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Whitty's Wonders: Fun Events & Activities @ the Whittemore Library
Library mascot Whitty the plush ram wearing his facemask!

Spring 2021 Library Events



February is Black / African-American History Month



March is Women's History Month

March is also Irish-American Heritage Month



April is Arab-American Heritage Month

April 4th - 10th is National Library Week

"Welcome to Your Library"

All Week:

  • Decorated Book Cart Contest (Check back for upcoming online voting)
  • Literary Cake Decoration Contest (Check back for upcoming online voting)
  • Watch the Documentary Riverblue (film discussion on April 14th; details below)
  • See our Twitter and Instagram accounts for more fun!
  • Library Week Word Search from the ALA - and the answers!
  • Library Week Coloring Sheet from the ALA. Also in Spanish!

Tuesday, April 6th - Library Appreciation Day

  • 12 noon - 2:30pm: Appreciation Picnic for library student workers - contact Lori Wolfe for details

Wednesday, April 7th

Thursday, April 8th

  • 2:00 pm - Book Discussion: 'How to be an Antiracist' (via zoom); details from Samantha Westall.
  • 7:00 pm - GAME NIGHT: Zoom Bingo with Alexander Young! Passcode to enter zoom room is: Whitty. Mtg. I.D. = 972 0994 5848

Wednesday, April 14th

  • 11:00 am - 12:45 pm - 'Preparing for Extreme Weather with Hope' by CREWs Rev. Vernon Walker (via zoom)
  • 4:30 pm -  5:45 pm - 'Fast fashion: global, environmental and human rights disaster' (discussion of Riverblue) by Rajashree Ghosh (via zoom)    


May is Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month 

May is also Jewish-American Heritage Month


Art/Craft of the Month


Book of the Month

Cover of Fiona Davis's book "The Lions of Fifth Avenue"


In internationally bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces.

“A captivating ode to the power of books, the bonds of family, and the beauty of finding the strength to be ourselves. Fiona Davis's spectacular settingthe iconic New York Public Librarycomes alive across the generations as two womenone in 1913 and one in 1993struggle with their own identities, a compelling mystery, and a tragedy that impacts both of them. What begins as a search for vanished rare books becomes, for both women, a quest to redefine themselves and open their hearts. This is a novel for all those who believe in the transformative magic of the written word.” Kristin Harmel

Book Information provided  by: Lori Wolfe

Book available in: The Whittemore Library's print McNaughton Collection


Film of the Month

Riverblue movie poster: the words "Can Fashion save the planet?" above a hand holding an earth made out of blue jean fabric, with blue dye leaking from the bottom.

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

National Library Week

Did You Know?

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To Celebrate National Library Week & National Library Lover's Month : A Sampling of Books by the FSU Community!