From the Archives & Special Collections: Behind the Archives Door: Exploring Artifacts from the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests, September 20, 2018, 3:00–4:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Tomorrow, September 20th, is our first “Behind the Archives Door” event of the year! Join us to explore the Egge Collection on China, which contains materials dating from 1987 through 1990, collected by Claire ’57 and Don Egge ’55, two Puget Sound alums who lived and taught in China during the late 1980s. 
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Open Cases: A unique chance to handle books and see illustrations from A Garden of Earthly Delights exhibit, Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:00–4:00pm, Collins Library

Co-sponsored by the Puget Sound Book Artists. Partially funded by a Tacoma Artist Initiative Project (TAIP) grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, The Garden of Earthly Delights is an exhibit (August 9 - Oct 14) of nine new works by Tacoma book artist and illustrator, Mark Hoppmann. Be sure and check out the events that will run alongside the exhibit. 
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Insights from Johnny Devine, teacher and manager of Makerspace at SAMI, September 24, 4:00-5:00pm, Makerspace, Collins Library

Johnny Devine will return to share insights about Tacoma Public Schools' commitment to maker culture and the Science and Math Institute Makerspace. He'll showcase projects and foster a discussion on how we can continue to build and develop programs.  READ MORE...

Bill and Vicky Stewart of Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:00–2:30pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Come and meet Bill and Vicky Stewart of Vamp & Tramp Booksellers! Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the couple specializes in contemporary fine press and artists books. Come to the Archives Seminar
Room on the second floor of the library to see a selection of their fine press and artists’ books, as
well a small presentation on their latest acquisitions! 
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Sound Ideas - Providing access to Puget Sound Scholarship across the globe

Did you know that since we launched Sound Ideas, the Library’s institutional repository, in 2011 there have been more than 780,000 downloads of Puget Sound scholarship?  We think that is pretty amazing.

Sound Ideas represents the scholarship and creative works of the faculty, staff and students of the University of Puget Sound.  READ MORE...

What's New in the Popular Reading Collection

28 titles were added over the summer! Come to the library and check them out.
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Letters From Mississippi, Thursday, October 18, 5:00–6:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Behind the Archives Door event:  Dennis Flannigan, former Washington state legislator and pioneering Tacoma community leader, will be visiting the Archives & Special Collections to discuss his time at Puget Sound and his experience as a civil rights worker in the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi.  READ MORE...

The Green Amendment: Securing our Rights to a Healthy Environment, presentation by May K. van Rossum, Oct. 29, 6:00-7:00pm, The Rotunda

The Collins Memorial Library and ASUPS are pleased to sponsor Maya K. van Rossum, leading environmental rights advocate. Maya is the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The role of the Delaware Riverkeeper is to give the Delaware River, and the communities that depend upon it and appreciate it, a voice at every decision making table that could provide help or do harm.  READ MORE...

Memory Lame: An Unforgettable Installation by Jessica Spring and Scott Gruber. Exhibit: Oct. 22–Jan. 25. Reception: Dec. 5, 6:00pm, Collins Library

This exhibit utilizes paper, an organic material attributed with memory from the moment it is formed, and letterpress printing, which makes a literal impression. Touching on all the senses, viewers are challenged to create their own treasure-house of ideas while contributing to our collective memories.  READ MORE...

Fall 2018 Zine Series, Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm, Archives & Special Collections and the Makerspace

Join Collins Library for an informal series of reading hours and drop-in making sessions on Tuesday evenings 5pm-6pm in the Archives & Special Collections and the Makerspace!  READ MORE...

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