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Dr. and Mrs. Peter Rabideau will help bring Christmas cheer to the MSU Libraries on Wednesday, December 1st, when they light the tree in this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Open House.  Featuring live music, carols by the Library Voices, a reception afterwards in the John Grisham Room, and even a visit from Santa Claus, the reception begins at 10.30am in the second floor lobby of Mitchell Memorial Library. 


“This year’s ceremony is extra special,” says Lyle Tate of the Libraries’ publicity committee, “as students, staff, and faculty from all across campus are not only invited to attend the lighting and the reception but are encouraged to bring an ornament to the Library to add to the tree.”  The idea, Tate says, is that in future years, when people visit the Library, they’ll be able to see their ornaments still adorning the tree.  Ornaments may be brought before, during, and after the ceremony to the Access Services Department on the second floor.


In addition to attending the tree lighting and reception, everyone is encouraged to visit the many Library departments and see what all MSU Libraries has to offer.


“The Library is really the Place to be on campus, and we are honored to offer this tree and reception as signs of goodwill and Christmas spirit to everyone at MSU,” Tate says.

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