Thursday, August 27, 2009

Synagogue Exhibition

Wooden Synagogues: Recovering History Through Art and Architecture, and exhibition coordinated by Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio in Norwell, Massachusetts, will be displayed on the main level of the main library from Wednesday, September 2nd through Friday November 20th.

The exhibition, which features artwork by Oberlin students, illustrates an exceptional flowering of synagogue architecture in the Jewish market towns of Zabludow and Gwozdziec, Poland from the 16th century until the Holocaust.

Oberlin students in front of their ceiling panel reproductions.

Architectural drawing of the Gwozdziec Synagogue (ca.1731)

Replica of a bimah, or platform for reading the Torah.

Saturday, Sept. 12: Main Library carrel sign-up

Main Library carrel sign-up starts on Saturday, September 12

That's c-a-r-r-e-l with 2 Rs, not c-a-r-e-ll with 2 Ls. Sorry! (Though Ed Helms will be here that day. Coincidence? Maybe not!)

But we're talking about study know, those cozy nooks where you can store materials you've checked out from the library and study in peace. You can have one of those assigned to you for the semester! Just bring your OCID to the circulation desk in the Main Library, starting on Saturday, Sept. 12, and get yourself settled. All the carrels are numbered, so please scope out the ones you like in advance and make a note of the numbers. If someone got to your favorite first, you may have to accept a alternate. We allow up to 2 people to be assigned to each carrel, so you might have to share. See all the details here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Welcome Class of 2013!

A warm welcome to all new students and their families.

On Tuesday the 25th, parents can take a break from move in madness to enjoy tours of the Main Library at 2:00 and 2:30pm.

All new students are invited to come to library orientation in the main library on Friday the 28th. Drop in any time between 10am and 4pm for some fun, food, and free stuff.

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