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New exhibit in the Chinese Cultural Experience Center

In celebration of Chinese New Year, the Chinese Cultural Experience Center opens a new book exhibit titled, Experiencing the Facial Makeup of the Beijing (Peking) Opera. Developing over the centuries from masks, and gradually forming its own symbolic meanings, facial … Continue reading

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Special Collections Featured Book for February: Black Film as a Signifying Practice

Special Collections’ featured book for February is Black Film as a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration and the African-American Aesthetic Tradition  by Gladstone L. Yearwood. In this book, Yearwood explores cinema as part of the black cultural tradition. He argues that black film … Continue reading

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Woman Bookbinders 1880-1920 is our Featured Book for January 2016!

In the nineteenth century, hand-bookbinding was considered a trade. Only boys were eligible to enter the trade as apprentices and although women were heavily employed in commercial binderies they were not allowed to advance to higher branches of the trade. … Continue reading

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“Guy Fawkes or the Gunpowder Treason” is Special Collections November Book of the Month

Guy Fawkes : or, The gunpowder treason by William Harrison Ainsworth. London : G. Routledge and sons, limited, [18--?]. Call number:  PR4002 .A1 1876 v.6 Rare Book Collection. This book is housed in the Special Collections department of the Binghamton University Libraries, and available … Continue reading

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Book Sale begins Thursday in Bartle Library

 All are welcome and invited to visit the annual Book Sale! This year there are close to 15,000 donated books, including academic texts, history, classic and popular fiction, poetry, children’s stories and much more. DVDs and records will also be available … Continue reading

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Significant Literary Event on Campus Friday

  “A novel is not an allegory…. It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don’t enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize, and … Continue reading

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Today is “National Voter Registration Day”

An important step in participating in the politics of our nations is  learning all you can – another is registering to vote.  Following is some information to help with both: The National Voter Registration Day site  offers a wealth of information, including … Continue reading

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2015 Marks 20 Years for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this legendary institution, the September book of the month is LSD: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo. (from LSD: the Library of Julio Santo Domingo)’ The two volume set published in 2013 was written not just … Continue reading

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LSD : The Library of Julio Santo Domingo — September’s Book of the Month

Rock & Roll Rock Hall of Fame Turns 20! To commemorate the 2oth anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the September book of the month is LSD: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo.  The two volume set … Continue reading

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Ball, Bat & Bible Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York is Special Collections’ Featured Book for August 2015

In honor of a national pastime, Ball, Bat & Bible Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York, has been selected as the featured book for August 2015.  Written by Charles DeMotte, baseball historian, this book chronicles the social and moral … Continue reading

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