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Lunchtime classical concerts at the Library

During 2011, four entertaining classical lunchtime concerts were held in the stairwell of the University Library. The concerts were given as part of the NEXT programme, in which the Library is working with the De Oosterpoort cultural centre and the Prins Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. NEXT is a [...]

The KEI Market

KEI Week 2011, organized by the first-year introduction committee, was held from 15 to 19 August. For the 5,000 first-year students arriving in Groningen, this is the first introduction to the city and the new academic year. This year too, the Library had a stand at the KEI information market, which is held every year [...]

Gay Pride Day (‘Roze Zaterdag’)

On 2 July 2011, Groningen hosted Gay Pride Day (Roze Zaterdag, or Pink Saturday) The University Library also took part in this event: artworks by staff member Cora Euser were exhibited in the stairwell. The works feature literary quotations, such as those by Gerard Reve, shown in the photograph. Photographer Ewoud Broeksma exhibited photographs in [...]

A lip-dub film in the Library

On Whit Sunday, 12 June 2011, a lip-dub film was recorded in and around the Library. More than two hundred enthusiastic students and staff of the University mimed the words to a song, which was recorded in a single continuous take. The University Library is obviously an excellent setting for such a film: located in [...]

Night of Arts & Sciences

In 2011 too, the University Library was one of the main venues for the Night of Arts & Sciences, which is now held every year. This edition of the event proved as popular as the 2009 edition, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the centre of Groningen. Healthy Ageing The University Library programme for [...]

Welcoming Ceremony for international students

In 2011 too, the Library took part in the University Fair. The Fair, held on the Broerplein, between the Academy Building and the Library, is part of the Welcoming Ceremony for new international students. Twice a year, in February and August, there is a new intake of approximately 600 students from outside the Netherlands. The [...]

Raising awareness

Throughout the year, the University Library is a focal point for all manner of activities. Household-waste campaign One such event was a waste campaign organized by SMOG (Groningen Students Environment Group). All the waste generated in the Library in an entire week was collected, and the bags were then deposited in a pile by the [...]