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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book Two: The Hotel, by Elizabeth Bowen

The Hotel, Elizabeth Bowen There are many literary classics nestled in the Southampton stacks awaiting the attention of a devoted reader. Tomes from Poe, Melville, Dickinson, Conrad lurk about, all of which we shall hopefully explore at a date currently

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Jackson Pollock’s Mural

At our second Art in Focus lecture of the summer, Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis took us on a journey that included cave paintings, petroglyphs, Arizona landscapes, sand art, the WPA, the Art Student League, and an apartment on East Sixty-First

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Art in Focus Lecture June 5th

We are gearing up for next Tuesday’s lecture on Jackson Pollock’s Mural for Peggy Guggenheim.  If you’re unfamiliar with the back story, we luckily have reference books from the Pollock-Krasner Study Center collection at Southampton to help set the scene.

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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book One: The Gilded Age

Nestled in the stacks of the SBU Southampton library sits a brown, nondescript book with faded, golden font. A crest on the cover of the book reads The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), and the spine of the

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Art in Focus: Jack Whitten

The Art in Focus series got off to a great start on Tuesday night with Professor Katy Siegel, Thaw Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University and Senior Programming and Research Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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Stress Release at Southampton

Sometimes pictures are worth more than words so here’s an overview of our therapy dog visit from last night.   Many thanks to CAPS and the PALS program for coming out!  

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Therapy Dogs Tonight in Southampton

Please join us from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Southampton Library for a visit with the therapy dogs from the PALS program. This is always a great event and we hope it relieves some of the stress of the upcoming finals!

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SBU Libraries and friends asked Evan everything at the Southampton campus

On Wednesday, April 11, SBU Libraries teamed up with SBU Resident Life and SBU DoIT (Division of Information Technology) to host Evan Doubleday, lead programmer analyst on the Southampton campus, for an “ask anything” session that included questions ranging from

Posted in Emerging Technology, Libraries, Library Outreach, Library Technology, Southampton, Stony Brook University, Technology

SBU Libraries Hosts Panel Discussion in Honor of National Poetry Month

On April 10th, Stony Brook University Libraries hosted a panel in honor of National Poetry Month.  This event was intended to foster a discussion of poetry as a mode of expression, and of the relationship between that expression (format, content, etc.)

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Rock Returns to Southampton

Experience the storied rock & roll history of Stony Brook University through our recently installed display at the Southampton library. Thanks to Kristen Nyitray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives, we now have a glimpse into a fascinating and

Posted in Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives