Library CryptoParty: 9/22, 4-6pm

crypto_800x600Curious about privacy, surveillance, or encryption?

Is the stuff on Mr. Robot real?

Find out:
Thursday, September 22 from
4-6:00 pm in
Milne 208.

At Milne Library’s CryptoParty, work with staff one-on-one to explore tools for better privacy and hear short talks on topics including: Tor, SciHub, the Internet of Things, social engineering, and more.

Better privacy is for everyone. All levels of comfort with technology are welcome!

Can’t make it? Our Systems Librarian, maintains a guide about some of the topics we’ll cover.

Sonja Livingston, “Queen of the Fall”: Author Visit & Book Discussion

SliderVisitMilne Library and the Geneseo Literary Forum are proud to support the 2016 “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book…” Queen of the Fall: A Memoir of Girls & Goddesses by Sonja Livingston. Livingston will be in Geneseo on Monday, March 7th at 6pm in the College Union Ballroom. Ms. Livingston will read from her work and sign books after the presentation. The author will also visit various classes throughout the day. Join us for an engaging reading and refreshments!

In addition, Milne Library & TLC are hosting a book discussion which will take place on Tuesday, March 1st from 4-5:30pm in Milne 208.  Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. To participate, simply follow the link and sign up. Once you’ve submitted your registration, stop into Milne 214 (Director’s office) to pick up your copy of the book.  Please contact Chris Shute at (585) 245-5591 if you have questions.

For more information on the “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book…” program, please visit Writers & Books at http://wab.org

BookArtAbout the book: Whether pulled from the folds of memory, channeled through the icons of Greek mythology and Roman Catholicism, or filtered through the lens of pop culture, Sonja Livingston’s Queen of the Fall: A Memoir of Girls & Goddesses considers the lives of women. Exploring the legacies of those she has crossed paths with in life and in the larger culture, Livingston weaves together strands of memory with richly imagined vignettes to explore becoming a woman in late 1980s and early 1990s America.

Along the way, the award-winning memoirist brings us face-to-face with herself as an inner-city girl—trying to imagine a horizon beyond poverty, fearful of her fertility and the limiting arc of teenage pregnancy. Livingston looks at the lives of those she’s known: friends who’ve gotten themselves into “trouble,” girls who tell their school counselor small lies out of necessity and pain and a mother whose fruitfulness seems, at times, biblical. Livingston interacts with icons such as Susan B. Anthony, the Virgin Mary, and Ally McBeal to mine the terrain of her own femininity, fertility, and longing.Queen of the Fall is a dazzling meditation on loss, possibility, and, ultimately, what it means to be human.

About the Author: Sonja Livingston’s first book, the memoir Ghostbread, won an AWP Book Prize for Nonfiction and has been adopted for use by classrooms around the nation. Her writing has been honored with a NYFA Fellowship, an Iowa Review Award, and an Arts & Letters Essay Prize, as well as grants from Vermont Studio Center and the Deming Fund for Women.

Her work has appeared in many literary journals including the Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southeast Review, Brevity, and AGNI online, and is anthologized in several texts on writing, including Short Takes, The Truth of the Matter, The Curious Writer, and Brief Encounters. An assistant professor in the MFA Program at the University of Memphis, Sonja is married to the artist Jim Mott and divides her time between Tennessee and New York State.

 For more information, visit http://sonjalivingston.com

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Embrace Every Angle Exhibit Opening @Milne

SliderOPENINGMilne Library is bringing in a new exhibit to bring awareness to issues of health, wellness, and body image in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which begins on February 22, 2016.

We invite you to attend:

Embrace Every Angle
Art Exhibit Opening
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Milne Library Gallery, SUNY Geneseo
Reception in Milne 208

EEA Milne Geneseo PT2 copyCreating the Exhibit

Local business owner, yoga and fitness instructor, producer and artist, Liza Savage-Katz, has collaborated with 12 different photographers/artists and with tremendous support from many local businesses, has created the Embrace Every Angle project.  This includes photographic prints of over 50 ‘Embrace Every Angle’ poses, shot throughout Rochester and surrounding areas (including here on campus!).

On March 23rd, join us again when Liza will offer a Yin Yoga Practice at 5 pm followed by a talk on Self Acceptance at 7 pm in Milne 213.  Stay tuned for further information!

The mission was to create fine art photographs and paintings celebrating yoga as a holistic approach to expression, creativity and existence, as well as to raise awareness of the beauty and artistry abundant in Rochester. In demonstrating that artistic expression and individual and community well-being go hand in hand, Liza and friends brought together the fitness and arts industry to create a project for the betterment of both our local, as well as our global community.  After years of struggling with an eating disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), this project has also been journey of body acceptance and self-love for Liza.

The images are available for purchase ,with a percentage of proceeds benefitting a several local and global charities. Twenty five percent (25%) of proceeds of the photographs from the exhibition will go to support a variety of charities – selected by the individual artists – including Verona Street Animal Shelter, The Friends Project, Moonshadows Spirit, Living Water, Pachamama Alliance, ARC of Monroe, Heal the Bay, Rochester Community Rowing, Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, and Synthesis Collaborative.

Check out EEA on Instagram!

The Artists

The photographers/artists exhibiting are Kris Dreessen (SUNY Genese0’s Manager of Editorial Services for College Communications), Jasna BogdanovskaVashon Jamal Broyld Sr, Tracy GrierTeri FiskeLindsay Kathryn Jewett, Bailey Johnson, Darren Miller, Nitin Sampat, Janine Susz, and Amy Vena.

Each artist collaborated with Liza in creating approximately 3-5 yoga images to showcase. Within the images, unique, distinctive and beautiful aspects of Rochester and its surrounding areas are highlighted.

Liza Savage-Katz, a native Rochesterian, lived in London for 5 years as a Senior Art Director in advertising and after traveling for a year, settled in Los Angeles. There she taught yoga and fitness, as well as incorporated her commercial modeling, art and design skills background in helping to launch Move with Me Yoga Adventures, the Kids Get Movin’ DVD for the Center for Movement Education and Research, as well a the Kidtribe, Animal Yoga and Phresh Kids programs. About three years ago, Liza moved back to Rochester with her son, Zuma. She has been teaching yoga and fitness as well as coaching crew and being a wellness coach throughout Rochester. She recently started a productions company that creates fitness and educational programming.

Concurrent Exhibition at Editions Printing

On Friday, March 5th, the exhibit concurrently opens at Editions Printing from 7-9pm in Rochester, NY. A 6-foot painting, “Filling the Void”, 22 years in its creation will be exhibited here. This one of a kind painting was started by Liza and finished together with the support of local artist and friend, Jen Facteau. 100% of the sale of “Filling the Void” goes to finance a documentary and fundrasier for the Lost Boys of South Sudan. The artwork will be shown through month of April and appointments can be made for viewing with Liza Savage-Katz.

Look for a more detailed article on the Embrace Every Angle Project in the December issue of Rochester Women’s Magazine online. Or visit WHAM Channel 13’s bright spot.

3 Minutes Could Save A Life ~ Guest post by SMAC

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“3 minutes could save a life”

As you walk into Milne this week, you will find a small display with a tinfoil person and a sign that says, “3 minutes could save a life.”

I know everyone is busy and headed in various directions, but take a minute to figure out why that figure is there. What do those notes say? To the average reader, they are positive notes about why people around campus are proud to be who they are, but to me, they are hope.

They are hope that a positive message will reach someone in need and that this sign will encourage someone who is struggling to take a preliminary assessment regarding his or her risk for an eating disorder.

NEDAI’ll get right to the point: eating disorders suck. They come in all forms and they do not discriminate. They are an all-consuming loud voice that takes over, forcing you to forget all else, and they are the thing that takes your loved one away for a short time, or forever. The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is fighting back against the ED, using the slogan “3 minutes can save a life,” because it is important for those suffering to receive treatment as soon as possible. The slogan is a part of this years’ National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which is February 21st-February 27th and aims to support all people impacted by eating disorders. The voice that promotes our negative body image and feeds the eating disorder will only get louder in secrecy- this display and other events during the National Eating Disorder Awareness week intend to promote self-love and encourage those who need help to reach out and get it.

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Jane Skinner.

Personally, my inspiration comes from my younger sister, who has been battling an eating disorder – and kicking butt- for about six years. She has fought endlessly and been through many periods of great recovery, but for now, it seems like a never-ending struggle for her and for those who love her. It is important to me to reach people like my sister with this campaign, to let them know that even when we don’t know what to say, we do love them and wish to support them.

The display in Milne is to raise awareness on our campus and to promote the Proud2BMe campaign, which encourages positive body image and asks people to consider why they are proud to be who they are. Our hope is to bring a more permanent awareness to campus through a newly formed student group, also named Proud 2B Me. Sisters Making A Change (SMAC) has kindly supported my efforts, funded by IRC and SA, because SMAC is an amazing group of women who know that this issue is incredibly important to me and to this campus. I hope that everyone who looks at the display will take a moment to think about its purpose. The display is partially intended as a “coming soon,” for the awareness week, but also for the SMAC, IRC, and SA sponsored event, Mirrorless Monday.

MirrorI also hope to reach people who love someone that is struggling and do not know what to do. I am not a therapist or a doctor, I cannot “cure” eating disorders, but I can advocate for those who are lost in the voice of their eating disorders, so that is what I will do. This display in Milne Library, Mirrorless Monday, and the forming Proud2BMe club will focus on speaking out against eating disorders, Proudsupporting positive body image, and discussing current legislative and media events on the topic.

On February 22nd, students should look for covered mirrors in all academic buildings and the dining hall bathrooms. Everyone is encouraged to write positive messages on the paper, which will include an explanation for what and why this is occurring, along with a note for an interest meeting to learn more about the National Eating Disorder Association and its’ Proud2BMe campaign.

~ Jane Skinner, SMAC

And while you’re in Milne, be sure to check out the coming exhibit about body image, art, fashion, yoga, and health: “Embrace Every Angle.”

 

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Authors Reading Series: SUNY Geneseo professor, Steve Bein

Bein.SliderPlease join us for the second author event in our 2013-14 Geneseo Authors Reading series, featuring SUNY Geneseo professor, Steve Bein

Steve Bein, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy is not only a well-regarded philosophy instructor and scholar, but also the author of bestselling fantasy and science fiction. His most recent novels are Daughter of the Sword and Year of the Demon, the first two in the Fated Blades series featuring Tokyo female detective, Mariko Oshiro, and blending a police-procedural with historical fiction and fantasy. Here is what famed fantasy writer Diana Rowland has to say about Steve’s work:

“A sharp and superb urban fantasy, Daughter of the Sword is the perfect melding of skillful prose, fascinating characters, and compelling story. Steve Bein effortlessly combines history and legend with a modern procedural in a book that will have you staying up late to finish it.”

His short story ”The Most Important Thing in the World” will be published in the science fiction anthology, The Time Traveler’s Almanac in December 2013.

Milne Library is proud to host Steve Bein, who will read from his most recent novel, talk about his writing process and answer audience questions.
Join us on Monday, December 9th at 3:30pm on Milne Library’s main floor, just outside the Digital Media Lab.
Refreshments and beverages will be provided.

For more information about Steve and his work, please visit his website at http://www.philosofiction.com/styled-2/index.html  or read Milne Library’s interview with Steve at
http://news.milne-library.org/2013/09/30/faculty-bookshelf-an-interview-with-steve-bein/.

Geneseo Authors Reading series: SUNY Geneseo student, Phil Freivald

Freivald.SliderPlease join us for the first author event in our 2013-14 Geneseo Authors Reading series, featuring SUNY Geneseo student, Phil Freivald

Milne Library is proud to host Philip and Patrick Freivald, who will speak about their most recent novel, talk about the writing process and answer audience questions.

Wednesday, December 4th
@ 6:00pm
Milne Library’s main floor
(just outside the Digital Media Lab)
Refreshments will be provided.

Your Baby is Really Ugly: Writing a Novel for Publication
Anyone can write a novel.  Think of a story, put the words on paper, and voila: you’re done.  Writing a novel for publication and sale has many more aspects, and you’re probably doing all of them wrong.  Come hear authors Patrick and Philip Freivald discuss the difference between good work, great work, and publishable work, and why you need people who will tell you that your darling little baby, the love of your life, is hideous.

Getting Published in Today’s Environment
So you’ve written a novel, and it’s good.  In fact, it’s great.  It’s so great that you think people will give you money to read it.  You may well be right, but how do you know?  Authors Patrick and Philip Freivald share their story of getting published in the ever-shifting world of literature.

Biographies:

Patrick Freivald is a high school teacher of Physics, Robotics, and American Sign Language, a beekeeper, a FIRST robotics coach, and an author.  He lives in Western New York with his wife, various dogs, cats, and birds, and a few million stinging insects.  His high-school zombie story Twice Shy and the sequel Special Dead are available online where books are sold.

Philip Freivald is a risk management analyst for a major payroll company, the lead-singer in a 90s rock band, and an author.  He lives near Rochester, NY and is currently a SUNY Geneseo sophomore studying business administration.

Their collaborative book, Blood List, was released on November 15th.  It is a story of a serial killer who is trying to save his father’s life.

 

 

 

Halloween Story-Time Celebration

Happy Halloween!


On Friday, October 26th, Milne Library will host a Halloween Story-Time Celebration for children and their caregivers! This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council, Geneseo Organization for Deaf Awareness, and students from the School of Education. Any age is welcome, though these mildly scary stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).

Story-time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will last from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, with refreshments, crafts, and treat or treating provided. The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.

Costumes are optional but encouraged!

For more information or to RSVP (not required) visit our facebook page – or send an email to Deven Coulter – [email protected], or Mary-Clare Stokes – [email protected]

Now Reading: Geneseo Book Club’s New Selection

Join us April 8th to discuss our book and to enter our contest for a $25 Amazon gift certificate

Geneseo’s Book Club will be starting its next book (Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen) on Sunday, April 8th – this is a great time to join us if we’re interested. Come to Milne 104 (downstairs) at 7pm on April 8th to learn about what we do, get a copy of our next book, and join in the experience!!

Anyone who comes to the April 8th meeting will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. At the next meeting we will discuss the first section of our new book and draw the winner of the gift card.

Email [email protected] and/or join us on knightlink for more information/any questions!