Library Events

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How To Write a Literature Review Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Wondering why your biology instructor wants a Literature Review when you haven't even read any novels in that class? Confused as to why your critique of “To Kill a Mockingbird” didn't go so well for your Comp II lit review? We have the answer: literature reviews aren't about evaluation, they're about research. Come join the Library and the Tutoring Center on Wednesday, February 15 from 12:20-12:55 in C102 for a primer on all things literature review, including what they are, why they are useful, and some tips on how to write a good one. Bring your own lunch, and we’ll provide a snack!


Works Cited Citations Beyond the Basics - Tue, Feb 28 (APA), Wed, Mar 1 (MLA)

If you know why you need to cite your sources but you have questions about how to do it, this workshop is for you. Bring your citation questions and we’ll answer them along with the most frequently asked citation questions students ask at the Library. Bring your own lunch, and we’ll provide a snack!
APA: Tuesday, February 28 from 12:20-12:55 in C102.
MLA: Wednesday, March 1 from 12:20-12:55 in C102.


Citing Smoothly: How To Use IN-TEXT Citations in Your Writing - Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Knowing how to cite sources correctly using in-text citations is one of the best ways to avoid unintentional plagiarism. Join us on Wednesday, March 22 from 12:20-12:55 in C102 to learn what to include in MLA and APA in-text citations and how to use in-text citations to smoothly cite sources in your writing. Please bring a source you have read to work with. Bring your own lunch, and we’ll provide a snack!

Workshops handout


NEA Big Read Book Discussion - Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Join us for a discussion of this year’s Big Read title, "Profound By Accident: Galesburg Reads Emily Dickinson" at Carl Sandburg College Library, Wednesday, March 29 from 12:20-12:50PM.

Retired Carl Sandburg College professor Norm Burdick will lead a discussion of Dickinson’s poetry. Some poems will be read aloud. Free copies of the book are available at the Sandburg Library and Galesburg Public Library as long as supplies last.

Bring your lunch and we’ll provide FREE snacks!

For more information on the NEA Big Read for Emily Dickinson check out their website

NEA Big Read flier


National Library Week Book Sale - Apr 10-13, 2017

Carl Sandburg College Library will host a book sale during National Library Week. Hardback are 50 cents, Paperback 25 cents, and any miscellaneous items are 25 cents. Opportunities for prizes and snacks will be available all week long! The book sale is available during normal library hours. 

Library hours:
Mon-Wed 7:45AM-6:30PM
Thu 7:45AM-6:00PM
Fri Closed Apr 14

National Library Week Book Sale


Visiting Author, Christina Lovin - Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Join us for a talk and book signing by Poet Christina Lovin on Thursday, April 27 from 12:15-12:50. The event will take place at Carl Sandburg College in the Crist Student Center, Building B. For more information on the poet, please visit her website. This event is part of the Carl Sandburg Festival. 

Visiting Author Christina Lovin