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Thursday, October 20 is the National Day on Writing, and this year's theme is "Write for Change".
Come to the 1st floor of Frost this Thursday from 12-4 and create zines, contribute to the QRC community journal, write activist poetry, letters, and op/eds, and share what you write with others.
Sponsored by The Writing Center, Library, Queer Resource Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Please join us Tuesday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Frost Library's Friendly Reading Room as we celebrate the publication of new books written by Amherst College faculty.
Professors Lawrence R. Douglas, Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Martha Saxton, and Wendy Ewald will discuss their recently published books.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
October: Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. The celebration begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and runs through October 15. Our display will be up through the end of October.
See a book you like? Use your Amherst ID (which is also your library card) to check it out!
Thursdays, 8:00 - 11:00 PM in CHI (2nd floor of Frost)
Thesis writers, set yourself up to succeed this year by joining fellow students to write together regularly. Research and experience show us that most of us write more productively when we commit to a regular writing schedule and when we write among others. Find motivation and support among fellow thesis writers at the Weekly Thesis Write-in. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Writing Center and Library.
Amherst College now holds one of the largest collections of published work by Native American authors anywhere in the country. A small sample of the more than 2,300 books in this collection is on display on the A-Level foyer, right outside of our Archives & Special Collections.
On Wednesday, July 27, Frost Library's digital scholarship interns William Harvey, Jennifer Lee, Norah Oteri, and Phuong-Nghi Pham shared the final product of their exploration in the digital humanities. Over the course of the summer, they learned about and evaluated digital tools with the goal of developing projects built around the Student Publications Collection in the Archives & Special Collections. Take a look at their amazing work:
In May 2016, Amherst College hosted an exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623) from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. The current exhibition in Archives & Special Collections features rare books donated by Henry Clay Folger (AC 1879) and others; Emily Dickinson manuscripts in which she mentions Shakespeare; Shakespeare materials drawn from the Samuel French Collections; and a bit of the history of the Folger Shakespeare Library, which Henry Clay Folger left in his will to the Trustees of Amherst College.