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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

This Month in the Library - March 2018

Spring Break: Modified Library Hours
     Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 11, Closed
     Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     Saturday, March 17, Closed
     Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Library Events
FaculTea Series: Ellen Gray - Listening to Lisbon's Fado Bars
     February 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Stafford Reading Area (Fishbowl), Main Level

Exhibits and Book Displays
Study Abroad Picture Contest
    Reference Area, Main Level
By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson
    Reference Area, Main Level
Arctic and Alpine Climate Change Student Research Photo Exhibit    
    Spahr, Main Level
Serving Up Dickinson
    Friends of the Library Area, Lower Level
The Photography of Kathleen Van Wyck: Travels in Asia
    Archives Hallway, Lower Level
Notable Dickinsonians: Selections form Alumni/ae Papers
    Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level
Women's History Month Book Display
    Main Entrance
This Semester at Dickinson Book Display
   Reference Area

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Featured Faculty Publication

Blanka Bednarz

Associate Professor of Music (2002)

Blanka Bednarz’s 2017 CD recorded with Matthew Bengston, Karol Szymanowski: Masterworks for Violin & Piano; Piano Solo, won the Global Music Awards Silver Medal – Outstanding Achievement in classical and instrumental/instrumentalists category. With Bednarz on violin and Benston on piano, the duo has presented numerous recitals of Szymanowski’s work across the U.S. in recent years. Szymanowski is widely considered to be one of the greatest Polish composers, although many Americans might not be familiar with his work. Regarding Bednarz’s performance, Jerry Dubins wrote in Fanfare Magazine, “[she] produces a richly varied tone, which she alters dynamically and coloristically in response to the music’s nuances and subtleties of the moment.”

Recommended Citation:

Bednarz, Blanka and Matthew Bengston. Karol Szymanowski: Masterworks for Violin & Piano; Piano Solo, composed by Karol Szymanowski, Musica Omnia, 2017. CD.

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