Between the Bookstacks


October is a very busy and exciting month at the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. Come enjoy any of these fantastic displays, exhibits and events this month.

Rare First Edition by Gerard Manley Hopkins on Display

In concert with other events on campus that will celebrate this work, the 1918 first edition of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins is on display in the Noreen Reale Falcone LibraryThis rare copy was purchased to celebrate the opening of our new library in 1982. It is one of 128 copies held by libraries worldwide.

After viewing this first edition, join the campus community for a talk by acclaimed author Ron Hansen, the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., professor in the arts and humanities at Santa Clara University. Hansen will speak about his book “Exiles: A Novel.” It is the story of five nuns, exiled from Bismarck’s Germany, who perished in a shipwreck in 1875. This shipwreck inspired Gerard Manley Hopkins to write his poem “Wreck of the Deutschland” on which the novel is based. Hansen will speak in the Panasci Family Chapel at 5:30 p.m. on Oct.  7.

Frederick Douglass national traveling exhibition now at the Library

Le Moyne College will host a national traveling exhibition titled Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York City. This exhibition will be on display in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library until Nov. 7. The exhibition explores the youth of Frederick Douglass, born a slave in Maryland in 1818, who after his escape to NY in 1838 became one of the most famous men in 19th century America. Douglass fought to end slavery and championed civil rights for all Americans. His autobiography, published in 1845, was a powerful weapon in the abolitionist cause, and a bestseller in the United States. The exhibition poses the question: What aspects of his youth shaped his determination to be free?

Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York City was developed from his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The exhibition was curated by Susan F. Saidenberg.

Haunted Hide and Seek in the Library: Oct. 24 from 7:45 – 10:00 pm

Come join us to play “Hide and Seek” after hours in the spooky library on Friday Oct. 24. You should arrive at 7:45 pm and game play begins at 8 pm. All are welcome, but please bring your Le Moyne ID card. There will be treats!