Friday, October 13, 2017

Campus power outage south of Davis St. [Update: Power is back!]

Updated 10/13/2017, 4:10pm

Power and A/C are back in the Al Harris Library.

Original post

The Weatherford campus south of Davis St. is experiencing a power brown-out. The Al Harris Library is open and most library computers are working, but there's no air conditioning.

Monday, October 09, 2017

The World of Theatre

For thousands of years people have been telling stories in a variety of ways, including through the form of stage theatre.  The form of theatre that we know today originated with the Greeks.  One of the most famous playwrights of all time is William Shakespeare who wrote plays such as  Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet during the 16th and 17th centuries.  Today theatre is still going strong from the bright lights of Broadway in New York City to community theatres in Oklahoma towns.

To ensure a successful theatrical performance, there must be many people working backstage in addition to the actors on the stage and the director.  This includes the stage manager, set designer, costume designer, and many more staff.  One of the most important persons in a theatrical production is the theatre or stage director who oversees and orchestrates the production as a whole.  The director's function is to ensure the quality and completeness of the production and to lead the members of the creative team, such as the actors, set designers, and costume designers, into realizing their artistic vision of it. Vital to a theatrical production are the actors, because they bring the script to life for the audience, evoking the emotions that were intended by the playwright. The design of the set is also a very important aspect of theatre production, because the set must be designed and constructed with the appropriate props to further bring the script to life.   

Come by the Al Harris Library and check out our display on “The World of Theatre”!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Family History

If you are curious about your family’s history and would like to find out more about your ancestry, come by the Al Harris Library this month to look at our Family History and Genealogy display.  If you see something you like on our display, feel free to check it out!   

You may have heard your relatives talk about incidents that happened in your family or you may have heard about other family members, and you may want to find out more about who they were and who you are.  The SWOSU Libraries has the resources to get you started!  If you have questions about how to start, please ask us and we will point you in the right direction.  In addition to the available printed materials, there are many online resources.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Power outage on Saturday, July 29th, 2017

The library's website and off-campus database access may be unavailable on Saturday, July 29th due to a campus power outage. PSO needs to shut off power to much of the campus to install new electrical equipment.

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Spring Finals DeStress Fest is On!

Extended hours Thursday, April 27 - Thursday, May 4

The Al Harris Library will be open extended hours Thursday, April 27th through Thursday, May 4th. View our full Finals Week schedule …


We'll have cookies, crackers, and drinks from 8:00pm until closing.

Let's get physical!

Sweat the stress out with our jump ropes and hula hoops.

Take a reality break

The Dept. of Business and Computer Science will share their HTC VIVE virtual reality goggles in the evening on Monday, May 1st.

Woof! Chill with the therapy dog

Relax with a chilled-out therapy dog at the Al Harris Library from 4:00pm-5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

The art of taking a break

Color, draw, paint, and craft -- whatever takes your mind off studying. We provide the materials -- you provide the creativity!

Exercise your brain!

We'll have games, puzzles, and other activities to reset your brain.

Destress at the library!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Favorite Books and National Library Week

Do you have a favorite book? A book that has motivated you, entertained you, educated you, and changed your perspective? The Al Harris Library invites you to tell us about your favorite book!

In celebration of National Library Week (April 9th-15th), the Al Harris Library is displaying an exhibit of favorite books. We are asking students, staff, and faculty for information about why this book is a favorite.
If you would like to participate, please leave a comment on the Al Harris Library Facebook page or fill out this form: 

Remember to check out the other displays at the Al Harris Library. You may discover your next favorite book!