Worcester Art Museum Library is Open!

Worcester Art Museum Library

The WAM library has reopened! Admission to the Reading Room is free, and open Wednesday to Friday, 10-4, every week, plus Saturday 10-4 until Memorial Day.

Following an extensive reclassification, the Reading Room is now organized according to the Library of Congress classification system.

Did you know that the Worcester Art Museum Library is one of the Holy Cross branch libraries? Learn more here: https://www.worcesterart.org/collection/library/

Petting Zoo Study Break

Holy Cross Libraries present Take a Break at a Petting Zoo!  Wednesday May 8th, 2019.  11 am - 1 pm, Hogan Oval.

Take a study break with baby animals from the Animal Craze petting zoo! On May 8th, from 11am – 1pm on the Hogan Oval, Animal Craze will provide 20 baby animals, which may include chicks, ducks, rabbits, a goat, a lamb, and a piglet. (Types of animals are subject to change, and are not guaranteed).

This event is co-sponsored by the Libraries, the DREAM Team, the Men’s Involvement Coalition, CAB, and the Chaplain’s Office.

This event is free and open to the Holy Cross community. We will have canopies at the event in case of rain. We hope to see you there!

Drop-in Citation Help Available

Image of frustrated cartoon character.  Citation Frustration?  Let us help!

Drop-in with a librarian for help citing sources. The Writer’s Workshop will also be present during the dates marked with an asterisk (*). We can help you with any citation style, including Chicago, MLA, APA, ASA, and more! Snacks will be provided.

The Citation Frustration Stations will be held:

Monday May 1st, 2 pm – 4 pm, Hogan 1 Lobby*
Friday May 3rd, 1 pm – 3 pm, Hogan 1 Lobby
Monday May 6th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Dinand Lobby*
Tuesday May 7th, 6 pm – 8 pm, Dinand Lobby
Wednesday May 8th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Music Library*
Friday May 10th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Hogan 1 Lobby
Monday May 13th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Hogan 1 Lobby*

This event is open to members of the Holy Cross community. We hope to see you there!

Authors on the Hill Presents: Professor Stephanie Reents

On Wednesday, April 3rd at 4:30pm, join Professor Stephanie Reents for a reading and discussion of her recent publication, “I Meant to Kill Ye.”

After teaching Cormac McCarthy’s bloodiest, most challenging novel to her students for years, Stephanie Reents feels no closer to the strange void at the heart of Blood Meridian than when she began. So she journeys west, following the trail of the historical Glanton Gang across the desert landscape that McCarthy loves. In his archives, she discovers an obscure note about the kid—the novel’s enigmatic protagonist—that might explain why this infamous novel is so hard to shake. This is part of Fiction Advocate’s Afterwords series. https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780999431603/i-meant-to-kill-ye-cormac-mccarthys-blood-meridian.aspx

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at llwilson@holycross.edu, or at 508-793-3886.

Authors on the Hill Presents: Professor Jonathan Mulrooney

Authors on the Hill presents Professor Jonathan Mulrooney.  March 27, 2019.  4:30 pm.  Dinand Browsing Room.

On Wednesday, March 27th at 4:30 pm, join Professor Jonathan Mulrooney for a reading and discussion of his recent publication, “Romanticism and Theatrical Experience: Kean, Hazlitt and Keats in the Age of Theatrical News .”

Bringing together studies in theater history, print culture, and literature, this book offers a new consideration of Romantic-period writing in Britain. Recovering a wide range of theatrical criticism from newspapers and periodicals, some of it overlooked since its original publication in Regency London, Jonathan Mulrooney explores new contexts for the work of the actor Edmund Kean, essayist William Hazlitt, and poet John Keats. Kean’s ongoing presence as a figure in the theatrical news presented readers with a provocative re-imagining of personal subjectivity and a reworking of the British theatrical tradition. Hazlitt and Keats, in turn, imagined the essayist and the poet along similar theatrical lines, reframing Romantic prose and poetics. Taken together, these case studies illustrate not only theater’s significance to early nineteenth-century Londoners, but also the importance of theater’s textual legacies for our own re-assessment of ‘Romanticism’ as a historical and cultural phenomenon. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/romanticism-and-theatrical-experience/EB33BA1159A428A8E7DF62457F0CA7C2#fndtn-information

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at llwilson@holycross.edu, or at 508-793-3886.

Authors on the Hill Presents: Professor Ellis Jones

Poster for Ellis Jones lecture on March 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm in Dinand Library

Join Professor Ellis Jones for a reading and discussion of his book, The Better World Shopping Guide.

The Better World Shopping Guide, 6th Edition (2017) is the end result of a ten year research project to create a comprehensive, up-to-date, reliable account of the social and environmental responsibility of every company currently producing consumer goods for the US marketplace and to make the results available in a practical form that individuals can use in their everyday lives. The book is based on a comprehensive database of over 2000 companies and synthesizes over 50 sources of public, private, and nonprofit data to cover a range of issues including the environment, human rights, community impact, animal protection, and social justice. Whether you’re looking for chocolate, holiday gifts, or just the most eco-friendly gasoline to put in your tank, this guide tells you what your best options are for responsible choices. Besides the pocket-sized guidebook, the A to F rankings are available online and as an app for iPhones. The book has sold over 150,000 copies. www.betterworldshopper.org

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at llwilson@holycross.edu
, or at 508-793-3886.