Show How Much You Love the Library!


Come Celebrate National Library Week!
We’ll have arts and crafts supplies available at a table on the 3rd floor of the library so you can craft a masterpiece to express all that you love about the library.


The table to make valentines will be open on the 3rd floor of the library during the following times:

Wednesday, April 15th 11am-1pm
Thursday, April 16th 11am-1pm

April 16, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Cook Library’s Annual Book Sale!! *April 19th-24th*

librarybooksaleCook Library’s Annual Book Sale

Help support expanding Cook Library’s resources and find great books, music, and videos that you never knew you always wanted.

•Sunday, April 19th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
•Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24 from 7:30am – 4:00pm

Where: Main Floor of Cook Library

Why: Proceeds go to support expanding Cook Library’s resources

April 13, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Money Smart Week at Cook Library!!

Cook Library is hosting five programs as part of Money Smart Week, a national initiative to promote financial literacy:

Credit: Tools for Managing Finances
Monday, April 20
Cook Library Room #317

Randi Gosselin, Certified Credit Counselor and Student Loan Counselor of Navicore Solutions, will go over what every student should know about: Budgeting, Dealing with Debt, Money Management, and Budgeting for Life after Graduation. Participants will have the opportunity to pull their own credit report. Sponsored by the Maryland Cash Campaign.

TU Entrepreneurship Presents: From Problem to Profit
Tuesday, April 21
Cook Library Room #507

Learn how to turn a problem into profit during this 60-minute session. A panel of entrepreneurs at varying stages will discuss the ideation process, how to recognize problems around you, how to start a business, and what it takes to grow and sustain a startup while turning a profit!  You’ll hear from local TU student entrepreneurs’ experiences and real world professionals from the TU Incubator. After this session, you’ll have a better understanding of what entrepreneurship at Towson means, as well as gain access to some go-to resources at your fingertips. Sponsored by the TU Incubator and Student Launch Pad.

TUIG Presents: Personal Finance According to the Pros
Tuesday, April 21
Cook Library Room #507

Join Graham Ewing, CFP (TU ‘12, former TUIG president), Molly Burton (TU ‘13, former TUIG Vice President), and Joelle Gotimer of the Financial Consultate for a discussion of all things personal finance.  The importance of personal finance at even the most basic levels will be stressed. A Q&A session will follow.  Sponsored by the Towson University Investment Group.

Credit and Money Management: Today and Tomorrow
Tuesday, April 21
Cook Library Room #317

Mark Kopatch, Programs Manager of Eastside CDC, Inc. will discuss methods to establish and maintain good credit, opportunities and pitfalls of debt, and budgeting and saving techniques. Mark will also share information on helpful websites and how to participate in free Financial Fitness and Coaching programs and First Time Homebuyers programs after college to assist in major life choices. Sponsored by the MD Cash Campaign.

TUIG Presents: Discussion of Warren Buffet’s Letters to Shareholders
Thursday, April 23
Cook Library Room #507

Warren Buffet, arguably the greatest investor of all time, is famous for his yearly letters to shareholders, which contain insight into Buffet’s investment thinking. Join Towson University Investment Group as we analyze and discuss Buffet’s letters from 2009, 2013 and 2014 [visit: All are welcome, even those that have not read the letters. Sponsored by the Towson University Investment Group.

These programs are offered as part of Money Smart Week ®, an annual personal finance event sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in partnership with the American Library Association and the Financial Planning Association. Money Smart Week is a registered service mark of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

April 13, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Saturday Morning Science–The Impact of Humans on Planet Earth as Seen From Space

Saturday Morning Science –
The Impact of Humans on Planet Earth
as Seen From Space
Saturday, April 18th
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
Smith Hall, Room 326
Speaker: Dr. Don Thomas, Towson University.

There is little debate that humans are having a huge impact on planet Earth and are responsible for much of the global warming that is now taking place. Using images taken from space by the astronauts over the past 50 years, we will look at changes in the Earth that are directly attributable to human activity and that are visible from over 200 miles above.

April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

The Music of Fantasy Lands


The Music of Fantasy Lands
Tuesday, April 15th 7:00-8:00pm
Center for the Arts, RM 3080



Lisa Woznicki, Performing Arts Librarian and Department of Music Instructor, will explore the use of music in fantasy films and TV shows based on literary works.  Highlights include adaptations of Ursula LeGuin’s Earthsea series, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and the Harry Potter series.  Co-sponsored by Cook Library and the Department of Music, this event is funded by the Big Read program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  Free copies of “The Wizard of Earthsea” will be available.


April 8, 2015 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

*DC Power Outage Impacts Cook Library Resources

Update: All databases and the catalog should be fully operational again. Thanks for your patience :)

Due to the power outage in Washington DC, many library databases are unavailable and catalog information is limited (call numbers are slow load and specific location information is not available).

April 7, 2015 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Bringing a children’s book to life!


Bringing a children’s book to life:
A designer/illustrator/writer’s perspective on getting published
Tuesday, April 14th 12:30-2:00pm
Cook Library, Room 507


Towson University faculty member Kimberly Hopkins will speak about her experiences writing, designing, and illustrating children’s books as well as the process of getting a book published.


April 7, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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