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One Book, One Middletown activities for 2013 start today, Friday, March 1!  Join in the scavenger hunt using your QR code reader (or go to russelllibrary.org): Copies of Ready Player One, the One Book, One Middletown selection for 2013, are available in the lobby of Olin Library.  Take a copy from the rack–no checkout necessary–and […]

One Book, One Middletown is a community literacy project sponsored by the City of Middletown, the Middletown Rotary, and Russell Library.  The goal is to encourage reading in the community by sharing the experience of reading a single book, and then bring people together to talk about it. The book for 2012 is Unbroken: A […]

In 2010-11 the library faced many challenges and embraced many opportunities–in short, it was a typical year!  Here are some of the highlights: People In February 2011 Lori Stethers joined the library as Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian.  Lori is an expert on library applications and how they might be securely linked to campus systems to make […]

Congratulations, Class of 2011, and welcome, Wesleyan alumni! The libraries will be open the following hours over the weekend: Friday, May 20: Art Library; Olin Library; Science Library: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21: Art Library: closed; Olin Library: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Science Library: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, May […]

I’d never heard of yarn bombing until today, but in front of Olin Library there is a lovely example.  Sometime over the weekend, this bench got the business.  I’m a crocheter, not a knitter, but I know how much work this must have been.  It may not last long, so please drop by Olin if […]

This past weekend I participated in the Connecticut and the Civil War Commemoration Kick-Off at Central Connecticut State University and Stanley Quarter Park.  I was wearing my Middlesex County Historical Society hat and helped staff the Society’s table in the exhibit hall at the CCSU Student Center.   It was a remarkable event, with firearms demonstrations, […]

National Library Week is April 10-16 this year, and the theme is ‘Create your own story @ your library.’ Times continue to be challenging for most libraries, as described in the American Library Association’s just-released report, The State of America’s Libraries 2011.  But library staff and librarians are hanging tough—not only providing excellent service and […]

The last event I attended at ACRL was a talk by Jaron Lanier on “The Bi-Polar Library: How Humanizing and Digitizing Must Both Be Advanced.”  Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist and author.  He spoke about the nature of power in the digital age. It used to be that the more accessible […]

One Book, One Middletown

One Book, One Middletown is an annual series of events sponsored by the City of Middletown, Middletown Rotary and the Russell Library, to encourage adults and young people to get excited about reading.  The series started in 2003 with the book The Giver, by Lois Lowry.  This year the book is The Art of Racing […]

Need a break?

The end of the year can be a stressful time.  Theses are due, assignment deadlines come thick and fast–it seems like the summer will never be here!  An occasional break can ease the tension and re-energize you to do your best work. If you’re in the library, take a break by reading a favorite children’s […]