On Display: An Ode to Spring

“Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.” –  Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


Stop by the Greenfield Library display case to see some items that made us think of this much-anticipated season. We’ve pulled from the Floricultural Cabinet and Florists MagazineNatural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, Wilderness; A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska, and The Naturalist’s Library: Entomology from the Visual Resources and Special Collections to create a display gives a nod to rebirth and renewal. To me, there is nothing better than sitting in the grass reading Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass so come by, take a look at the display and check out a book to read in the park! Happy Spring, everyone!


Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and other writings are available in several formats and multiple copies. Check here to view the titles and call numbers.

 

Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists Magazine – Greenfield Special Collections a 635.9 F663f

Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library – Greenfield Special Collections 016.508 N219b

Wilderness; A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska – Greenfield Special Collections 979.8 K41w

The Naturalist’s Library: Entomology – Greenfield Special Collections a 595.7 J284n

 

 

This display was selected and arranged by Circulation Assistant Casey Murphy.

Library Staff Recommendation: Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge

Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge

by Bradley Quinn

746.0922 Q444t

 

Chock full of inspiring ideas for designers working with fabrics, costume, and textiles. Numerous examples of textile collaborations with architecture, landscape design, interior design and product design. Photos of innovative structured textiles based on new sources of sustainable materials. Trash transformed into textiles. Many interviews with visionary designers exploring their inspirations and ideas.

Recommended by Barbara Danin, Acquisitions

 

Borrowing During the Summer

Why hello there, and thanks for stopping by.

A man and a woman lying on Midland Beach

 

 

Byron Company. A man and a woman lying on Midland Beach. 1891. Museum of the City of New York. ARTstor.org 10 Apr. 2014.

So you’d like to borrow some fabulous materials from the UArts Libraries this summer? Your friendly library staff is happy to oblige!

All you need to do is:

  • Return all previously checked out library materials
  • Pay all fines
  • Show proof of registration for Fall 2014

Regular loan periods apply. Sorry, we can’t give you library materials for the entire summer. BUT…

You can renew online through My library record. Make sure your items have a new due date; just give us a call if you need any help.

Greenfield Circulation: 215-717-6280

Music Circulation: 215-717-6292

Blog link image:

Halsman, Philippe. Bathing Costumes. USA. 1946. Daytona Beach Florida. Magnum Photos. ARTstor.org.10 Apr. 2014