Ephemera in Special Collections & Archives: The Newtonian system of philosophy by Tom Telescope

Enlightenment ideas about science and philosophy take center stage in this small book of lectures presented to children by a boy called Tom Telescope, the “little philosopher.”  The pseudonymous Tom explains complex concepts through conversation and demonstration with “familiar objects, in an entertaining manner, for the use of young ladies and gentlemen,” as made clear in the publication’s subtitle. 

Improved Online Course Reserve to support teaching and learning for Fall 2020

Library staff have implemented a new online course reserve system to support this fall’s diversity of teaching modalities and need for digital-only reserve materials. The system provides easy access on any device to text and audio visual course resources (including library e-content, web-content and faculty-uploaded material) through Moodle, a direct link in a syllabus, or … Read more

Book sale postponed

Due to the rapidly-evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, the book sale organizers have made the difficult decision to postpone the ‘Wicked Big Book Sale,’ originally scheduled between March 12 and March 23, to a later date, which will be determined after the virus threat has been mitigated.  The health and safety of our volunteers, community members and … Read more

Lecture by Irish musician/scholar Karan Casey

Wesleyan University T. Viswanathan Fund for the World Music Archives presents a lecture by Karan Casey The evolution of FairPlé: is singing enough? Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7pm Smith Reading Room, Olin Library   Free and open to the public, but seats are limited. RSVP required: https://forms.gle/8bBoYWM2RQPJ6wtb7   Having spent a lifetime believing in the … Read more

Combined Russell Library and Olin Library Book Sale

Wicked Big Book Sale! WHERE: 62 Washington Street, Middletown (2nd floor, above Powder Hollow Brewery and Steamed) WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6-9pm Preview Night. (Members of the Friends of Russell Library and Wesleyan Friends of Arts and Letters enter for free. $20 entry fee for all others. Memberships may be purchased at the … Read more

Accepting entries for the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

Wesleyan Library has opened it fourth annual competition for excellence in undergraduate research and writing (apart from theses).  Current undergraduate students may submit a paper/project undertaken from Spring 2019 through Winter 2020.  Professors may also nominate the best papers from those semesters.  First prize is $500 and second prize is $250.  Deadline: February 28, 2020. … Read more

Hidden Volumes / Living Tones: Music in Olin Library

The Music Library is pleased to add a number of scores by Jin Hi Kim, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, to our collection.  The compositions are based on her Living Tones philosophy, derived from the characteristic of Korean tone quality (sigimse).   In celebration of this acquisition, we have invited Jin Hi Kim to give a … Read more