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Institute for Baseball Studies Exhibit

January 15th, 2015 by John Jackson


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In celebration of the grand opening of the Whittier College Institute for Baseball Studies, Wardman Library is hosting an exhibit showcasing the House of David baseball team and the Harlem Globetrotters, curated by Terry Cannon, head of The Baseball Reliquary. “Long Road to Glory: The Harlem Globetrotters and the House of David” explores the legacies of these two teams who combined athleticism, theater, and comedy while spreading the gospel of sports throughout the United States and around the world. The exhibit will be on display in the foyer of Wardman Library from now through February.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Institute of Baseball Studies [press release] will take place Friday, January 16 at 12:30 in Mendenhall Room 310 of Whittier College. The Institute is the first humanities-based baseball research center associated with a college or university in the United States. Hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks will be served. For more information about the Institute, contact the co-director and Whittier College Professor of Religious Studies, Joe Price (562-907-4803).

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April Events @ Your Library!

April 4th, 2013 by libuser

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ALA 2012: Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves

June 28th, 2012 by libuser

The American Library Association held its annual conference and exhibition at the Anaheim Convention Center over the past weekend. ALA reported a total of 14,640 attendees with 5,381 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Library professionals, administrators, staff, and students gathered from all over the world to attend programs and poster sessions, visit the booths, meet new library folks and visit with old acquaintances.

The Wardman Library director, librarians, and instructional media designer joined in the fun as well. There were tons of freebies, interactive demos, games, prizes, and raffles to partake in. Author signings and notable speakers always draw big crowds with names like George R.R. Martin, JR Martinez, Sapphire, Jodi Picoult, Dan Rather, John Irving, and Henry Winkler, pictured here with our very own Lauren Poelvoorde.

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Pacific Standard Time: New Companion Book to the Current Exhibition

January 26th, 2012 by libuser

Check out Pacific standard time : Los Angeles art, 1945-1980 on the New Books shelf behind the Info Desk:

“This volume is published on the occasion of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, that accompanies the Getty Research Institute’s exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, from 1 October 2011 through 5 February 2012.”–Publisher’s description.

Don’t forget to see the exhibit at the Getty Center while it lasts:

http://www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/

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Human Trafficking Theme Pick: Little Princes

January 23rd, 2012 by libuser

Instructional Technologist, Kathy F., chose Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan.  She discovered the book through Gretchen Rubin’s blog, where she states:

“Grennan’s book—which came out in paperback this week—tells an amazing story. At age 30, when he was volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal, he realized that the children there weren’t orphans, they were trafficked. He put himself on a mission to reunite these lost children with their families, and he managed to get many of them back to their families, after years of separation, fear, and privation. He also founded Next Generation Nepal, an organization that continues to help trafficked children.”

Wardman Library proudly recognizes “Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month” with the current exhibition in the library lobby.  Swing by to check out the display highlighting books with a similar subject matter, or use Link+ to request a copy of Little Princes.

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November Events & Exhibits

October 26th, 2011 by libuser

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