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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.

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November 2019

Thanksgiving Hours

  • Tuesday, November 26, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov 27 - Saturday, Nov 30, Closed
  • Sunday, December 1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Building Community at Dickinson

Library Events

FaculTea: David Richeson—Tales of the Impossibility: The 2000-year quest to solve the mathematical problems of Antiquity

November 7; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm; Biblio Café

Untouched by the Conflict: The Civil War Letters of Singleton Ashenfelter, Dickinson College — Talk and Book Signing

November 19, 4:30 pm, Stafford Reading Area

Exhibits & Book Displays

International Education Week Collaborative Art Project

Circulation 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

History Comes Out: LGBTQ+ Spaces and Places

Friends of the Library Area - Lower Level

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

Upper Level

Singleton Ashenfelter, Class of 1865: His Dickinson Experience.

Reference Area - Main Level

The Story of Our Identities - Dickinson Community Art Project

Circulation Area - Main Level

This Semester on Campus book display

Reference Area - Main Level

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Featured Faculty Publication

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Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

 

David Richeson


 

 
Professor of Mathematics

Dr. David Richeson's newest book, Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity, takes a comprehensive look at the four most famous problems in mathematics. Dr. Richeson will take readers from the classical period to the present as he demonstrates how four unsolvable problems captivated mathematical thinking for centuries.

 

Recommended Citation:

Richeson, David S. (David Scott). (2019). Tales of impossibility : The 2000-year quest to solve the mathematical problems of antiquity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Featured Databases

Native American and African American Art

Book Discussion

Spring into the Semester Common Reading
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Waidner-Spahr Library
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