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Library Events, Displays & Exhibits

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The Marshall University Libraries holds events throughout the year, some library-sponsored and others in collaboration with various campus partners. The Libraries also feature displays and exhibits, most viewable in-person, but many that are available online.

What's Happening in the Library?

National Library Week April 7-13, 2024 

Come by Drinko Library all week for our scavenger hunt or visit our table at the Earth Day Fair to make an upcycled bookmark! Scavenger hunt participants will be entered into a drawing for two $25 gift cards. Prizes are sponsored by the MU Campus Bookstore. Scavenger hunt available here:

National Library Week, April 7-13, 2024. Ready, set, Library! on red, orange, green, and blue diagonal stripes.

Stress Relief Week April 9-11. April 9, 1 - 3 pm: Bob Ross Paint Along. April 10, 1 - 3 pm: What's You Sign craft. April 11, 1 - 3 pm: Survival Station snacks & freebies.

 AIDS/HIV Awareness Week in Drinko Library - March 11 - 16, 2024

March 4 - 20: The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in Drinko Library as part of AIDS Awareness Week.AIDS Awareness Week is part of the National AIDS Memorial’s efforts to bring the Quilt to communities across the United States to raise greater awareness and education about HIV/AIDS and to remember those lost to the pandemic.

March 11: 5 p.m. — Reception for the AIDS Quilt Exhibit  in Drinko Atrium. Refreshments provided by University Libraries.
7 p.m. — “Common Threads” film screening, Room 349 of Drinko Library

March 12: 12 - 5 p.m. — HIV Screenings, Room 349, Drinko Library

March 13: 5-6:30 p.m. — Evening Panel, AIDS in the Tri-State: Then and Now (featuring Dr. Len Deutsch, Timothy Stanley, Jan Rader and Shelley St. Clair), Room 349, Drinko Library

March 14: “Common Threads” film screening, Room 402 of Drinko Library

In partnership with the West Virginia Humanities Council, View our current exhibit and join us for a reception!

Join us for a reception celebrating 50 years of the West Virginia Humanities Council (1974-2024). Thursday February 29th, 6 - 8 pm at Drinko Library, Marshall University. West Virginia statehood was anything but simple. Born of Rebellion, West Virginia Statehood and the Civil War.

             The Marshall University Libraries Spring Art Exhibition is on display in Drinko Library through April.

                              Full Details and digital gallery available here: libaryartshow2024

Truth and Consequences: Complexities of Identity in Appalachia, Marshall University Library Exhibition 2024

Join us for HerdCon Game Nights in the Drinko Library every two weeks!



              Book Club meets one Thursday evening every month!

                    Click here for all the details: DrinkoBookClub


Russia's War in Ukraine: Weekly Update and Panel Discussion. Fridays at 3 p.m. EST via Microsoft Teams  Marshall University professors Dr. Victor Fet, Dr. Kateryna Schray, Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva, Dr. Chris White, and Dr. Stefan Schoeberlein will co-moderate weekly panel discussions along with invited guests and experts about the War in Ukraine. Updates will be followed by in-depth discussions on the war’s relevance to Ukraine, Russia and other nations. 

Links to the recordings of each panel discussion are available at
Sponsored by Marshall University Libraries.

Book Displays

Pride Month Book Display

Herd Books Recommended by Marshall Faculty & Staff

Homecoming 2023 "Power Up" Book Display

Substance Abuse Prevention Month Book Display

Virtual Exhibitions

Visit the Victor Animatograph Lantern slides collection at


Visit the online exhibit of the works of West Virginia native, Irvin Dugan at

Visit the virtual exhibit Historic Huntington Businesses: The Birth of Huntington, W.Va. 1871-1900 at: