Author: Peter Gilbert

Welcome Class of 2014!

Welcome to the Class of 2014!
…and welcome back to returning students, faculty, and staff!

Please join us at the Welcome Week Services Fair on Tuesday the 7th from 1-4pm in the Warch Campus Center. learn about Library services, student jobs, and more…

And you won’t want to miss the Welcome Week library open house, Friday, September 10, from 1:30-4:00 p.m.! Not only can you find out about the library (both online and offline), take a tour, sign up to win prizes, and enjoy some food – but you can work on a jigsaw puzzle or bring your friends to play Mario Kart, Candyland, Twister, Chess, Checkers, Uno and more! It’s both fun and educational – and you can’t beat that.

Canine Therapy: The Poem

Canine Therapy

The Mudd’s June 7 Canine Therapy session inspired a poem! It captures pretty well what the event is all about. Thanks to the author for letting us post it here.

Canine Therapy
Sarah Gilbert

Finals week, spring term
Outside the college library
seven dogs work for treats
for attention, for long belly scratches.

Clumps of students come
weighed down by deadlines
pet their stresses, their fears
into forgiving fur, floppy ears
smile into shining eager eyes.

Boundless willing doggie hearts
radiate love and hope back to them
and the students walk away lighter,
laughing together.

Home again the therapists
sleep long and deeply
twitching with dreams
of MLA citation style
cell apoptosis
surrealist self-representation
and diminished 7th chords,
then wake and shake, stretch,
and go look for more treats.

Be careful out there…

Yield! A recent article in the Post Crescent noted that “the Appleton Police Department is using grant money to concentrate on bike and pedestrian safety in the downtown and Lawrence University areas.” This seems like a very good thing — we want library users to stay safe. The article went on to remind us that not only must vehicles yield to pedestrians who have entered the crosswalk but that state laws say a pedestrian may not enter a crosswalk unless there is enough distance for a vehicle to safely yield.

So — don’t forget to give cars enough time to yield. We want to see you back in the Mudd.

Memorial Day Library Hours

Calendar The Library will be open 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Reference librarians will be on hand from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for your 10th week reference needs…