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July 1, 2014
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Civil Rights Act – 50 year Anniversary

As part of his vision for a Great Society, on July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed into law The Civil Rights Act of 1964, guaranteeing freedoms and rights for all Americans. – See more at: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/lyndon-baines-johnson/timeline#sthash.DlOAbqQQ.dpuf Below- Watch the documentary … Continue reading

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May 8, 2014
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Winners of 2014 Library Research Prizes

Congratulations to our 2014 Library Research Prize Winners! Undergraduate Winners Emma Cannon: winner for the Undergraduate Student category for her Moderm Languages capstone paper, “The shared experience of child protagonists in Spanish and Argentine film: the transatlanticism of contemporary  cinema … Continue reading

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April 23, 2014
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Happy 450th Birthday Willy!

Happy 450th Birthday to William Shakespeare! Visit our Best Bets for Starting Your Research in English to discover all our Shakespeare resources, including An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Call Number: Online

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April 17, 2014
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11 Librarians in Literature

As we close out another National Library Week, we thought you might like to read Benjamin Woodard’s article on BuzzFeed Books entitled “11 Literary Librarians Who Smash Stereotypes: There ain’t nothing basic about being a librarian.” Woodard recommends 11 pieces … Continue reading

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Film Screenings: Milk, October, and The Crying Game

April 7, 2014 by Brooke Duffy | Comments Off

There are many excellent and FREE film screenings happening this week on campus. Don’t miss out!

Two films will be screened on Tuesday night (4/9):

On Tuesday April 8th, assistant professor of politics Gwendoline Alphonso will introduce the final installment in the American Studies spring film series: Milk. This 2008 film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn depicts the story of Harvey Milk, gay rights activist and the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. The film will be shown at 7pm in the Multimedia Room in the library.

Sergei Eisenstein’s 1928 classic about the Bolshevik Revolution October: Ten Days That Shook The World will be screened in BCC 200 at 7pm (4/8). This is the last film in the spring semester Russian Film Series.

On Wednesday (4/9) at 7pm Irish Studies will present The Crying Game in the Multimedia Room in the library. This film “will mark the festival’s first of the three Rea/Jordan films. ‘The Crying Game’ deals with sexual identity, national identity, and the IRA’s efforts to get the British out of Northern Ireland.” The film will be introduced by Dr. Richard Epstein, professor of English. Click here to read more.

 

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March 17, 2014
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New-to-You Irish Films

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate by watching a film set in Ireland. 1. Albert Nobbs  A woman (Glenn Close) passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, … Continue reading

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March 11, 2014
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New Reference Books

The Library has added a large number of excellent new reference books courtesy of Assistant University Librarian Christina McGowan. Christina serves on the Dartmouth Medal committee, part of Reference and User Services Association that honors the creation of a reference work … Continue reading

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