Spring has sprung

As another academic year comes to a close and the library staff are trying to keep up with the flood of returned books, spring is in full swing on Potash Hill. The blueberry bushes planted by staff and students during workday in Fall 2010 are blooming and the young apple tree planted in memory of the life of student David Pierce has some promising blossoms this year.




Our lovely irises are growing quickly (no flowers yet) and many of the other fruit trees on campus are in full bloom. This is the time of year when cheers regularly erupt on library hill as seniors complete their orals. Students float through the library on air after handing in their Plan or final paper of the semester. So much to celebrate. It’s been another great year.


End-of-semester hours, Spring 2012

The library building will remain open as usual until 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 13 (Commencement Day). See our Hours page for detailed hours information for the end of May and Summer.

The Service Desk and Reserve Room hours for the rest of the semester will change as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 9: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 10: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday, May 11: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 13: 12:30 am – 5:30 pm

When the library building is closed, an after-hours return bin will be available outside of the entrance to the new wing of the library (near the librarians’ offices).

Rapid Reviews – Thursday, May 3 at 3pm in Apple Tree

Whether you are looking for some great books to read this summer or just a really fun way to pass an hour after classes end, come to Rapid Reviews where students Evan Sachs, Kate Roché-Sudar, Hannah Cummins along with faculty member Michael Huffmaster and staff member Philip Johansson will talk about their all-time favorite books, reviewing each one in a minute or less.

In 47 minutes you will hear about 47 books that our reviewers consider must-reads.  They include National Book Award winners Just Kids by Patti Smith and The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx, along with the final book written by the renowned evolutionary biologist and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, The Hedgehog, The Fox, and the Magister’s Pox and the first novel of Flavia Bujor, The Prophecy of the Stones, written when she was just 14 years old.

Milk and homemade chocolate chip cookies, as well as vegan and gluten free goodies, will be served.

All the books you hear about at Rapid Reviews will be at the event for you to check out at the event. Here’s a sample:

See you there!!