Saturday, July 31, 2010



Monday 8/1 – Thursday 8/4 8:00am – 10:00pm

Friday 8/5 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday 8/6 CLOSED

Sunday 8/7 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Monday 8/8 – Wednesday 8/10 8:00am – 10:00pm

Thursday 8/11 – Friday 8/12 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 8/13 & Sunday 8/14 CLOSED

Monday 8/15 – Friday 8/19 8:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday 8/20 & Sunday 8/21 CLOSED

Monday 8/22 – Friday 8/26 8:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday 8/27 & Sunday 8/28 CLOSED

Monday 8/29 – Wednesday 8/31 8:00am – 12:00am

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Coming Soon: New and improved EZ-Borrow

EZ-Borrow, the service that allows library users to search and request materials from dozens of libraries throughout the state, is about to get better. A simplifed search interface provides users with a Google-like single search box. Moreover, users will no longer have to select which libraries they'd like to search -- the new system searches ALL libraries simultaneously. Look for this new service in early February.

Mark Newport Performance Piece -- Friday, Ap. 1, in the BARON-FORNESS LIBRARY LOBBY

Mark Newport will lead a 50-minuite performance piece. Anyone who knows how to knit, crochet, or sew is fivited to participate by arriving at the lobby with and in-progress piece by 1:40 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 2:00 P.M.


Library Lobby

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Many Faces of Leonardo da Vinci

The Baron-Forness Library is hosting a da Vinci exhibit this April through September focusing on the diverse talents of this quintessential “Renaissance Man.” Although best known for his paintings and murals, including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, da Vinci was a man of many talents. He was well-versed in anatomy, botany, architecture, engineering, mathematics, and music and was an inventor of phenomenal ability and productivity. Today his works of art are displayed in the world’s leading museums and we enjoy the benefits of his inventions which include prototypes of the airplane, armored tank, barrel organ, crossbow, helicopter and submarine. His boundless curiosity about the natural world formed the basis of his genius and enabled him to rise above his humble birth and gain the patronage of princes and kings.

Recent library acquisitions related to Leonardo will be featured in this display accompanied by biographical information and a 3-D model of his flying machine. The highlight of this exhibit is an inlaid wood representation of the artist’s Last Supper mural. Other works of the master are featured including many portraits and sketches he completed as preliminary studies for his paintings.

One case focuses on his scientific inventions and contributions. Several cases feature works of art, including the Mona Lisa, and one case highlights juvenile materials on da Vinci and
provides examples of the animal fables he wrote. He was a gifted story-teller and practical joker, as well as a creative genius. Stop by the library and become better-acquainted with the many faces of Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibit is located in the display area on the second floor. For further information, contact Lora Whitney at 732-1076.

da Vinci websites:

Sunday, July 18, 2010

University Book Club Selection: Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. August 23rd

The Edinboro University Book Club will next meet on the evening of Tuesday, August 23. We will be discussing the classic detective mystery, Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. Additional meeting details are forthcoming.

Although no murder occurs in Gaudy Night, it is not without a great deal of suspense and psychological thrills. The narrative is interwoven with a love story and an examination of women's struggles to enlarge their roles and achieve some independence within the social climate of 1930s England, and the novel has been described as "the first feminist mystery novel." Randi Sørsdal

"Gaudy Night is a remarkable achievement. Harriet Vane and Saint-George, the undergraduate nephew of Lord Peter, help give variety, and the college setting justifies good intellectual debate. The motive is magnificently orated on by the culprit in a scene that is a striking set-piece. And though the Shrewsbury dons are sometimes hard to distinguish one from another, the College architecture is very good. Note a reference to C. P. Snow's The Search, and sound views on counterpoint versus harmony." Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor.

Gaudy Night deals with a number of philosophical themes, such as the right relation between love and independence or between principles and personal loyalties. Susan Haack has an essay on Gaudy Night as a philosophical novel. Susan Haack.