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Presentation of the Book Studies Concentration, October 18, 2017

Learn about the concentration and meet the faculty, Wednesday, October 18, at 5 p.m. in the Special Collections classroom, Young Library 201.

  • Exhibits

Hillyer Art Library 101: Art with Attitude, October 10-13, 2017

Visit Hillyer Art Library and explore what it takes for an artist to make an impact. Share your ideas and be included in the video exhibit. Participants will be entered in a lottery to win a cool prize!

  • Events

Will Do Magic For Small Change, October 13, 2017

Josten Live! Fridays @ Five. Drama queens, griots, and poets offer up spells, music, spooky/alien fun, and maybe a mystery or two at 5 p.m. on the Josten Library Mezzanine, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts.

  • News

New Workstations for Young, October 6-10, 2017

There will be some disruption on the first floor of Young Library over Fall Break, Friday, October 6 through Tuesday, October 10, while 12 more Mac and Windows computer workstations are installed.

  • Events

Here's My Library Day, Thursday, October 12, 2017

Joins us for an afternoon of exploring Smith's Libraries, 1-5 p.m. Meet library staff, explore innovative services and resources, enjoy fall refreshments, and button making!

  • Events

McGrath Lecture by Kory Stamper '96, October 5, 2017

This year's McGrath lecture, In Humility, Knowledge: One Smithie's Journey into our Wild, Lascivious Language, is given by Kory Stamper '96 on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumnae House Conference Hall. Stamper is the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries and is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster where she also writes, edits, and appears in the "Ask the Editor" video series. She blogs regularly on language and lexicography on her blog Harmless Drudgery and her writing has appeared in The GuardianThe New York Times, and on A book signing and reception will follow.

  • News

Library Exploration for First Year Students, September 12-20, 2017

Young Library

Join us for an interactive session where you will learn how the libraries can help you through your Smith career. The session will introduce the many ways librarians can help, from how to request books to one on one appointments for help with your research. Get a chance to explore our rich women’s history archives and rare book collections, as well as a sampling of the vast library resources we have to enrich your research experience.

All students who attend will receive a gift, courtesy of the Friends of the Smith College Libraries.

  • Events

Family Library Orientation, September 1, 2017

Better than Google: The Smith College Libraries! Come to the library orientation session designed for parents and families of new students, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Hillyer Art Library. Ask  questions and tour the Libraries!

  • News

Special Collections Reopens September 5, 2017

The Smith College Special Collections is opening its doors on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in its new home, Young Library. The staff of the Special Collections, our Reading Room, and our new classroom are now all located on the second floor of Young Library.

  • News

Neilson Library and Young Science Books Available September 5

Beginning September 5, use "Request Item" in the Five College Library Catalog to request books that are now stored in the Library Annex. Deliveries will be made to Young Library daily Monday-Friday.

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