Milne Marks Erie Canal 200th Anniversary with Traveling Exhibit

Milne LIbrary display for 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal
Photo of “Flight of five” locks, in Lockport. (Image from the New York State Archives
“Flight of five” locks, in Lockport. (Image from the New York State Archives)

In 1817 (two hundred years ago!), construction of the Erie Canal began. Milne Library is celebrating this anniversary by hosting a traveling exhibit, “Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal, 1817-2017,” throughout November on the main floor of the library near the main staircase.

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Halloween Storytime at Milne!

Halloween Story Time at Milne Library

On Friday, October 27th,  from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm , Milne Library will host a Halloween StoryTime in Milne Library Terc center, Friday October 27, 2017Halloween Themed Story Time,  in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.

Costumes are optional but encouraged.

Story Time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will include Halloween stories, crafts, delicious snacks, and games.

This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council* and students from the School of Education.

Any age is welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).

For more information or to RSVP (walk-ins are welcome!) send an email to Mary Pezzimenti – ycc@geneseo.edu or Michelle Costello – costello@geneseo.edu

*The Young Children’s Council is sponsored by the Student Association.

Milne Library X Special Collection Moves to Upper Level

X Special Collection at Milne Library

First of all, settle down – the X Special Collection is NOT pornography. It’s what Milne X Special Collection bookscalls its collection of (mainly) rare books, some dating back to the 16th century. It’s had several addresses in Milne over the years, and last month it was moved to what we hope will be its “forever home” on the upper level.

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Never Neutral

After the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, many of the faculty librarians are struck by the systemic failure of institutions to condemn white supremacist hate speech and fascism. Champions of ‘both sides’ represent a key point of rhetorical failure, as though it were possible to have a productive conversation with someone who believes you shouldn’t exist. Continue reading “Never Neutral”

Storytime ZOO!

On Friday, April 28, Milne Library will host a zoo themed story-time celebration for children and their caregivers. This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council* and students from the School of Education. Any age is welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).

Story time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will last from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, with stories, crafts, and snacks. The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.  

Attached is a flyer, please distribute and/or display.

For more information or to RSVP (walk-ins are welcome) send an email to Megan Kopp – mk48@geneseo.edu or Michelle Costello – costello@geneseo.edu

*The Young Children’s Council is sponsored by the Student Association