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Mango Languages Database Returns!

November 13, 2017


Interested in studying abroad during your time at UNCA, maybe in living a post-graduation gap year abroad as an expat, or simply love learning languages? In any case, get ready by developing your language skills using Ramsey Library’s newest database addition, Mango Languages! With it you can learn any of 70 world languages in a fun, engaging way, including through mainstream movies. Mango Languages is available from our list of ‘Online Resources‘ on the library’s homepage.

Mango Languages also has handy dandy apps for Android and iOS devices for learning on the go.

A preview snippet of the learning through movies Mango module:

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Mango Languages and Pronunciator Languages are both available currently, but Mango will replacing Pronunciator in our database collection starting January 2018.  If you have any questions about getting started using Mango Languages or other research needs, stop by the Reference Desk or contact a Ramsey Librarian anytime.




Winner’s of 2017’s In Character Costume Contest!

November 7, 2017

Many thanks to all of our amazingly clever costumed contestants who participated this year in our Halloween In Character contest, the many students, staff, and faculty who joined in on our festivities, and the wonderfully supportive staff of Ramsey Library who helped make this happen (especially its creator Jhierry Lewis!), and for all of your patience in waiting for these results.

With no further ado, this year’s winners of Ramsey Library’s In Character Costume Contest are….

#5: Martika Welch’s The Joker​​


#4: Peridot Blalock’s Red (Transistor)IMG_4328.CR2


#3: Grace Kirik’s Belle (Beauty and the Beast)IMG_4375.CR2


#2: Kristen Walden’s Mario


and our 2017 In Character Winner is………
#1: Alden Roberts’ Gandalf the Sexy​​​IMG_4429.CR2


Thanks to everyone so much for making this such a fun year with so many amazing entries. We look forward to seeing you and your new costumes next year at Ramsey Library’s 2018 In Character festivities!

Under the Covers, Between the Sheets Display

November 6, 2017

As part of Fall 2017’s ARTS 310.012: Under the Covers and Between the Sheets class come see a display of their current assignment, a class book. Each individual page artistically represents a student’s own evolution of self through mixed-media. The display is located in the Blowers Gallery, above the New Books Shelves.

The class proposes that students will explore books as sculptural art by using mixed-media to create personalized texts, alter existing texts, and consider/express their own artistic identity through their art. What is a book? What is text? What is a narrative?


Celebrate Halloween at Ramsey Library!

October 24, 2017

In Character

On Halloween (10/31/2017) from 1:00 to 4:00pm in Ramsey Library’s Blower’s Galley, come dressed as your favorite character (or as you are), get your photo taken, and eat some spooky snacks. Students, come compete in our costume contest to win fabulous prizes, such as large format poster prints!


Meet Ramsey Library Community Author Kim Mako

October 9, 2017

Local writer Kim Winter Mako has been in residency as the 2017 Ramsey Library Community Author for prose in Western North Carolina. Her tenure will run through December 2017, and will culminate in a reading and reception on Tuesday, December 12 from 5:30-7:30PM in Ramsey Library’s Whitman Room. We hope you’ll join us for this special event!

Kim Winter Mako


Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains Nat’l Park Exhibit in Blowers

October 5, 2017

Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park


ON EXHIBIT: October 5th – November 30th, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library

UNCA’s own historian and National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Humanities Dan Pierce, will present a book talk on The Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with collaborating author Nathan Anderson and artist Joel Anderson, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. An opening reception following the book talk. Works from the guide will continue to be on display in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery until November 30th. All events related to the talk are free and open to everyone.

The Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park features 40 original posters mirroring the style of works commissioned by the New Deal WPA (Works Progress Administration), and historical information covering a wide variety of topics relating to the Smokies.

For additional information, please see the press release.


NCKNOWS Chat Service

October 1, 2017

NCKNOWS, the statewide virtual reference program that has powered our chat service, has been discontinued due to changing funding priorities. UNC Asheville users are encouraged to send research assistance and other questions to

Read more about this decision.