Archive for the 'Library Events' Category

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Graffiti the Library

Want to leave a lasting mark on the Crumb Library?

If so join us on May 6th from 4pm-6pm, and May 7th from 1pm-3pm. Reserve your spot by signing up at the Crumb Library’s reference desk.

If you would still like to Graffiti the Library but are unable to make it to one of these sessions email Dan Newton or Keith Compeau to arrange another time.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Tuesdays 4-5:30 in Crumb Library Lobby – join the discussion – it isn’t necessary to have read the books to enjoy the discussions.

September 8 – The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston

September 15 – The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll

September 22 – Music Quickens Time by Daniel Barenboim

September 29 – Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Meet in the Crumb Library Lobby on Tuesdays February 3rd, February 10th, February 24th and March 3rd from 4 to 5 pm for this semester’s Bregman Book Discussions.  You do not need to have read the book to enjoy participating.

Feb 3:  Heart Like Water: Surviving Katrina and Life in the Disaster Zone by Joshua Clark

A memoir of the author’s time in New Orleans as an NPR correspondent.  Informed by his conversations with Hurricane Katrina victims.

Feb 10: The Dark Side:  The inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on America’s ideals by Jane Mayer

A chronicle of the country’s reaction to the attacks on 9/11 and the implications of those reactions for the future.

Feb 24: The Zookeeper’s Wife: a war story by Diane Ackerman

When the Nazis invaded Poland, cages in the Warsaw zoo became a hiding place for Jews.  The zookeeper and his wife managed the safety and care of their regular and guest residents.

March 3: Why Beauty is Truth: the history of symmetry by Ian Stewart

How symmetry became an important idea in modern science told through the stories of eccentric and occasionally tragic mathematical geniuses.

Sponsored by the College Libraries, the Honors Council and Phi Kappa Phi

Monday, May 12th, 2008

It’s become a tradition.  During the final stress-filled days of the semester, Crumb Library is the place to relieve the pressures by taking a (brief) time-out to enjoy our simple games and diversions.  Good luck with the papers and exams.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The final Bregman Book Discussion is today (Tues. Mar. 4) at 4 pm in the lobby of Crumb Library. Under discussion by our panel of 4 is the play Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley.

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

This semester’s Bregman Book Discussion Series has begun.  They are happening on Tuesday Feb. 12 and 26 and on Mar. 4 at 4 pm. and are held in the lobby of Crumb Library.  Co-sponsored by the College Libraries, the Honors Council, and Phi Kappa Phi, they are open to all to attend.  The remaining 3 books under discussion are:

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah
  • The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman
  • Doubt: a Parable, by John Patrick Shanley
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Is preparing for finals week stressing you out? Crumb Library is once again offering StressBusters!

What are they? Small entertainments throughout the library designed take you on a ‘mental vacation’ — for just a few minutes, and without having to go out in the cold!

We’ve got puzzles and checkers and drawing and zen sand boxes and more!

Come check it out!

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

If you attended yesterday’s Bregman Book Discussion of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s The Mighty & The Almighty, you might remember that we discussed an interview between Albright and Prof. Susan Thistlethwaite, President of Chicago Theological Seminary. I told you I would post a link to that interview, and here it is.


Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

The second in the series of book discussions sponsored by the Libraries and Honors Council is today – Tuesday Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend – in the lobby of Crumb Library.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

This Thursday from 3 to 6 pm. Crumb Library will be hosting the 2nd annual “Library Expo.” Many students will be exploring the library – and noise levels will be above normal. If you need a quiet place – Crumb is probably not a good choice this Thursday afternoon. Following this event, you can expect the usual quiet “zones” throughout the library.