Library Book Sale 9/28

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

Thursday September 28, 2017

9:00 am – 6:00 pm –  Under the Overhang Outside the Library

Prices range from $1 – $3

Please plan to pay with cash or check.  We cannot accept credit or Campus Cash (iCard payment). 

Alison Flowers, Author of Exoneree Diaries to Speak June 9

The Friends of Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield have selected Alison Flowers, author of The Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity, as the guest speaker for the organization’s annual dinner. The dinner portion of the even is for members of the Friends of Brookens Library and the lecture by Flowers is free and open to the public.

John Hanlon, the Executive Director and Legal Director of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) will be a special guest at the lecture and will be making remarks.

The event begins at 7:00 pm in the Brookens Auditorium (Lower Level – Brookens Library) on the UIS Campus. A Q/A and book signing will immediately follow.

About The Exoneree Diaries:

Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people after the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed, into the unknown.

From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United States—Cook County, Illinois—investigative journalist Alison Flowers recounts profoundly human stories of reclaiming life, overcoming adversity, and searching for purpose after exoneration.

As she tells each exoneree’s powerful story, Flowers vividly shows that release from prison, though sometimes joyous and hopeful, is not a Hollywood ending—or an ending at all. Rather, an exoneree’s first unshackled steps are the beginning of a new journey full of turmoil and uncertainty. Flowers also sheds new light on the collateral damage of wrongful convictions on families and communities, confronting deeper problems of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. (Amazon)

Holtz Memorial Lecture: Lincoln Legacy Lecture 10/20

The University of Illinois Springfield will host the 14th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lecture on October 20, 2016, presented by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership, in cooperation with the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies.

Brookens Library has selected the program as the 2016/2017 Holtz Memorial Lecture. “Lincoln and Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Equality” will feature three Lincoln scholars: Dr. Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS, Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil war Era Gettysburg College, and Dr Brooks Simpson, Foundation Professor of History, Arizon State University.

The event, at 7:00 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

Lincoln Legacy Lecture

Book Sale Friday, October 7

You don’t want to miss the Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale!!!

Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brookens Library-Main Level

This year we are moving our sale out of the basement and up to the main level for your convenience. Let us know what you think of the change.

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

Friends of Brookens Library Annual Book Sale 2016

Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale: Friday, October 7

Save the Date for the Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale

Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brookens Library-Main Level

This year we are moving our sale out of the basement and up to the main level for your convenience. Let us know what you think of the change.

It’s the perfect time to stock up and save big!  We hope to see you at our annual sale.

Friends of Brookens Library Annual Book Sale 2016

University Librarian Retirement Reception 4/26

Treadwell_PPlease join us as we celebrate the retirement of Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services.

Dean Treadwell has served the University of Illinois Springfield for nearly 14 years in her role. Help us show her how much we appreciate all she has done for Brookens Library and the Friends of Brookens Library on:

Tuesday, April 26  –  3:00 – 5:00 pm  –  PAC Restaurant – University of Illinois Springfield

Giving Tuesday

Giving-tuesday-badge-redToday is Giving Tuesday! I know that there are so many worthy causes to which you could donate today, but I hope that you will consider making Friends of Brookens Library one of them. The Friends make possible the wonderful events offered by the library, including One Book, One UIS. The organization also supports the purchase of materials for the collection (essential for us right now) and enhancements of the learning spaces in Brookens. The faculty and staff of Brookens Library are grateful for your support—thank you! – Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean, Library Instructional Services

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