Late Night at the Library!

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Join us Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th for Late Night Study at Connelly Library. The Library will be open from 8am until Midnight both days! A variety of prizes available! Snacks and refreshments will be available after 7pm. The raffle will begin at 9pm. We look forward to seeing you there! AML

 

Journal of the Month: Make Magazine

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This month, we’re featuring Make Magazine as the journal of the month for December. Make is a popular magazine which publishes bimonthly from Maker Media, Inc. The magazine focuses the innovation of DIY (do-it yourself) projects from woodworking, metals, computers, electronics, and more.

Make Volume 54: December 2016/January 2017 features the testing of desktop fabrication (or 3D Printing). Fifteen experts tested over 40 desktop machines! Make also provides tips on using and selecting these items for purchase. Find out more about their evaluation at, http://makezine.com/comparison/3dprinters/how-we-test/shootout/ .

The magazine also provides tools for skill-building, such as learning to saw precise angles, understanding power tools, and 3D Printing Projects to try. Stop by the library to view this exciting magazine, and browse all other back issues! AML

Have a nice Thanksgiving!

Connelly Library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume at 8 am on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Safe travels!

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Happy Election Day!

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Before the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, American women were not allowed to vote in state or federal elections, let alone run for President.

This inequality in United States Constitutional law lead to the Women’s Rights Movement from 1848-1920 and the rise of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA).

Tactics used to spread the word and to raise money and recruit for the cause included sending postcards. Above is an example of a 1914 suffrage postcard found in Connelly Library’s archives. The artist is Letitia Maxwell, a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.

Hope everyone was able to exercise her right to vote today!

Journal of the Month: JAWS (Journal of Arts Writing of Students)

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JAWS or the Journal of Arts Writing of Students is a peer-reviewed journal with submissions from art students. The publication allows students to practice writing art-related articles to reach the academic community. Even the editors of JAWS are students. For more information on submitting to JAWS check out their website! The latest copy of JAWS is located in our periodical section.

Welcome Amanda!

Please welcome Amanda Leftwich to Connelly Library! She joined the team on October 24, 2016 in the role of Circulation Supervisor. Amanda studied at Arcadia University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Amanda comes to us most recently from the Philadelphia Museum of Art from the Reader Services department as the Library Assistant for Reader Services. She also worked as a Circulation Manager at a public library.

Amanda loves books, traveling, science fiction/fantasy shows, and is a foodie.

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Happy Hallowe’en!

Stumped about what costume to wear?

Try a gypsy, witch, clown, or butterfly! This newspaper spread comes from the October 25, 1914 issue of the Philadelphia Press.

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The clipping was found in the Alumnae Scrapbook, located in the College archives and features art by Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College) students.

Cooper Hewitt Museum Digital Collection

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The Smithsonian design museum, the Cooper Hewitt has made a large chunk of its collection accessible to internet browsers. After a year long digitization project, approximately 200,000 objects from the museum are now available online.

Pieces from nearly 300 years of historic and contemporary design can be researched and viewed through this new portal: https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/

Users of this new database do not have to be confined to searching only by the usual keyword/subject/author/title queries. Instead, one can explore the collection for COLOR, PERIODS, collection HIGHLIGHTS, TAGS, and TYPES.

Many examples of American design can be viewed through this website, including textiles, drawings, posters, buttons, wallpapers, and many other pieces of ephemera.
For more information and to look around yourself, visit the website.

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MANUFACTURER’S SAMPLE BOOK (USA), 1939

 

 

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Photo: Matt Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATCHSAFE (USA), 1905–15

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*All images and information taken from the Cooper Hewitt website: http://www.cooperhewitt.org.

Welcome back!

Fall 2016 Hours and Labor Day Weekend.

Welcome back to campus Moore College community!

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Below are Connelly Library’s Fall Semester hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 10 PM
  • Friday – 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday – 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

***In observance of Labor Day, we will be closed Saturday (9/3) through Monday (9/5). Normal semester hours will resume at 8am on Tuesday (9/6).

Wishing everyone a productive and knowledge-filled school year!

Journal of the Month: World of Interiors

Journal of the Month: World of Interiors

Come check out the library’s newest publication, World of Interiors! This monthly magazine has been in print for over thirty years, and features articles primarily on interior design.   Based in London, this magazine is chockful of inspirational pictures and editorials.  So get motivated for your interior design theses and check it out at the Connelly Library.

 

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