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One Earth Film Festival and E-waste Drive Today


Tonight, Tuesday, February 24, Dominican University will show the film “Ground Operations” as part of the One Earth Film Festival.  The film begins at 7pm in the Lund Auditorium, Fine Arts Building, and is free with a Dominican University ID.

“Ground Operations” is a new documentary about veterans returning home and finding peace and employment in sustainable agriculture.  A Q & A with veterans and those who work in Veterans Affairs will follow the film.

Bring with you broken or unwanted electronics for Vet Tech, a local nonprofit that trains returning veterans in the IT field and manages a responsible e-waste recycling program.  The collection box is available all day on the 24th in the lobby outside the Auditorium.  See the list of accepted electronics: ElectronicsRecyclingAcceptedItems

Books Made Into Movies

The library brings you its Readbox, featuring books that were made into movies.  See, and check out, The Great Gatsby and the 2013 movie version starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Perhaps a less obvious pairing is Hamlet and The Lion King.  Look for these, and other books made into movies, on our 1st floor display shelves.  Bring the book and/or DVD case to the circulation desk for checkout.  They’re free!


Spring Break Library Hours

It’s never too early to think spring.  Dominican’s spring break is March 8 – 14.  The library is open at the following times that week:

Sunday March 8: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday March 9: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday March 10: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday March 11: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday March 12: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday March 13: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday March 14: CLOSED (Benefit Concert)

Our regular hours will resume Sunday, March 15.

Happy Earth Day

Planet Earth image from Wikipedia.

Today is Earth Day and there are a number of things going on around campus:

1:00 p.m. – Free Yoga in the Quad

Bring your mats, blankets or towels for a mid day yoga session outdoors hearing the birds chirping and feeling the breeze on your face as you stretch your body and mediate for some personal wellness.

6:30 p.m. – The New Moo in the Founder’s Court

Enjoy free cookies and celebration on Earth Day with Eco Club who will have information on hand regarding GMO foods and how it affects our environment and our bodies. Nutrition Club will be hosting an alternative milk tasting. Try some of those new milks you have been hearing about, such as almond, coconut, rice, hemp, and the old standard soy. If it is raining, the alternative location is the Parmer Silveri Atrium.

7:00 p.m. – Film Screening of Food Patriots

Join us in watching this moving and inspiring documentary about food and how food can better our bodies and our planet when we grow it/purchase it with Sustainable and Social Justice awareness.

One Earth Film Festival at Dominican

Dominican is once again part of the the One Earth Film Festival, the “Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement.”

On Tuesday, February 18, at 7pm in the Lund Auditorium, we are hosting a free pre-screening of Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America.  A panel discussion with local experts on urban farming will take place after the film.
Before the film, from 6pm-7pm, we will host an indoor farmers’ market in the Fine Arts Building.  Local vendors will be selling coffee, soap, desserts and more.

Be sure to check out the Library Media Center’s booth at the market for information on our collection of films on sustainability, and to take home an upcycled bookmark made from old cassette tapes.

The Film Festival continues with pre-screenings into March and ends with the full festival March 7-9.