Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A busy winter!

This winter we have been regrouping after a busy fall that included another exciting antiques roadshow featuring Brockport grad Bob Meringola and his merry band of appraisers! We have a lot of possible projects we are considering, e.g. a road tour or walking tour, an escape room etc. The Friends did purchase another round of expensive textbooks to be placed on reserve in the library for this spring. Do stop by and visit the Little Library and bench the group placed by Alumni House this past fall! (Photo by Richard Black of the Brockport Community Museum.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Antiques Roadshow

Our second Antiques Roadshow was this past Saturday. Many thanks to Bob Meringola and his merry crew of expert appraisers for their work! Although we didn't have quite the crowds we did the first time, we had a good number of attenders, and the event generated about $800 for the Friends group to continue its good work.

Little Library Up & Running!

The Little Library built by Gordon Fox '66, and the bench donated by the Oakley's, were dedicated at the First Friday event on October 6th. There was a good crowd in attendance, and the Little Library and bench look wonderful!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Friends News!

Here are, L-R, Charlie Cowling, Jeff Post and Mary Jo Orzech, placing a book in the Little Library. The book is the reading for incoming freshmen this year, Wes Moore's The Work. We hope to have the Little Library placed near Alumni House soon, and to officially dedicate it when the Friends host the October First Friday (Oct. 6.)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

First annual writing competition winners!!!

This spring the Friends of Drake Library is pleased to announce the winners of their first annual writing competition. The competition was open as far as subject or class went, the focus being on extensive, creative engaged use of library and information resources. The winners are as follows:
 Teresa Rodriguez, "Watergate: An Anatomy of a Constitutional Crisis," a HST390 paper. First place, $500.
 Kiri Ramsey, "Harbingers of Change: Casement and Morel in the Congo," a paper for HST390. Second place, $300.
 Joe DiManno, "Assistance of Counsel, a Defendant's Right," a HST408 class paper. Third place, $150. (Pictured here with President Macpherson.)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Little Library is finished!

The Little Library being constructed by Gordy Fox '66 is finished, and on display in the library, at the end of the circulation desk by the café. It is a remarkable bit of woodworking, and an authentic model of the old Normal school building c1870.

It, and the granite bench being donated by the Oakleys, will be placed on the Hartwell lawn sometime this spring.