At the Library

Extraction and the American Dream

January 9 – February 20

Hydrofracking site with drill rig. Columbia Township PA. All photographs © J Henry Fair 2013

McCabe Library Lobby Artist’s lectures: Friday, January 25,12:30 pm, McCabe Lobby Monday, February 18, 8 pm, Science Center 101

New York-based photographer J Henry Fair seeks to create art [...]

Book Arts

by Anne Garrison

Kinnikinnick Brand Kickapoo Joy-Juice

Turkey Press, 2004 This is a delightfully whimsical book featuring the poetry of Jonathan Williams, an American poet, publisher, essayist, and photographer, known for his association with the experimental Black Mountain College. Sandra Reese, of Turkey Press, designed, letterpressed, and bound this gem, which also features hand-inked stencils [...]

At the libary

Visioning Asia: Artists’ Books Influenced by Asian Culture Through September 9 McCabe Library Lobby Artists’ books selected from the Rare Book Room.

A. Edward Newton Student Book Collection Competition September 10 – October 26 McCabe Library Lobby The winning student book collections will be displayed and the winners will be discussing their collections at a [...]

Celebrating Bayard Rustin

Exhibition: April 5 – June 15 McCabe Library Lobby

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), practitioner of non violence, political theorist, adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr., organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights, fighter for economic and social justice for African Americans, internationalist, homosexual, and musician will be celebrated in this exhibit.

Rustin was [...]

Wildly Human

Exhibition: February 2—April 2 McCabe Library Lobby

A selection of artworks that reflect the ways in which animal imagery expresses varied aspects of humanity, this exibit is being curated by List Gallery interns Elizabeth Laplace, Francesca Bolfo, and Soomin Kim. The exhbit includes works by these established and emerging artists from the mid-Atlantic region: Josh [...]

At the library – Fall 2011

Seven Libraries Exhibition: August 9 – September 9 McCabe Library Lobby Selected items from the seven libraries at Swarthmore are on display: Beit Midrash, Black Cultural Center, Cornell Science Library, Friends Historical Library, McCabe Library, Peace Collection, and Underhill Music Library. Curated by Holly Kinnamont ’12.

Parachuting Head by Michael Kuch

IX XI [...]

After Chernobyl: Photo Exhibition by Michael Forster Rothbart ’94

Library exhibition: April 6-June 10 (through Alumni Weekend) Chernobyl Remembrance: April 6, 4-6 p.m., Science Center 199 Reception precedes the 4 p.m. talk. Slide show and lecture with photographer Michael Forster Rothbart ’94 followed by a talk with Vasya Dostoinov ’01, Chernobyl native, who will provide an eye witness account of the incident.

In [...]

Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism

Author talk: March 31 Place and time: TBD

Dr. Kristen Gwinn, the author of Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism, (University of Illinois Press, 2010), will be speaking at the College on March 31. In 1946, Emily Greene Balch, who graduated from Bryn Mawr College in the 1880s, was the second U.S. woman [...]

Library Happy Hour

McCabe Library Spring Open House Feb. 9, 4-6 p.m.

Enjoy snacks and mocktails while learning about library resources and research tips and tricks! Discover streaming media collections, compare citation tools like Endnote Web and Zotero, pick up suggestions for getting more out of Tripod, and explore ways to track down articles.

Swarthmore Travels: Journeys through Study Abroad

Library Exhibition: Feb. 1–March 7 Study Abroad Party: Feb. 23, 4 p.m., McCabe Library

Riding camels, drinking mate, or interning at the BBC are some of the experiences shared by Swarthmore students who have had the opportunity to study abroad. In recent years, students have successfully completed study abroad in more than 100 different universities [...]

First Year Seminar: Making Art

Students in FYS: Making Art, taught by Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Logan Grider, display their work in McCabe.

Library Exhibition: Through Jan. 28

Oversized figure drawings and a scale model raft transformed the library during the exhibition of student work from Logan Grider’s First Year Seminar, Making Art.

Grider’s students tackled the problem [...]