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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Call for entries poster
by Becky Fischbach

After Hours | Creative Pursuits of Stanford University Libraries Staff

Call for entries: Summer 2014 exhibit in Green Library
In your non-work time, do you photograph, draw, paint, print, throw pots, weave baskets, write creatively, work with textiles, wood, or metal, make jewelry, design artist’s books, practice calligraphy, or engage in other creative activities or skilled crafts? You’re invited to submit work for a curated exhibit in Green Library’s 2nd floor galleries this summer.

Friday, November 22, 2013

iPhone app, Albert Camus exhibit
by Sarah Sussman

The lobby in Green Library is one of the stops of a new, multimedia exhibit on Albert Camus, the most translated French author, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The seven-poster display offers visitors an intimate peek into his life and work through a series of QR codes linked to copyrighted material.

Monday, October 7, 2013

What's Cooking at the UN? poster display at Green Library.

What’s Cooking at the UN?

Cookbooks, Programs and Polices of the United Nations

Selected materials from the Stanford University Library Collections

The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, and by a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October each year.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wagner display in the Music Library

Wagner in his century

2013 marks the 200th birthday of musical giant Richard Wagner. In commemoration, the Music Library offers on display a selection of 19th century items related to Wagner, including an 1860 edition of the overture to Rienzi, his first successful opera; the sheet music for “Les deux grenadiers” (1843), an early song Wagner published in the hope of making a name for himself in Paris (he failed); the dedication page for the score of the Ring cycle (1875), which salutes Wagner’s champion King Ludwig II of Bavaria; and Richard Wagner's Lohengrin und Tannhäuser (1852), by Franz Liszt, commentaries on Wagner’s “système dramatique”, his approach to composition in which the interplay of words and music supports a deeper quality of expression in service to the drama. Through December.

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