Upcoming Library Events

Study to Live Music: This Thursday (Feb 3) from 11am-12pm with Jay Clark on Ukulele
Tarot Card Readings: Every Wednesday from 8-10pm with Alya Kiiashko

A Word From Fionna Young '25

When I was younger I asked my Dad something like "If you had to choose one place to spend the rest of your life, where would it be?"  He chose a library. I think this is a safe answer no matter how you feel about reading because of the sheer amount of stuff to occupy the time. But when he said it, he meant it. At eight years old I probably would have chosen the zoo, and even though I like reading I didn't fully understand his answer until recently as I was going through the stacks looking for books I needed. There are always things to be distracted by, things that I want to sit down and look through. Trying to find only a few books is like going grocery shopping while you're hungry. I remembered that thought and realized an eternity back in the stacks wouldn't be so bad! It’s good to be reminded sometimes how beautiful and wonderful it is that we have access to this much art, poetry, history, world stories, and things to learn from.

Image by Miles Boone
If I had to pick a favorite database, it would certainly be Digital Theatre+. This database is easily accessible on and off-campus and is full of recorded plays, musicals, workshops, and scripts! To access Digital Theatre+, visit the library’s website and click on ARTICLES/DATABASES.  Then, scroll down and click on Digital Theatre+.  (For off-campus access, contact

While we bundle up indoors this week, try watching a play! My recommendation is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. This play is based on the best-selling book with the same title. It is wildly imaginative and engaging, placing the audience in the eyes of autistic teenager Christopher Boone. We follow him through England as he discovers his independence. Happy streaming!

-Frances Miller


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Our display cases are always changing in the reading room, so come on in to see what we've got!  


Book Reviews

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

What is home and what does it mean to have one? NoViolet Bulawayo explores this question in her breakout novel We Need New Names. This book follows a young girl as she navigates her way through politically corrupt Zimbabwe and then later through the difficulties of being an immigrant in America. An emotionally powerful work, Bulawayo asks her readers to wonder where one belongs when they feel as though they have no home.
Call Number: PR 9390.9 .B85 W42 2013

- Sophia Saccente

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

In this book, Lewis grapples with the death of his wife.  He is confused and angry with God. He questions the justness of death and considers how death alters our perception of the deceased.  His writing feels like a personal conversation with the reader.  If you ever find yourself mourning for a loved one, I recommend you turn to Lewis!
Call Number: BV 4905.2 .L4 1989

- Joanna Pittari
ARTstor is a great resource for images. From works of art to anthropological objects to architecture; it is a great place to find visual resources. Personally, I have been using ARTstor as a resource for my Senior Project to get references of how ancient Celtic people may have dressed. However, when doing this research I stumbled upon some really beautiful jewelry from fifth century Italy and may have found a new obsession: Medieval jewelry! 

I recommend just spending sometime looking through ARTstor and finding yourself a new obsession. If you want to learn how to access and use ARTstor, click here!
- Mazie Smallidge
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