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.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
A "Little Library" is being sponsored by the Friends this year, another of chairperson Ginny Campbell's great ideas! This movement has gained ground in recent years, and such free libraries are springing up all over. The photo here is of the model Gordy Fox '66 built. The model is a replica of the old Normal school building that was demolished and replaced with Hartwell Hall in 1938. This is a half size model, the actual "library" will be about 6' long, and hold 25-35 books. It will be built over the winter, and placed on a yet to be determined spot on campus this coming spring. Cherise Oakley of the Friends group and her husband are donating a granite bench to place by the library, so the site will truly be a handsome and welcoming spot.