Sunday, November 29, 2009


EASTER Library Hours:
Friday 4/2: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 4/2: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 4/4: 2 pm to 10 pm

In Germany the Easter Bunny (Osterhase) hides painted eggs and sometimes sweets or little presents in the garden or the living room on Easter sunday. Sometimes he even goes so far as to hide eggs in the woods for the kids to be found while taking a walk with their parents.So it's no wonder, Easter is quite a popular holiday among little children. But it's a funny habit, erh, I mean rabbit, in any way, isn't it?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Book Discussion Group April Choice -- THE GARGOYLE

The Edinboro University Book Discussion Group met last evening. After members discussed Michael Pollan’s book, The Botany of Desire, they decided to hold their next book discussion on Tuesday, April 13. Andrew Davidson’s book, The Gargoyle, was selected as the reading for April. The April 13 meeting will be held in Baron-Forness Library room 715 at 6:45 pm.
The Gargoyle: the mesmerizing story of one man’s descent into personal hell and his quest for salvation.

"On a dark road in the middle of the night, a car plunges into a ravine. The driver survives the crash, but his injuries confine him to a hospital burn unit. There the mysterious Marianne Engel, a sculptress of grotesques, enters his life. She insists they were lovers in medieval Germany, when he was a mercenary and she was a scribe in the monastery of Engelthal. As she spins the story of their past lives together, the man’s disbelief falters; soon, even the impossible can no longer be dismissed." Vintage / Anchor

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Display from the University Archives -- 7th Floor

University Archives: Baron-Forness Library Floor 7.
Exhibits prepared by University Archivist Dave Obringer

Ray Harm : Wildlife Artist-
Mr. Harm’s pictures are appreciated for being from living animals and wildflowers, sketched on location, not copied photographs . Enjoy seventeen colorful prints depicting flowers, birds and other wildlife on display in the University Archive’s Gallery opened Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 4:30.

Documenting Early Edinboro:
Photographs and documents from the Harrison Albums donated by John and Shirley Harrison.

Bruce Gallery Posters:
A collection of posters relating to exhibitions installed at the Bruce Gallery over a period of years.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Woman's History Month Special

Edinboro University Of Pennsylvania
Woman's History Month

March is Women’s History month and to celebrate, we’ve made the popular online collection, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Scholar's Edition, freely accessible for the entire month.

A mainstay of women’s history scholarship and teaching in universities worldwide, this online collection is edited by Professors Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin of SUNY Binghamton. This extensive collection of primary historic documents, books, images, scholarly essays, teaching tools, and book and Web site reviews documents the history of women’s activism in public life, and is one of the most heavily visited resources for women’s studies and for U.S. history on the Web. Organized around document projects written by leading scholars, the collection is a powerful research and classroom tool designed to help users develop the skills needed to analyze primary documents and conduct research. Document projects are organized around interpretive questions, each with 20-50 primary documents that address the question. Some examples are:

* How Did the Ladies Association of Philadelphia Shape New Forms of
Women's Activism During the American Revolution, 1780-1781?
* How Did White Women Aid Former Slaves During and After the Civil
War, 1863-1891?
* How Did Black and White Southern Women Campaign to End Lynching,
* How and Why Did the Guerrilla Girls Alter the Art Establishment in
New York City, 1985-1995?
* How Have Recent Social Movements Shaped Civil Rights Legislation
for Women? The 1994 Violence Against Women Act.

The Scholar's Edition also includes more than 40,000 pages of full-text sources, including:

* Proceedings of all women's rights conventions, 1848-1869
* Proceedings of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1874-1898
* Selected publications of the League of Women Voters, 1920-2000

Also newly added to the /Scholar's Edition/ are:

* Notable American Women

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Spring Break Hours -- March 2010
Friday 3/5: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 3/6 and Sunday 3/7 CLOSED
Monday 3/8 to Friday 3/12: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 3/13: CLOSED
Sunday 3/14: 2 pm to 10 pm.