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Fall 2014

Dear Friends of the Wesleyan Library,

 The library plays a central role in the intellectual life of this university, providing resources and research help, and is also a beloved study and meeting space.  To augment this role, Friends of the Wesleyan Library events draw together students, faculty, staff, and the community for thought-provoking conversation, enjoyment of books, and the showcasing of the library’s many resources. See the enclosed flyer or the Friends web site for more details on events in September.  We hope you will be able to attend. 

  • Constitution Day Lecture: David Rabban ‘71 – “Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and the American University" -- Wednesday, September 17, 7:30 p.m. – Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library.
  • The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 27 as part of Wesleyan’s Family Weekend 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 volunteer to help, please contact us.

Generous donations from the Friends support 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.  Thank you to those who have already renewed your membership for 2014-2015.  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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