Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.
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
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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
It, and the granite bench being donated by the Oakleys, will be placed on the Hartwell lawn sometime this spring.
Monday, January 30, 2017
In addition to this splendid replica, Cherise Oakley and her husband are donating a granite bench to go with the Little Library. A selection of quotes about reading were put together and President Macpherson selected one, a quote from Margaret Fuller, "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." This will be inscribed on the bench. The bench and the little building will be placed somewhere on the lawn of Hartwell this spring semester.