Category: Community

Summer reading in Geneseo and beyond! Resources and Library information for you!

Want to cozy up indoors or outdoors with a good book?  Need reading material for camping off grid?

Visit Milne Library ! We also have links to local libraries and reading lists:

Livingston County, NY libraries:  https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/list/category/libraries-90

Our neighboring Monroe County Library System: https://libraryweb.org/

American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Rochester Reads at Writers & Books, a literary center that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities. https://wab.org/rochester-reads/

Enjoy!

Enjoy Science in the Summer with Milne Library!

Looking for a fun way to do science in summer? How about “The great Iced-Tea Debate” to keep nurturing the researcher in you and celebrate  #nationalicedteaday (June 10)! Use our Quicksearch or browse our A to Z Database List from the comfort of your home, and search for #icedtea or any subject you like. #milnelibrary #sunygeneseo #librariansrock #loveyourlibrary #geneseo #summerposts

Follow milne.geneseo  on #Instagram!

Summer activities in Geneseo and beyond! Free, fun, festivals, food faire, forests, and more

Livingston County Events lists hikes and nature programs from Letchworth State Park, plus festivals, concerts, art shows, and workshops! https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/events/calendar

For farmers’ markets, festivals, art shows, readings, and local food and drink faire, the Geneseo, NY site has you covered: https://geneseony.com/todo/seasonal.htm

The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts maintains an extensive calendar of visual and performing arts events, as well as classes and workshops at the New Deal Gallery and throughout the area: http://gvartscouncil.org/

Look just 30 minutes north to Rochester, NY for concerts, art exhibits, museums, sports, local bands, theatre, plus all things LGBTQ-friendly: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/EventSearch

Explore the hidden treasures of Upstate and Western NY , with a guide for places and things to do, both tourist-style and “off-the-path” : https://www.newyorkupstate.com/things-to-do/

If you want to cozy up indoors or need books for camping off grid,  check out the American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Enjoy!

Digital Exhibits: The Green New Deal: Art During a Time of Environmental Emergency 

https://openvalley.org/exhibits/show/green-new-deal/ This series of digital exhibits  was created during the 2018-19 academic year  by students of Associate Professor of English Ken Cooper, with technical support from Milne Library.  The project is a partnership between SUNY Geneseo and the New Deal Gallery in Mount Morris, NY, part of the  Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.

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Citation: Theobald, Samuel (painting) Moody, Melissa (design) Cooper, Ken (design), “Artwork for Green New Deal ,” OpenValley, https://openvalley.org/exhibits/show/green-new-deal–social-surreal/

 

Researching Local or College History? Make an appointment or drop in!

Milne offers a handy Appointment Calendar: https://www.geneseo.edu/library/special-collections-milne-library

as well as drop-in hours:

  • Mondays: 1-4pm
  • Thursdays: 1-4pm

For in-depth research questions, including anything involving the Wadsworth Family Papers or the Carl Schmidt Collection in Historic Architecture, appointments are required.   Milne Special Collections has you covered!

Special Collections Appointment Calendar:

Geneseo Maker Fest: this Saturday March 30, 10am to 3pm! All are welcome!

Join us for a day of exploring and creating with local Makers! Exhibits include: board game design, Celtic
Knot Calligraphy, and building with LEGO. This event is free to attend and open to all ages.
More information: https://www.geneseomakerfest.com

Location: Geneseo Central School District, Geneseo NY.

This event is co-hosted by
SUNY Geneseo
Wadsworth Public Library
GV BOCES
Geneseo Central School District

Geneseo NY Maker Fest

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Rochester Reads 2019! Author Omar El Akkad to visit Geneseo, March 28 3:30pm

Omar El Akkad, author of “American War,” will be at the Student Union Hunt Room on Thursday, March 28, from 3:30 to 5pm. El Akkad will be reading from his work and doing a book signing.

“American War” is the 2019 selection for the  Writers & Books  Rochester Reads community-wide reading program.

El Akkad’s “American War” envisions a second American Civil War at the end of the 21st century. Within the story, told through the eyes of one family, climate change has resulted in political upheaval and devastating violence, and the country’s population is further diminished by a plague.

 

 

 

Black History Month: Databases and Resources for you!

February is Black History Month.  Milne Library offers databases and links to literature collections, news archives, scholarly research projects, historical archives, and much more.  Subjects include Abolitionism, the Civil Rights movement, Human Rights, Diversity, and Social Justice. Knowledge is power!

“A collection of current newspapers providing access to news from 1989-present and is cross-searchable.”
Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s
“This collection consists of selected correspondence, financial records, contracts, and advertising materials from the Douglass Theater in Macon, Georgia.”
“This web site focuses on the central role played by ordinary people in the Civil Rights Movement.”
Access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
“Digital library of images, audio, video, documents, and a variety of primary and secondary source materials generated after the death of Michael Brown in August, 2014. This collection is maintained and evaluated by Washington University, and other St. Louis-area institutions.”
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 (Gale)
“Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.”
Slavery And Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (Gale)
“The largest and most ambitious project of its kind, this collection is devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective. An unprecedented collection developed under the guidance of a board of scholars, it offers never before available research opportunities and endless teaching possibilities.”

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
“A multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.”

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Publications
Publications, court cases, extremist files, Intelligence Project articles, Human Rights issues.

 

As always, visit Milne Library’s A-Z Database List for your research and learning needs! Knowledge is Power!

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