Monday, March 31, 2014

Champlain Chautauqua: Edible Books Festival!

Take part in Champlain's first Edible Books Festival!

Where: Miller Information Commons
When: Tuesday, April 1

Entries on display from 11am | Judging will begin at Noon
Formal tasting/awards ceremony begins at 3pm!

Prize Categories include:
Best Individual Entry
Best Group Entry
People's Choice

What Is It?: The Edible Books Festival is an international, multi-media, participatory creative event which invites us all to a “world banquet where delicious, surprising bookish foods will be consumed.”  Playful and provocative, the festival explores the integration of food with “text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form [of the book].”

For examples, visit the links below:

Special Thanks to the Edible Books Committee - Betsy Beaulieu, Janet Cottrell, Sean Leahy, and Steve Wehmeyer


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Brown Bag #11: “Women's Voices from the Muslim World: Three Documentaries”

Please join us next Monday…..
March 24th — Brown Bag Discussion #11
“Women's Voices from the Muslim World: Three Documentaries”

Dr. Rula Quawas
Fulbright scholar-in-residence, Core Division

Where and when: Freeman Large Conference Room, President’s Office, 12:30-2

About this discussion: 
We tend to speak about women who come from the Muslim world and we come to discuss their powerful and political voices which break the silence and blaze new pathways within the terrain of Arab feminisms. By viewing three short films about the personal stories of women from the Muslim world, you will bear witness to women's realities, their hopes, their challenges and their solutions. You will create a space for yourself to experience the diversity and complexity of the Islamic world through the eyes of mothers and daughters and of sisters and wives who are determined to go against the grain and speak their mind. The short documentaries will give you a unique and deep perspective of women of all faiths and backgrounds living in Muslim-majority countries. They will create a circle that can open up spaces for dialogues that accept the rights and freedoms of individuals and respect for pluralism and freedom of speech.

Next up…
To volunteer for a brown bag talk, please contact Paula Olsen,

Thursday, March 6, 2014

DISPLAY: March is National Women's History Month!

March is such a great month. We usher out winter and welcome Spring! It is also the month that we honor and recognize women from across the globe for their contributions and work that inspire generations. At the Miller Information Commons we have a display of books set up that honors many different women. From Joan of Arc to Gloria Steinem, so many women have broken down barriers and paved the way for women to achieve many great things.  We also have bookmarks for the taking and buttons with the faces of many different women in history. So stop by the library and check it out! For more information and resources visit: National Women's History Project.