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National Library Week 2021

Welcome to your library

The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building

Show your library some love by visiting the library in person, online or following them on Facebook or Twitter.

Natalie Portman is Honorary Chair of National Library Week

Natalie Portman and picture book FablesActress, author, and activist Natalie Portman is lending her star power to shine a spotlight on our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week 2021. She will help highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in serving their communities, especially during challenging times.

Portman is an Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist whose credits include “Black Swan,” “Jackie,” and the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder.” A lifelong fan of books, she shares the books she’s reading on her Instagram feed, as part of Natalie Portman's Book Club, using the hashtag #whatnatreads. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, she is a graduate of Harvard University, and now lives with her family in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman’s “Fables” is her debut picture book.

The Library is Key to Your Success

Advice from ORU Professors

opens new windowDr. Angela Watson

Dr. Angela Watson, associate professor in the ORU Behavioral Sciences Department, encourages students to use library resources for their coursework.

opens new windowDr. William Ranahan

Dr. William Ranahan, cancer researcher and chair of the ORU Biology and Chemistry Department, shares his advice to students about research in the library.

Books About Libraries