Friends of the K-State Libraries

Since 1984, the Friends have advocated for a strong library system. Their assistance has allowed the Libraries to expand our holdings and improve our facilities. Donors to any Libraries fund are members of the Friends of the K-State Libraries.

Through projects such as classroom upgrades, conservation of the Great Room murals and acquisition of technology and furniture, the Friends have contributed to the success of K-State students, faculty and community patrons. So many improvements simply would not occur without their support.

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Hale Library Concert Series

The Hale Library Concert Series returns for the 2022-2023 season!

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Hemisphere Room, room 581, of Hale Library.

Oct. 21, 2022 - Dr. Laurel Littrell and the KSU Faculty Brass Quintet
The K-State Faculty Brass Quintet will perform works from "Bach to the present." The featured composition will be the world premiere of "Hale! Hale! Hale!" This programmatic work was commissioned especially for this event to celebrate the library's recovery from the devastating May 22, 2018, fire. Composer Laurel Littrell is a K-State music graduate and Hale Library's director of library planning and assessment.

Feb. 17, 2023 - Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski
Commemorates the 150th birthday of the great composer/pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff with a performance of his Elegie, op. 3, no. 1. The performance will also include Mozart's Sonata in B-flat, K. 570, five etudes and the Nocturne, op. 62, no. 1 by Fryderyk Chopin, Three Mazurkas from op. 50 by Karol Szymanowski, and Piece from the Year 1981 by the Estonian composer/politician Lepo Sumera. There will be a wine, appetizer and dessert reception following the concert.

April 14, 2023 - John Robison and Patricia Thompson
Guest artist John Robison, professor of music at the University of South Florida, will present “51 Years of Luting and Never Been Arrested.” This historical program will offer a recital of music for the lute and the archlute from the 16th through 18th centuries, enlivened with Robison’s light-hearted commentary. Robison will be assisted by K-State voice professor, mezzo soprano Patricia Thompson. There will be a wine, appetizer and dessert reception following the concert.

June 16, 2023 - Jazz in June
The K-State Faculty Jazz Combo will be joined once again by Beau Jarvis, jazz pianist from Wichita. Guests will enjoy a relaxing evening of jazz, delicious snacks and drinks in a cabaret-like atmosphere.

Purchase tickets or sponsor the event.