Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Library Hours Finals Weeks

Library's Finals Weeks Hours
Sunday 4/25: 1 pm to 2 am
Monday 4/26 to Thursday 4/29: 8 am to 2 am
Friday 4/30: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 5/1: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 5/2: 1 pm to 2 am
Monday 5/3 to Thursday 5/6: 8 am to 2 am
Friday 5/7: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 5/8 and Sunday 5/9: Closed
Monday 5/10 to Friday 5/14: 8 am to 4 pm.

Friday, October 16, 2009

African Weavings -- 2nd Floor of the Library

African Weavings : A display of baskets and textiles from Botswana and other African countries visited during the Dr. Andrea Wyman’s experiences as a Fulbright Scholar. The display is on the second floor of the Baron-Forness Library.

National Parks - Photos and further reading about out national parks and the people who helped create them. – Library 2nd floor

Photos and memorabilia from personal visits to the national parks by Edinboro University library administration, faculty, staff and friends are on display in the Baron-Forness Library 2nd floor. Included are photos of people who influenced the creation of the parks and books by and about them and the parks. Professor Christine Troutman is coordinating the exhibit

Inspired by The national parks : America's best idea in which Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world's first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres. This book and video are on order.

Poe Commemorative Display -- Library Second Floor, from October 17 through November 17

Edgar Allan Poe, Master of the Macabre
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania joins major East Coast cities such as Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Richmond in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth. Baron-Forness Library will feature a Poe commemorative display on the second floor, from October 17 through November 17. The Halloween season is the perfect time to celebrate the undisputed “Master of the Macabre” who was famous for his gloomy poems and tales of terror which have sent shivers down the spines of readers for over 150 years. The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart, along with his poems Annabelle Lee and The Raven, are familiar to American audiences. Poe’s Gothic tales greatly influenced writers from other countries, including Baudelaire, Joyce, Kafka, Nietzche, Tennyson and Yeats. He was the pre-eminent literary critic of his era, and is generally acknowledged as the father of the detective story. Before his premature death at the age of 40, Poe laid the groundwork for future authors of science fiction and the horror story.

The exhibit will focus on Poe’s life and works and will feature a selection of the library’s print and media holdings related to Poe. Information will also be provided on famous illustrators of Poe’s works. Professor Lora Whitney is coordinating the exhibit. For further information, view these links: