The Library invites you to take a
study break during exam period.
We know you are studying hard! Come take a relaxing, tasty study break.
Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20, 2013
9:00 p.m. – closing
Two Locations: Chandler Room, first floor of H-L 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).
Monday, December 16th, 7:00 pm
Chandler Room in H-L Library
Dogs are courtesy of Casco Bay Dog Training Club and Positively Best Frieds Dog Training LLC.
To learn more, visit their websites at cascobaydogtraining.com and positivelybestfriends.com.
Call for Submissions
the ramp gallery
Deadline extended: Thursday, February 13th
家庭 | Familie | Famiglia | ةﺓلﻝئﺉاﺍعﻉ | Family | Familia
Family can be a source of inspiration or motivation in our writing and in our art. The Ramp Gallery is accepting submissions for its Spring Show, which will highlight Family and its many definitions.
All two-dimensional work including short form creative writing pieces will be considered.
Deadline for submissions: Thursday, February 13th
Formats for submission:
Image: jpeg file named (last name, first initial, title of work) Example: smithj_KentIsland.jpeg
In your submission, please include the dimensions of the work.
Text: docx file named (last name, first initial, title of work) Example: smithj_wandering.docx
Send all submissions and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org from your bowdoin.edu account
the ramp gallery
is a student driven curatorial project, hosted by
the Bowdoin College Library
Sight & Sound
Launching the Next Century of Fine Arts at Bowdoin
The new Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance marks the beginning of a second century of fine arts in Bowdoin’s curriculum—the College first included formal courses in art and music during the 1912/1913 academic year.
Sight & Sound, a new exhibition in the Bowdoin College Library, celebrates this “turn-of-the-century” by taking a look back at how art and music have enriched learning and cultural life at the College from its beginnings.
The exhibition features examples from the Library’s rare book collection that have supported fine arts learning, including medieval illuminated manuscripts, songsters, musical settings for Longfellow’s poems, book illustration, and contemporary artists’ books. Teaching art and music at Bowdoin over the past century is also documented through the display of items from the Bowdoin College Archives. These materials remind us of how well the fine arts have thrived at Bowdoin and suggest a promising and exciting future for the performing and visual arts in the years to come.
The exhibition is free and open to the public seven days a week.
For further information, please call 207.725.3096.
Open daily, Fall 2013
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, 2nd Floor Gallery
Image Credit: Michael Kuch’s Waterlines (2009)
Prof. Frederic Tillotson practicing with the Meddiebempsters, 1945.
Prof. Thomas Cornell with art students in the attic studio of Adams Hall, 1965
View of the Rotunda of the Walker Art Building showing plaster “casts of the antique,” before 1937.
“Book of Hours” of Marie de Medicis, ca. 1530.
From Michael Kuch’s “Waterlines” ( 2009).
Summer Citation Management Workshops:
(all workshops will take place in the ECR, basement HL Library)
Mon., June 17, 2PM-3PM
Tues., June 25, 10AM-11AM
Thurs., Aug. 15, 10AM-11AM
Thurs., June 20, 10AM-11AM
EndNote X6, Now Available
Bowdoin Faculty, Staff and Students can download it from the IT software download site.
This newest version of EndNote has an updated user interface and a number of exciting new features, including:
- Access your EndNote library, data, and attachments across multiple computers by using the new EndNote desktop-EndNote Web Sync feature,
- Track references and mark your favorites using a new rating and read/unread status features,
- Quickly convert the case of letters in a word or field,
- Email references and attachments to colleagues within EndNote in one click.
For more information about the features described above and for a quick tour of x6, view the EndNote “Overview “ video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlnvmDnPzs0
Chaucer After Chaucer
Reading the Medieval
In the Renaissance And Beyond
The works of the Middle English poet Geoffrey Chaucer have been read, referenced, and studied almost continually since the poet’s death in 1400. The books in this exhibit bring together items from Bowdoin’s collections that illustrate some of the ways in which the poet’s text and reputation have been transmitted since then. Many of these items bear evidence of their use by Bowdoin students and faculty: the 1610 edition of Foxe’s Actes and Monuments includes a stamped due date of February 1, 1929, while the lecture notes of then-Professor Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain explain his decision to focus on Chaucer in a class on the development of English literature.
This exhibition was researched and prepared by students in Megan Cook’s Spring 2013 course on Chaucer:
Open daily, March 25 – May 7, 2013
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, 1st floor
Image Credit: "Geoffrey Chaucer," in The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. Urry (London, 1721)
Artists’ Books and Altered Books explore the role of the book as both a visual symbol and a structure for creative invention. The Altered Books in this exhibit were inspired by the work of Portland artist, Crystal Cawley. Students in Mary Hart’s Printmaking II class selected vintage books to “alter” and transform into contemporary narratives with the addition of intaglio etchings and mixed media work.
For the capstone project of Printmaking I, Hart’s students worked with Portland book artist Rebecca Goodale to design and construct Artists’ Books. As they describe journeys both real and imagined, combine imagery with poetry, or create a sense of place, their projects showcase a variety of printmaking techniques from drypoint to linocut to intaglio etching.
January 23-February 25, 2013
Join children’s book authors Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O’Brien, Rohan Henry, and songwriter Josephine Cameron for a wonderful program of “illustrated storytelling”, music, and crafts in remembrance of Dr. King.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 21, 2013
10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Dining Hall
For ages 5 and up. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Copies of selected titles by each presenter will be available for purchase.
Please check the Bowdoin College website for event information in case of inclement weather: www.bowdoin.edu or call 725-3000 opt. 3
There is a printable poster for the event here.
The latest issue of the Bowdoin College Library Newsletter “From The Library” is now available on the library Website.
This start of the semester issue includes:
- Mitchell Oral History Project Honored
- New Study Space and Moves
- What’s New? (The Scratch Space, Laptop Storage, Complimentary Library Cards for Curtis Memorial Library)
- New Databases
- News from Special Collections
The Bowdoin College Library Annual Report for fiscal year 2011-2012 is now available online at: