Harry Potter and the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library

It’s hard to believe, but 2017 marks 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone was released!

We started our celebration this fall semester with the Harry Potter Fall House Cup Challenge, where young wizards (and muggles) could answer trivia questions to receive points for their houses.

We’re proud to announce that the Fall winners of the House Cup Challenge were the Hufflepuffs! It was a very close match, with Slytherin only 0.5 points behind.

This semester we’ve revamped the bulletin board on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library, across from room 228. We will alternate puzzles every two weeks – both word search and crosswords.

You can start earning points for your house beginning Monday, January 16th.

 May the best house win!

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Scarf Frenzy is Back!

Many students come to Wright State from warmer climates, including overseas, and are unprepared for harsh Ohio winters. The Wright State Service Knitting and Crochet Circle, the Women’s Center and University Libraries would like to invite Wright State students to stop by the Dunbar Library 2nd floor atrium on January 27th and pick up a free scarf, hat or other warm winter accessory (many hand-made by the Service Knitting and Crochet Circle) while supplies last. Last year we provided over 100 items in less than 15 minutes, and we’re hoping to give away even more this year. We ask that students take only what they need.

If any Wright State staff, faculty or surrounding community members would like to donate items for this event, please contact Cindy Vanzant cindy.vanzant@wright.edu. Thank you for your support!

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Friends of the Libraries Present: Tech Talk with the STAC

Our first Friends of the Libraries workshop of 2017 will take place January 27th. Register now to learn about cyber security, parental controls and how to protect your personal information online. This workshop will be led by staff members of our Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC). Space is limited, register now: www.libraries.wright.edu/events/friends.

Your $10 registration provides refreshments and supports the Friends of the Libraries.

Are you Friends of the Libraries member? Join now and support our workshops, book club, library student assistant award scholarships, staff grants and more. Visit www.libraries.wright.edu/friends and click “Join or renew online.”

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Thank You for Your Service

Congratulations to our library staff members who were honored yesterday at the 2016 Employee Recognition Awards.

img_1758-shoppedBeth, Frank and Bette at yesterday’s ceremony



Frank Wolz
10 Years of Service


CK-22542 Karin Nevius ( STAC Podcasting Room 12-18-07 )


Beth Anderson
20 Years of Service



Ximena Chrisagis
20 Years of Service



Bette Sydelko
25 Years of Service




Emma Boddie
30 Years of Service




Mary Raider
30 Years of Service


Thank you for all you do!

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