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NCSU Libraries Presents: November Programs

The NCSU Libraries presents a variety of interesting programs to enjoy in the month of November, and we hope you will join us. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.

Please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 for more information.

For directions and parking information, visit

Student Short Film Showcase –
6th annual

Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00
D. H. Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium

Back by popular demand! Experience the talent of NC State students as they screen their best short films, ranging from computer animation to experimental pieces. Faculty from the Department of Communication and the College of Design will facilitate a discussion with students about their creative process.

Join the event on our Facebook page (and "Like" NCSU Libraries while you're there).

MoHo Architecture Movie Series - Small Houses Double Feature

Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Hunt Library, Auditorium

Screening includes Lustron: The House America's Been Waiting For (2004, 57 minutes), which documents the rise and fall of engineering visionary Carl Strandlund and his post-World-War-II brainchild, the Lustron porcelain enameled-steel manufactured house; and Little Boxes: The Legacy of Henry Doelger (57 minutes), a Monique Lombardelli documentary celebrating the life and works of SF Bay Area real estate development icon Henry Doelger, a pioneer of mid-century Modern design.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door cash/check/credit/debit. Mod Squad members get in free until capacity is reached. First 100 NCSU students with ID get in free. NCSU Friends of the Library get 10% off tickets.

Fabulous Faculty – Dr. Lindsay Zanno

Tuesday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.
D. H. Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium


Dr. Lindsay Zanno spent five years excavating and studying bone fragments that she and her team located in the Cedar Mountain Formation in eastern Utah. In November 2013, she announced the discovery of Siats meekerorum, an enormous carnivore that lived 98 million years ago, a discovery that helped fill in more than 60 million years in the fossil record.

Now, Zanno is using 3-D scanning and printing, gaming technology and design software to help turn the ancient bones and bone fragments she has found in the field into full models of newly discovered species of dinosaurs. 

Zanno is director of the Paleontology and Geology Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Sciences and an assistant research professor at NC State. She will talk about her work as part of the NCSU Libraries’ Fabulous Faculty series.

The Walk of the Immigrants: The Photography of Saul Flores

Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Hunt Library, iPearl Immersion Theatre and Duke Energy Hall

While a student at NC State, Saul Flores journeyed 5,238 miles through 10 Latin American countries. Throughout his travels, he took photographs of the people and places he encountered. Flores will return to campus to show photos from that project, as well as share what he has learned about our global community. Presented in partnership with the NC Museum of History.

A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library Superstition & Science

Friday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Hunt Library, Commons Wall

This Friday the 13th, join A/V Geeks’ founder Skip Elsheimer and Dr. William Kimler, director of undergraduate programs in History at NC State, to learn about how teachers used classroom film to educate students about the power (and danger?) of science throughout the last century.

Hunt Library Furniture Design Series – Davis Furniture Industries, Inc.

Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall

Davis Furniture is a family-owned and -operated manufacturer based in High Point, North Carolina. Rob Easton, vice president of design and development, will describe how he works with product designers and engineers to develop new product initiatives for the company.

You are also invited to join us for a complimentary cocktail reception following the program sponsored by Davis Furniture and Maharam - please call 919-515-2841 or email to register for the reception.

Red, White & Black Walking Tour

Wednesday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Walk will begin on the quad side of Holladay Hall 

Join us to learn about the spaces and places on NC State’s campus that have had significant impact on the lives and experiences of African American students, faculty, and the larger community.
The walking tour will conclude with refreshments and reflection at the Witherspoon Student Center. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Read Smart Book Discussion –
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue

Dr. Rupert Nacoste, professor of psychology at NC State, will discuss this best-selling novel, named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post,The San Francisco Chronicle and BookPage.

"An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity." - Amazon

Coffee & Viz – Dr. Matthew Booker, Department of History, NC State

Friday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Hunt Library, Creativity Studio

Dr. Matthew Booker, associate professor of history at NC State, will discuss how historians use visualization in their research and why, sometimes, low-barrier, inexpensive exploratory visualization tools are more effective than complex visualization methods. His presentation will include examples of tools that have enhanced his ability to explore data and provide insight into how others can benefit by understanding and incorporating similar visualization tools in their research.

Light refreshments will be available in an adjacent space beginning at 9:15 a.m.


Life's Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies, and Spirits

D. H. Hill Library, Gallery
Open through January 2016
Free and open to the public

As the Gregg Museum of Art & Design awaits the opening of its new space, the NCSU Libraries is pleased to host the Gregg Museum's exhibit Life's Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies, and Spirits.

Puppetry is an age-old art form – examples have been found in Egyptian tombs and miniaturized dramas were popular with the ancient Greeks – but puppets also played a major role in the development of technology and media. The cultural perceptions revealed by puppets, from the prehistoric belief that inanimate objects possess spirits, to the computer's ability to create convincingly animated images of inanimate things, offer another way to trace the technological history of humankind.

Come see the exhibit for yourself during the D. H. Hill Library's hours.

Devil Glove Puppet (Chinese Opera), Taiwan, China. Gregg Museum Collection, Gift of John C. Henry.
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