Category Archives: Exhibits

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day & The World Through Abby’s Eyes Exhibit! (March 8, 2-4pm, Tahoma Room)

The Collins Memorial Library exhibit, The World Through Abby’s Eyes, is about the nuanced life of women in the American West in the early twentieth century. The focal point of the exhibit is Tacoma resident Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943). Hill … Continue reading

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The World Through Abby’s Eyes exhibit, January 8, 2024 – April 30, 2024, Collins Library

Collins Library is excited to announce an upcoming exhibit, The World Through Abby’s Eyes. The exhibit will be on display in Collins library from January 8th, 2024 – April 30th, 2024. The World Through Abby’s Eyes, is about the nuanced … Continue reading

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Dreams: An International Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition

Curated by Jane Carlin, recently retired Director of Collins Library, Sha Towers, Associate Dean for Research and Engagement- Baylor University Libraries and Erin Mickelson, Director of 23 Sandy Gallery. (Read more about the exhibit here.) Take a moment to visit … Continue reading

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It’s back! The 12th Annual Puget Sound Book Artists Members’ Exhibition! (June 5 – July 27, 2023), Opening Reception June 7, 4:30-6:30pm, Collins Library

Remarks from the curatorial team and awards will be presented during the receptionat 5:30 pm. The Puget Sound Book Artists are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Members’ Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view at the Collins Memorial Library … Continue reading

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Past Exhibits

The World Through Abby’s Eyes Exhibit (January 8, 2024 – April 30, 2024) Dreams (August 20 — November 17, 2023) Puget Sound Book Artists 12th Annual Members’ Exhibition (June 1 – July 31, 2023) Drawn to Tacoma: The illustrative art … Continue reading

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Women & The Railroad, Saturday, March 18, 11am-3pm, Collins Memorial Library

Explore the contributions of women to the railroad industry with hands on activities, re-enactors, speakers, and a special art exhibit! Free, and all are welcome!

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Exhibits in the Library

Current Exhibit: Scripts, Scribes, and Scribbles (On display until April 26, 2023) This exhibit is all about hand lettering including medieval manuscripts, hand written books, 19th century penmanship textbooks, pens and inkwells, examples of contemporary calligraphy, personal handwritten journals and letters, writing … Continue reading

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Now on Display! Scripts, Scribes, and Scribbles!

This exhibit is all about hand lettering including medieval manuscripts, hand written books, 19th century penmanship textbooks, pens and inkwells, examples of contemporary calligraphy, personal handwritten journals and letters, writing desks, a “doodle wall,” and much, much more!   Scripts, Scribes and Scribbles … Continue reading

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New display in Collins Memorial Library: Postcards for Perec

Jane Carlin, Library Director, had a chance to connect with Bristol, England based artist Linda Parr this past summer. As a result, Collins Library is pleased to share Parr’s work in the Collins Library. The display (in the Reading Room) showcases … Continue reading

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The Collins Memorial Library is honored to host the exhibit: Dissent and Resistance within the Military, Sept. 28-Oct. 28

The Collins Memorial Library is honored to host the following exhibit in our East Reading Room: Dissent and Resistance within the Military September 28-October 28 (from the website at: https://wagingpeaceinvietnam.com/exhibits) During America’s war in Vietnam, the antiwar movement among active-duty … Continue reading

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