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Library Open House

The Library will host an Open House, Thursday, October 8th from 4-6pm. The event will take place on the 3rd floor of the library. There will be refreshments and giveaways for the first attendees to the event. Also, library Facebook followers will have a chance to win Muntz t-shirts .

We hope to see you there!

4 October 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 05 Oct

Banned Books Week

Robert R. Muntz Library will host and/or support the following events in observation of Banned Books Week:

Tuesday, September 29th - A Debate on Censorship (in collaboration with UT Tyler's award winning Debate Team)

Wednesday, September 30th - Barnes and Noble at UT Tyler will host a "Read In"

Thursday, October 1st - The Library will be a virtual host site for "The Robert Cormier: Censorship and Intolerance Symposium" at Fitchburg State University

More Questions? Please call Alma Ravenell at 7314

28 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 29 Sep

What week is this?

...It's Banned Books Week! And we are celebrating at Muntz Library!

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 311 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2014, and many more go unreported.

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28 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 29 Sep

Celebrating Our Constitution

Constitution Week is this September 17-23. Constitution Day is September 17th. It is actually mandated that any institution receiving federal aid, must recognize this day. As Americans, we should recognize this day because we have love for our Country and that which it stands for.

The Tyler chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have set up an impressive display in the Muntz Library to honor this day and week. Below is an excerpt from the DAR website:

The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:
• Emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
• Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
• Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

13 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 14 Sep

International Literacy Day

Today is International Literacy Day! The Library is recognizing the day with a display featuring: The Top 10 Most Read Books in the World! Come by and see what they are! We even have several available in our library!

Want to know more? Click on this link:

7 September 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 08 Sep

Vote for Your Favorite Librarian

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

Each year 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Nominations for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award are open through September 28.

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23 August 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 24 Aug


President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which was delivered on January 1, 1863 had little to no impact on slavery existing in most southern states - particularly Texas. It was not until June 19, 1865 that slaves in Texas realized their freedom. This day has come to be known as Juneteenth.

Want to know more? Come to the library and view the display on the 3rd floor.

14 June 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 15 Jun

Eisenhower International Golf Classic Exhibit

The Eisenhower International Golf Classic exhibit is now on display on the second floor. The exhibit features early tournament programs, brochures, and grounds badges. University President George Hamm helped to organize the pro-am tournament that began in 1987 and was held every year through 1999, when the name was changed to the Patriot Classic. This event raised money for the Eisenhower/Sister Cities Scholarship fund and brought celebrities and PGA and LPGA golfers to Tyler.

The Million Dollar Hole-In-One (established in 1987) qualifying rounds take place this week, with the finals on Sunday. The 2015 Patriot Classic will be held Monday the 18th.

For more information read our [University Archives] blog. Explore the Eisenhower International Golf Classic collection here:

(Submitted by G. Aaron Ramirez, Archives Assistant)

14 May 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 15 May

Who's Who of Hip Hop

The library is featuring an interactive display made up of exceptional Hip Hop artists. Come by and make the project grow even more! The display will continue through the rest of this month.

10 May 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 11 May

PETS (Pets Eliminate The Stress)

Finals got you stressed? The library may have just the right prescription for you! This week the Therapet Foundation of Tyler has again agreed to bring the lovable "fluffies" to the library! Yes, it is time for PETS again! Come in and pet these cuddly canines, and before you know it, your stress will be gone.

The Therapet pets will visit the library the following dates and times:
Monday, April 27th 2-4pm
Tuesday, April 28th 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, April 29th 2-4pm

Woof hope to see you here!

26 April 2015 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 27 Apr