Collins Memorial Library

Book Collecting Contest Reception - Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4-5 p.m., Archives & Special Collections area, 2nd Floor, Collins Library

Please join us for this celebratory event to honor our Puget Sound students who participated in this contest. Afternoon Tea will be served. You are welcome to invite friends and family. Award winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. READ MORE...

Collins Unbound Blog

From the Archives: The Noble Jilt, by Anthony Trollope

In honor of Anthony Trollope’s 200th birthday this Friday, April 24th, I am writing today about a little known work of his, a play entitled, The Noble Jilt, a first edition copy of which can be found in the Archives & Special Collections. READ MORE...

Housing Works Bookstore Café Shows How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon

Remember The Shop Around the Corner? The charming children’s bookstore tragically had to close its doors in 1998 after Fox Books -- a big box store with lattés, low prices and unbeatable selection -- ran it out of business. Sure, that’s just the plot of the classic Meg Ryan-Tom Hanks vehicle "You’ve Got Mail," but it was never purely fiction. READ MORE...

Take a Poetry Walk in Olympic National Park

For a second year, the Olympic Peninsula’s North Olympic Library System is teaming with Olympic National Park to offer Poetry Walks, displaying the works of famous poets alongside four trails in the park. The program, April 13-June 14, will feature poetry along the Living Forest Trail, the Madison Creek Falls Trail, the Peabody Creek Trail and Spruce Railroad Trail. READ MORE…