Hobbit Mixer, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m., Ham Library

The English department is partnering with the librarians to host this event during Tolkien Week. The official “Hobbit Day” is on Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday, but we’re having this event a couple of days early in order to draw a larger crowd during the week than on the weekend. You can participate in playing Tolkien trivia, learning Quenya calligraphy, and entering a LOTR costume contest while enjoying “Shire Snacks” and Middle-earth music.  This will be an occasion where returning students can catch up with each other and also meet new students. The event is open to all students and employees. For questions, e-mail English@rc.edu


Word-Games Night, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m., Ham Library

The Ham Library and the Dept. of English will be partnering for a game night featuring board/card games that focus on letters/words, such as Scrabble, Bananagrams, Quiddler, Probe, Boggle, Balderdash.