It’s Valentine’s Day, and do you know who loves you? Hannon Library does!

We’re bringing back Blind Date with a Book, giving all our lovely patrons a chance at discovering their dream match with a book, sight unseen. Visit Hannon Library today and choose a book from display. Maybe you’ll find true love, or maybe just a passing fancy. You’ll never know until you try. Best of all, the book is free for you to keep!

Hurry now, before all the books are gone!

And while you’re here, take a moment to leave us a note and let us know how much you love your library.


Thanksgiving Day is coming up! We have this day to celebrate our food, our land, and all that we are given.

The holiday stems from the original ceremonies that people would have after a plentiful harvest. Now we use it to express our thanks for the world and the things that we hold dear.

On display in the second floor Children’s Collection are recipe books for Thanksgiving favorites, along with holiday craft ideas and the history of Thanksgiving. Check it out this week as you consider what you’re thankful for.

By Kate Mackie

With week eight of the term getting underway, it’s about time to start studying for finals! With the right help and guidance, there is no need to stress.

There are many study skills books out there, like the ones on display on the third floor of the library. Books like these can teach you how to use your resources and how to manage your time.


The library has all kinds of wonderful resources for students to utilize, such as the Tutoring Center–which offers tutoring in writing, math, and scienceand face to face research assistance with subject-specialist librarians.


The famous No-Shave November is here! Embrace your hair this month and challenge yourself to not shave for all of November.

No-Shave November is to help raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and is part of Movember, which raises awareness for all men’s health issues. On display in the second floor Bailey Area, you can find books with several different ways to style your bear or mustache!


Think you can do it? Donate the money you would regularly spend on shaving products to the American Cancer Society!

By Kate Mackie


Bringing the beauty of Oregon wine creation to Hannon Library, Clink! A Taste of Oregon shows the history and process of Oregon’s prominent wine industry. This exhibit, from the Oregon Historical Society, features 12 banners displaying images and text narrating the story of grape growing and wine production in Oregon. In addition to the banners, there is an interactive iPad display where visitors can scroll through a digitized artifact catalog to observe images relating to the exhibit.

Southern Oregon, in particular, is home to some of the most varietal greg_jones_climatologistvineyards due to our hot summers and mild winters. SOU’s very own Dr. Gregory V. Jones, a professor of Environmental Studies, has made a huge impact in the Southern Oregon wine industry with his extensive research on how climate affects wine production. Due to his studies, the vineyards of Southern Oregon have grown immensely over the past decade, now producing upwards of 6,000 tons of fruit annually.

Also on display are excerpts from Hannon Library’s Wine of Southern Oregon collection. This collection documents the history of grape growing in the Rogue American Viticultural Area (AVA), which includes the Bear Creek Valley, Applegate Valley, and Illinois Valley. The collection combines many images of photographs, wine bottle labels, and price lists to display both the authentic and modern industry of Southern Oregon wine. Library patrons can explore Wine of Southern Oregon in person at Hannon’s Special Collections department, or digitally through the Southern Oregon Digital Archives.

This exhibit should not be missed! Visitors can view the exhibit on the third floor of Hannon Library, on display now through the end of November.

Sponsored by Maureen and Ed Battistella


By Kate Mackie