At our annual open house this morning, we welcomed new students with doughnut holes, coffee, tea, and a variety of fun activities including, Just Dance 2014 on the Wii, origami bookmarks, tours, and LEGOs. Students received prizes that were donated from downtown businesses just for stopping by and mini notebooks for taking a survey. It was great to meet so many new students! We are looking forward to seeing them in the library for the next four years. See our Flickr album for more fun pictures.

Do you love Studio Ghibli movies? Stop by the Mudd Library to check out your favorite, or discover a new favorite!

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles’ First and Only Show in Wisconsin and Our Music Librarian was There
This item appeared in the Milwaukee Journal on September 5, 1964:

“Let it be graven on tablets of jade that at 9:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the year of our Lord 1964, the Beatles walked onto the stage of the Milwaukee Arena and sang a tune called, “I Want to Hold Her Hand.”

Several singers and combos had the thankless task of being warm-up acts. The entire show lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes. This was the first and only time the Beatles appeared in Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee newspapers, along with the entire population of young people and even some adults in Milwaukee, had been anticipating this event for a while. One such person was a young lass who, with her sister, chronicled the months preceding The Greatest Experience of Their Lives with scrapbooks and a count-down calendar.
If you would like to have a first-person, primary source account of The Most Significant Event in History, make your way to the Seeley G. Mudd Library and sit at the knee of your Music Librarian, Antoinette Powell, to learn how it really was.
Yes, in 1964 $4.50 got you in to see the Beatles.

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles’ First and Only Show in Wisconsin and Our Music Librarian was There

This item appeared in the Milwaukee Journal on September 5, 1964:

“Let it be graven on tablets of jade that at 9:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the year of our Lord 1964, the Beatles walked onto the stage of the Milwaukee Arena and sang a tune called, “I Want to Hold Her Hand.”

Several singers and combos had the thankless task of being warm-up acts. The entire show lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes. This was the first and only time the Beatles appeared in Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee newspapers, along with the entire population of young people and even some adults in Milwaukee, had been anticipating this event for a while. One such person was a young lass who, with her sister, chronicled the months preceding The Greatest Experience of Their Lives with scrapbooks and a count-down calendar.

If you would like to have a first-person, primary source account of The Most Significant Event in History, make your way to the Seeley G. Mudd Library and sit at the knee of your Music Librarian, Antoinette Powell, to learn how it really was.

Yes, in 1964 $4.50 got you in to see the Beatles.

A few years back we got in on the sleeveface trend. Former student circulation desk worker (now alumnus) Thomas Malm and Archivist Erin Dix played along. (That’s our Music Librarian Antoinette Powell’s arm).

This is fantastic!

One of our skilled student circulation desk workers, John O’Neill, assembled the 3D Empire State Building and Met Life Tower. You know, just to make sure all the pieces were there. This puzzle is among the games and puzzles available to check out from the Mudd Library. 

One of our skilled student circulation desk workers, John O’Neill, assembled the 3D Empire State Building and Met Life Tower. You know, just to make sure all the pieces were there. This puzzle is among the games and puzzles available to check out from the Mudd Library. 

Steve, the campus Carpenter, is removing one of the bulletin boards from the library’s entryway. Anyone want to guess what long-awaited equipment will be in this space by the time classes begin?
Update: We’re getting vending machines! We’ll have one for snacks and one for soda.

Steve, the campus Carpenter, is removing one of the bulletin boards from the library’s entryway. Anyone want to guess what long-awaited equipment will be in this space by the time classes begin?

Update: We’re getting vending machines! We’ll have one for snacks and one for soda.

Board games and puzzles are now available to be checked out from the Mudd Library! They are located to the right of the circulation desk, on the shelves with the audio books and video games.

Board games and puzzles are now available to be checked out from the Mudd Library! They are located to the right of the circulation desk, on the shelves with the audio books and video games.

Interested in comics and graphic novels? The Mudd Library just signed up for a trial of Alexander Street Press’ Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels (available on campus or with a log in for current Lawrence students, faculty, and staff). Let us know what you think!

Interested in comics and graphic novels? The Mudd Library just signed up for a trial of Alexander Street Press’ Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels (available on campus or with a log in for current Lawrence students, faculty, and staff). Let us know what you think!