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Collins Library Acquires 1st Completely 3D Printed Book by artist Tim Burtonwood, Art Institute of Chicago

Collins Library acquired this book for our Archives & Special Collections and will serve as a prototype and source of inspiration for Makers!  We plan to re-create this design this summer and hope this book inspires you to think about … Continue reading

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Browsing the Stacks

Our library is full of treasures.  For example, we have 3 copies of the art magazine Verve.  Launched in 1937, by French publisher Tériade, the magazine was focused on raising awareness of art to a new generation of painters and … Continue reading

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Issue Number 47

For centuries people and organizations have tried to ban books and other materials ranging from the Bible to Harry Potter. Every September librarians put up displays for Banned Books Week in order to celebrate freedom of speech and our freedom … Continue reading

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Take the Valentine Trivia Quiz!

This year’s trivia quiz is all about people and based on one of our most popular databases filled with facts.  Each clue has some connection with Valentine’s Day – it could be a profession, a color, a name or an … Continue reading

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Valentine Trivia Answers

Only in power for forty days, this Italian was beloved for goodness:  Pope Valentine This composer is known for Heartfelt music:  Bruce Adolphe, The Tell Tale Heart Opera A comic with a sweet name:  John Candy An actress and dancer … Continue reading

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Distinguished Visitor at Collins Library

This week Collins Library was happy to host a very distinguished visitor: Flat Stanley. Stanley is a boy whose bulletin board flattens him one night in his bedroom. At first he is sad, but then he finds all sorts of … Continue reading

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National cat day is October 29

Fame isn’t just for people!  Cats have been known to hold their own special roles too. Check out some of these famous felines.

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Collins Commentary; the New Comment Board Display at Collins Library

Do you have something to say about the library? A suggestion or request to make? Or perhaps you just want to voice your appreciation for a specific service we provide? You can do all of the above through the new … Continue reading

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Collins Library Celebrates our Freedom to Read with Banned Books Week!

This week I had the pleasure of creating the display for Banned Books Week at Collins Memorial Library. Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of our intellectual freedom, highlighting equal access to literature of all kinds, regardless of any … Continue reading

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Collins Library By the Numbers 2015-2016

There’s plenty going on in Collins Library. Check out our numbers!  

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