Chester Fritz Library Updates

News and notes from UND's Chester Fritz Library

Open Access Week 2021 poster

Open Access Week 2021

Categories: In and Around CFL, Library Events, Resources

Open Access Week 2021 poster

International Open Access Week celebrates the benefits of publishing Open Access, the achievements of individuals and groups involved in Open Access work, and the positive contributions Open Access has made in the scholarly community. This year’s theme is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.” The Chester Fritz Library is hosting three events […]

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Grand Re-opening Celebration

Categories: In and Around CFL, Library Events, Renovation Updates

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  It is official. This is the last library renovation update you are going to see on this blog!  The largest renovation of the Chester Fritz Library since the 1981 building addition, is done.  To celebrate, the library is hosting a Grand Re-opening Celebration, during Homecoming Week, on Friday, October 22 at 3:00 pm. The […]

Collage of all horror book covers included in book post.

Spooktober Reading Recs

Categories: Reader's Advisory, Resources

Collage of all horror book covers included in book post.

Darkness falls across the land The midnight hour is close at hand And with Halloween’s chill in sight The library offers books to haunt your nights Does this need further intro? Enjoy these premium spooky reads exclusively at the Chester Fritz Library! Monster Mash Dracula by Bram Stoker During a business visit to Count Dracula’s […]

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Categories: Reader's Advisory, Resources

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National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th. It is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens who have ancestors and family members from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Fiction Drown by Junot Díaz Drown is the semi-autobiographical, debut short story collection from […]

Meet Our Peer Research Consultants

Categories: In and Around CFL, Resources, Staff Introductions

We are excited to see students back on campus! For those who may not be familiar with our library services, we are offering an excellent service at the Chester Fritz Library “Ask Us” desk. Trying to navigate through online resources to find articles or books can sometimes be tiresome and frustrating. But it doesn’t have […]

Cooking by the Book

Categories: Reader's Advisory, Resources

September is a month of many celebrations. National Chicken Month, National Mushroom Month, National Potato Month, National Rice Month…we started seeing a theme! Celebrate the month by trying some new recipes from the library’s cookbook collection. American Cookbooks The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen—home cook, mom, […]

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International Peace Month

Categories: Reader's Advisory, Resources

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In 1926 August was proclaimed International Peace Month at the International Democratic Peace Conference. There are many ways to observe International Peace Month. This selection of books will guide you towards peace in your relationships, inner peace and a way to protest peacefully. Communication Nonviolent Communication: a language of life by Marshall B. Rosenberg Enrich […]

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Renovation? Transformation!

Categories: In and Around CFL, Renovation Updates

CFL building lit up at dusk

At last, after 6 combined years of planning and construction, Chester Fritz Library’s (CFL’s) renovation is officially complete – and looks amazing!  (There are a few bits left – a switch here, a sign there – but who’s counting?)  And before we say any more, we’d like to thank the UND community, and our patrons […]

A collage of book titles featured in our Independence Days themed book post.

Independence Days Around the World

Categories: Reader's Advisory, Resources

A collage of book titles featured in our Independence Days themed book post.

A popular nineteenth century phrase held that ‘the sun never sets on the British empire’. Two centuries of revolutions and decolonization movements worldwide has put paid to the phrase, leaving the UK one of the only countries in the world without an independence day. Celebrate the 4th of July by taking a minute to learn […]

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month at CFL

Categories: Reader's Advisory, Resources

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LGTBQ+ Pride Month is celebrated in June in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall Riots.  During this time, many celebrations are held to honor and recognize the contribution and impact that LGTBQ+ people have had on the world. Here are a few of our book recommendations for this colorful month. Non-Fiction How We Fight […]