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“The Other Wes Moore”: Upcoming Events at Nielsen Library

Wes Moore Discussion PosterHave you read The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, the 2014-2015 ASU Common Reading book selection yet? If not, there’s still time to read it before author Wes Moore visits Adams State on October 24th. The Nielsen Library has three copies on reserve – you can request them at the circulation desk.

The Nielsen Library will be hosting two events in recognition of Wes Moore’s visit:

On Tuesday, October 21, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, we will be hosting a book discussion on the first floor. Come ready to share your thoughts about The Other Wes Moore!

On Friday, October 24, 7:30pm, we will host an author Wes Moore Poster-1reception and book signing on the second floor of the library. This reception directly follows Wes Moore’s talk in Carson Auditorium at 6:00pm.

Refreshments will be served at both events.

Nielsen Library Game Night

game night

We’re hosting our first ever Game Night at the library this Friday, Sept. 5 from 5pm – 8pm, so put on your game face and drop by.

We’ll have pizza, soda, and popcorn.

We have 4 decks of regular playing cards, plus:

  • Apples to Apples
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Connect 4
  • Doctor Who Monopoly
  • Dominion
  • Firefly: The Game
  • Forbidden Island
  • Game of Thrones: The Board Game
  • Jenga
  • Scrabble
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Small World
  • Stratego
  • Taboo
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Uno

Finals Week at the Nielsen Library

The Nielsen Library is the place to be during finals week!


Whether you’re cramming for exams or need to relax here’s what’s going on:

Extended Hours
We’ll be open 8am-2am Monday-Thursday

Free Coffee, Tea, & Hot Chocolate
At the Reference Desk 5pm-2am Monday-Thursday

Quiet Zones
1st floor = Collaborative Zone, 2nd floor = Quiet Zone, 3rd floor = Silent Zone
Create your own Silent Zone with earplugs

Paws and Relax with Therapy Dogs
Monday 2pm-3pm, Tuesday 6pm-7pm

Coloring pages and crayons near the Circulation Desk
Bubbles on tables throughout the library
Hobbit puzzle near the coffee cart

Senior English Major Capstone Readings

Senior Capstone ReadingsOn Thursday, April 24, at 7:00pm, the Nielsen Library will host a Senior Capstone Reading by graduating English majors Jessica Conda and Michael Sakowsky. Presented by the English Department, the event will also feature a reading by Chris Ransick, Denver Poet Laureate of 2006 and author of five works of fiction and poetry.

The reading is free and open to the community, and will take place on the second floor of the library. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

Local author will speak on Fremont’s fatal expedition at Nielsen Library

Fremont's Fatal Fourth

The Adams State University Nielsen Library continues its mission to provide stimulating presentations for campus and community. Stuart Bryan, local author of Fremont’s Fatal Fourth Expedition (1848-1849), will discuss the purpose and disastrous outcome of famed western explorer John C. Fremont’s winter trek through Southern Colorado as well as his own efforts to retrace Fremont’s path.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the library second floor lounge. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Bryan, a retired science teacher from Monte Vista High School and a longtime resident of the San Luis Valley, received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of New Mexico. Fremont’s Fatal Fourth Expedition is the end result of over twenty years of research and writing.

For more information call the Nielsen Library at 719-587-7187.

Finals Week Events


Whether you need some extra help, want to relax, or are just looking for a quiet place to study, the Nielsen Library is the place to be during finals week.


The Grizzly Testing and Learning Center is offering test anxiety workshops and drop-in tutoring.

We will be instituting collaborative, quiet, and silent zones to help you study.

photoGrab a free pair of foam earplugs to create your own silent zone.



Get your caffeine fix with free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

Paws and Relax with therapy dogs.

Embrace your inner child and blow off some steam by blowing bubbles.