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Creating Chapbooks

Many thanks to Arielle Hessler of the SBU Libraries Preservation Department for her workshop on How to Make a Chapbook held at the Southampton campus library on September 27th. Chapbooks are the literary DIY project of choice and the results,

Posted in Art, Books, Preservation, Southampton

An American in (love with) Paris

If you ever get a chance to see Charles Riley speak, take it. The author of Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism captivated the audience at the SBU Southampton Library’s second Art in Focus lecture on September 26th. 

Posted in Art, Books, Dance, Events, History, Southampton

Memento Mori: The Richard F. Welch Collection

Learn about the history and artistry of early Long Island gravestones (1680-1801) through the Richard F. Welch Collection. Comprised of hundreds of photographs, negatives, and research notes, the collection documents gravestones, stone carvers, symbols, cemeteries, and people that lived from

Posted in Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, History, Manuscripts, Research, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

How Do You Have Fun with Reference Books?

The answer: Trivia Night! SBU Southampton Library played host on Tuesday, February 21 to dedicated teams of SOMAS, Occupational Therapy and MFA students as they vied to answer questions on categories ranging from The Wild West to Total Obscurities.  Other

Posted in Books, Events, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MFA Writing & Literature, Reference, Southampton

SBU Southampton Library Celebrates Jules Feiffer

In honor of his 88th birthday, the SBU Southampton Library is celebrating all things related to the remarkable career of Jules Feiffer. Our Book Lounge features a display of his works in our collection, ranging from cartoons and graphic novels

Posted in Art, Books, Southampton

Book Swap In Central Reading Room!

Bored with textbooks? Need some adventure and can’t really escape to some exotic place? Looking for a good book to read? You only have to look as far as the Central Reading Room Book Swap stand!! Thanks to the cooperation

Posted in Books, Central Reading Room, Get Your Read On, Library Outreach, Melville Library

#GivingTuesday, Getting Knowledge- Priceless!

#GivingTuesday, a global day to give back, is a great opportunity to highlight all that SBU Libraries contribute to the university community. The libraries offer students, faculty, and staff access to world class collections and services, including books, journals, databases,

Posted in About Us, Books, Databases, Libraries, Melville Library, Reference, Research

What is Sound? Taking on the Alda Center “Flame Challenge”

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has announced its 2016 Flame Challenge question: What is sound? For scholars hoping to take on the task of explaining science to an eleven year old, SBU Libraries are the place to start your

Posted in Biology, Books, Catalog, Journalism, Research

Learn More: Latin American Studies

This October, SBU Libraries are highlighting our rich resources related to Latin American Studies. In addition to our collection of books , videos,  and journals  such as The Journal of Latin American Studies,  the Libraries have also prepared subject guides that gather relevant

Posted in Books, Journalism, Libraries, Uncategorized

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week!

It’s that time of year again! ALA’s Banned Weeks Week falls at the end of September each year.  The holiday, which began yesterday, is meant to encourage us all to embrace our freedom to read.  So please show your solidarity

Posted in Books, Classics, Events, Information Literacy, Library Outreach, Literature, Melville Library, social media, Writing and Literature