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Josten Live! Fridays@Five Season Finale, May 5, 2017

Jerry Noble and Friends celebrate "The End of the Madness" with a serenade on the Josten Library Mezzanine. Jerry's end-of-semester croonfest -- with special guests -- has become a Josten tradition over the past few years. Bring your stress and lay it down on that purple carpet!  Free and open to all.

  • Exhibits

Sculpture Installation: Profiles in Literature, April 27-May 4, 2017

The pop-up installation by Nancy Kitchener includes twenty sculptural busts of past and present Smith students in Scupture I under the instruction of Professor Lee Burns.

  • News

The KnowledgeLab is on the move!

Many of you have asked us and wondered about where the KnowledgeLab is going next year.

When Neilson Library closes, the KnowledgeLab will move to Seelye B4. The KnowledgeLab will remain open until Neilson Library closes on May 21, 2017, and re-open in Seelye in late June. Learn more about Neilson Closing and the library move:

Libraries in Transition Spring and Summer 2017

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Pop-Up Exhibit: Disability Visibility Week, April 19-28, 2017

Check out the exhibit of student art work in the Neilson Library core, curated by Smith's Disability Alliance as part of the first ever Disability Visibility Week, a series of events designed to uplift and amplify the voices of disabled students.

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Meme-Making Marathon, April 17, 2017

Enjoy food, drinks, and music while we caption historical photographs into memes, and pick favorites that might be published in our first student issue, edited by Kayla Foney ’17.

Help create a timeline of 2017’s best memes and gif’s so far, and offer your opinion on what memes can tell us about gender, race, and nationality.

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Lecture: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Matisse and His Publishers, April 27, 2017

John Bidwell, a notable book arts historian and librarian, will present "Good Cop, Bad Cop: Matisse and His Publishers," focusing on the collaborative nature of making books. Bidwell is currently Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. One of his abiding interests, on which he has written extensively, is the history of papermaking. Bidwell also curated an important exhibition on Matisse at the Morgan Library in 2015: Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts. Bidwell has worked at Williams College, the Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles. While curator of graphic arts at Princeton University in the 1990s, Bidwell became familiar with the illustrated books of Enid Mark.

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Josten Live! Fridays@Five: The Library Dances, March 28, 2017

Smith and community choreographers bring the Josten Mezzanine to life with a site-specific piece made on and in the library.


Dancers:  Sofia Engelman with Julia Antinozzi, Dana Duren, Molly Hess, Kelsey Hobbs, Michelle Haber, Maya Laliberte, Sarah Lass, Noli Rosen, and Ky Woodward-Sollesnes.

Josten Live! is a patron-driven performance series celebrating the the creative lives of Josten Library users and the inspiring potential of its collections and spaces. Brief, free of charge, and open to all.

  • Exhibits

Pop-Up Exhibition: Activists in the Archives, March 21-May 20, 2017

The pop-up exhibition features an intergenerational dialogue between feminist activists, many of whose papers have been donated to the Smith College Special Collections. The Women’s History Month we know today evolved from the efforts of early women’s activists in the mid-20th century. Tracing that history is imperative in having, and understanding, national and international conversations.

What is the New Discover?

The New Discover is linked on the Libraries' home page on the "Discover" tab.

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Exhibition: The Peacock at Home, February 13-May 13, 2017

An exhibition curated by Tasha Binkowski, class of 2017. Morgan Gallery, Neilson Library entrance. Tasha Binkowski, class of 2017, focused her Book Studies Concentration capstone project on an elegant manuscript of The Peacock At Home, written and illustrated by Isabel Harriet Kerrich in 1875-1876. The colorful and detailed manuscript is on display this spring.

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