Happy Hump Day!!

Stop by Rentschler Library every Wednesday and find this camel. Take a picture with your mobile device and show it to a Library Staff Member to be entered for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to the Miami University Book Store. Drawings will be held at the end of each month and you can play weekly!


Come read your favorite poem!

Favorite Poem Project posterWhat’s your favorite poem and why? April is National Poetry Month so come read a poem at one the poetry reading events this month.  The first event is Monday, April 7th from 2:00 – 3:30 at Wilks and the second event is Friday night, April 25th 6:00 – 7:30 at the MUH Downtown Center. Light refreshments will be provided, along with a wide selection of poetry books to choose from. The events are sponsored by Rentschler Library, the MUH  English department and Lane Libraries.

March’s Camel Contest Winner!!

Camel Contest Winner for March is KATRICE CRATER!! Congratulations, Katrice!
Stop by the library with a picture ID to claim your $50 gift card.
Students can continue to play weekly on Wednesdays for a chance at another $50 gift card!Image

It’s Opening Day!!

It’s a great day for baseball! Interested in learning more about the game Imageof baseball or about the Cincinnati Reds? Rentschler Library has got the bases covered! Take a look at the books we have available. And, there are many more available through the other Miami University Libraries and through OhioLINK. You can check them out while you’re watching game and enjoying some hot dogs. Play Ball!!


Photo from www.ballparksofbaseball.com

Spring Break Hours

Our hours over Spring Break will be:

Sat., March 22: 10:00am-2:00pmImage
Sun., March 23: CLOSED
Mon., March 24-Fri., March 28: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat., March 25 and Sun., March 26: CLOSED

Normal Hours resume Mon., March 27. For more info, visit our Hours page.

March 20th 1965 – Selma and Civil Rights


Civil Rights marchers stopped at bridge in Selma, AL.

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson notified Alabama governor George Wallace that he would send federal troops to that state to watch over a civil rights march from Selma to Birmingham.  It was a signature event in the history of civil rights. For more on this topic, check out Diane McWhorter’s “Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama : the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution” New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. Other titles on this topic:

Dividing lines : municipal politics and the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, by J. Mills Thornton III Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2002.

For a personal account of what happened in Selma, check out “In peace and freedom : my journey in Selma” by Bernard LaFayette Jr. and Kathryn Lee Johnson. Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2013.

Haiku Contest Winner is: Austin McComas!!

Congratulations, Austin! Visit our Haiku page to see past winners and all submissions for the contests. Thanks to all who participated!

“Love will warm your heart,
but when it comes to winter,
I’ll stick with fire.”
–Austin McComas