Collins Memorial Library

Artist Talk, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7-8 p.m.: Exploring Landscape, Nature and the Power of Prints and Artists’ Book with artist Nicole Pietrantoni.

Wednesday,  September 17, 7-8 p.m.
Collins Library Room 020

Nicole Pietrantoni, is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she teaches printmaking and book arts.  Her piece, Precipitous is one of the works in the exhibit Book Power Redux. It is collection of five hand bound accordion books that expand to create a life-sized panoramic image of a rising sea. READ MORE…

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Popular Reading Collection: Get ready to FACEOFF!

What better way to start the school year than with a thrilling new read? Get ready to FACEOFF!

For the first time, some of the world’s most celebrated thriller characters will meet head-to-head in 11 captivating stories. Will your favorite character be victorious? READ MORE...

2013 - 2014 BANNED OR CHALLENGED BOOKS: "The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

of Junior who leaves his high school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. Challenged for reasons ranging from offensive language to sexually explicit scenes, this book was banned in the high schools of the Meridian district in Idaho. This ban was met with protests and condemnation from students, staff, and national organizations. Find the book in the library catalog! READ MORE...

DIRT! Exhibit Coming Fall 2015!

This exhibit will feature artists, writers, and scientists reflecting on the importance of soils to our environment. We are excited to begin work on a collaborative exhibit in support of the International Year of Soil as supported by the United Nations. READ MORE...