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Fall 2019- Famous Readers

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For the Fall 2019 term, the library hosted “Famous Readers.” Our display started with a question: What habit do many successful and influential people have in common? The answer is: They read. A lot. We selected quotes from nine famous people about reading books. Each famous reader also had a clue beneath his or her […]

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Fall 2019- Happy Birthday, Batman!

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In May 1939, the first Batman story was featured in Detective Comics #27 (DC Comics). The library celebrated the 80th birthday of this enduring and beloved superhero with a colorful display. Books detailing Batman’s evolution in popular culture as well as several movie versions lined the display shelves. Interesting facts about the “Caped Crusader” appeared […]

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Spring 2019- Jumbled Authors

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Throughout May, the library hosted “JUMBLED AUTHORS.” Each day, the mixed-up name of an author appeared. A small treat was awarded to the first student or faculty member who correctly unscrambled each author’s name. A bonus treat was given to the winner if he/she also named a work by that author. The top student was […]

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Spring 2019 You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

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Throughout April, students enjoyed “You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover.” Over seventy books, ranging from classics to contemporary fiction, were wrapped in brown paper bags. No one could see the titles, authors, or cover art. Only the first few lines of each book were visible. Students were encouraged to choose a book based […]

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Spring 2019- Dietrich, Kennedy Book Donations

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During the spring term, the library catalogers finished adding two alumni book donations to the collection. One was from the family of marine painting specialist, Gregg Dietrich ‘74, of books on art and artists, boats, ships, boatbuilding and trains. The two part donation totaled 167 books. The 115 books donated by Professor Emmet Kennedy’59 were […]

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Spring 2019 – Cherry Blossoms, Haiku, and Origami

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From late March through April, the library celebrated the lovely cherry blossom. According to the National Park Service, plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of “friendship from the People of Japan to the People of the United States.” Each year, visitors flock to Washington D.C. to see the beautiful flowers, known […]

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Fall 2018 – Great American Read Winners

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Throughout the month of October and in early November, the library staff invited students, faculty, and staff to vote for their favorite books in “The Great American Read” Competition. The competition was based on an eight-part television series of the same name, which was shown on PBS and hosted by Meredith Vieira. The national televised […]