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Waidner Spahr News and Events: Library Events and Exhibits

Join us for these upcoming events:

Spring into the Semester Common Reading

Discussion:
January 21, 2019 - 4:30 pm

More information: libguides.dickinson.edu/commonreading

Current Exhibits

Coming Soon:

Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks: Viewing African City Life Through Food 

Join Jane Battersby, Fulbright Scholar in Residence, and Africana Studies 220: U.S. and African Foodscapes in exploring African city life through food. this 10-Piece photo exhibit will be on display from November 26th - December 14th and will be accompanied by a salon for Jane's new book on Decemeber 4th, 4:30 - 6 in Stafford Reading Area.

 

 

FrankenReads: Frankenstein's 200th Anniversary

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is 200 years old and to celebrate, English 403 designed an exhibit. Come check it out until Nov 14th in the reference area. 

english 403


frankenreads exhibit

frankenreads exhibit

frankenreads exhibit

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change

Spahr - Main Level

Arctic and Alpine Student Research Experience is an exhibit of photographic images depicting Dickinson College's expeditions to the Arctic.Thanks to the ongoing generosity of John Pohl '78 and Susan Wyckoff Pohl '80, students and faculty in the Earth Sciences Department have had the opportunity to study climate change in the field during sponsored trips to the arctic and alpine region.

Ice Change

Students performing research

Bear in river with flora in the background

Click here for more information about this exhibit: http://libguides.dickinson.edu/geosciences

Current Archives Exhibits

Student Pranks from the Past

Archives Hallway, Lower Level

Have you ever heard about the number of times the Mermaid was "kidnapped" and wondered how the tradition began? Or about the many pranks during Homecoming weekend? From the moment you stem onto the Dickinson campus, you hear stories about student pranks. During the first half of the twentieth century, The Dickinsonian was filled with articles about the disappearance of the mermaid, homecoming pranks and the College Presidents' stolen belongings. 

student pranks

student pranks

Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1879-1918

Archives Hallway, Lower Level

Hanging photos of various native americans

carlisle indian school collage

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a boarding school for many native peoples and continues to be a major site of memory, as well as a source of study for students and scholars. Collaborative research is highlighted in the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center, maintained by Dickinson's Archives and Special Collections. 

 

History Comes Out: Selections from the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project

Friends of the Library Area, Lower Level

History comes out display case

History comes out display case

This exhibit highlights the history of LGBT movements and rights throughout Pennsylvania. 

 

Hats of Dickinson

Upper Level - Above the Biblio Cafe

Football helmet with old red devil

Check out this fun exhibit of hats from Dickinson's past. 

 

Notable Dickinsonians, 2018-2019 School Year

May Morris Room, Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level 

Horatio Collins King Display Case

Zatae Longsdorff Straw Exhibit Case

This exhibit features highlights from collections of personal papers, photographs, and artifacts donated by Dickinsonians. Included in this exhibit are Moncure Daniel Conway, class of 1848, Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887, Montague Frank Modder, visiting Professor, James Buchanan, class of 1809, Craig Robert Thomas, son of Dickinson Alums, Edgar and Elizabeth Burke Miller, classes of 1920 and 1923 respectively, Horatio Collins King, class of 1858, Sarah L. Rowe, class of 1934, and Charles Francis Himes, class of 1855.

Previous Events and Exhibits in the Library

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson 2017/2018

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Students at outdated computers in the reference area

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Image for the card catalog funeral

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

The Biblio as peridocials before it was the Biblio

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Adipositivity Photo Exhibit 2018

Adipositivity Photo Exhibit 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

commserv showcase

CommServ Showcase October 2018

CommServ is a network of 16 programs that reach into the local community to meet a variety of needs on a regular basis. These groups build and maintain strong community partnerships through sustained interactions. The coordinators of each program meet weekly for reflection, training and leadership development as they seek to understand the complexity of community needs and services. The volunteers meet regularly with their coordinators and volunteer weekly with their community partners. Two student staff members help coordinate the 32 student leaders that run the weekly CommServ groups. 

Cardboard Sculptures
October 2018 
ARTH 123 Fundamentals of Sculpture

Cardboard Sculptures
October 2018 
ARTH 123 Fundamentals of Sculpture

Cardboard Sculptures
October 2018 
ARTH 123 Fundamentals of Sculpture