“Speaking up for the Earth: Artists’ books on the environment”

Speaking up for the Earth: Artists’ books on the environment An open house exhibit at Special Collections & Archives Time: Friday, April 14, 2017, 3:30-5:00 pm Location: Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives 1st floor Olin Memorial Library View artists’ books from Wesleyan’s collection inspired by the beauty of the earth and addressing … Read more

All Your Reading Habits Belong To Us: Digital Privacy and our Government

All Your Reading Habits Belong To Us: Digital Privacy and our Government —Catching up with the Connecticut Four  A discussion with Barbara Bailey and Peter Chase in honor of National Library Week Wesleyan University’s Olin Memorial Library (252 Church St, Middletown, CT) Tuesday, April 11th from 7-8:30pm in the Smith Reading Room with a reception … Read more

“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

SC&A Open house — February 18

Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer Open house in Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library Thursday, February 18, 2016 — noon-2 p.m. FREE! German artists in the age of Dürer disseminated their images through a variety of means, including as illustrations in books and pamphlets.  Examples of the interplay … Read more

The Combat Paper Project

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 … Read more

In and around Olin Library

  On the front lawn, through May 23: Architecture II Studio Project / Elijah Huge  __________________   In Olin’s lobby, through September 5: (Re)claim : Stories of Indigenous Repatriation / ANTH304, Native American Property Rights.  Abbey Francis; Honor Keeler

Friends of the Library book sale, May 10

Approximately 4,000 books in a variety of subject areas will be available on Saturday, May 10 from 10am-4pm, 1st floor stack area near Campbell Reference Center, Olin Library.  Open to the public.

Thurs., April 24: Friends talk by Molly Barton ’00

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Annual Meeting Lecture Write Better Together: an inside look at a new generation of social networks and websites that empower writers A talk by Molly Barton ’00 Thursday, April 24, 2014 — 6:00 pm — Develin Room (2nd floor Olin Library, Rm 204)     Ms. Barton is teaching the … Read more

Michaelle Biddle to speak at Universität Hamburg

On April 22, Collections Conservator Michaelle Biddle is giving a talk at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) at Universität Hamburg.  The talk, ‘New Strategies in Using Watermarks to Date Sub-Saharan Islamic Manuscripts,’ is based on recent field work Biddle has done in Northern Nigeria.  See Biddle’s Selected Works page in WesScholar … Read more

Lois Brown to give 2014 CT Academy of Arts & Sciences lecture April 3

On Thursday, April 3, Wesleyan University will host its annual lecture for the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences: Title:  Re-Member Me: Race, Romance and the Civil War Speaker: Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, African American Studies and Department of English. When:  Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5pm Where:  Olin Library first floor, Smith … Read more