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!
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!
Join us for a Free Fall Movie Night in Brookens Library on Thursday, November 16th, beginning at 9:00 pm. We will be showing “The Goonies” and serving hot cocoa, campfire cupcakes, and other fun snacks. We will also have cozy blankets on hand to keep you warm! You don’t want to miss this first-even event sponsored by Norris Nation.
See you there!
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).
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)
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.
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.