Are you interested in visual storytelling, pop culture or illustration?
You’re in luck! The Ursula C. Schwerin Library has a great collection of graphic novels, many of which are currently featured in this month’s bookshelf display (look for it on the shelves that curve around the library staircase).
If you are a fan of graphic novels and want to find more, you can use CUNY+ to find Graphic Novels or Comic Books in libraries across CUNY.
If you find that you are interested in the origins of the graphic novel, you might be pleased to know that there are lots of comics in the public domain, and many can be viewed electronically or downloaded to a computer or e-reader. <a href="Sites of interest include The Digital Comics Museum and Golden Age Comics Online are both great sites to explore.
Tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day! To take part, simply choose a favorite poem to carry with you throughout the day and share it with friends, classmates, colleagues, neighbors, and family.
This year, Mayor Bloomberg’s office is encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a Poetweet. Contribute your best short verse to @NYCMayorsOffice via Twitter. The rules are simple: keep it clean and under 140 characters.
Not sure what poem to select? Visit poets.org to browse by first line, title theme, or author, or check out a book from the library’s poetry book display near the staircase on the 4th floor.
The subjects of the exhibit include the native people, a group of utopians from New York City (members of the Western Farm and Village Association), various European settlers, and, within the past three decades, the newcomers from Bosnia, Cambodia, Mexico, Vietnam, Russia and Somalia. Exhibit arranged by City Tech English Professor Mary Nilles with historian Jean Ensch of Strassen, Luxembourg. Dr. Nilles has arranged this display through support from and collaboration with several funding sources and many individuals. Elementary and high school-level students and instructors, as well as university students and professors in Minnesota, Luxembourg, Ohio, Wisconsin, Luxembourg, and New York City (including students in her English classes at City Tech) have been partners in this research initiative for several years. A series of posters to advertise this exhibition have been created this semester by Emmanuel Duarte, a student in a Design class taught by Professor Anthony Accardo.
From Professor Amit Mehrotra of Hospitality Menu Exhibit:
“The menus from the Menu Planning and Design course are now on display in the front showcase of Ursula C. Schwerin Library. The seven week course brought together students from hospitality and graphic arts to collaborate on the concept, design and development of “customer ready” menus. All of you are encouraged to view it anytime between now and first week of February and provide valuable feedback for enhanced instruction and execution for future sections.
Last spring we also created digital copies for each of the menu with the ultimate aim of keeping a repository for future instructional and academic purposes. A big thanks to John Akana for helping out with the planning and setup for this display.”
New: Art Museum Image Gallery, Cinema Image Gallery, Ed Index Retro http://bit.ly/7SNf83
May is not officially any sort of short fiction recognition month, but taking a quick break to enjoy a short story or several makes perfect sense for those of us facing finals, papers, and other end-of-year projects. Several works of short fiction are on display on the library’s new books shelf, near the stairs. You can check any of these books out (and are encouraged to do so).
Here are 5 great reasons to read short stories:
- Escape! Learn about another country, culture, or language through its literature.
- You want to improve your writing.
- It’s May, and your time is precious.
- You need a study break.
- You crave entertainment that won’t insult your intelligence.
Can you think of other great reasons? How about letting us know who your favorite short fiction authors are, or what your favorite short story is? Talk to us – leave a comment!
The borough of Brooklyn is currently enjoying a renaissance, as can be seen in the rise of DUMBO, MetroTech, Williamsburg, Ditmas Park, etc. But in the 1950s and 1960s it was in decline. Starting in the 1970s, however, a number of local forces came together to reverse this condition, producing the renaissance that is Brooklyn today. The current exhibit in the Ursula C. Schwerin Library of New York City College of Technology, “The Roots of Modern Brooklyn: A Look at the 1970s and 1980s”, documents how a combination of business, political and social forces helped to turn the tide to produce the vibrant borough that we see in the 21st century.
The individual sections (bottoming out in Brooklyn; Brooklyn and the world; turning things around; Brooklyn’s people power; preserving, restoring, renewing, and creating communities; celebrating Brooklyn’s arts and cultures; and celebrating Brooklyn) chronicle the fascinating history of this turbulent period in the borough’s history. Most of the materials displayed in this traveling exhibit are drawn from the archival holdings of the Brooklyn College Library, which includes the holdings of The Phoenix Newspaper (1972-1995), published by Dnynia and Michael Armstrong.
The display can be viewed during the months of March and April 2009. It can be viewed in the Library during the following hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. During the Spring recess, the Library will be open from 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on 4/8-4/10 and 4/13-4/17. It will be closed on 4/11.
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library of New York City College of Technology is hosting three exhibits that are part of the College’s celebration of Black History Month.
“Go Black, Go Green: Protecting Our Communities, Saving Our Planet” is in the outside showcase. Showing how the African-American community deals with such vital topics as conservation and recycling, the display highlights Black environmental heroes from George Washington Carver to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai. Part of the exhibit focuses on the Central Brooklyn Project Green initiative. Faculty members from the African-American Studies Department mounted this colorful display.
The interior exhibit cases present the “Third Annual Quilting Project”. These are student final presentations from the Black Women in Literature course (AFR 2250), taught by Prof. Marta Effinger-Crichlow. The course highlights women’s narratives. Prof. Effinger-Crichlow mounted these vivid quilts.
Finally, another inside exhibit case features “Blacks in the House”, with photographs of African-Americans who are serving in the Obama administration as cabinet secretaries, advisers and members of Congress. This exhibit was mounted by Mr. Al Vargas.
These exhibits will be on display during the entire month of February. They can be viewed when the Library is open: Mondays-Thursdays (9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.), Fridays (9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.), and Saturdays (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). For further information please contact Prof. Morris Hounion, Exhibits coordinator (email@example.com ).
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology will host an exhibit in its showcase windows of Lionel trains from the collections of Professors Nicholas Manos, Restorative Dentistry, and Robert Russo, Vision Care Technology, from December 9, 2008, through January 31, 2009, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary), Atrium 4th Floor, Downtown Brooklyn. The exhibit is free and accessible to the public Mondays through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., when College is open.
A resident of Manhattan, originally from Montreal, Canada, Kitai has been photographing the world for more than 20 years. The exhibit depicts, says Kitai, “timelessness in the ancient land of Israel and fleeting impressions of ineffable beauty from the gardens of Claude Monet. Both settings speak to the paradox of the timelessness and evanescence of land, nature and history.” The interplay of shadow and light, sharp clear images and hidden, secret area of haze and mist,” adds Kitai, who is an adjunct assistant professor of English at the college, ” frame some of the most beautiful and precious existences on our planet, some created by the hand of man and some by the Divine, giving one a glimpse into the infinite.”
November 10 through December 6, 2008
Mondays through Saturdays (when College is open)
New York City College of Technology
Ursula C. Schwerin Library
Atrium 4th Floor
300 Jay Street (at Tillary)
For information on exhibit hours, contact Library Professor Morris Hounion at 718.260.5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.