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Fall 2013

Dear Friends of the Wesleyan Library,

The autumn brings many exciting Friends of the Wesleyan Library events and collaborations, drawing together students, faculty, staff, and the community for intellectual conversation, enjoyment of books, and showcasing of the library’s many resources. We hope you will be able to attend. See the enclosed flyer or the Friends web site for more details. 

  • “Love in the Time of War” – Reading by poet Yusef Komunyakaa, preceded by a brief talk by  printer and publisher Robin Price about her limited edition of his book – Wednesday, September 11, 8:00 p.m. – Russell House.
  • Constitution Day Lecture: Theodore Shaw ‘76 – “Looking Backwards; Looking Forward: The Persistence of Race in Twenty-First Century American Life " --  Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 p.m. – Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library.
  • The Friends Annual Book Sale will be held on Saturday, November 2 as part of Wesleyan’s Homecoming festivities, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library.  There will be a large selection of academic and popular books.  If you would like to support the Friends through book donations or by volunteering to help, please contact us.
  • Adaptation Film Series: “Almayer’s Folly” – Wednesday, December 4, 8:00 p.m. – Goldsmith Family Cinema.

These activities, projects to preserve and make accessible valuable library collections, and the next library newsletter which will be mailed to you later this fall, are supported through generous donations from the Friends.  Thank you to those who have already renewed your membership for 2013-2014.  If you have not done so already, we ask you to renew this month.  Basic membership in the Friends starts at $25, and donors at the $50 and above level may choose to receive a set of Friends notecards or a tote bag as a thank you gift (please indicate your choice on the donation envelope).  Membership donations may also be made online at  We greatly appreciate those who are able to donate at higher levels and also welcome sponsors of special projects and planned gifts.  Your contributions enrich the community through all these activities.  For more information about donating to the library or underwriting events, please contact Jennifer Hadley at or 860-685-3897.  We look forward to seeing you this fall.


Karl E. Scheibe   Richard P. Adelstein
Chair of the Board  Vice-Chair of the Board
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