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For September 2019, we have a number of big events coming up that will cover a gamut of topics and experiences.

Two of our events will have an international theme: the International Food Fair and the 10th Annual International Festival of North Alabama. The Food Fair (9/7, 11a-2p) is a great way to sample cuisine and dessert from around the world. It is free for UAH students (bring a Charger ID), while supplies last, and everyone else can donate just $10 to enter. The International Festival (iFest, 9/21, 9a-4p) is an annual event that brings in dozens of countries and lots of performers and activities for a full day of fun and entertainment. It is free for everyone, and will have food trucks on hand for those who wish to buy food (as well as an open-air market for those who want to see other arts and crafts). 

Another pair of events are our pirate themed events. Our escape room, The Treasure of Kraken Cove (9/12 & 9/13, 1p-4p), will be our second escape room. Aimed at UAH students, it is free to play and will feature puzzles with various nautical/navigation themes, some library themes, and more. It will take about half an hour to complete and sign ups are going on now at the Research Help Desk. The second one, Parrots, Patches, and Plunder: The Myth and Reality of the Golden Age Pirate (9/19, 7p-8p), will be a Talk Like a Pirate Day special event featuring historian and author Benerson Little. 

Our final event is Constitution and Citizenship Day (9/17, 11a-3p). You'll be able to stop by, take a trial citizenship test, and get some snacks and a free pocket constitution. How well can you do? 

All of these events are on the library homepage and can be found under the page (filter for library). There is still lots more to come this semester, so keep an eye out. 

International Food Fair

September 7. 11am - 2pm. Salmon Library First Floor. Join us for fun, food, and more as we have a variety of foods and desserts from around the world to sample and taste. Talk to members of various international clubs and meet the people behind the International Festival of North Alabama. UAH Students get in for free (bring a Charger ID) while supplies last.

The Treasure of Kraken Cove, An Escape Room Adventure

September 12 & 13. 1pm to 4pm. Salmon Library LIB214 (but sign up at the Research Help Desk). The Salmon Library presents an Escape Room Adventure with a pirate theme. A fabled pirate's stash has been found in a room of puzzles and tricks, but the current owner is coming back to protect what's his. You'll have to work together to solve the clues, unlock the treasure, and escape before time runs out. Puzzles will involve myths, navigation, games, pirate lore, and some surprises. Intended for all escape room levels (even if you've never tried one, before, you should give it a try). There will be four sessions per day, across both days. Each session can host 4-8 people. Group signups are welcome (up to 6, or with pre-approved exception). Sign up by coming by the Research Help Desk starting September 3 through the end of the event, or email

Celebrate Constitution & Citizenship Day

September 17. 11am to 3pm. Library Lobby. How well can you do on the citizen ship test? Stop by the Salmon Library lobby and try a sample of it to test your civics knowledge. All participants get a pocket constitution and free snacks.

Parrots, Patches, and Plunder: The Myth and Reality of the Golden Age Pirate

September 19. 7:00pm. LIB111. A Talk Like a Pirate Day special event! Special Guest Benerson Little, author and historian about pirate lore and history, will be joining us to share a fun and enlightening look at the history of the golden age of piracy and the way that myths and popular legends contrast to the reality of life as a pirate and the impact of piracy. Little has written a number of books about pirates and acted as consultant on several projects dealing with pirates. Snacks and door prizes will be provided.

10th Annual International Festival of North Alabama

iFest 2019 takes place from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 21 September in the Basketball Courts, Gym, Parking Area, and Grounds of the University Fitness Center (UFC). It's is a one-day, family-friendly spectacular. Free to enter, you'll get to visit exhibitions from dozens of countries, experience global dance and music, and have a variety of food trucks and booths in which to partake (not included in the free admission). Meet local organizations and folks from all over all in one place, right here on campus.


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