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International Tabletop Day

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Come and game with us! We’re celebrating International Tabletop Day on April 11 from 1pm to 5pm!

International TableTop Day was founded three years ago as a way for the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together. Every spring, fans host thousands of events all over the world and every year, the event grows. TableTop Day 2014 was celebrated in 80 countries, over all 7 continents, and had over 3,000 events in total. 2015 is going to be even bigger! Visithttp://tabletopday.com/ for more information about the worldwide event.

Stop by the Library and play or learn games with new and old friends. We will have a mix of new and classic tabletop games or feel free to bring your own favorite! For more information check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Harry Potter Exhibit

Friday, April 1st, 2011

From April 10 through May 21, Oesterle Library will welcome “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” an exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine.  During the exhibition’s six-week visit, Oesterle Library will host the following public events:

  • Tuesday, April  12th Noon-1:30: The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening of Harry Potter’s World.  Refreshments will be served and attendees will be invited to play a trivia game to be entered into a drawing for fantastic prizes.
  • Wednesday, April 13th 9:30-11:00: Faculty and staff are invited to view the exhibit and celebrate National Library Week during Campus Coffee at Oesterle Library.
  • Thursday, April 28th Noon-1:00: Oesterle Library and the Department of Human Resources invite faculty and staff to a Lunch & Learn program focusing on the consumer health resources available at Oesterle Library.  To register, please contact Emily Prather-Rodgers (eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu or x5709).
  • Saturday, May 7th 11:00 – 2:00: Students from local elementary and middle schools are invited to a Muggle Children’s Day.  Attendees will be sorted into houses, hear stories from the Harry Potter books, participate in Readers Theatre groups using selections from the books, make crafts to take home, and depending on the weather, play Quidditch on the Library lawn. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Harry Potter character for a chance to win prizes.
  • Friday, May 13th TBD: Students and other members of the campus community are invited to participate in fun activities in the library.  Then, the College Union Activities Board and Residence Life will present Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1, on the library lawn.
  • Saturday, May 21st 9:30-5:00: This is your last chance to see Harry Potter’s Worldat North Central College and your last chance to play the trivia game for a chance to win prizes.

The exhibit is free and open to the public to visit during regular library hours.  For more information visit http://library.noctrl.edu/harrypotter or call the library at 630-637-5700.  For more information about the exhibit itself and photos from previous stops on the national exhibit tour, please visit the National Library of Medicine website.

Stellar music and images at NCC

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Attention stargazers and music lovers! On February 5, “Ensemble Galilei and Neal Conan: A Universe of Dreams” comes to North Central College. This program features Celtic music, poetry and spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope. As a compliment to this stellar experience, be sure to (re)visit Oesterle Library to view two stunning, large-scale, multi-wavelength images showing the core of the Milky Way. North Central College was one of only 152 cultural and scientific sites nationwide to unveil the images as part of the International Year of Astronomy celebration in 2009. Check out North Central College’s news blog for more information about the concert and Oesterle Library’s web page for Library hours and contact information.

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.

College hosts symposium on water use and conservation

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Water Symposium

“The Ripple Effect,” a communitywide symposium, takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 15 in Heininger Auditorium in the Larrance Academic Center. National, regional, state, and local officials will discuss water usage and conservation in North America.

From 4 to 6 p.m. the public is invited to participate in three sessions on various topics. The sessions resume from 7 to 9 p.m., along with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. A waste-free vegetarian supper will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. in Oesterle Library with water served in plant-based bioplastic recyclable and compostable bottles from Green Planet Bottling.

From 12 to 2 p.m. there will be a preview of the symposium in Oesterle Library. The Ripple Effect slide show will be showing continuously.

The symposium is the culminating event of this year’s international focus, Global Environmental Change: North America, and of Radha Rajagopalan’s yearlong residency at North Central as the College’s fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Rajagopalan is a senior research analyst in Toronto’s Environment Office.

For more information on the symposium and the panelists view the full details.

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.

Photography Exhibit coming to Gallery of Oesterle Library

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The upcoming art exhibit at the Gallery of Oesterle Library will feature the photography of  Shane Prine. The exhibit, “The Presence of Absence” uses photographic images to chronicle the slow decay of a farmhouse that has been in the artist’s family for generations.

The free exhibit will be on display from Nov. 15 through Dec. 17. The artist will be available to discuss his work and to meet with the public during an opening reception on Monday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Gallery is open during normal Library hours.

Oesterle Library to unveil NASA images, display Galileo’s “Dialogo”

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Galileo's Dialogo

Galileo's Dialogo

Oesterle Library and the mathematics department invite you to witness the nationwide unveiling of two stunning, large-scale, multi-wavelength images showing the core of the Milky Way Galaxy as viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra Space Telescope and the Spitzer X-Ray Observatory.

The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the College’s Oesterle Library.

Visitors will also be able to see a first edition copy of Galileo’s “Dialogo,” the Italian astronomer and philosopher’s greatest work.  Published in Florence in 1632, the volume is the most rare and valuable item in North Central College’s Special Collection.

North Central College is one of only 11 cultural and scientific sites in Illinois and 152 nationwide authorized by NASA to unveil the images as part of the International Year of Astronomy celebration.

Oesterle Library, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
At the event:

  • Richard Wilders, professor of mathematics, will discuss the Aristotelian and Copernican views of the universe, which debated whether the sun orbited the Earth or the Earth orbited the sun.
  • Michael de Brauw, assistant professor of classics, will discuss North Central’s copy of “Dialogo.”
  • John Zenchek, professor of biology, will demonstrate a Galileoscope—a modern telescope that allows users to see the sky in the same way Galileo would have with his telescope.
  • William Higgins, an engineering physicist who works on radiation safety at Fermilab and a representative of NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program, will unveil the images and describe them.

For more information about Galileo, the Milky Way Galaxy or the International Year of Astronomy, visit the library’s subject guide.

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.