Montserrat Mini-Golf in Dinand 11/1

Montserrat mini golf, Dinand Library 11/1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  Prizes for best golf and trivia scores.

Montserrat students are invited to play 9-hole mini-golf and library trivia in Dinand Library on Friday, Nov. 1st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Drop-in with a team of 3-4 friends, no sign-ups required! The course will run through the Main Reading Room, second floor, and basement level. Prizes will be awarded to teams with the best golf scores and trivia scores. Snacks will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by Montserrat, Academic Services and Learning Resources, the Writer’s Workshop, the Office of Campus Recreation, Athletics, and the Libraries. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson,

Pumpkin Carving: Tuesday 10/29 Kimball Dining Hall

Pumpkin Carving Tuesday October 29th 2-4 pm Kimball Dining Hall.  30 pumpkins available.  3 winners will receive a dining gift card

This year we are collaborating with Holy Cross Dining to host our annual pumpkin carving event. Join us in Kimball Dining Hall on Tuesday, October 29th from 2-4 pm for pumpkin carving!

If you would like to carve a pumpkin, please sign up at the Kimball checker station. There are 30 pumpkins available, and they are first-come, first-served based on the sign-up list.

3 winner will receive a dining gift card. We hope to see you there!

Open Access Week Events: 10/22 and 10/24

Join the Holy Cross Libraries for two films, in celebration of Open Access Week.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM in the Dinand Browsing Room, there will be a showing of the documentary film, “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.” This film addresses concerns about the costs associated with for-profit scholarly publishing.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6 PM in Seelos Theater, there will be a screening of the documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” as part of International Open Access Week. This film tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who helped develop the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. However, it was his work in social justice and political organizing, and his aggressive approach to information access, that ensnared him in a 2-year legal battle with the Federal government. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.

These events are free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa at, or 508-793-2767.

Authors on the Hill Presents: Professor Melissa Shoenberger

Monday, October 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Levis Browsing Room, join Professor Melissa Schoenberger for a reading and discussion of her recent publication, “Cultivating Peace: The Virgilian Georgic in English, 1650-1750.”

“During the decades following the English civil wars, British poets seeking to make sense of lingering political instabilities turned to Virgil’s Georgics. This ancient poem betrays deep
ambivalences about war, political power, and empire, and such poets as Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, and Anne Finch found in these attitudes valuable ways of responding to the
uncertainties of their own time. Composed during a period of brutal conflict in Rome, Virgil’s agricultural poem distrusts easy stability, urging its readers to understand that lasting peace must be sowed, tended, reaped, and replanted, year after year. Like the ancient poet, who famously depicted a farmer’s scythe suddenly recast as a sword, the poets discussed in Cultivating Peace imagine states of peace and war to be fundamentally and materially linked. In distinct ways, they dismantle the dream of the golden age renewed, proposing instead that peace must be sustained by constant labor.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.”

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, or at 508-793-3886.