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Fall 2021 – Thanksgiving Trivia

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To celebrate Thanksgiving, the library staff is displaying portions of a holiday quiz created by Sean Plambeck, which was featured in The New York Times on Nov. 27, 2019. Test your knowledge with five questions about Thanksgiving facts and traditions. Question #1: Which state produces more turkeys than any other? Hint: It’s not Rhode Island. (mfv)

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Fall 2021 – Veterans Day Display

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For Veterans Day this year the library has a display of fiction books that tell the American soldier’s experience at war. They  are mostly classics and represent various engagements, The Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, The Afghan War. Two were written by alumni, The Pearl of Kuwait ,Thomas Paine class of 1980 and  The […]

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Fall 2021 – JUMBLED AUTHORS…Rejumbled

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Three years ago, the library hosted “JUMBLED AUTHORS” for puzzle-loving students. Throughout October, the library is re-hosting this popular challenge. Each day, the mixed-up name of an author will appear. A small treat will be awarded to the student or faculty member who correctly unscrambles the author’s name. ODGO KLCU! (MFV)  

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Fall 2021 – Alumni Author Display Returns

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After a 2 year “COVID” hiatus we have again put up the  ALUMNI AUTHORS BOOK DISPLAY, our exhibit of alumni authors. The works of more than 121 alumni authors, 14 producers, 3 artists, 2 composers and 13 actors are currently on display, representing a total of 153 former students. If any alumnus wants to be included in […]

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Fall 2021 – In Memory of 9/11/2001 Victims

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A new library display is up in memory of all who lost their lives lost on 9/11/2001, 20 years ago, especially our Portsmouth Abbey School alumnus,  Edward “Ted” Brennan III, of the class of 1982. Father Ambrose Wolverton, OSB of the Abbey celebrated the Memorial Mass. Ted was an employee of Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost 658 staffers on […]

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Spring 2021- Capone Donation Milestone

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This donation has reached a milestone! The library has just added the 2,600 items into the History Department Capone Fund donation as of this spring. Robert Capone Sr., father of Robert. Jr., class of 1991, has been donating money for a number of decades in varying dollar amounts, specifically each year for the benefit of […]

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Winter 2020-2021 – Eichenberg Illustrations

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This month the library has a display of the works of Fritz Eichenberg focusing on his “Works of Mercy”.  Eichenberg (October 24, 1901 – November 30, 1990) was a German-American illustrator and arts educator who worked primarily in wood engraving. His best-known works were concerned with religion, social justice and nonviolence.Raised in a non-religious family, […]