Events at Collins Library – Summer/Fall 2017


  • Thursday, June 8:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2017 – Exhibit Opening
    Northwest Musings – Celebrate Unique Books that capture the spirit of the Northwest.
    June 1 – July 28, 2017
    Opening Reception: 5:00–7:00 p.m., The Link, Collins Library.
  • Thursday, June 22:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2017 – Artist Conversation
    5:30-7:30 p.m., Collins Library Room 020.


  • Tuesday, July 11:  A conversation with Paper Maker Velma Bolyard
    Velma Bolyard is a fiber, paper and book artist working with mostly locally gathered materials for textile, paper, and book making. She recently retired from 25 years of teaching special education in alternative public school settings. Her passion is to make art that explores environment and the connection to place, and teach others technique to inspire them to push their own work. Currently she is exploring the properties and personality of flax/linen and milkweed and is working on a larger project, Hortus Siccus about plants and place.   She writes a blog, Wake Robin  about her work and life.  Velma will discuss her work as a papermaker and artist and share examples of her work. 6:30-8:00 p.m., Collins Library Room 020.
  • Wednesday, July 19:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2017 – Panel Discussion
    5:30-7:30 p.m., Collins Library Room 020.
  • Monday, July 31:  Presentation by book artist Diane Jacobs
    11:30–12:30 light snacks/refreshment. 12:30–1:30  Presentation.
    Collins Library Room 020. 


  • Thursday, September 7:  David Wertheimer, Director of Community and Civic Engagement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Join us for our monthly Behind the Archives Door lecture series! David Wertheimer is an avid book collector. He began collecting as an after school hobby while in the sixth grade, wandering the shops on Fourth Avenue in New York City. David will discuss his start as a book collector, some of his favorites pieces from his personal collection, and how he insures the long-term preservation of the books in his personal collection. All are welcome for light refreshments and an informal lecture. Archives & Special Collections Seminar room. 4:00–5:00 p.m.

(Please check back in the fall for more new events.)

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