Beginning Monday, April 22, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library will begin a trial of opening one-half hour earlier Monday-Friday, at 8:00a.m. instead of 8:30. We’re trying the new hours at the recommendation of the Library Student Advisory Committee. The earlier opening will benefit students who wish to use the Library printers or computers or check out an item before an 8:30 class, as well as those who wish to get an earlier start to their study time!
The Library will continue to open at 10:00a.m. Saturday and Sunday. During Reading Period and Exam Week, May 9-18, H-L Library will open at 8:00a.m. every day, including weekends, and also will have extended night hours until 2:30a.m. Please see the Hours page for further information about H-L Library and Branch Library hours.
Drum Corps, 8th Maine Vol. Infantry
EXTENDED through August 9!
To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the exhibition Bowdoin Boys in Blue—and Gray honors the role of Bowdoin’s own during those defining years for national identity, states’ rights, and individual freedoms.
Fully twenty-five percent of then-living Bowdoin alumni and students—317 men (including eighteen Confederates)—served during the Civil War, a participation rate higher than that of any other northern college. Among those ranks were four Medal of Honor recipients, a member of Lincoln’s cabinet, several commanders of U.S. Colored Troops, and soldiers serving throughout the various theatres of combat, from Gettysburg to Louisiana. Their letters, diaries, and other personal papers, selected from the holdings of Bowdoin’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, illuminate the Civil War period both in the field and on the home front.
The exhibition, located on the second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, is open to the public daily from January 21 through June 1, 2013, free of charge.
Follow along as we blog “this day in history…
” for the year 1863, highlighting items from Special Collections
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We know you are studying hard! The Library invites you to take a study break during exam period.
Wednesday, December 12 – Sunday, December 16
9:00 p.m. – closing
Two Locations: Chandler Room, first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library AND Circulation area, Hatch Science Library
Coffee and tea will be available along with cookies, brownies, muffins and a healthier choice (choices will rotate throughout the week).
Bowdoin students have been clear about what they want from the library: more study space. We kept that in mind when, through a series of space changes made over the summer, we found ourselves with a large, vacant first floor room awaiting a new use. Welcome to the First Floor Student Study Space!
Located at the back of H-L Library near the reference offices, the room features several individual carrels, a larger table for group work or individuals who need to spread out, and soft seating. The seating is all new—with great colors! The Danish Modern tables, original to the 1965 building, were gathered together from various locations in the library, their beauty showcased again in this great space.
Also providing aesthetic appeal and, perhaps, inspiration, are four prints by Bowdoin’s own James Boeding ’14. From his series “Book Play,” the photos were taken right here in the library using books from Special Collections.
Come check the space out; you might just find your new favorite place to study.
The George J. Mitchell Oral History Project has earned the 2012 Elizabeth B. Mason Major Project Award, which is given biennially by the Oral History Association to an outstanding English language oral history project worldwide. The award recognizes projects of noteworthy scholarly and social value that also advance both the understanding of an important historical subject and the practice of oral history.
Under the auspices of the Bowdoin College Library, project director Andrea L’Hommedieu, field interviewers Mike Hastings, Diane Dewhirst, and Brien Williams, and transcriptionist Nicci Leamon amassed over 200 oral histories from people in former Sen. George Mitchell ’54′s life. Interviewees include Mitchell’s Waterville, Maine, friends; family members; college classmates; Maine legislators; political associates and competitors; campaign supporters; U.S. Senate colleagues and staff members; foreign policy specialists; law practice associates; and others. Cumulatively, their spoken accounts document Mitchell’s life and career from early childhood onward, with particular emphasis on his public service to Maine and to the nation. They complement Mitchell’s personal papers, which are also held by Bowdoin.
The oral histories are fully searchable and available for listening, reading, and downloading at: http://digitalcommons.bowdoin.edu/mitchelloralhistory/