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Black History Month featuring Storyteller August Wilson and Portrait Artist Radcliffe Bailey

During the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month, Collins Library will be featuring posts on some of the men celebrated in the traveling exhibition “Men of Change:  Power. Triumph. Truth.” currently on display at the Washington State … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month, Open House, February 26th, 3-5pm, Archives & Special Collections

In honor of Black History Month, this exhibit highlights artists’ books that focus on the African American experience. Artists’ books combine powerful narratives with visual insights, which engage the viewer and reader in new ways of seeing. All of the … Continue reading

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Popular Reads: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

    Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Image of the Week

Happy Spring Semester, Loggers! Nothing like some soggy weather to welcome you back to campus. For our new series, “Image of the Week,” we thought we’d share some photographs of Puget Sound students enjoying a January rainstorm in 1990. Here’s … Continue reading

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Behind the Archives Door Series: Stitching a Living – The WPA Sewing Rooms: Local artist and historian Nancy Brones will share her journey of research and discovery associated with the creation of her book, March 12, 2020, 4-5pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

The Behind the Archives Door Series is pleased to support Women’s History Month: During the Great Depression of the 1930s, sewing rooms, established by President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal in the Works Progress Administration Women’s and Professional Projects Division became … Continue reading

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Behind the Archives Door Series: The Arts & Crafts Press: A personal insight by artist Yoshiko Yamamoto, March 5, 2020, 4-5pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

The Behind the Archives Door Series is pleased to support Women’s History Month: Located in Tacoma, Washington, the Arts & Press produces outstanding letterpress, multi-color and linoleum block prints in a modern interpretation of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic. Yoshiko … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship at Its Finest: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Modern Day Tacoma, February 5 – May 17, 2020, Collins Library

Curated by Puget Sound student Chloe Brew, this exhibit explores the history and ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, which originated in Great Britain with designer and artist William Morris. This exhibit connects current artistic practice in Tacoma with … Continue reading

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“For any task, there’s a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it.”

    Want to take a selfie?  Want to emergency land a plane? Predict the weather using your cell phone?  All these topics are covered in this humorous book written by a former NASA roboticist who left the agency to … Continue reading

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Events/Exhibits in Collins Library – Spring 2020

JANUARY January 20 – May 29, 2020:  The Magician and Two-Dimensional Ed. Collins Library, Side Gallery. The Magician (2013) is an epic graphic novel, a bookmaking tour de force, a mesmerizing art object, and the completion of over a decade-long … Continue reading

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Happy Jólabókaflóð!

Books checked out from Dec. 9th to Dec. 20th will have fine forgiveness if returned by Jan. 22nd. In addition, anyone checking out a Popular Reading Collection book between Dec. 9th and Dec. 20th will receive 2 Jolabokaflod gift tags … Continue reading

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