News from the Library

Crossett Library and Jennings Music Library—Bennington College

June 2009

New Faculty Work in the Library
The Cardboard Universe by Chris Miller The Earth Moves by Dan Hofstadter

Summer Refreshment

Crossett Garden Show
9:00 pm Thursday June 4th Crossett Garden. Rain Location: Downcaf. PAC presents musical performances by Tyler Twombly '09, Anastasia Clarke '10, Tom Greenberg '10, Roby Moulton '10 and Martin Zimmermann '10, along with an entourage of other Bennington musicians and surprise special guests. Come celebrate your victory over finals and the initiation of summer with a variety of curious and exotic sounds, sights, smells, tastes and feelings. Refreshments will be served.

On Exhibit
Photographs from the College’s portfolios by Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and Lee Friedlander will be on display at the Bennington Museum as part of an exhibit ion drawn from the Bennington Museum’s permanent holdings as well as other local collections. "The Quality of Place: Photography, Space and Specificity," will be on exhibit May 29 - August 29.

Did you know you can check out library books over the summer? Returning students with no outstanding library fines can check out up to ten books. New Theater Resource
The Playwrights’ Center is a terrific new resource recommended to us by Sherry Kramer. You can search hundreds of submission opportunities. Look in the directory for playwrights, and read their biographies and script samples. It also has internship and fellowship information. Current theater news and fascinating opinion pieces are sprinkled throughout the site. To take full advantage of the services you’ll need to login. To obtain the login and password please email the library.

Your Feedback Counts
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2009 student survey! Here’s just one of the changes we are implementing based your feedback: beginning next term films will circulate for 4 days and CDs from Jennings Music Library will circulate for 7 days.

Book Collecting Contest
Congratulations to Andrew Barton the 2009 winner of the student book collecting contest! His essay and annotated bibliography on Yevgeny Yevtushenko was award the prize by the Library Committee. Next year’s contest will be based on the Crossett and/or Jennings Music Library book collection so you don’t need to own the books to enter. Start dreaming up your theme now!

Recent Fiction
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman Nothing Like an Ocean by Jim Tomlinson Miles From Nowhere by Nami Mun Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn

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