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Thorndike Library Newsletter 
09.22.2022
Upcoming Library Events

Study to Live Music:  Thursday September 29 at 7pm with Vicky Horwitz

A Word From Jyoti Mamgain '23

 
                                                                                 Image by Miles Boone
As a graduating senior, my most productive times over the last three years have been in the library.  For me it has been mostly a place for focused study.  However, I am often distracted by all the ideas and knowledge that surround me.  I still enjoy getting lost in the new  book  arrivals, publications, magazines, the COA Collection, and so much more. Library staff is always the highlight and whenever I need help with research or getting access to anything, they have always helped me out. I feel so grateful for having a peaceful,  positive, and respectful experience here.                         
New Books!

As you walk into the library, you will see our New Books display directly ahead of you.  Come browse through some of our most recent acquisitions!  We always welcome your suggestions.

We Sell School Supplies!

Save yourself a trip into town.  We have pens, pencils, pocket folders, batteries, thumb drives and so much more!  Stop on by and get what you need.  Cash or check only, please.


Book Reviews
 
Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri 

Interested in a  novel based in 1960’s Bengal, India? Want to learn about Naxalite movements and how it impacted people's lives? In the novel, Subash, the elder of two brothers, chooses a conventional career path of becoming a scientist, later moving to Rhode Island, U.S. to pursue his career. Udaan, the younger brother, becomes an activist, engaging in Naxalite movements. Lehiri engages us deeply into these two contrasting lives through her compelling storyline that holds the audience throughout the novel. The story progresses with many twists and turns and is definitely worth a read. 

Call Number:  PS 3562 .A316 L69 2013
- Jyoti Mamgain '23

Read Dangerously by Azar Nafisi
I am currently reading this book which we recently added to the library’s collection.  In a series of letters to her father, a former mayor of Tehran who is now deceased, Azar Nafisi discusses a number of authors and their “dangerous” books.  She reflects upon their ideas and her own experiences to compare and constrast her country of birth, Iran, and her adopted country, the U.S.  For those of you in the Satanic Verses class, you’ll be interested in her first letter which focuses, in part, on Rushdie.  I highly recommend this fast and thought-provoking read.


Call Number: PN 511 .N24 2022
 -  Jane Hultberg 
Finding Books In Our Library

Wondering how to find books on all those shelves in the library?  Click on these short tutorials for some guidance.  Of course, you can always ask us for help or email library@coa.edu for assistance.
From The College Archives
This aerial picture of campus was taken around 1970.  Can you find Turrets in the lower left quadrant?  The large building to the upper right of Turrets was a summer house that was turned into a seminary and was known as Guy's Cliff.  The building eventually became the property of COA and was called the Main Building. It burned down in July 1983.  Kaelber Hall now stands where the Main Building (formerly Guy's Cliff) once stood. 
Here is a close-up of the Main Buidling (formerly Guy's Cliff).
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