The Library Display Committee is at it again!! It’s all about displays, ’bout displays, no treble!! Tis the season to exhibit the items found in Special and Archival Collections. Located in the library foyer on the left side as you walk in, photographs from past Christmas tree lighting ceremonies to An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols provide the backdrop for A Christmas Celebration!
Please take a moment to enjoy the White House ornaments from the John V. Brennan ’59 Collection artfully arranged as a Christmas tree along with various Christmas cards from past Providence College presidents.
Read about Warren Harding, 29th President of the United States (1921-1923) and the 2014 ornament…interesting facts!
Be safe in your travels and enjoy this holiday season!
The Library Display Committee is at it again!! It’s all about displays, ’bout displays, no treble!! Tis the season to... MORE
The library presently has two exhibits in our foyer. The first exhibit celebrates 40 years of the publication INTI. Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica was founded by Roger B. Carmosino (Foreign Language Studies Department, Providence College) in November 1974 at the University of Connecticut. It has been continually published since then on all areas of academic research, as well as a vehicle for creative writing, in Latin America and the Spanish Peninsula. The online edition of Inti (Inti Archive) through Digital Commons, Providence College, provides back issues of the journal in a freely available edition. Images of the INTI exhibit can be seen here.
The second exhibit focuses on the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA). NEPCA is a regional affiliate of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. The purpose of NEPCA is to encourage and assist research, publication, and teaching on popular culture and culture studies topics by scholars in the northeast region of the United States. Providence College and Dr. Robert Hackey (2014 Program Chair and 2015 NEPCA President) hosted the NEPCA 2014 annual conference. Julie A. DeCesare (Assistant Professor and Commons Librarian, Head of Education & Research) coordinated the exhibit (Oct. 2014 – Jan. 2015) in Phillips Memorial Library+Commons. Images of the NEPCA exhibit can be seen here.
The library presently has two exhibits in our foyer. The first exhibit celebrates 40 years of the publication INTI. Inti: Revista... MORE
The first day of winter is just around the corner and though it has been rather brisk with some nasty weather thrown in, the library is a great place to be! Kick off your shoes, relax and snuggle with a good book in the “pit” as you breathe a sigh of relief, for you are that student that has completed your exams and looking forward to the winter break and the festivities of the holidays. Perhaps anticipating traveling a distance to join your relatives or the family gathering at your home as all are anxiously awaiting the Christmas Goose, Figgy Pudding and Tiny Tim!
All that aside; in celebration of winter and the Christmas/New Year season, the Library has a new display in the foyer. Stop, Look and Listen…ya, I said it!! Please make it one of your stops today or when you return to school; adjusting to your busy days of hustle and bustle of new courses, new students, new Professors, and take that moment to peruse the amazing photos of students from previous years having a rousing good snowball fight or shoveling the snow away from their cars to make a quick get-away in their Ford Pintos and VW Beetles!!
Let the warm and fuzzy memories of childhood take you back to the days of frolicking in the snow, building snow forts, creating snow angels and your brother shoving snow down your back…maybe your brother, not mine! Or snowstorms from previous years, which brings to mind, last year’s nor’easter, Nemo, which bombarded the northeast with large accumulations of snow. The storm hit Rhode Island on Feb. 9, 2013, dumping up to two feet of snow. Classes were cancelled and students enjoyed a weekend free for sledding, snowball fights and building snowmen. Student volunteers shoveled out St. Pius Church and homes on Eaton, Pembroke and Radcliffe. Good for the community and good for you!
Or be dazzled by our brilliant display of beautiful Christmas ornaments hand selected by a committee of craftsmen and dedicated library staff and randomly chosen from the John V. Brennan ’59 Collection, one of many Special Collections tucked away in the Providence College Special and Archival Collections Department. Take a close look, no closer, seriously, to examine the holiday trinkets in this exhibit. The word is, no not The Bird, but rumor has it that while staring at these beautiful decorations, unsuspecting library patrons, have been known to develope an overwhelming, hypnotic effect causing one to experience symptoms of shock and awe…please close your eyes, click your heels three times and step away from the exhibit.
Don’t you fret none, this exhibit will be on display when you return from your winter break.
Have a healthy and Merry Christmas! Be responsible, stay warm and safe, and enjoy the New Year with family and friends. I know I will…
We will be waiting with baited breath for your return on the 21st.
The first day of winter is just around the corner and though it has been rather brisk with some nasty... MORE