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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.

Monthly Overview

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September 2019

Fall semester begins - September 2

BANNED BOOKS WEEK - September 22-28

CAMPUS INCLUSION WEEK - September 23-27

HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND - September 27-29

BUILDING COMMUNITY AT DICKINSON - Latinx Heritage and Suicide Prevention

Library Events

JumpStart Demos—Main Entrance

September 3 & September 12; 12 pm—1:30 pm

September 4 & Sptermber 9; 6:30 pm—7:30 pm

Reading Toni Morrison

September 16,  4:30 pm—5:30 pm; Stafford Reading Area

The Story of Our Identities: A Community Art Project

September 25, 12 pm—3 pm; Biblio Cafe

Exhibits & Book Displays

ROBERTO PATELLA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Circulation Desk Area—Main Level

RWANDA MOSAIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Reference Area—Main Level

ESTHER POPEL SHAW, CLASS OF 1919: ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR

Archives Hallway— Lower Level

SATIRE IN THE YEARBOOK: THE 1900 MICROCOSM

Friends of the Library Area - Lower Level

INVISIBLE LABOR: THE STORY OF SAMUEL J. FELLS, COLLEGE CARPENTER

Upper Level

REMEMBERING TONI MORRISON AND PAULE MARSHALL

Main Entrance

BANNED BOOKS DISPLAY

Reference Area - Main Level

THIS SEMESTER ON CAMPUS BOOK DISPLAY

Reference Area - Main Level

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Featured Faculty Publication

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"Understanding Marge Piercy"

Donna Bickford  
  

Director, Women’s and Gender Resource Center; 

Adjunct Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Grounded in feminism, political activism, and Jewish spirituality, Marge Piercy's work includes more than thirty volumes of poetry, as well as fiction written over nearly five decades. Her poetry fuses political, domestic, and autobiographical spheres with imagery drawn from nature, sensual and dream memories, and Jewish mysticism. Exploring the choices people make and how their decisions are shaped by a multitude of factors, her novels include personal and family histories, societal belief systems, and social circumstances. Piercy's works of poetry have received the Golden Rose Award, May Sarton Award, Barbara Bradley Award, and Paterson Prize, and her fiction has been recognized with the Sheaffer-PEN/New England Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Recommended Citation:

Bickford, Donna M. Understanding Marge Piercy. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2019.

Book Discussions

Antiracist Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Waidner-Spahr Library
Register and receive a free copy of the book*

Spring into the Semester Common Reading
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Waidner-Spahr Library
Register and receive a free copy of the book* 

*Free copies of these books are available to Dickinson students, staff, and faculty, while supplies last.

Featured Databases

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Check out the newly improved interfaces on two of our video streaming databases!

Films from both databases may be used for on-campus showings by student groups and co-curricular programs for which no admission is charged.