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GATHER TO CREATE — The Lydia M. Olson Library will be hosting their family-friendly homecoming event, “Create at the Library,” this Saturday. Campus and community members alike are encouraged to attend, with arts and crafts, stories and conversations are expected to be shared.

Lydia M. Olson Library to host family-friendly hoco event

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor September 19, 2022

The Lydia M. Olson Library will be hosting “Create at the Library” this Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of NMU's homecoming celebration. Located in Harden Hall, this family-friendly event invites students,...

PAINT TO CREATE — Students are ready to get creative on canvases. Mocktails on Canvas will be held from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Lydia M. Olson Library atrium.

Mocktails on Canvas inspires creativity

Madoline Plattenberg, Features Editor September 8, 2022

Homecoming events are on the horizon and students are ready to get creative with paint, canvases and mocktails. Mocktails on Canvas will be held at the Lydia M. Olson Library atrium on Monday, Sept....

Graphic courtesy by Lydia M. Olson Library

NMU offers events to destress before finals week

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor April 18, 2022

With finals week just around the corner, students might find themselves stressed and staring at their laptops more than they would like. NMU will be providing students many ways to destress before finals...

Graphic courtesy by Lydia M. Olson Library

Lydia M. Olson Library hosts blackout poetry, collage workshop

Hannah Smith, Contributing Writer April 6, 2022

The Lydia M. Olson Library is hosting a blackout poetry and collage workshop on Wednesday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m. on the main floor of the library. This event is free for all students and community members...

Former NMU first lady to present her book at library

Former NMU first lady to present her book at library

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor March 29, 2022
Phyllis Michael Wong will be visiting the Lydia Olson library to present her book We Kept Our Towns Going: The Gossard Girls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Tour the library, know your resources

Tour the library, know your resources

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor January 18, 2022
For three consecutive Thursdays, the Lydia M. Olson Library will be hosting tours of the institution’s resources for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of what is available.
Members of the NMU Jazz Combo, including Owen Edwards soloing on alto saxophone, perform during an NMU jazz concert. A group of five students will perform in the library on Tuesday to provide more relaxing studying music for students.

NMU Jazz Combo to provide live study music before finals

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 30, 2021

For the second year in a row, the NMU Jazz Combo will be setting a relaxing tone for the upcoming finals week by performing an hour-long set in the lower level of the library. The five-member student band...

The five accused culprits of the fictional murder line up to give their testimonies including (left to right) Alicia played by Daisy Lupa, Pirate Jim Blade played by Duncan Muter, Queen Blacks ghost played by Abby Weatherholt, Princess Ice White played by AK Ikezoe, Pandella played by Leslie Warren and Magnificent played by Taylor Meyers.

Library hosts murder mystery event for first time

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 28, 2021

Students dressed up in blood red capes, corsets, crowns and swords mingled outside of the locked library doors on Friday, Oct. 22 as the sun began to set behind them. When the doors finally opened, they...

Virtual reality stations in the library are available for students, faculty and staff but are left largely unused. The library is looking to increase awareness about their virtual reality devices and various ways students can use them to fit their interests.

Virtual reality offers gaming, educational resources

Annamarie Parker, Katarina Rothhorn, Contributing writer, Features editor October 19, 2021

Virtual reality was introduced to the library in the past few years but is still struggling to gain traction. Kevin McDonough, professor, and reference and electronic services librarian at the Lydia...

Skillbuilder teaches how to create a YouTube channel

Skillbuilder teaches how to create a YouTube channel

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 11, 2021

Harrison Bouche, a digital media tutor in the tutoring center and junior multimedia production major, started his YouTube experience creating several gaming channels in middle school and high school. He...

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Wildpups therapy dogs return to campus

Sophia Huhta , contributing writer September 14, 2021

Sometimes the best medicine is no medicine at all, rather, it is the comfort of wet noses and sloppy kisses. NMU School of Nursing will bring therapy dogs to Lydia M. Olson Library Thursday, Sept. 16...

Library assistant working at her desk

Library partners with student orgs, expands resources for students

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor August 27, 2021

In an effort to provide ways for the Lydia M. Olson Library to help students become more engaged on campus, Rowan Swor, junior political science major, was hired in May as a Student Engagement Assistant....

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