Artist talk by Nancy Ottmann Albert — 10/28/2016

  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 … Read moreArtist talk by Nancy Ottmann Albert — 10/28/2016

Constitution Day Lecture by Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew

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 … Read moreConstitution Day Lecture by Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew

Student art project depicts scenes from Olin

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 … Read moreStudent art project depicts scenes from Olin

Exhibit: “A Stellar Education: Astronomy at Wesleyan, 1831-1916”

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 … Read moreExhibit: “A Stellar Education: Astronomy at Wesleyan, 1831-1916”

“A World in the Palm of Your Hand: The Art of Miniature Books”

  “A World in the Palm of Your Hand: The Art of Miniature Books” Imagine a handful of books with beautiful bindings and engaging, often unique, content.  Miniature books, typically no larger than three inches, are seldom encountered outside of the collections of certain libraries and individuals.  Now you have an opportunity to experience these … Read more“A World in the Palm of Your Hand: The Art of Miniature Books”

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 … Read moreVeterans Day event

Annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

  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: … Read moreAnnual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale