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Date archive for: April 2011

Celebrate with Us: National Library Week

Posted in In and Around the Library

Thanks to all the wonderful and talented George C. Gordon Library staff for all the work done to make information and a pleasant space available for the WPI campus community.

Libraries are places for new beginnings. Do you remember getting your first library card? Using the library to learn a new computer skill, look up information for a class or design project? To learn to cook or plan a trip? The library is the place where your story begins. It is a place of inspiration. It is a place we delight in working in and could not be a library without you, the user. Whether you use the library in person or virtually, staff are working behind the scenes and at the Information Desk to make your use of the library a pleasant experience. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians to celebrate your library.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

National Twaiku Contest

Watch our twitter feed for twaiku tweets we are posting to the National Library Week twaiku contest. Anyone may enter, so consider submitting your own tweet of a twaiku (Twitter haiku) about their love of libraries in ALA’s National Library Week twaiku contest. You could win a $50 Amazon gift certificate. View the NLW twaiku’s now.

Ebook Readers: Exploring the Options – A Brown Bag Lunch
Friday April 15 noon Library 303
iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader and other devices are being used by many across campus. During this brown bag lunch learn & play with different devices. Hear from other faculty, staff and students on the differences and features. Also, learn about WPI library ebooks and options for viewing/reading on ereaders.

Bring you lunch if you wish to & we will provide dessert.

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Michael Slater to speak about Charles Dickens on Friday, April 8th

Posted in In and Around the Library

SlaterMichael Slater, author of a recently published biography of Charles Dickens, will speak at a meeting of the Worcester Area Dickens Fellowship at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8th,  in the Gordon Library Conference Room, GL 303.  Slater is Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Past President of the International Dickens Fellowship and the Dickens Society of America.  He has lectured on Dickens and other Victorian writers to audiences in Europe, North America and Japan.

Before Professor Slater’s talk, at 3:45 in GL 303,  Jacquelyn Tupper, winner of the Robert Fellman Memorial Scholarship Prize, will read her essay, “Miss Jenny Wren: Laudable Protagonist.”

This meeting is free and open to the public.