2:00 pm

Friday, March 31, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Lamson Library Room 124

If you are associated with a non-profit group looking for grants from foundations, please consider attending an upcoming grant research workshop at Lamson Library on the PSU campus. The workshop will be presented by Gary McCool, coordinator of reference rervices at Lamson Library and coordinator of the library's Grant Research Center. The workshop will focus on using the Foundation Directory Online database to identify potential funders. This database includes profiles of over 140,000 foundations, along with descriptions of over 3 million recent grants. The database is available free to the public at Lamson Library, thanks in part to a grant from the NH Charitable Foundation.

To register for the workshop, e-mail Gary McCool by Monday, March 27, 2017.

Oct ’16
9:00 am
Oct ’16
3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, October 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lamson Open Lab 114

As a scholar, creator, and publisher, you should know your copyrights, as well as how to use open access options to your advantage. Come learn how to protect yourself and how to help your work reach the widest possible audience. This workshop is offered on two different dates by Christin Wixson, Librarian.

Oct ’16
3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 11 at 3 p.m.
Lamson Learning Commons


In the summer of 2016, Hannah Marie Smith, BFA ’15 invited a group of alumni and faculty printmakers to participate in a print exchange that addresses contemporary aspects of communication. Prints from the exchange will be exhibited on the main level of PSU'S Herbert H Lamson Library from October 10, 2016 through January 6, 2017.

For more information, go to

Sep ’16
9:00 am
Sep ’16
3:30 pm

Monday, September 19, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, September 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lamson Open Lab 114

PSU's focus on external partnerships requires we be even more diligent about fair use and copyright laws. Come learn how to help your students find Creative Commons resources and be responsible partners and collaborators!

This workshop is offered on two different dates by Christin Wixson, Librarian.

Sep ’16
12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 12:30 - 1:30
Lamson Learning Commons, Main Level

Lamson Learning Commons is pleased to welcome Ted Levin, author of America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake, for a brown bag lunch event on Tuesday September 13, at 12:30 p.m.

A starred review published this year in Library Journal praised the book, saying , "The compelling story of a much-maligned critter . . . Readers, perhaps even ophidiophobic ones, will come away with a fresh appreciation for a creature with 'the toxic bite and admonishing tail.'"

The event will be held on the main level of Lamson Learning Commons. All are welcome!

Apr ’16May

The exhibition, A Walking Practice, is a series of prints and watercolors that have been inspired from the natural world. The artist, Lauren Sayers, says that these prints are a response to her “walking journeys” referencing specific regions, trails, water (ice), rock shapes, and roads. She records what she is drawn to as line, shape, and color.

Pressure from the etching press adds an element of surprise creating unique textures that resemble those found in the natural world.

Lauren Sayers is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in art education with a concentration in printmaking. These artworks are a sample taken from her portfolio.

  • Lamson Learning Commons on the Main Exhibit Wall
  • April 16 through May 22, 2016

Oct ’15
12:30 pm

Plymouth State Professor Katherine C. Donahue will talk about her latest book, Steaming to the North, which discusses in detail a collection of photographs taken during the 1886 voyage of the Revenue Marine Cutter Bear from San Francisco to Point Barrow, Alaska. The photographs were discovered under the porch of a New Hampshire professor and donated to Plymouth State University. The book was co-authored by the late PSU Professor David C. Switzer.

  • Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Lamson Library and Learning Commons
  • All are welcome to attend this brown-bag lunch event. Dessert will be provided.
  • For more information, click here.

Oct ’15
9:30 am

Healthy PSU is hosting “Coffee Time” with PSU breast cancer survivor Gail Carbone. The purpose of coffee time is to provide informal discussion and awareness about preventive health topics for everyone ... that is you and/or your family members. Building awareness may save a life!

  • Wednesday, October 21, 9:30-10 a.m. 
  • Lamson Library, Tower Room
  • Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be served.

Sep ’15
9:30 am

Healthy PSU Presents "Coffee Time" Preventative Health Topic: Prostate Cancer Awareness with Dennis McManus '73

Dennis McManus is PSU’s recently retired baseball coach and a prostate cancer survivor.

September 16, 9:30–10 a.m., Lamson Library’s Tower Room

Read more here.


Apr ’15
12:30 pm

Thursday, Apr. 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lamson Library & Learning Commons

The Lamson Library & Learning Commons welcomes Professor Mark Okrant for a book event and signing at 12:30 pm on the Main Level. All are welcome to attend!

This is a brown bag lunch event. Dessert will be provided. The author's books will be available for purchase.

Professor Okrant is the author of a number of tourism publications and the creator of the Kary Turnell Mystery series set at historic resorts in New Hampshire. Titles include: A Last Resort (The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel), Murder at the Grands (The Mount Washington Hotel and The Mountain View Grand), and his newest release, Whacked (Wentworth By the Sea).