Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Heiftez Summer Concerts and the History of the Violin

Recently, I enjoyed one of the many Heifetz concerts that are happening on and around Mary Baldwin's campus this July. If, like me, all of that wonderful classical music has you wondering about the history and construction of string instruments, look no further. Check out Credo's informative article on Violins, and enjoy this early depiction of string instruments.

"Gaudenzio Ferrari 002" by Gaudenzio Ferrari - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

One of Grafton's resources, Kanopy streaming service, is offering Mary Baldwin Community members one week of free access to their new title, Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman.

This film will be a must-see for fans of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, or readers who are eagerly awaiting Go Set a Watchman.

Lee's estate recently announced the release of the previously unpublished Go Set a Watchman, amid speculations about Lee's health and what this new volume actually is. To read more about the controversy, I point you to The Concourse's "Hey, You Don't Have to Read Harper Lee's New Book".

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Libraries on Vacation

I have a confession to make: I collect libraries. Well, okay, pictures of libraries. Whenever I travel, as I did this June, I want to snap pictures of every library I see. I don't always go inside, but it's a comfort to just know there's a library nearby. You know, in case I need it.

Here is the library from my hometown, Avalon California and a Branch of the San Francisco Public Library.

Yes, my collection includes a lot of doors and signs.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Find a Library near you!

Are you missing Grafton Library? Lacking in summer reads? Track down your local public library! If you don't know where it is, WorldCat can help! Check out Worldcat's Library finder here:

Friday, June 5, 2015

Meet our Student Workers: Dee

Where are you from?
Baltimore, MD

What are you studying?

Favorite Book?
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Steig Larsson

Favorite Song?
New Flame by Chris Brown

Favorite Quote?
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
The Spencer Citizens Gateway.