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  A talk and book signing by co-editors Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton Wednesday, November 9, 2016 • 4:30-6:00 pm Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library 252 Church Street, Middletown Camp and Heatherton trace the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy that was first established in New York City under Police Commissioner […]

  Exhibition: Documents in Black and White Wednesday, October 5, 2016 through Friday, December 16, 2016 Special Collections & Archives exhibition cases, 1st floor, Olin Library   The exhibition “Documents in Black and White” consists of photographs from the Nancy Ottmann Albert Collection. Selected by the artist, the works span the thirty years she spent […]

Are We Better Than Our Predecessors? Toward a New Era of Progress   A talk by Dan Drew, Mayor of Middletown   In this talk, Mayor Drew will explore the erroneous assumptions that we are more advanced than preceding generations and what we can do to focus ourselves toward a future predicated on progressive social and […]

Early in the 2016 spring semester, Voranan Vaan Taepaisitphongse ’17 asked Art Librarian Susanne Javorski if she could borrow a card catalog drawer for a Drawing 1 art project.  In May, we got to see the fruits of her labors when her friend returned the drawer to the library (keeping the drawings) after photographing the […]

May 3, 2016 – October 2016 Special Collections & Archives exhibit cases, 1st floor Olin Memorial Library Open during library hours The new SC&A exhibition, “A Stellar Education: Astronomy at Wesleyan, 1831-1916,” is now open. It explores the study of astronomy at Wesleyan from the University’s founding in 1831 through the construction of Van Vleck Observatory […]

  Exhibit: “Signs of Spring: A Garden of Books in Special Collections & Archives” March 21 – late April 2016 • during library hours Special Collections & Archives exhibit cases 1st floor Olin Memorial Library 252 Church Street, Middletown, CT    

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Holiday Sale Specials List — a festive way to support the library The books on our Holiday Sale Specials List have been donated to the Friends of the Wesleyan Library to raise money to support special events and projects at the library.  We are offering them to the Wesleyan community […]

Veterans Day event

Open House in honor of Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015 • 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, Olin Memorial Library Wesleyan University, 252 Church Street, Middletown     Join us for a Veterans Day open house in Special Collections & Archives.  On display will be materials related […]

  Don’t miss the Annual Library Book Sale! Saturday, November 7, 2015 10 am – 4 pm Lobby, Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459 3500+ academic and popular books.  Most priced $1-$2.  Better books $5-$10+. Strong in art, history, Russian history, psychology, religion, popular fiction, German and Russian language, some baseball. SPECIALS SALE: […]

The Combat Paper Project Artist Residency Friday, September 25 – Monday, 28, 2015 FREE! (Full schedule below) Drew Cameron, an Iraq war veteran, is co-founder of Combat Paper, a project in which veterans and the non-veteran community use traditional hand papermaking techniques to transform military uniforms into paper, prints, books, and art.  “All of our […]

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