Between the Bookstacks

Kari Zhe-Heimerman, LIBRARIAN FOR THE SCIENCES

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November is here!

November is here, bringing with it a flurry of paper and project deadlines. Remember to consult a librarian for research assistance. Librarians are here to help you navigate the scholarly conversations that surround your assignments! Email your librarian directly, or stop by the Library Services Desk to see a librarian in person.

Remember that if you are looking for some quiet space to contemplate your assignments, the second floor of the Library is a Quiet Zone to support you. But if you and your group need a place to work together and discuss an assignment, the first floor of the Library is the space for you!

Le Moyne College Book Club

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday Nov. 12 as we discuss The Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King. We will be meeting in the Bernat Special Activities Room in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served! Please contact Kari Zhe-Heimerman ([email protected]) with any questions.

Howard Hao Tran: A Display of Sculptures and Drawings

The Wilson Art Gallery, located in the Library, is proud to present “Howard Hao Tran: A Display of Sculptures and Drawings” from Nov. 14 until Dec. 12 during regular library hours. On Friday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception for the exhibit. This event is free and open to the public.

Howard Hao Tran’s work explores three themes related to his life: migration, assimilation and identity. His family moved from China to Vietnam during WWII, translated their name to Vietnamese and assimilated in many ways while maintaining Chinese language and customs.

After immigrating to the United States Howard’s identity came into question. Although his family was Chinese, he had been born and raised in Vietnam. To Americans he was Vietnamese. Now that he has lived in America most of his life, he has assimilated to this culture so much that when he returns to Vietnam he no longer feels at home. Today, he self identifies as Chinese/Vietnamese/American and embodies elements of all three cultures while at the same time feels between them all. In his art he explores identity, home, tradition change and the dichotomy between East and West.

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