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  • Post date: April 21, 2009
    pulitzer_logoThe 2009 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced. You can get a full list of the winners and nominees from the Pulitzer Prize official website here. The New York Times reports on the Pulitzers for letters, drama and music here. The Times also has some other stories related to other prize categories that may be of interest to some readers. The library has the following titles from the list. All books located in...
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  • Post date: April 15, 2009
    National Poetry Month logo 2008 The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library, in cooperation with the Poetry Society of Texas, would like to invite our students, faculty, staff, and friends to share in a special evening of recognition and entertainment. Please join us for the Annual University of Texas at Tyler Student Poetry Awards Ceremony. This is our capstone event for National Poetry Month. For 2009, our featured keynote speaker is Award-winning poet Mr. Budd Powell Mahan of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Mahan has served as president of the Poetry...
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  • Post date: April 15, 2009
    National Poetry Month logo 2008 Welcome to another edition of Reference Book of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. We continue our look at reference works related to poetry as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. This week we are featuring Contemporary Poets, edited by Tracy Chevalier. This work contains material on about 1,00o living poets. I should clarify that "living" means they were...
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  • Post date: April 10, 2009
    The Robert R. Muntz Library will be open regular hours for Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11. Friday hours are 7:30am to 5:00pm Saturday hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm The library will be closed on Sunday, April 12 due to the Easter observance. We wish everyone a safe and happy Easter holiday. We will reopen on Monday April 13 for regular hours.
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  • Post date: April 9, 2009
    National Poetry Month logo 2008 We are inviting all students, faculty, staff, friends and members of our academic community to join us for the Annual Poetry Read-Out at the Robert R. Muntz Library. This is part of our events recognizing National Poetry Month. This is an opportunity to share your favorite pieces of poetry with others. You can bring your own book,  your own poems, or you can borrow one of our poetry books. Please note that if you read original poetry, and you are student, you cannot read a poem that you are submitting to the...
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  • Post date: April 8, 2009
    Next week, April 12-18, 2009, is National Library Week. This national observance is sponsored by the American Library Association. ALA first sponsored it in 1958, and since then it is a great way to to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. In addition, Tuesday April 14, 2009 is National Library Workers Day.Library workers are all responsible for a wide variety of services that patrons come to expect from their libraries. The Robert R. Muntz Library works because...
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  • Post date: April 6, 2009
    National Poetry Month logo 2008In honor of National Poetry Month, we will be featuring reference books related to poetry. I would like to remind our students to submit their poems for our Annual Poetry Contest. Find details about the contest and rules here. Today we are featuring the...
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  • Post date: April 2, 2009
    I had to read John Hope Franklin's book, From Slavery to Freedom, for a graduate course in African American history years ago. The book is considered a major text in African American history classes. Franklin passed away on March 25, 2009. He was 94 years old. You can read about Mr. Franklin:
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  • Post date: March 31, 2009
    National Poetry Month logo 2008 We want to invite all currently enrolled UT Tyler students to submit their original  poems to our Student Poetry Contest. This is part of our festivities for National Poetry Month.  This online contest runs from Wednesday April 1 (tomorrow) to Friday April 17. Here is what you need to know in terms of rules:
    • Poems must be original, unpublished works.
    • Poems must be written in English by currently enrolled UT Tyler students.
    • Poems must be 60 lines or less.
    • Limit to not...
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  • Post date: March 31, 2009
    National Poetry Month logo 2008 The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to participate in the celebration of National Poetry Month during the month of April. The Academy of American Poets started the event in 1996, and since then, libraries, bookstores, schools, and other institutions join in to enjoy and celebrate poetry. The library will be hosting various events during the month of April as part of the National Poetry...
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