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Adding Board Games to ZSR: A Team Effort!

Thanks to an incredible team effort across ZSR, we now have a collection of board games ready for checkout! While ZSR has had games available for students on Wilson 4 for over a year, it’s only recently, after conversations with students from the board game club and others at ZSR, that we came up with... Continue reading “Adding Board Games to ZSR: A Team Effort!”

2022: The Year in Reading

As we bid farewell to 2022, let’s take a moment to review our year in reading. The following titles from our browsing collection represent books that were frequently checked out by members of our reading community in the past year. Additionally, a few ZSR librarians and staff members wanted to share their favorite reads in... Continue reading “2022: The Year in Reading”

Neuroscience Book Club: The Brain in Search of Itself

The Biology Department’s Neuroscience Program has facilitated their book club each semester for many years and offers participation to students, faculty, and staff. This fall’s meeting featured Benjamin Ehrlich’s The Brain in Search of Itself: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Story of the Neuron. Over the course of three meetings, about 40 students and... Continue reading “Neuroscience Book Club: The Brain in Search of Itself”

Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition

On Friday, October 29th, from 7-9 pm, the ZSR Library hosted our second game night of the Fall 2022 semester! We had 71 people in attendance, and the event was co-sponsored with WFU E-sports, the Board Game Club, Rook & Bishop, the Dungeons & Dragons Club, and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association. The atrium... Continue reading “Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition”

Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education

On October 25th, the ZSR Ambassadors participated in a longstanding Wake Forest tradition, Project Pumpkin. During this event, children from the Winston-Salem community are invited to go trick-or-treating at dozens of booths set up by student organizations and campus departments. In addition to collecting candy and treats, there are also activities and games at each... Continue reading “Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education”

Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2022

On Thursday, Oct 13th, the ZSR Library teamed up with the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Biomedical Graduate Programs to offer our 6th annual research retreat! Started in the Fall of 2017 as “Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp” and rebranded as the “Graduate Student Research Retreat” for the Spring of... Continue reading “Graduate Student Research Retreat – Fall 2022”

“Not the Library You Remember” ZSR Tours for Homecoming 2022!

On Friday, September 16th, the Library hosted tours for alumni that focused on all the changes to ZSR in the last 50 years! Roz, Meghan, and Hu led 11 tours to 46 WFU Alumni from 2-4pm. The changes we described ranged from the theater moving to scales in the 1970’s to the addition of the... Continue reading ““Not the Library You Remember” ZSR Tours for Homecoming 2022!”

Go Big! The ZSR Library Hosts Our Largest Game Night to Date!

On Friday, September 9th, from 7-9 PM, the ZSR Library hosted the Wake Forest eSports Club, the Board Game Club, the Rook and Bishop Chess Club, and the Dungeons & Dragons Club, which resulted in our largest game night ever, with over 131 gamers attending the event! We had pizza, gelato, and ZSR branded “Merch”... Continue reading “Go Big! The ZSR Library Hosts Our Largest Game Night to Date!”

Book Club in a Bag! Check out Our New Book Club Kits

ZSR Book Club Kits Want to start a book club? We’ve made it easier for you with ZSR Book Club Kits! Each kit comes in a canvas tote bag and includes 10-12 paperback copies of popular fiction and nonfiction titles and access to an online discussion guide and additional resources, such as author interviews and... Continue reading “Book Club in a Bag! Check out Our New Book Club Kits”

Study Sunday @ ZSR

Last year, ZSR hosted a series of “Study Sundays” in ZSR during the first month of classes! We found that our numbers dropped precipitously after the first week, so this year we focused on one “Study Sunday” event on the first Sunday afternoon of the semester. Last year we had small giveaway items like ZSR... Continue reading “Study Sunday @ ZSR”