Friends Annual Dinner and Meeting

Mark your calendars for the Friends of Brookens Library Annual Meeting and Dinner on Tuesday, June 14.

This year, we’ll have a special guest speaker, David Finnigan, the author of Thousand-Year Statehouse.

Invite to the Friends Annual Meeting and Dinner

Details:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
UIS Student Union Ballroom
Cash Bar and Book Exchange at 5:30 pm
Annual Business Meeting and Dinner at 6:00 pm
Guest Speaker at 7:00 pm

$30 for Members/$40 for Non-members

Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 7 by calling (217) 206-6597 or by email at libadmin@uis.edu.

UIS Campus Map and Parking Information

Book Sale Thursday 10/10

Join us for the Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale!

This year, the Book Sale will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 9am-4pm at Brookens Library outside under the overhang. 

2019 Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale
Thursday, October 10
9am – 4pm
Outside Brookens Library – Under the Overhang

It’s the perfect time to stock up and save big!  We hope to see you there.

Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale Poster

Cookies Decorating & Crafts!

The end of the year can be stressful! Take a quick break from your studies to decorate cookies & make some easy crafts! 

Tuesday, December 11

2:00  – 4:00 pm

Library Lower Level

Cereal Bar December 10th

Monday, December 10 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Brookens Library Lower Level

The Friends of Brookens Library invite you to come enjoy a free bowl of cereal the Monday of Finals Week (December 10) from 4:00 -7:00 pm. Here we will have a variety of cereals and milks available for you to build your own bowl. We hope to make your finals week a little bit sweeter!

Book Sale Thursday October 4

Join us for the Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale!

Homecoming Week at the University of Illinois Springfield is fast approaching, which means it’s time for the Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale! This year the annual Book Sale will take place on Thursday October 4, 2018. Last year we moved the sale outdoors and changed the day it was held from Friday to Thursday. The results were an increase in both attendance and sales.  We hope to see you there!

2018 Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale

Thursday, October 4

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Outside Brookens Library – Under the Overhang

Author Pamela Bannos To Speak at UIS June 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Friends of Brookens Library Annual Dinner speaker: Pamela Bannos, author of Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.

The Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the UIS Student Union Ballroom. A cash bar & book exchange kicks off the evening, from 5:30 – 6:00, with the meeting and dinner beginning at 6:00. Guest speaker Pamela Bannos will begin her discussion of her book Vivian MaierA Photographer’s Life and Afterlife, immediately following, at 7:00 pm. Tickets to the dinner are $30 for Friends members and $35 for non-members. All guests are welcome! Proceeds from the evening will be used to advance the initiatives of Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield.

While the dinner is a ticketed event, the discussion led by guest speaker Pamela Bannos, is free and open to the public! To reserve your ticket to the dinner, please contact Bethany Burbridge Stremmel at bburb2@uis.edu. To attend the discussion, please arrive a few minutes before 7:00 pm.

Pamela Bannos is an artist and researcher who utilizes methods that highlight the forgotten and overlooked, exploring the links between visual representation, urban space, history, and collective memory. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including in solo exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, England, and the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. Her research projects include an investigation of Chicago’s Lincoln Park and the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Bannos has taught photography in Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice – http://vivianmaierproject.com/

Cereal Bar Monday, May 7

Monday, May 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Brookens Library Lower Level

The end of the year can be a stressful time. The Friends of Brookens Library would like to treat you to a free bowl (or two) of cereal during finals week! Take a break from your studies & regroup at the Brookens Library Cereal Bar. We will have a variety of offerings to keep you going!

 

Finals Week Cereal Bar

Monday, May 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Brookens Library Lower Level

The end of the year can be a stressful time. The Friends of Brookens Library would like to treat you to a free bowl (or two) of cereal during finals week! Take a break from your studies & regroup at the Brookens Library Cereal Bar. We will have a variety of offerings to keep you going!

 

Movie Night in Brookens Thursday 1/18

Join us Thursday for Movie Night in Brookens Library!!!

Thursday, January 18, beginning at 9:00 pm we will be showing “The NeverEnding Story” and providing yummy snacks!

We will also have cozy blankets on hand to keep you warm! 

See you there!

Cereal Bar! December 11

Free Cereal Bar in the Library

Monday, December 11 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Brookens Library Lower Level

The Friends of Brookens Library invite you to come enjoy a free bowl of cereal the Monday of Finals Week (December 11 from 4-7pm). Here we will have a variety of cereals and milks available for you to build your own bowl. We hope to make your finals week a little bit sweeter!