At USFSP green initiatives and support for environmental and sustainability initiatives are a high priority. The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library also supports these types of initiatives. Least Terns In Spring and Summer Least Tens, a threatened Florida bird species, nest on the roof of the Library during breeding season. This past year as the Library… Continue reading Earth Day 2018
March is Women’s History month and in the last year women’s issues have been really hitting the news and been on people’s minds. As issues of opportunity, achievement, and capabilities have come up over and over it is always important to look back and see how far we have come. Women were once considered property… Continue reading Women’s History From Science to Art
I happen to be a HUGE Harry Potter fan, and I know I am not alone out there. Harry potter has such a huge and devoted following and lucky for us fits so well into libraries. I had been looking to bring a traveling exhibit to our library and was super excited to find Harry… Continue reading A Month of Harry Potter at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
Summer is nearing the end and students will be coming back to campus at the end of August to start the Fall term. To wrap up summer we wanted to a bit of a fun display to end on a light note. We created word clouds of different books using Tagxedo. Tagxedo has a cool… Continue reading Can You Guess The Book?
This is an art exhibit of several botanical and insect watercolor paintings by John Harte, a local artist in St. Petersburg, Florida. Many of the insects featured in the paintings are endangered species which Mr. Harte researched here at the library. This is a wonderful opportunity for the library to partner with and show off… Continue reading Exhibition of Original Insect Watercolors
Jazz is a genre of music that evolved from Blues and other music inspirations and styles, born in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century. Jazz has deep ties to the African American community and full of rhythm and style. Jazz ranges in it’s own form and style to from elevator music… Continue reading Let’s JAM for Jazz Appreciation Month
April is designated as National Poetry Month so we have created a book display in celebration. Poetry is very diverse and includes things from haiku’s to sonnets. Poetry lets people speak from the heart in an artistic way generally with a sense of rhythm, but not every poem rhymes. This year we did a Book… Continue reading National Poetry Month