November 8th, 2011
Laura Nash's (LC, 2013) Twilight Forest
will be on view in Watzek's Reading Room through Saturday, November 26. Nash describes her installation as a three-dimensional reinterpretation of an illustration from Clive Barker's Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
. The cardboard and wooden arch stands 93 inches tall, and is embellished with yarn, wire and paint.
November 2nd, 2011
Congrats to our very own Robyn Ward and Jeremy Skinner on their first place win
in an exhibition of broadsides! The Bend exhibit "Broadsides 2011"
includes over 60 pieces, coming from more than 10 states around the country.
Jeremy and Robyn designed this broadside for Michael McGriff's poem, "Don't Explain," and letterpress printed the design at Em Space Book Arts Center
November 1st, 2011
This month, check out Diversions for a selection of books that support the themes of L&C's 8th Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium. Pick up a book from our display, and read up on multiculturalism's place in US Education and the controversies surrounding the word itself.
The full schedule of events for the Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium, which runs November 9-11, can be viewed here
October 28th, 2011
Check out Watzek's latest digital project
! LC students post photos and analyses of their study abroad experiences, and we get to see what they're up to in real time.
This semester, visit the site to observe what LC students are experiencing in India
. And next semester, check in for updates from students studying in Ecuador.
In addition to providing a window into LC Overseas experiences, the site serves as a discussion tool for the group during their time abroad. Program leaders can identify themes for study and assign projects to students. Students then post photos and descriptive analyses to meet these assignments. The group can then convene and discuss what they have posted. We hope that future Overseas programs will adopt this flexible tool to supplement their study abroad curriculum!
October 21st, 2011
Check out this totemic sculpture by Monroe Isenberg (LC, 2013), which will be on display until December 1 in Watzek's Reading Room.
In Isenberg's own words, "The two totems began as an examination of the interplay between materials: wood and metal. As the individual pieces progressed, they took on the meanings of the words health and pain demonstrated through their basic elements and principles. The slimmer of the two flows like a canyon or river, which I believe to be representations of health. The other takes on a strongly geometric sharp shape in its fundamental line representing pain."
For more information about student art exhibits at Watzek, contact Stephanie Beene (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 14th, 2011
We're tweeting @WatzekLibrary
, to keep you informed and entertained 140 characters at a time!
October 11th, 2011
Join us at 7:30 pm, Friday, October 28 at The Old Church (1422 SW 11th, Portland) for a poetry reading by Diane Wakoski and Matthew Dickman. A no-host book-signing will follow the poetry reading, hosted by Broadway Books & Mountain Writers, at Cassidy's Restaurant & Bar (1331 SW Washington, Portland).
For more information about these poets, browse the shelves of Watzek:
Diane Wakoski and Matthew Dickman. You can also hear readings by Matthew Dickman in our growing archive of Oregon poets, Oregon Poetic Voices.
Tickets for this reading, presented by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Mountain Writers Series, will be available for $12.
October 5th, 2011
Have you wanted to try out an E-reader, but didn't know anyone flush enough to own one? You're in luck as Watzek now offers three Nook E-readers for checkout!
We have already added several high-interest titles to our E-readers, but you're encouraged to let us know if you'd like us to add an E-book before you check out your E-reader for a two-week period. Like other materials in the library, it is completely free for you to check out an E-reader, and you are responsible for late fees and damaged items.
If you're confused about the difference between an E-reader and an E-book, or want to know what E-books we offer for your digital device, make sure you read the Watzek E-books and E-readers FAQ
October 5th, 2011
This month, check out Diversions for a selection of books that support the themes of L&C's 14th Annual Symposium on Environmental Affairs, Citisphere. Pick up a book from our display, and read up on the roles of cities in biophysical and social systems.
The full schedule of events for the Environmental Affairs Symposium, which runs October 11-14, can be viewed here
September 23rd, 2011
It's Banned Books Week, time to celebrate the freedom to express yourself! Check out our display of Oregon challenged and banned books, September 24 - October 1, in the library atrium. Find out why Oregonians think Ramona the Brave, the Bluest Eye, Killing Mr. Griffin and other titles should be pulled from public and school libraries. During your visit, we invite you to take a moment to share your thoughts on the controversial questions of censorship.