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October 2018

It’s ALIVE! Avatars of Frankenstein’s Monster: GAME JAM

Thursday, October 25, 2018,5:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Themed around the famous monster from Frankenstein and hosted on the New College Campus. Ringling College of Art and Design Professors of Creative Writing Rick Dakan and Ryan Van Cleave offer this workshop on developing game narratives. This intensive workshop opens with inspirational monsters and instruction in digital tools for developing games and storylines. The final hour we’ll show off our very own monstrous creations. Hosted by: Jane Bancroft Cook Library Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/2851127

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November 2018

Human Library-Exploration of International Experiences

Thursday, November 15, 2018,6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Have you had a chat with any really good books recently? Check out the Human Library, where the “books” are people with special experiences . The  “readers” can choose from various “titles”, then “read” the “book” by (respectfully) asking the person questions about their personal experience Hosted by: Jane Bancroft Cook Library, Campus Life Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/2899071

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December 2018

De-Stress for Finals with Therapy Dogs

Monday, December 10, 2018,1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Need a stress break? Pet the therapy pups! Certified therapy dogs brought to you by the Humane Society of Sarasota. Monday, 12/10/18        1 PM - 2 PM and Tuesday, 12/11/18       1 PM - 2 PM Hosted by: Jane Bancroft Cook Library Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/2944758

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Gentle Yoga at the Library

Wednesday, December 12, 2018,3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Need to stretch, relax, and re-center? Join our certified yoga instructor for a 45-minute, gentle yoga session (without mats). Hosted by: Jane Bancroft Cook Library Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/2944752

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January 2019

Queer as Florida Exhibit Reception

Monday, January 7, 2019,6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Hal Trejo will be holding a reception for their thesis exhibit Queer as Florida: Materializing Gender and Sexuality Diversity in the Sunshine State. This exhibit explores the history of sexuality and gender diversity through Florida's history, as well as imagines alternative futures. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

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Joseph Campbell Round Table at Cook Library

Thursday, January 17, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Suffering and Bliss  “Follow your bliss” is Joseph Campbell’s most well-known and most misunderstood maxim. Join special guest Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D., noted Jungian psychologist, teacher and author, to examine the premise that bliss is “the rapture to be found at the core of your suffering.” The original meaning of the term “to suffer” is to allow, as in Shakespeare’s quote: “I suffer you to speak before the king.” Modern ego consciousness attempts all sorts of diversions, repressions and denials—anything to distract…

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Joseph Campbell Round Table at Cook Library

Thursday, January 17, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Suffering and Bliss  “Follow your bliss” is Joseph Campbell’s most well-known and most misunderstood maxim. Join special guest Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D., noted Jungian psychologist, teacher and author, to examine the premise that bliss is “the rapture to be found at the core of your suffering.” The original meaning of the term “to suffer” is to allow, as in Shakespeare’s quote: “I suffer you to speak before the king.” Modern ego consciousness attempts all sorts of diversions, repressions and denials—anything to distract…

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February 2019

Conversation on Race and Ethnicity with Dr. Jorge Giovannetti – Torres

Wednesday, February 13, 2019,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The presentation by Dr. Giovannetti- Torres will focus in his book Black British Migrants in Cuba: Race, Labor, and Empire in the Twentieth- Century Caribbean, 1898 - 1948. published (2018) by Cambridge University Press. Introduction by Dr. Hugo Viera- Vargas, Assistant Professor of Caribbean and Latin American Studies and Music, New College of Florida.  Hosted by: Black History Month Committee Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/3167056

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Research and Resources Cafe

Thursday, February 14, 2019,2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Explore the many research and academic services available in the library while enjoying Starbucks coffee and hot cocoa in the café area. Fill up a BIG bag of Valentine's candy while meeting friendly experts who can help you identify research topics, find and use information resources, as well as hone your academic and career skills. Faculty and staff from the Library, Writing Resource Center, Educational Technology Services, Study Abroad, Institutional Review Board, Career Engagement and Opportunity, and Quantitative Reasoning and…

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March 2019

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wednesday, March 6, 2019,9:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Wikipedia is an amazing resource; let’s get together and make it even better. Please consider attending one or both (9:30 to 11:30AM - 1:30 to 3:30PM) of our Wikipedia edit-a-thon sessions on March 6 at the Cook Library in LBR 141.    Everyone is welcome. Prior editing experience is not required; training will be provided. Drop by for as long or a short a period as you can. Please consider creating an account beforehand, and bring a laptop if you have one.   Light refreshments will be available!…

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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wednesday, March 6, 2019,1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Wikipedia is an amazing resource; let’s get together and make it even better. Please consider attending one or both (9:30 to 11:30AM - 1:30 to 3:30PM) of our Wikipedia edit-a-thon sessions on March 6 at the Cook Library in LBR 141.    Everyone is welcome. Prior editing experience is not required; training will be provided. Drop by for as long or a short a period as you can. Please consider creating an account beforehand, and bring a laptop if you have one.   Light refreshments will be available!…

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How (Not) to Read Poetry

Thursday, March 14, 2019,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Reading your work is an expectation of authors -- but have you ever attended a reading that left you yawning or worse, beginning to think that you don't like poetry after all? Oral performance is the foundation of poetry's origins and presentation. This special event, part of the Hermitage North @ New College series, will highlight what makes a good reading. Poet Natasha Sajé will show video clips of poets reading their poems (reading badly, reading well), and share her insights…

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April 2019

National Library Week Bus Trip with Librarians

Wednesday, April 10, 2019,1:45 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!Take the bus (it's free!) with JBC librarians Meet at the Cook Library main desk (return by 5pm) Bring your NCF ID and driver's license/state ID to sign up for a public library card. We'll tour the Selby Library (featuring a salt water aquarium and Creation Station). Check out books and DVDs! Download audio books and music! Celebrate and promote equal access for all! Hosted by: Jane Bancroft Cook Library Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/3290704

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August 2019

Discover Sarasota and Bradenton

Thursday, August 22, 2019,5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Discover and connect with local resources, services, arts/theaters, museums, parks, and other programs serving the Sarasota and Bradenton area. We will feature over 20 organizations and representatives will be happy to share what they do and what unique opportunities are available for our NCF community (student jobs and internships, discounts, special programs, and more). We'll also feature a make-your-own terrarium station and indoor nature trail! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to discover all the wonderful services and resources…

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