Sept. 6, 2007
The idea for a weekly social gathering in Robert Frost Library grew from the Community Tea that used to be held in Lewis Sebring. In 2004 Dean Gregory Call suggested the Library as a new host, and along with the Dean of the Faculty, the Office of the President provided funding for the event.
Frost Library is centrally located on the campus, and the staff here are dedicated to making the Tea a community-building opportunity. All faculty, administrators, staff and students are invited to gather to enjoy tea or coffee and an array of snacks catered by Amherst College Dining Services, to visit with old friends and make new ones, to examine the recent additions to the Library collections, or play a board game.
Each month this year, the Library Program Group will invite an academic or administrative department of the College as a special guest. There are also plans for occasional brief presentations by speakers and musicians.
The Community Tea is held each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 when classes are in session on the main level of the Library at the New Books Reading Area.
The Library Program Group is charged with coordinating all of the Library’s non-instructional programming, including speakers, exhibits, and social events, collaborating with other groups on campus. We encourage your participation with comments and suggestions.
Nancy E. Higgins
Marian N. Walker