Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin -- Exhibit Library 2nd Floor

Celebrate the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, both famous men, born on February 12, 1809 , an ocean apart and under different social circumstances. A display of interesting facts and materials about President Lincoln has been prepared by Professor Barry Gray. Professor Eleanor Randall has prepared an exhibit highlighting the famous naturalist who was born into one of the foremost abolitionist families in England. Cases on the lirbary 2nd floor.
Web resources include
Illinois Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Official US government lincoln Bicentennial Page
The complete works of Charles Darwin on line

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

From Pixel to Print -- Library 2nd Floor Art Gallery

From Pixel to Print

A compilation of works submitted by members of the Edinboro University Photography Club is open in the Baron-Forness Art Gallery on the 2nd floor.
Contact information is provided for photographs available for purchase.

Monday, February 9, 2009

"The Reserve" by Russell Banks is the April Book Discussion Choice.

The Book Discussion Group has chosen for its next selection The Reserve, by Russell Banks. This book will be the focus of our next meeting, Tuesday, April 14, at 6:45 pm. The group will meet in room 715 of the Baron-Forness Library.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Library 1st Floor Exibit -- Three Vaudeville Women: May Irwin, Marie Dressler & Eva Tanguay

Three Vaudeville Women: May Irwin, Marie Dressler & Eva Tanguay

This exibit, for Woman's History Month, is on the first floor of the Baron Forness Library. It advertises the reception and showing of the documentary during WHM on Monday, March 23.

The reception is from 7 to 8 p.m, with the film following from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room.

At the dawn of the 20th Century, Vaudeville was king! May Irwin, Marie Dressler and Eva Tanguay were three of the biggest names in this early form of variety entertainment. This documentary explores their lives and their importance in ushering in the New Woman to American society. After the film there will be a discussion of the lives of these important pioneers.

Monday, February 2, 2009

TODAY-September 8th--Book Discussion -- Kingdom of Absurdities

The Book Discussion Group is reading The Kingdom of Absurdities by Bruce Gatenby. The book will be discussed on September 8th in Baron-Froness Library, Room 715 at 6:45 pm. The discussion group leader, Dr. Catherine Whitley, notes that the book claims to be a satire of contemporary academic life.

All are welcome to join in and discuss the book.