Event Calendar

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

Mini Mead Reads

Mini Mead Reads

Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7.

Inside the Emily DIckinson Museum

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

An Early Evening of Japanese Music on the Shakuhachi with Gabriel Johnson

The Shakuhachi is a Japanese Bamboo Flute and this performance by Amherst native and UMass graduate Gabriel Johnson is his first performance in America. Mr. Johnson is a two decade resident of Kyoto who teaches martial arts and is a full time teacher at Doshisha High School, part of Doshisha University which was founded by Niijima Jo, an alumni of Amherst College. The Frost Library Program Committee is presenting this event downstairs in Webster Hall by the Yūshien Garden on Wednesday, August 6 - doors open at 5PM for a 5:30 performance. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public (please follow signs at Webster Hall to the performance space.)

Designing Posters with Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is a popular tool to lay out print posters and build computer presentations. You can easily include text, photos, and illustrations from other programs and add special effects such as shadows and feathering. The class will focus on producing a poster on IT's large-format printer, a common presentation format at conferences, including the Summer Research Poster Presentations in September. The class will also discuss best practices for making posters with tips from the Writing Center.

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