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Spring Fundraiser Saturday 7 March 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About

With more than two decades as a vital member of the Murfreesboro community, Middle Tennessee State University’s James E. Walker Library will host its first-ever Spring Festival of the Arts on Saturday, March 7 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The event is open to everyone, especially those with children, and it will serve as a fundraiser to support the library’s student success efforts, including the recently launched library textbook program.

The library purchases textbooks for high enrollment general education classes and places them on reserve. The library textbook program helps students who cannot get their textbook at the start of the semester or are unable to afford textbooks. The program helps retain students and supports their academic success.

This fundraiser is supported in part by a donation from EBSCO, a company that specializes in library resources for academic, medical, K–12, public library, law, corporate, and government markets.

Schedule of Events

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Time Event & Location Event & Location
12:00-12:30

Explore the library and Atrium tables

Location: Library Atrium

Makerspace demo and tour

  • Game cabinet, 3D printing demos, VR demos, and much more.

Location: 2nd Floor Makerspace

12:30-1:00

Latin Dance Demonstrations with Angela and Francisco Ramos

  • Demonstrations of several kinds of Latin dance from two accomplished Latin dancers.

Location: Room 248

Kids Book Art with Susan Hanson & Kids Drawing Session with Kaylea Mangrum

  • Kids can make their own books they can then color and write in to tell a story.
  • Art lessons featuring step-by-step instructions from a former elementary ​school art teacher.
  • This session will run from 12:30 - 3:00.

Location: 1st Floor EIC Tables

1:15-1:45

Storytelling with Susan Ramsay

  • A former "Teacher of the Year" for the Franklin Special Schools District, Susan combines music and storytelling into a dynamic performance.

Location: 1st Floor Popular Reading

Kids Book Art with Susan Hanson & Kids Drawing Session with Kaylea Mangrum

  • Kids can make their own books they can then color and write in to tell a story.
  • Art lessons featuring step-by-step instructions from a former elementary ​school art teacher.
  • This session will run from 12:30 - 3:00.

Location: 1st Floor EIC Tables

2:00-2:30

Mara Miller and Megan McKinney

  • A duo of MTSU alums (Miller, Music, '13; McKinney, Music, '16) playing flute music.

Location: 2nd Floor Mezzanine Sky Lounge

Kids Book Art with Susan Hanson & Kids Drawing Session with Kaylea Mangrum

  • Kids can make their own books they can then color and write in to tell a story.
  • Art lessons featuring step-by-step instructions from a former elementary ​school art teacher.
  • This session will run from 12:30 - 3:00.

Location: 1st Floor EIC Tables

2:45-3:15

Storytelling with Susan Ramsay

  • A former "Teacher of the Year" for the Franklin Special Schools District, Susan combines music and storytelling into a dynamic performance.

Location: 1st Floor Popular Reading

Author Readings with Matthew Brown, Jennifer Kates

  • MTSU faculty will read selections from their poetry and prose work.

Location: 2nd Floor Mezzanine Sky Lounge

3:30-4:00

Family Frolic

  • Interactive dance demonstration suitable for families and kids of all ages.

Location: Room 248

 

All day long 

  • Alumni art, jewelry, and art will be for sale in library atrium.
    • Proceeds from the alumni art sale benefit the Graphic Design Scholarship
    • Sales of Carter Creations go to Carter Creations
  • A game cabinet with video and arcade games, including Dance, Dance, Revolution will be available in the 2nd floor Makerspace.
  • Food trucks, free appetizers (while supplies last), and free non-alcoholic drinks (while supplies last).