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ArtFarm, a Middletown theater organization which produces an annual summer Shakespeare festival among other programs, asked the library to assist with a community-based theater project, Where Are We Now? Race, Pride, Class and Inequity.  They are placing books in various community spaces to invite people to write about their experiences of discrimination or hopes, dreams, […]

                On Friday, January 27, 2017, Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen and Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron performed Hidden Volumes, “an exploration and remembrance of space through magnetic, transferred traces” in Olin Library.  “Looping backwards and forwards, distorting time,” they improvised on a series of recordings originally made […]

Wishing you a happy new year and all the best in 2017. Thank you for your generous support of the library and the Friends, especially to those who have recently joined the Friends and those who have already renewed their membership for this academic year! Other ways to support the library in your gift giving […]

Amy Slowik from Russell Library (123 Broad Street)  is starting a lunchtime mystery book group.

  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    

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