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Exhibit Now Open! Through the Eyes of a Student: 100 Years of Student Life at WPI

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April 10, 2014

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A new exhibit, Through the Eyes of a Student: 100 Years of Student Life at WPI, opens today in the Gladwin Gallery on the Ground Floor of Gordon Library.

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Gordon Library Book Talk and Signing Event: James Dempsey

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March 12, 2014

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Join us on Tuesday, April 15 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the FLIP space, 3rd floor for a book talk and author signing by James Dempsey, WPI Instructor, Humanities and Arts, about his new book, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer.

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Upcoming Library Workshop – Copyright and Your WPI Project

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November 14, 2013

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Since WPI Interactive Qualifying Projects (IQPs), Major Qualifying Projects (MQPs), theses, and dissertations are now published online and often distributed to a sponsor, you need to pay close attention to copyright law.

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Gordon Library Book Talk and Signing Event!

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September 13, 2013

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Peter Hansen’s book talk and signing has been rescheduled to Novemember 12, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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New exhibit by Edward Oluokun in Class of 1970 Cafe

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August 27, 2013

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New exhibit in the Class of 1970 Café: Local artist Edward Oluokun presents paintings depicting traditions in Yoruba culture.

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Gordon Library Summer Cultural Series Tour: Industry and Culture: The Legacies of the Salisbury Family and Ichabod Washburn

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July 16, 2013

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Take a noontime look at the architecture and landscape of the Gateway Park area, which was a cradle for Worcester’s 19th-century industrial success. Learn about Stephen Salisbury II and Ichabod Washburn, who played important roles in jump-starting the city’s career as an industrial powerhouse and were influential in the establishment of technical education through the founding of the Mechanics Association and the creation of WPI.

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39/29 : A Retrospective show by Lora Brueck

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July 11, 2013

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Celebrating her retirement after 39 years at Gordon Library, WPI, Lora Brueck presents a restrospective show of 29 years of photography and mixed media art.

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Gordon Library Summer Cultural Series Tour: Worcester Art Museum

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June 20, 2013

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A Tour of the Worcester Art Museum

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester
For most of history, artists have thought of themselves as carrying out an assignment given to them by their societies; what can the art historian do to figure out what it is? What, as we look at the resulting artwork, is the special kind of gift the artist has that made such “assignments” successful? When does the artist get to tweak her/his “job” for her/his own satisfaction? Come join Professor David Samson on this thought-provoking tour of the Worcester Art Museum.

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Gordon Library Summer Cultural Series Tour: American Antiquarian Society

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June 19, 2013

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Visit the American Antiquarian Society, a national landmark just across the street from WPI. Thomas Knoles, Marcus A. McCorison Librarian at AAS will lead us on a tour of their vast collections which include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories ranging from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Gordon Library participates in TouchTomorrow

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June 7, 2013

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Gordon Library will display special items from the WPI Archives at TouchTomorrow on June 8, including a leg from the Apollo 11 lundar lander and precious items owned by WPI alum Robert Goddard.

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