Between the Bookstacks

Kari Zhe-Heimerman, Staff Writer


Your Librarian Can Save You Time & Hassle

As the end of the semester approaches, consider consulting your subject librarian to increase your research efficiency! It’s their job to know how to use the databases and search tools effectively and they’re happy to help you. Before you find yourself frustrated, confused and out of time, consider conferring with your subject librarian for their expertise! See the full list of subject librarians on the library webpage.


 “Sculpted Sound: From Art to Wood to Music”

The Wilson Art Gallery will host an exhibit by Sondra and John Bromka, titled “Sculpted Sound: From Art to Wood to Music” from Nov. 18 to Dec. 16. John and Sondra Bromka’s concerts, musical storytelling performances and teaching adventures have, over three decades, led them on journeys to three continents.

They have mounted this exhibit of 40 photographs to show their trail of research in the realm of medieval music, and what they have discovered in the course of these travels, recreating ancient musical instruments that are playable as well as beautiful. The Bromkas, of the Bells & Motley Consort, have presented historic and folkloric programs for libraries, village concert series, schools and historical societies for over 25 years.

An opening reception will be held in the Wilson Art Gallery on Friday, Nov. 18, 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Double-sided printing available in Library

If you’re looking for a way to save paper and spare some trees, try printing double-sided from the printers in the front of the library (by the Reference Desk). Ask the Reference Desk for help with this! Forget photo-copying – just scan it and email the document to yourself.


Looking for a Quiet Place to Study?

As the end-of-the-semester work piles up, you may find you need some quiet space to finish those projects and papers. The second floor of the library is designated as a “Quiet Zone” and has many nooks and crannies where you can hide away from the world while you focus on your work. For even more quiet, consider using one of the individual study rooms or the group study rooms (all are located upstairs). Individual study rooms are available on a walk-in basis (first come, first serve) and the group study rooms are available either through reservation ahead of time or on a walk-in basis if available.