Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world…
a documentary film by Julie Moggan, part of the “Now at the Library” Documentary Film Series
Sunday, February 17, 2 pm
Jackson Screening Room, lower level, Wyndham Robertson Library
“Julie Moggan’s ‘Guilty Pleasures’ takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. ‘Guilty Pleasures’ portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.”
The film will be introduced by S. J. Creek, assistant professor of sociology.
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). Reception to follow.
In the Footsteps of Cézanne: An Exhibition of Paintings Made in Aix-en-Provence
Exhibition Opening and Reception January 31, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm
Second Floor Gallery of the Wyndham Robertson Library
Cézanne “the father of us all” lived and worked in Aix-en Provence most of his life. This J-term travel experience focused on finding Cézanne’s sense of place. For two weeks, we lived and painted in Cézanne’s hometown. We made visits to his studio, the Bibémus Quarries, and to his painting sites: the Jas de Bouffan and Mont Sainte-Victoire. On windy days, we shopped at the early morning market for divine still life materials. These paintings represent our connection to Cézanne and our personal experiences of the community we lived in for two weeks. As part of this exhibition, we have presented some materials from the library that provide views of the places we painted and serve as inspiration for other contemporary artists.
“Painting…means perceiving harmony between numerous relationships and transposing them according to a new, original logic.” -Cézanne
All are invited to meet candidate for University Librarian Luke Vilelle this Friday, Jan. 11 from 3:45- 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Hollins Room. Refreshments will be served.
Luke Vilelle is currently the Public Services and Social Science Liaison Librarian and Acting University Librarian here at Hollins. He holds an M.L.I.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Please help us welcome him in his new role as candidate!
Save the dates for additional candidate visits:
- Tuesday, January 15, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
- Friday, January 18, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
The campus community is invited to come meet James Miller, the new information technology and science librarian for Wyndham Robertson Library. The reception will take place in the library’s Norfolk Southern Coffee Commons between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Jan. 9. Refreshments will be provided.
The library’s book club for staff, faculty and alums will next be meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at noon, to discuss Alice LaPlante’s literary thriller “Turn of Mind.”
We will meet at noon in the Hollins Room, with drinks and dessert provided by the library. Bring a brown bag lunch, bring a colleague, and join us! We look forward to seeing you here.
rsvp to Maryke Barber at email@example.com or 540-362-6328.
DEC. 9 –13: UNTIL 2:00 AM
DEC. 14 (READING DAY): OPEN ALL NIGHT
DEC. 15 – 17: UNTIL 2:00 AM
Night owls, don’t despair! The library will be open until 2 a.m. starting on December 9, through December 17. On Reading Day we will be open 24 hours. Come to work, stay for the munchies: free coffee and tasty snacks will be available in the evening hours, as will a table of games, bubbles and other stress-busters.
Don’t forget that on Reading Day, the third floor of the library becomes a quiet zone for those wishing to study in peace; groups are encouraged to use a study room or other space on the second and first floors.
Need some help? Our reference librarians are standing by to help you solve that knotty problem. You’ll find us at the desk, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by IM: askwyndham or by phone: 540-362-7465. Good luck with your exams!!!
The Library would like to thank Student Services for sponsoring the exam snacks