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Holiday Hours — Presidents' Day & Weekend

In observance of Presidents' Day, the Library will have reduced hours all weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th, the Library will be open Noon — 8 p.m., and on Monday the 15th from Noon — Midnight.

Night Against Procrastination

Food, study tables, drawings, yoga, zumba, and faculty to help you prepare for finals! Join us on Wednesday, February 24th, from 6:00 - 12:00 PM at the Ames Library. Read more on the blog

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Creative Conversations

Join us on Thursday February 18th, at 12-12:50 p.m. in the Library Reading Room, to hear Drs. Amy Robertson and Rachel Scherr discuss their recently edited book "'Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics." They will unpack the definition of "responsive teaching," sharing themes and examples from their book. Light snacks will be provided.

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Write @ the Library!

Need some help writing your final papers? Come to "Write @ the Library!" The SPU Writing Center will be set up behind the Library Reference desk with lots of ideas and resources to help you start, write, revise, and finish your paper. 

Bring in your papers all quarter on Wednesdays, from 4-6 p.m.

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Orbis Cascade Alliance

The SPU Library is a member of The Orbis Cascade Alliance of college and university libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Students, faculty, and staff have access to more than 28 million items in the combined collections. Read more


Featured Book

The Art and Thought of John La Farge : book cover image

The Art and Thought of John La Farge: Picturing Authenticity in Gilded Age America, by Katie Kresser

Call Number: N6537.L28 K74 2013 (General Collection)

In The Art and Thought of John La Farge: Picturing Authenticity in Gilded Age America, Professor of Art History Katie Kresser brings attention to the enigmatic painter John La Farge, whose work and philosophy offered a counter to the emerging consumer culture of his day. By drawing comparisons between La Farge and several of his more famous friends (such as James Whistler and Henry Adams), Kresser shows us how La Farge set up shop on paradoxical ground, wedged between static traditions and the new totalizing subjectivities on offer, all in pursuit of “the Real.” La Farge is less remembered than he ought to be, and this book reveals him as an unforgettable figure: a man in soft-footed dance with authenticity.

This title can be found on the second floor, in the General Collection

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