Library events this spring

The library is fortunate to be hosting a variety of events this spring.  Please join us for one or all of them!


Cover - Silence of Bonaventure ArrowThursday, March 27:  The Evolution of American Sign Language, a talk by Joseph Basile, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sign Language.  A One Book, One Middletown event.  One Book is a community literacy project of the Middletown Rotary Club, supported by the Russell Library and the City of Middletown.   4:30pm, Develin Room (Rm. 204), Olin Library.  Free and open to the public.




Lois Brown talkThursday, April 3: Re-Member Me: Race, Romance and the Civil War, a talk by Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, African American Studies Program and Department of English.  Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences annual lecture at Wesleyan University.  5pm, Smith Reading Room, first floor of Olin Library.  Free and open to the public.



Friends of the Wesleyan LibraryThursday, April 24:  Annual meeting of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library, and talk by Molly Barton ’00, on the future of the book and of writers.  Ms. Barton currently teaches Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate’s senior seminar and was formerly the Global Digital Director at Penguin Random House.  Time to be announced, Develin Room (Rm. 204), Olin Library.  Free and open to the public.


Book saleSaturday, May 10:  Book sale, Friends of the Wesleyan Library.  Approximately 4,000 books for sale.  10am-4pm, 1st floor stack area near Campbell Reference Center, Olin Library.  Open to the public.