From the Archives & Special Collections: Illuminated Manuscripts with McCarver students

For the last few years, Collins Memorial Library has participated in the annual McCarver Elementary School visit to Puget Sound. Coordinated by Amy Ryken, Professor and Dean of the School of Education, and Monica DeHart, Professor of Anthropology, the annual trip brings McCarver 5th graders to campus to learn more about the college experience.  READ MORE...

Makerspace Hours: Reading Period & Finals Week

Reading Period:
The Makerspace will be closed:
Thursday, May 9 – Sunday, May 12

Finals Week:
The Makerspace will be open by appointment:
Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17

An exploration of the thresholds between life and death

Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats between dreams, reliving the fairytales of his childhood and the secrets that made him run away in the first place.  READ MORE...

Collins Library Links: Makerspace Update

It’s been a busy and productive year in the Makerspace with projects ranging from handmade books to 3D printed maps of our campus for use by those with low vision. We have also been working with classes and departments to host team building exercises ranging from “mystery bag” mashups to designing decorative papers.  READ MORE...

London Centre for Book Arts: a presentation by founders Simon Goode and Ira Yonemura, April 24, 3:00-4:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Based in what was once the heart of London’s print industry, the London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) is an artist-run, open-access studio offering education programs for the community and affordable access to resources for artists and designers. Join us for a wonderful afternoon to meet these two visiting artists.  READ MORE...

Diagonals and Parallels: Exploratory Intersections in Music, Archives and Feminist Praxis: Megan Mitchell, April 29, 3:00-4:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Megan Mitchell traverses the intersections of music, gender, and social justice in various capacities. As proprietor of the index of female/trans/non-binary composers of experimental music, Many Many Women, she acts as a media equity advocate. 

Collins Memorial Library Prepares to Meet the Needs of Student-Prisoners in FEPPS Program

Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) is a Civic Scholarship Initiative of the University of Puget Sound, an organization that offers undergraduate courses to prisoners Washington Corrections Center For Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor. In cooperation with Tacoma Community College, the students can earn an Associate’s degree. READ MORE...

Exhibit: February 1 – May 12, 2019, Transforming Knowledge: Altered Encyclopedias, Collins Library exhibit space.

This exhibit features altered encyclopedias made by local artists. We are grateful to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect new ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local photographer Sharon Styer.  READ MORE...

Exhibit: March 12 – May 12, 2019, Sarah Bodman: Read to Me: A psychometric collaboration with objects, Collins Library

An experiment by the artist British artist Sarah Bodman in collaboration with a psychometric reader, to transmit the emotional content of selected narratives through a series of physical objects.

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