Library Study Breaks

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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).

Call for Submissions for The Ramp Gallery

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 from your account

the ramp gallery
is a student driven curatorial project, hosted by
the Bowdoin College Library

New Exhibit Examines History of Fine Arts at Bowdoin

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)


Citation Management Information for the Summer

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:

New student exhibit on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer

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:

Lianna Bessette
Elena Britos
Molly Burke
Michael Colbert
Tara Connolly
Casey Correa
Monica Das
Joseph Galazka
Caitlin Greenwood
Destiny Guerrero
Margot Haines
Mario Jaime
Molly Krueger
Isabel Low
Joshua Pondick
Thomas Roberts-McMichael
Joseph Sise
Jonathan Tang

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)

BOOK ARTS: An Exhibition of Work by Printmaking I and II


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.

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
January 23-February 25, 2013

Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

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: or call 725-3000 opt. 3

There is a printable poster for the event here.