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Long Night Against Procrastination

Cofrin Library’s first Long Night Against Procrastination event will take place Tuesday, November 18th from 8pm-1am. Get help from writing center staff, tutors, and librarians to complete your projects and papers on time. Relax and enjoy coffee, food, prizes, and de-stressing activities throughout the night!

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9/11 – Walk the Stairs Event

The UWGB Wellness Committee and the UWGB Vets4Vets are sponsoring a 9/11 “Walk the Stairs” Remembrance Event at Cofrin Library on Wednesday, September 11 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Join us!


Bash in the Stacks – September 12

It’s a rodeo … in the library … ’nuff said!

This year’s Bash in the Stacks welcome back party for students is sure to be a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Get out your cowboy hats and boots, because we’re having a rodeo!

Thursday, September 12 from 7-11pm at Cofrin Library

We’ll have Nerf Tag, an obstacle course, line dancing, and an old time photo booth! Test your knowledge at our trivia contest to win tickets to the General Store. Food and beverage for the night is provided by the Chancellor’s Office. So bring a friend and come on down to the Cofrin! This event is brought to you by FOCUS, Student Life, and Cofrin Library.

For more information check out our Facebook event:!/events/447074178724731/.

Faculty & Staff Open House

Faculty and staff are invited to Cofrin Library’s Open House on Thursday, August 29 from Noon to 1:30pm on the 4th floor of the library!

We have a new website, a powerful new search tool – Search@UW – and new services and resources to show off. Come and meet with library staff from different department areas to get tips and advice for using the library’s resources in your classes, or for your own research.

Snacks will be provided and attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes.

National Library Week

Upcycled crafts for National Library Week.  Stop by the library’s 4th floor and repurpose an old book into a bird, a puppy, or a poem!  And to celebrate National Poetry Month, check out the oversized magnetic poetry set on the library’s 5th floor.  Happy National Library Week!

Events will run all week, April 15th through April 20th.

Edible Book Fest

Cofrin Library’s Edible Book Fest winners announced! 

Check out our flickr set to see who won: 


Cofrin Library’s Edible Book Fest Monday April 15th 12-2 PM

Love books?  Handy in the kitchen?  Then register to bring an edible book to the Cofrin Library’s Edible Book Fest on Monday April 15th!  To register or to find out more about Edible Book Fest check out:

Enter our raffle for a chance to win an edible book! Stop by the Cofrin Library 3rd floor on Monday April 15th between 12-2 PM to view the entries in this year’s Edible Book Fest and enter for a chance to win a treat to take back to the office or home. Raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 10 for $5. All proceeds go to a local food pantry. Raffle sponsored by Student Government Association.

Cofrin Library Zombie Mini Golf

The Golfing Dead
Thursday February 7th
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

5th floor, Cofrin Library

Parties of four will putt their way around a zombified mini golf course created by an array of UWGB offices and departments. Grab three friends and prepare to swing or come alone and we’ll add you to a foursome.  Zombie attire is welcome.


The Golfing Dead is a Snow Daze event sponsored by The Cofrin Library and The Office of Student Life.

Qi Gong Friday December 7th, 11AM

Get ready for the stress of finals by learning a basic Qi Gong routine on Friday December 7th from 11a.m. until noon on the 4th floor of the Cofrin Library.  Qi Gong is a Chinese practice of rhythmic breathing combined with slow fluid methods to develop a calm mind and renewed energy. Qi Gong can be practiced by individuals no matter what their current fitness level may be. The session will be led by Debra Strelka, who holds a 5th degree black belt in karate and has practiced Qi Gong for 15 years.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

360º of Books

As UWGB embarks on 360° of Learning, Cofrin Library begins 360° of Books!

We have a simple question: What’s your favorite book?

Our goal is to get 360 UWGB students, faculty, staff, and alumni to tell us their favorites. It could be something from your childhood, your most influential book, or something you’re reading now. We’ll share the results and see which books come out on top!

To tell us your favorite book:

Library Pumpkin Contest – Winners

UPDATE: Here is a list of winners in the Library’s Pumpkin Contest:

Best in Show: Entry #10: Joe Hardenbrook

Scariest: Entry #16: Rachel C. & Alison H.

Ugliest: Entry #17: Kaylee McGhee

Cutest: Entry #20: Brooke Ferdon

Best Group Entry: Entry #6: Sarah Larson’s group

A full collection of pumpkins is available on Cofrin Library’s Flickr account.


Calling all pumpkin carvers & decorators: Cofrin Library is hosting a pumpkin contest on Wednesday, October 31! We invite individuals and groups to submit an entry for our pumpkin contest. It’s open to the entire campus and community. Entries can be carved, painted, or decorated. You can also stop in and vote for your favorite pumpkins!

We will be awarding prizes in the following categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Scariest
  • Ugliest
  • Cutest
  • Best Group Entry

To enter, just drop your pumpkin off at the Library’s 3rd floor desk on Wednesday, October 31 from 8am to 11am. Voting will take place from 11am to 2pm.

Check out our Flickr set of library pumpkins from last year.

If you have any questions, contact librarian Joe Hardenbrook at or 920.465.2666.

Library Pumpkin Contest