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A Garden of Earthly Delights – Artists’ Books & Sketches by Mark Hoppmann, Aug. 9 – Oct. 14, 2018

Opening Reception Saturday, August 11, 4:30-6:30, Collins Library, Pacific NW Room – hors d’oeuvres will be served. Partially funded by a Tacoma Artist Initiative Project  (TAIP) grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, The Garden of Earthly Delights is an exhibition … Continue reading

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Events/Exhibits in Collins Library – Summer/Fall 2018

JUNE June 4 – July 27, 2018:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2018 Exhibit Featuring 36 Artists with 57 Unique and original books, a fresh take on what a book can be and how its creator thinks and imagines. Thursday, June … Continue reading

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The search to achieve the American Dream: Book Reading on Thursday, April 26, 7 pm at Elliott Bay Book Co.

Mike Muñoz, has done a lot of waiting for something in his life to change. After high school he is still doing menial work and was just fired from his lawn boy gig. Mike knows to change his life he … Continue reading

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Music in the Library: HARPISTS – Friday, April 27, 2018, 3-3:20pm, West Reading Room

Please join us! HARPISTS Friday, April 27, 2018 3-3:20pm West Reading Room Performances by: Christina Sumprer and Ariane Farris For more information contact:

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Research Marathon at Collins Library! April 17-18, 8:30pm-11:30pm, Library 118

Research Marathon at Collins Library Library 118 8:30 to 11:30 pm Tuesday, April 17, and Wednesday, April 18 Wherever you are in the research process, join us for expert help, camaraderie, and snacks! Peer Research Advisors and librarians will be … Continue reading

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Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, Book Talk by author Rob Garrett, April 23, 4:00-5:00pm, Library Room 20

Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Robert F. Garratt is emeritus professor of English and humanities at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. He has published books and articles on modern Irish literature, including the … Continue reading

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A Poetry Reading by Local Poet, Glenna Cook, Thursday, April 12, 2:00-3:00pm, Archives Seminar Room

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, the Library will host a poetry reading by Puget Sound alumna, Glenna Cook. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and, while at Puget Sound, she won the Hearst Essay Prize for the … Continue reading

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Booklyn: Supporting Artists’ Books and Social Justice, April 12, 11:30am-12:30pm, Archives & Special Collections Seminar Room, Collins Library

Marshall Weber, founder of Booklyn, will be sharing examples of the most recent work of artists. Booklyn’s mission is to promote artists’ books as art and research material and to assist artists and organizations in documenting, exhibiting, and distributing their … Continue reading

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Data-Equity: Open Data Workshops in April at the Library

Collins Library is excited to share an opportunity that we’re offering for our undergraduates. Puget Sound is beta testing an Open Data curriculum developed by Data-Equity Main Street, a collaboration between the States of Washington and California funded by the … Continue reading

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The STS program and Collins Memorial Library proudly present Frankenweek! Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein

Frankenstein’s History Monday, March 26, 12:00-1:30pm Thompson 193 Join us for a discussion of the novel’s literary and film history, and its connections to science and society. Speakers include: George Erving (English), Kristin Johnson (STS), Susan Owen (Comm-unication), and Amy … Continue reading

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