Sunday, September 30, 2012

Koffee with Krislov, Monday at 10 pm

The first Koffee with Krislov (and Dean Estes) is scheduled for Monday, October 1 at 10 pm in Azariah's Cafe.  Take a break, hobnob with the senior staff, and have some great munchies!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Exhibit: Musical World of Actress Fanny Kemble

An exhibit called the "Musical World of Actress Fanny Kemble," on display in the Academic Commons, is one of five exhibitions from the Frederick Selch Collection of American Music History that are being showcased around campus. The exhibitions are part of a celebration of Patricia Bakwin Selch’s gift to Oberlin of both the collection and a Selch Professorship in American Music.  In addition to being an amateur contralto and pianist, Fanny was a celebrated actress and writer. Come see some artifacts from her life and career, including her anti-slavery volume, Journal of a residence on a Georgian plantation in 1838-1839. Better hurry though; this exhibit will only be up through October 19.

Banned Books Week 2012 is coming

2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6). Have you read any banned or challenged books lately? Celebrate your freedom to read by choosing something from these lists!

Stay tuned for an exhibit on banned and challenged classics. We hope that you will will be inspired to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas about the banned books that you have read.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Campus Activism and Free Speech Exhibition - last chance

The last day for the traveling exhibition "The Struggle for Free Speech at the City College of New York" is this Sunday, Sept. 30.  The exhibition examines the rising tide of political activism at CCNY during the turbulent years of the Great Depression through photographs, cartoons, graphics, and flyers.  Some students were suspended or expelled and their organizatiosn and publications banned; some faculty members were denied reappointment or dismissed from their jobs as a result of their campus activism.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Avast Ye Matey!

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by checking out the Mango Languages tutorial.

On other days, use Mango to help with your Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Farsi, Finnish, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Pashto, Portuguese, Slovak, Tagalog, Urdu, or Vietnamese (among many others!)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Jantz Lecture

Peter Kornicki, Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, will give the 2012 Jantz Lecture: 
Scruffy Paperbacks, Unsightly Texts and Illustrations for the Ignorant: Japanese Books in the 17th Century Meet the Challenge of Imports from China and Korea

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Craig Lecture Hall

Friday, September 14, 2012

Main Library carrel sign-up begins September 15

Sometimes you want to party in Mudd....sometimes you want to study. If it's studying that's on your mind, consider signing up for a study carrel, starting Saturday, September 15. Just bring your OCID to the circulation desk in the Main Library 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. See details here.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Azariah's back open for business!

Counter service is back at Azariah's Café on the main level of Mudd.  Open Sunday through Thursdays 2-11 pm, serving sweet and savory snacks, coffee, tea, espresso beverages, milkshakes, and 4 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream (selection changes periodically).  Come satisfy your craving for a decent snack.  And don't forget: self-serve coffee is also available each weekday morning on the honor system 'till it's gone.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Busy Summer!

Take a look at all the great new materials added to the Library collections over the summer.