Experimental Arts and Media in Olin – redux

Two performances October 12, 2023 @ 7:30pm and ongoing exhibit **between systems and grounds: Chapter Three** Second Floor Balcony, Olin Library — FREE! — 7:30 to 9:30pm between systems and grounds is a collaborative, durational performance and installation project by Professor of Music Paula Matthusen and visual artist Olivia Valentine that creates a feedback loop … Read more

Experimental Arts and Media in Olin

The World Music Archives/Music Library is hosting two fun events in Olin Library this week around the theme of experimental arts and new media: (1) Politics, Bleeps, and Bloops with the Election Profit Makers Thursday, September 14th 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30)Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library Join David Rees (Get Your War On, Going … Read more

World Music Archives hosts celebration of forthcoming book by Professor Sumarsam

Wesleyan’s World Music Archives and Music Department invite you to a celebration in honor of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam’s forthcoming book, History and Myth, Interculturalism and Interreligiosity: The In-Between in Javanese Performing Arts (Wesleyan University Press). This hour-long event includes a concert, featuring guest singer Heni Savitri, and a short presentation by Sumarsam entitled “History and … Read more

“I Am Woman: Women Who Pour” — exhibit by Barbara McClane

We invite you to stop by Olin Lobby to view eight posters by Embodying Antiracism Initiative (EAI) community fellow Barbara McClane, on display through April 30, 2023.  “Women Who Pour” is part of McClane’s “I Am Woman” series, which celebrates the beauty, strength, and resilience of local community members.  This year’s theme honors women who … Read more

Wesleyan Library’s Ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Initiatives — Winter 2023 update

We are pleased to share the library’s 2023 winter update on our work towards a more just library, campus, and world. We welcome your questions, suggestions, and collaborations as we continue this crucial work.  Access the library’s DEIJ web page here. — Andrew White, University Librarian  Winter 2023 DEIJ Update  Building on the progress the library … Read more

Book Talk with Barbara McClane: Blessed Not Bitter–The Barbara McClane Journey

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 4:30pmOlin Library, Smith Reading Room, 252 Church Street, Middletown, Connecticut FREE! Photographer, author, and Embodying Antiracism Initiative Community Fellow Barbara McClane shines a light into her new memoir. Blessed Not Bitter: The Barbara McClane Journey is a transparent, inspiring, and hope-giving story of McClane’s life challenges, self-discovery, and finding her family after 60 years. A reception with refreshments … Read more

Virtual Film Screening and Discussion: Marvin McNeill and Edward “Juicey” Jackson—“From the Mouthpiece on Back”

Click here to join the event on Zoom Click here to RSVP to attend in person On Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm, join Marvin McNeill (Wesleyan alum and Assistant Professor of Music and African American Studies, Emory University) and New Orleans musician Edward “Juicey” Jackson in a virtual screening of the hour-long documentary From the Mouthpiece on … Read more

Constitution Day performance of “The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets”

Celebrate CONSTITUTION DAY with Festival Harmony and assisting instrumentalists conducted by the composer from the harpsichord the amendments read by Gregory Harris THE BILL OF RIGHTS: TEN AMENDMENTS IN EIGHT MOTETS music by Neely Bruce, composed in the style of William Billings the text from various sources, edited by James Madison 12:00 noon – 1:00 … Read more

Wesleyan Library’s Ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Initiatives — Summer 2022 update

We are pleased to share highlights of Wesleyan Library’s most recent efforts to create more equitable and welcoming services and spaces for the Wesleyan community: Incorporating the FGLI Textbook Collection into the Science Library, including the creation of an online discovery interface, to increase access to textbooks. Installing the WSA BIPOC Browsing Collection in Olin … Read more

Enter the 2022 Library Prize Competition!

Library Prize poster

We are looking forward to receiving entries from currently enrolled Wesleyan undergraduate students of papers demonstrating excellent in library research and writing from courses taken from Spring 2020 through Winter 2022.  More information and the application form is available here.  Faculty and library staff may nominate students here.