary Livermore Library will be sponsoring the Library’s 14th Annual Benefit on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.. The theme of this year’s event is “A Novel Experience with the Library: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.” For the occasion, the Friends of the Library are partnering with the Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC). The evening will begin in the University Center Annex where benefit participants will be treated to a delicious buffet dinner and a presentation by UNCP historian, Dr. Ryan Anderson, on the “Roaring Twenties” – the era in which the novel takes place. There will also be a meet-and-greet with cast of the Montana Repertory Theatre. Everyone will then proceed to GPAC to enjoy a performance of The Great Gatsby.
Recent 2006-2015 Events
- An African American Read-In program entitled Keynote Adress: Featuring Rev. Pia Jessup was held on March 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The 2015 African American Read-In programs are sponsored by the UNC Pembroke Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and the Friends of the Library of UNC Pembroke (FOL).
- An African American Read-In program entitled "Speaking Our Words" Recitations of African American Literature was held on March 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
- North Carolininas Meet Sherman's March, featured Guest Speaker Dr. Jaqueline Glass Campbell, of Francis Marion University. Event was held on October 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by UNCP Department of History and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, The Mary Livermore Library, and the Friends of the Library.
- The Fall Faculty Showcase, featured Dr. Mohammad Ashraf and Dr. John E. Spillan, was held on October 28, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
The National Library Week Program & Reception was held on April 16, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. The program showcased the Poetry/Short Prose Contest Winners, the 2014 Friends of the Library Scholarship Winners, and the UNCP 2013-14 Campus Scholars.
A combination Women’s History Month/Civil War 150 program was held on March 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The speaker was Dr. Mary Wayne Watson.
The Spring Faculty Showcase, featuring Dr. Jaime Martinez and Dr. Robert O. Schneider, was held on March 18, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
The Library’s Annual Fundraising Benefit was held on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Chancellor’s residence. The speaker was Dr. Elliot Engel.
An African American Read-In program entitled “A Celebration in Song” was held on Feb. 26, 2014 (7:00 p.m.) at GPAC. It featured the 100 Men in Black Male Chorus, Inc. An independent, “community-based,” male chorus that is representative of all age groups, ethnicities and walks of life who love to sing and share the “good news of the gospel” through music.
An African American Read-In program entitled “‘Speaking Our Words’ Recitations of African American Literature” was held on Feb. 25, 2014 (6:30 p.m.) in the Mary Livermore Library, Main Reading Room. UNCP students and special guests, including Miss North Carolina 2013, Johna Alexandria Edmonds, and N. C. Poet Extraordinaire, Trin-A-Thoughtz, recited favorite poems, passages, and excerpts from African American literature.
An African American Read-In program entitled “The Children’s Hour” was held on Feb. 20, 2014 (8:30-10:30 a.m.) at R. B. Dean Elementary School, Maxton, NC. UNCP students, faculty and staff read African American children’s literature to grades Pre-K through 4th.
- October 30, 2013: A Fall Faculty Showcase featuring: Dr. Catherine Parisian and Dr. Melissa Schaub discussing their new books. 3:30 p.m.
- November 11, 2013: Carolina Indians and the American Civil War. A panel discussion featuring Brooke Bauer (Catawba), Jefferson Currie (Lumbee), Martin Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi). Introduction by Dr. Rose Stremlau and moderated by Dr. Linda Oxendine.
- November 14, 2013: 4th Annual Native American Read-In: A Literacy Campaign. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 2013, 18 Elementary education majors, 1 Special Education major, and 12 UNCP Faculty & Staff will read to all of the students at Pembroke Elementary School.
- April 23, 2013: Spring Faculty Showcase featuring Dr. Charles Beem and Dr. Mark Canada. 3:30 p.m.
- March 22, 2013: The 12th Annual FOL Benefit Evening: "Celebrate the Spirit of UNCP @ the Library." Featuring Isaac Timothy Brayboy and Betty Oxendine Mangum. 5:30 p.m.
- November 8th, 2012: The Mary Livermore Library Celebrate UNCP's 125th Anniversary The program will featured a panel discussion about the lives and achievements of two extraordinary men: James K. Braboy and Dr. English E. Jones. 7:00 p.m.
- October 23rd, 2012: First Fall Faculty Showcase featuring: Drs. Motti Inbari and Scott Billingsley. 3:30 p.m.
- September 28, 2011: First Fall Faculty Showcase featuring: Dr. Charles Beem and Dr. Rose Stremlau. 3:30 p.m.
- November 1, 2011: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Panel: James Arthur Jones, Jesse Oxendine, W. D. Oxendine, Rudy Paul Locklear, Delano Cummings (tentative). 7:00 p.m.
- November 15, 2011: The Friends of the Library of UNC Pembroke present Dr. David LaVere, Professor of History, UNC Wilmington, author of The Lost Rocks: The Dare Stones and the Unsolved Mystery of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony speaking on the topic What Happened to the Lost Colony? 7:00 p.m. This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- January 24, 2012: Strike at the Wind! Panel: Dr. Randolph Umberger, Harvey Godwin, Terena Nephew, Carol Oxendine, Dr. David Oxendine. 7:00 p.m.
- February 6, 2012: Carole Boston Weatherford, 7:00 p.m.
- February 13, 2012: Children's Hour: UNCP students, faculty, and staff will read African American children's literature to grades Pre-K through 4th. R.B. Dean Elementary School, Maxton, NC. 8:30-10:30 a.m.
- February 22, 2012: "Speaking Our Words" Recitations of African American Literature, 6:30 p.m.
- February 27, 2012: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Booker T. Anthony, 6:30 p.m.
- March 20, 2012: LRDA and Lumbee Homecoming. Panel: Ken Maynor, William Locklear, Lorna Ricotta, Hazel Perez, Dr. Cheryl. 7:00 p.m.
- April 13th, 2012: The 11th Annual FOL Benefit Evening featuring Dr. Ben Chavis author of "Crazy Like a Fox; One Principal's Triumph in the Inner City" speaking on the topic "Honoring Our Ancestors, Fulfilling Their Vision." 5:30 p.m.
- September 22, 2010: First Fall Faculty Showcase featuring Dr. Lydia Gan and Dr. Michael Menefee, 10:15 a.m.
- October 27, 2010: Second Fall Faculty Showcase featuring Dr. Roger Ladd and Dr. Jeffrey Lucas, 10:15 a.m.
- November 2, 2010: Elmer Hunt Photographs with Dr. Malinda Mayor Lowery, 7:00 p.m.
- November 18, 2010: Dr. David LaVere, “North Carolina Indians Before the English,” 7:00 p.m.
- January 18, 2011: Elmer Hunt Photographs with Dr. Michael Cummings, 7:00 p.m.
- January 26, 2011: First Spring Faculty Showcase featuring Dr. Rick Crandall, 10:15 a.m.
- February 8, 2011: Dr. Maria Orban, Charles Chesnutt Reappraised: Essays on the First Major African American Fiction Writer, 7:00 p.m.
- February 24, 2011: Dr. Crystal Kuykendall, Motivational Speaker, African American Read-In 6:30 p.m. UC Annex
- March 15, 2011: Elmer Hunt Photographs with Dr. Ben Chavis, 7:00 p.m.
- March 22, 2011: Dr. Robert Reising, Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham, 7:00 p.m.
- March 30, 2011: Second Spring Faculty Showcase featuring Dr. M.J. Braun and Dr. Mark Canada, 10:15 a.m.
- April 8, 2011: 10th Annual Friends of the Library Benefit Event featuring Bill Leslie, “Tar Heel Tales and Tunes @ the Library,” 5:30 p.m.
- The Friends of the Library present "A Fall Faculty Showcase" featuring UNCP faculty introducing their new publications on September 16, 2009 in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. Speaking are Dr. Stan Knick and Dr. Martin Slann.
- On October 20, 2009 photographer Bruce Roberts will present his lastest work, Just Yesterday: North Carolina People and Places, in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library.
- The Friends of the Library present "A Fall Faculty Showcase" featuring UNCP faculty introducing their new publications on October 28, 2009 in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. Speaking are Dr. John Labadie and Margie Labadie, Drs. Rick Crandall, John Parnell and John Spillan.
- On November 10, 2009, Richard Folsom will discuss his book, Indian Wood: A Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.
- The Friends of the Library present "A Spring Faculty Showcase" featuring UNCP faculty introducing their new publications on January 27, 2010 in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. Speaking are Dr. Mordechai Inbari and Dr. Craig Shoulders.
- On February 4, 2010, Katherine Mellen Charron, will discuss her book, Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clarkin the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library.
- The 21st National African American Read-In will be held February 22-26, 2010 in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library.
- Celebrate National Library Week April 4-10, 2010.
- On Friday, April 16th, 2010 The Friends of the Library present their annual benefit featuring John Shelton Reed, co-author of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue.
- The Friends of the Library present "A Fall Faculty Showcase" featuring UNCP faculty introducing their new books and DVD on September 10, 2008 in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. Speaking are Dr. David Oxendine on Perceived Fairness of An Ethnic Validation Procedure: Implications for Lumbee Federal Recognition, and Dr. Youngsuk Chae on Politicizing Asian American Literature: towards a Critical Multiculturalism . Remarks by faculty will begin at 10:15 a.m. and will be followed by a reception.
- The Friends of the Library will present a second “Fall Faculty Showcase” on October 15, 2008. Presenting will be Dr. Stan Knick introducing Listen to the Drum: A Closer Look at American Indian Powwow Music and Our people: Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation, and Dr. Rick Crandall discussing New Methods of Competing in the Global Marketplace: Critical Success Factors from Service and Manufacturing. Remarks by faculty will begin at 10:15 a.m. and will be followed by a reception.
- On September 30, Rob Christensen will discuss The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events that Shaped Modern North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. A reception and book signing will follow.
- On October 28, Joanna Catherine Scott will discuss The Road from Chapel Hill in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library at 7:00 p.m. A reception and book signing opportunity will follow.
- On February 3, 2009, Spring Council, daughter of Mamma Dip (Mildred Council) will be discussing her mother’s books, Mamma Dip’s Family Cookbook and Mamma Dip’s Kitchen. The discussion will take place in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library at 7:00 p.m. A reception and book signing opportunity will follow.
- On April 17, 2009, The Friends of the Library of UNC Pembroke will host the eighth Annual Friends of the Library Benefit Event. “Southern Humor @ the Library” will feature author Celia Rivenbark. Ms. Rivenbark has written such books as: Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank, and Bless your Heart, Tramp: and Other Southern Endearments.
- On Friday, April 11th The Friends of the Library presented for their annual benefit "A North Carolina Evening @ the Library" featuring Bill Thompson, author of Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken and Lazy Dogs: Reflections on North Carolina Life.
- The Friends of the Library present "A Spring Faculty Showcase" featured UNCP faculty introducing their new books on March 12, 2008 in the Main Reading Room of the Mary Livermore Library. Speaking were Dr. Scott Billingsley on It's a New Day: Race and Gender in the Modern Charismatic Movement; Dr. Edwin "Cliff" Mensah on Economics of Technology Adoption: A Simple Approach; and Dr. Jeff Frederick on Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George Wallace. Remarks by faculty were followed by a reception.
- On February 19, 2008, Melton McLaurin discussed The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. A reception and book signing opportunity followed.
- The Friends of the Library sponsored "A Spring Faculty Showcase" featuring UNCP faculty discussing their new books on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 in the Main Reading Room of the Mary Livermore Library. Speaking were Dr. Roger Guy on From Diversity to Unity: Southern and Appalachian Migrants in Uptown Chicago, 1945-1970; Dr. Peter Imoro on Cultura e Ideologia en Cuatro Novelas de Manuel Puig; and Dr. Robert Sessengood on Competing Identities: the Athlete and the Gladiator in Early Christianity. Remarks by faculty were followed by a reception.
- On February 4, 2008, the Friends of the Library, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs and the Center for Leadership and Service's First Book, co-hosted the 19th National African American Read-In: A Literacy Campaign. The schedule of events included Children's Hour, Book Discussion: Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors, and Oral Readings of African American Literature. In celebration of Black History Month, individuals from the University and community read excerpts from African American-authored literature.
- On October 23rd, Mike Lassiter discussed Our Vanishing Americana at 7:00 p.m. in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. A reception and book signing followed.
- On September 25th, Nina Marie Martinez discussed her latest book Caramba at 7:00 p.m. in the main reading room of the Mary Livermore Library. A reception and book signing followed.
- The UNCP Friends of the Library celebrated its sixth Library Annual Benefit with Cecilia Budd Grimes, author of What It Means To Be Southern, on Friday, April 13, 2007.
- The Friends of the Library and the Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs presented Dr. Tim Tyson, author of Blood Done Sign My Name, Thursday, February 22nd in the Sampson-Livermore Library. Appearing with him was gospel singer Mary D. Williams, who sang some spirituals, including the one for which Dr. Tyson's book is named.
- Lisa Huggins Oxendine, author of The Pink Begonia Sisters' Caribbean Retreat, discussed her book at the Robeson County Public Library on January 25.
- Emyl Jenkins Sexton, author of books on American traditions, Southern hospitality, appraising antiques, and the recent mystery novel Stealing With Style, presented a program on Southern Christmas traditions November 28 in the Sampson-Livermore Library.
- Dr. Fran Fuller and Dr. Liliana Wendorff, UNCP faculty authors, discussed their respective new books, Beyond the Voice of Reason and Camacho C'est Moi, at the Sampson-Livermore Library on October 18.
- Scott Hagwood, winner of four U.S. Memory championships, a Grand Master of memory, and author of Memory Power: You Can Develop a Great Memory--America's Grand Master Shows You How, discussed "The Four Factors of Forgetting" at the Sampson-Livermore Library on October 3.
- Dr. Charles Beem presented his new book, The Lioness Roared: The Problems Of Female Rule In English History and Dr. Michael Spivey discussed his new book, M-1 Helmets Of Wwii: A Comprehensive Collector And Research Guide,Wednesday, April 26 in the Library Main Reading Room.
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