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The fun of the annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale is not only coming across that classic history or philosophy text you’ve been hunting for, but also the bestseller you’ve been meaning to read, a beautiful art book at bargain prices, and a cookbook for adventurous meals.  Since the book sale is held […]

Saturday, September 29, 2018 — 10:00 am-4:00 pm During Wesleyan’s Family Weekend Olin Memorial Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown 3500+ academic and popular books.  Most books priced $1-$5.  Better books $10+. Cash/checks accepted. Remainder sale: Sunday, September 30, during library hours.   For more information, email libfriends@wesleyan.edu All proceeds help fund events and special projects […]

On Monday, September 17, 2018, Assistant Professor of Government Justin Peck  delivered Wesleyan’s 2018 Constitution Day talk entitled “Progress, Preservation, and the Constitution After Trump.”  The event was held in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library, which was packed with about 90 Middletown and Wesleyan community members.         Photographs by Chloe de Montgolfier ‘22.

Assistant Professor of Government Justin Craig Peck will talk about the ways in which the Constitution aids and constrains reform movements in American politics.  He will examine how, to what extent, and in what ways we should be concerned with constitutional ‘preservation.’ Originally from Georgia, Justin Peck received his PhD in Government from the University […]

Physical Plant managed a complicated restoration of Olin’s original windows this summer.   Expert workmen removed the windows and shipped them to be restored.     Plywood replacements gave the building a temporary new look on the outside.     And many of the inside spaces were swathed in plastic and protective enclosures.     […]

Welcome to Andrew W. White, who is starting as Wesleyan’s Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian on July 2, 2018!     Andrew comes from Bates College, where he was the Director of Academic and Client Services  and served as the Interim Vice President for Information and Library Services for two years. There he worked extensively […]

The spring 2018 Check It Out is now available online!  Learn about two intriguing thesis projects, a highlighted collection, new and retiring staff, library events, and the 2018 undergraduate library prize winners. Have an idea for an article or would like a printed copy?  Email libfriends@wesleyan.edu. — Click here for the full Check It Out Spring 2018 issue — […]

Student workers help the library provide the services the Wesleyan community needs: from getting books ready for the shelves, to checking them out and then reshelving them when they come back, to digitizing items.  Without their commitment, the libraries couldn’t stay open to the wee hours of the morning to accommodate late night studying.  To all of our […]

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize honors excellence in research and writing.  Judges evaluated student projects and research statements to select those which  particularly demonstrated knowledge of research techniques and high level use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources. We thank all of this year’s entrants, the professors and librarians who nominated […]

  Thursday, April 19, 2018 — 7:00-8:30 pm — Smith Reading Room, Olin Library FREE and open to the public   Bestselling author Amy Bloom, Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing, will read from her new novel White Houses, followed by the awarding of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prizes.  The Prizes celebrates excellence in […]

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