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Veterans Appreciation

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Oesterle Library celebrates Veteran Recognition & Appreciation Month this November to honor and recognize the 28 student veterans and 10 faculty/staff veterans at North Central.

A display of resources available for checkout is located in the Oesterle Library lobby. It features titles related to soldiers’ experiences in wars, as well as titles highlighting veterans’ experiences after their return home.

Thank you for your service. We are proud to have you in the North Central family!

Black Lives Still Matter

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017


Black History Month may be drawing to a close, but that does not make our current display on Black Lives Matter any less relevant. We actively celebrate the value and achievements of the black community both on campus and around the country. Student members of the NCC Black Student Association contributed to guide on the art, poetry, music, and film that celebrates the Black Lives Matter Movement. Enjoy what they’ve put together here.


Here is a preview:


Image of Black Lives Matter Guide




New Art Exhibit in Oesterle Library Gallery

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

(Re)calling and (Re)telling by Kesha Bruce will be on display in the Oesterle Library Gallery from Sunday, January 9 through February 6.

The collection features photography to explore new ways of conceptualizing cultural and ethnic identities and histories.

An Artist Reception will be held on February 3rd from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Oesterle Gallery is located in the Oesterle Library at 320 E. School Street. A complete listing of Library hours can be located on the Library Webpage.

Senior Art Show

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Graduating Art majors will exhibit selected pieces of their collective works in the Gallery at the Oesterle Library. Visitors can view sculptures, drawings, ceramics, paintings, two- and three-dimensional works. The opening reception will be held Sunday, May 16th from 1-3 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open during normal Library hours.

Toes at the Oesterle Library Gallery

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The latest exhibit at the Oesterle Library Gallery features photographs by North Central College student Timothy Whitney. Whitney’s solo exhibit titled “Toes”  showcases a series of digital photographs exploring the insecurities and peculiarities of peoples’ toes.

The exhibit opens on Monday, April 5th and will be on display through May 6th. Whitney will be available to meet with visitors during a reception at the Gallery on Wednesday, April 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.

Art Exhibit features Mixed Media

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The “Natural Order” exhibit by artist Cheryl Holz is scheduled to open on Sunday, Feb. 21st in the Oesterle Library Gallery. The artwork is inspired by a fascination with nature and is influenced by the connection between nature’s patterns and those patterns found in our daily lives.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display from February 21st through April 1st. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. During the reception the artist will be available to meet with the public to discuss her work.

The Gallery is open during normal Library hours. Visit www.cherylholz.com to read more about the artist and her works.

Japanese Ornament on Display

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

A miniature version of a Boy’s Day decoration from Japan will be on display in the lobby of the Oesterle Library through the Homecoming Weekend. Boys’ Day, now called Children’s Day, is a national holiday that is celebrated every May 5th in Japan. The holiday is an opportunity to show respect for all children and to celebrate their happiness and unique personalities.

The ornament is a gift from Shige Masaki ’54 Nagamura, a North Central College Alumnus. Mrs. Nagamura traveled to the United States to attend NCC to study math and French.

Mrs. Nagamura has established the Shige Masaki Nagamura Endowed Scholarship to support outstanding students from Japan attending North Central College.

Senior Art Show 2009

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Ten graduating seniors will showcase their artwork in the Senior Art Show.  The free exhibit features a diverse range of artwork and will be held in the Oesterle Gallery beginning Sunday, May 10th. An opening reception will be held on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Gallery.

The exhibit includes: paintings, drawings, digital photography, sculpture and more.  Seniors Megan Simmons, Lindsey Ponzi, Ryan Foster, Tim O’Connell, Laura Krezel-Mitchell, Samantha Grimson, Karen Liang, Kate McLlvain, Tess Riley and Ashley Dee will have works on display.

The exhibit runs through June 12th and is open during normal library hours. The Senior Art Show will also be held in the Schoenherr Art Gallery.

Holidays at Home and Around the World

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is traditionally known as the Holiday Season in the United States, and almost everyone celebrates at least one holiday during that time.  The staff of Oesterle Library began celebrating December 1, when we decorated the library for Christmas.

Throughout the month of December, check out this blog for stories of holidays that are being celebrated around the world and right here in Northern Illinois.  We’ll also suggest resources that you can use to research holidays and cultural events all year long.  Finally, I encourage you to use the comment link below each entry to share highlights of your holiday season and to teach us at Oesterle Library and across the NCC campus about your own holiday traditions.

Oesterle Gallery hosts third exhibit of the 2008-2009 year

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Collectively named “Sacred Ecology,” the nature-inspired watercolor paintings of local artist Nancy Reid will be featured on the upper level of Oesterle Library from November 16 until December 19.

An artists’ reception will be held in the gallery on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. The community is invited.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.