Category: Events

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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Geneseo Maker Fest Deadline Extended to February 28! SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!

Sign up here: https://go.geneseo.edu/MakerFest

Show off your skills and talents and introduce others to new Maker ideas!  Students are welcome!

The deadline to apply is now midnight on February 28, 2018.makers-ideas

The Geneseo Maker Fest is a one-day celebration to promote and share the creative pursuits of our local makers and what they create. This year’s festival is March 30, 2019. Makers range from kitchen scientists or garage tinkerers to coders or teachers to choreographers or dance enthusiasts. Share your talents and skills with our local community. Are you a budding inventor? Do you have ideas to combine technology and woodworking? Or something else not-yet thought of? This is the opportunity for you! 

Geneseo Maker Fest website information: https://www.geneseomakerfest.com/

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Bored over Winter break? We have some Winter Wisdom for you!

Are you staying in Geneseo over break? There are plenty of indoor, outdoor, and FREE things to do!

Livingston County Events lists hikes and nature programs from Letchworth State Park. There is something to do every day, snow or shine: https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/events/calendar

For skiing, snowboarding, festivals, art shows, readings, wineries, breweries, cideries, and local food 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

Want to explore the hidden treasures of Upstate and Western NY ? Here is a guide for places to visit and things to do, both tourist-style and “off-the-path” : https://www.newyorkupstate.com/things-to-do/

If you just want to cozy up indoors and catch up on reading, check out the American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Enjoy!

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Photo by Keith Walters. Winter at Letchworth State Park, Keith Walters Photography

Share your talents and skills at the Geneseo Maker Fest! Apply by midnight, December 17!

The Geneseo Maker Fest is a one-day celebration to promote and share the creative pursuits of our local makers and what they create. This year’s festival is March 30, 2019. Makers range from kitchen scientists or garage tinkerers to coders or teachers to choreographers or dance enthusiasts. Share your talents and skills with our local community. Are you a budding inventor? Do you have ideas to combine technology and woodworking? Or something else not-yet thought of? This is the opportunity for you! 

makers-ideasAt this point we are accepting applications to be a Maker at the event. This will be a great way to to show off your skills and talents and introduce others to new Maker ideas! Students are welcome!

Maker Application form is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuzSmN3_ur_O7Jx-2_qTIeUL2jWwmXeitxUiKvf4ZIb_Rr7A/viewform

Deadline  to apply:  Midnight, December 17th, 2018.

All applicants will be notified by January 18, 2019.

Geneseo Maker Fest website: https://www.geneseomakerfest.com/

Registration information and and more details (such as information about the Makers) will come at a later date.

Board Games at Milne!

Milne Library owns over 70 games and all of these games can be borrowed for free for up to 28 days. We carry anything from classics like Scrabble, Life and Clue to educational games such as  Race to Madrid  and  First Orchard  to action/adventure games like Takenoko  and  Carcassonne. Continue reading…

Artwork from Guantanamo Bay Prison: Exhibit at Milne, November 8-14

Located in the Milne Lobby Display cases, “Artwork from Guantánamo Bay Prison” highlights  artwork by different Guantánamo Bay prisoners.  Each painting contains a plaque that gives a brief description of the artist’s detainee life and the title of the piece.

This exhibit was previously featured during  the SUNY Geneseo Cultural Harmony Week, October 2018. The exhibit runs from November 8 – November 14 in Milne Library.

Each work represents how the detainees feel in such an isolated and constrictive setting.  “Untitled (Shipwreck)”(2011)  is the  example shown in this article. The artist, Djamel Ameziane, was detained from 2002 until 2013, when he was transferred to Algeria.

Some of the artists in this exhibit have since been released from Guantánamo; others have been detained for 16 years, with no end in sight. None of the artists have ever been charged with a crime. In November 2017, the US military banned any more artwork from leaving the prison.

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