Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bookmarks at the Second Annual Williamsport Autism Walk

On Saturday, April 4th, Snowden Library was a part of the 2nd Annual Williamsport Autism Walk. The Autism Walk took place in Lamade Gymnasium and, in addition to the walk itself, offered games and crafts for the participants. The library sponsored an activity table for the participating children to color their own bookmarks. Snowden (the library's mascot) also made an appearance.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Library Week & READ Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to Megg Pitt, the winner of our second annual READ poster contest! It is being unveiled this week as a celebration of National Library Week.

Library Display: Graduating Student Assistants

In the display on the main floor of the Snowden Library, the staff shows appreciation for our five graduating student assistants: Gwyneth Bertelson, Ashley Clees, Stuart Kuentzel, Mark Masland, and William Reed. The display features a READ poster, photos, biographies and memorabilia celebrating their college careers. The books that each student selected to be dedicated in their name for the library's collection are also included.

Archives Display: College Mace

The display for the College Archives on the main floor of the Snowden Library highlights the story of our Lycoming College mace. Presented to the college by the graduating class of 1963, the mace is carried at all official academic functions as a symbol of academic authority. Included is a list of all faculty mace bearers throughout the years, along with photographs of those faculty fulfilling this prestigious honor.

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Yellow Wallpaper

Dr. Andrew Leiter and Dr. N. J. Stanley presented a program of selected readings, from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," with added commentary, Tuesday afternoon, April 7th. in the Lycoming College Archives. Dr. Leiter introduced the readings by providing background about the author's life and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century society's views of women. Dr. Stanley performed dramatic readings from sections of the story, which is written from a first-person perspective, interspersed with insightful comments from Dr. Leiter. The Women's and Gender Studies Committee of Lycoming College sponsored the program.
The one-woman play "The Yellow Wallpaper" will be performed in the Welch Theatre on Saturday, April 18, by the North Shore Theatre Group, a professional company from Oyster Bay, NY. Curtain: 8:00 P.M.