Written by: Devika Jagarlamudi 

As we Kick off on a new semester here at the University of North Texas Libraries, we have an engaging lineup of events planned for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. From workshops to films, exhibits to Storytimes, there is something for everyone this spring. Please see our calendar for the most up to date listings, but below are some highlights you won’t want to miss. 

Got Kids? We’ve got you covered with Family Study Hours stuffed with activities so you can jam on your research projects in peace while the little ones play while you tap into our resources and expertise. Join us on March 6th, 19th, April 2nd, 12th, and May 7th in Willis 250H. Come take advantage of our family friendly study sessions and get your work done while the kids enjoy themselves. Check out our Student-Parent and Family Resources guide for a full list of events and more information.  

We’re happy that the Student Snapshot Symposium is returning again this spring to spotlight our library assistants. On April 10th from 1- 4pm, we’re converting Room 250H into a stage just for our talented student library assistants to showcase their knowledge and passion gained from working behind the scenes in circulation, tech services, reference, outreach, and special projects where they do presentations, artistic posters, or other innovative formats.  

Need to seriously crush those last few chapters of your Honors thesis? Give it what it needs at the upcoming Honors Thesis Camp. We’ve perfectly optimized the environment to help you crush those chapters. No distractions allowed – just you, your laptop, and dozens of other determined Honors students, motivated to transform their manuscripts into works of art. Enjoy snacks, swag, and advisors on standby to address any thesis troubles. Come inhabit our productivity bubble on March 26th, 27th and April 23rd, 24th in Willis 250J. 

Calling all bookworms! UNT Libraries Monthly Books display offers a revolving cycle of different literary adventures. Every month, we create a new theme to attract readers of all kinds. From timely topics to timeless classics, you never know what curated selection our library employees will cook up next. Additionally, don’t miss our semester-long book displays, with this semester’s theme being “Books for You”. Swing by the first floor of Willis Library and check that out. 

Mark your calendars for a special Bookmark making event on April 2nd. We’ll be setting it up outside the entrance near Willis, ready to help you decorate bookmarks perfect for all your spring reads. Join us as part of the library’s events and leave with a custom bookmark you’ll want to use again and again. This crafting event is one you won’t want to miss! 

Students working on crafting their own bookmarks by Anna Esparza from the UNT Digital Library  

Bored on campus? Looking for something fun to do with friends? Well, get ready to level up your downtime with the Media Library’s Tabletop Time events this spring! Every month they’ll be hosting themed game nights with popcorn and snacks to fuel the fun. In March it is all about showing off your dexterity skills and while in April, gather your crew for Party Games. Drop by Willis library on March 7th and April 4th   from 2-4 pm for a much needed break. 

Media Library tabletop by Anna Esparza from the UNT Digital Library 

The Spark is celebrating National Crafting Month with Crafting Hours at all locations including Willis, Discovery Park and Frisco Landing in March. For tech-savvy students, Spark has also a lineup of workshops and events which offers a splash of everything – resources, software, and more. Check out their workshop series plus intro courses. Additionally, the Spark also provides hands-on workshops in laser cutting, Milling, 3D printing and many more which are perfect for bringing your creative ideas to life. Learn how to design objects and make them a reality using the high-tech tools available. Level up your DIY skills and produce custom creations at one of these maker workshops. 

Spark 3-D printing workstation at Willis by Anna Esparza from the UNT Digital Library 

With so many cool events happening this spring, there’s something for every interest at the library. Don’t miss out on these fun opportunities to learn, create, and connect. Let us know which events you’re most excited about in the comments! Please reach out to AskUs if you have any additional questions. 


UNT Libraries. (n.d.). UNT Libraries Calendar Retrieved February 21, 2024, from https://calendar.library.unt.edu/   

The Spark. (n.d).The spark : Events/ Instruction/ Outreach at university of North Texas. Guides.library.unt.edu. Retrieved February 21, 2024, from https://guides.library.unt.edu/spark/engage  

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