Freshman and their parents are welcome to visit the Library, receive tours, and refreshments
September 4, 2012 Oakland University Alumni Lit to Film Book Club 6:30pm - 10:00pm KL225B
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” by John le Carré: This is the first novel in the author’s George Smiley trilogy.
“Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro: From the famous author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.
“Perfume” by Patrick Suskind: Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on as a child on the streets, but grows up realize he has an extraordinary gift.
December 4, 2012 Oakland University Alumni Lit to Film Book Club 6:30pm - 10:00pm KL225B
“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott: This is the well known American classic story of four young girls and their mother during the Civil War.
January 8, 2013 Oakland University Alumni Lit to Film Book Club 6:30pm - 10:00pm KL225B
“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did.
January 26, 2013 Homecoming Display in the Lobby: OU History in Photographs
OU Libraries welcomes you home! We’ve been hard at work since you left! In addition to the great services you remember, the library is making a name for itself as a place to find technology and spaces for collaboration. Through partnerships with campus departments, the library offers outstanding resources, teaching, and services to OU students, faculty, and the community. Come by and see the big things that are happening at Kresge Library! Also, in honor of homecoming, the library is displaying pictures from its extensive archives in the exhibition, OU History in Photographs. Take a walk down memory lane with this unique perspective of OU in the main lobby of Kresge Library.
January 31, 2013 African American Celebration Month Noon to 1:00pm, 4th Floor Kresge Library
There will be three panelists:
Our moderator will be James Perkinson, Ph.D., Professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology at Ecumenical Theological Seminary and Lecturer in Communication and Journalism at Oakland University.
February 5, 2013 Oakland University Alumni Lit to Film Book Club 6:30pm - 10:00pm KL225B
“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens: Humbled, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to dirty work, but dreams on one day being a gentlemen. This is a tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward.
“Winter’s Bone” by Daniel Woodrell: Renee Dolly's father has jumped bail on charges that he was running a meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their home if he doesn’t appear at his next court date. With her family depending on her she knows she has to bring her father back.
March 20, 2013 – Authors at Oakland: A Celebration of the Journal Article 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 4th Floor of Kresge Library
In this celebration of the scholarly productivity of the faculty of Oakland University, two featured OU faculty authors will speak on their articles.Refreshments will be served.
“The King’s Speech” by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi: The King's Speech tells an inspiring tale of triumph over adversity and the friendship between a reluctant king and the charismatic subject who saved the throne.
April 4, 2013 – Poetry Slam 7:00pm - 9:00pm 4th floor of Kresge Library.
“Up in the Air” by Walter Kim: "Up in the Air" combines great observation with a small sense of the psychic costs of our rootless existence, and confirms Walter Kirn as one of the most savvy authors of American life.
“Tess of the d’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles is arguably the greatest tragedy of all Victorian literature and tells the story of Tess, a woman whose relations and miscarriage cause rejection by her husband on their wedding.