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Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 4,  2006--

 

SUMMARY
1. April Events at Fogler Library
     A.  Going (G) Local
     B.  At the Edge of Creativity:  Creativity in the Age of the Internet
     C.  Edith Patch Earth Day Dinner
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1.  APRIL EVENTS AT FOGLER LIBRARY
A.  GOING (G) LOCAL
  Several members of the University of Maine campus community will be gathering on Thursday, April 5, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. to share readings focused on the earth, fair trade, and the environment. The event, titled “Going (G)Local: writing and reflecting on the earth” will be held in the Special Collections department.
Readings will include those of undergraduate student Sarah Bigney, who spent last semester in Chiapas, Mexico working on research for her honors thesis on the impact of fair trade on coffee farmers.  UMaine Peace Studies instructor and Zen Buddhist monastic, Hugh Curran, will share some of his work, as will Mimi Killinger, Honors College instructor.  Kathleen Ellis, poet and adjunct faculty in English and Honors, and Tina Passman, professor of Modern Languages and Classics, will read with ENG 222 students from Gary Snyder's acclaimed epic poem, “Mountains and Rivers Without End.”
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

B.   AT THE EDGE OF ART: CREATIVITY IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET
 What do pigs' wings, alien planets, and computer viruses have in common? Find out at this informal presentation and discussion on the occasion of the publication of At the Edge of Art  by Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito. This event will be held in the University Club, Fogler Library on Wednesday, 11 April from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. More information at: http://at-the-edge-of-art.com
The event includes light refreshments and is co-sponsored by Fogler Library and the New Media Department. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gretchen Gfeller or Joline Blais via First Class.

C.  EDITH PATCH EARTH DAY DINNER
The Second Annual Earth Day Dinner in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Marion Patch will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Thomas Lynch University Club. Cost is $20.00 per person. Cosponsored by the Friends of Edith Patch and the Fogler Library Friends.
There will be an exhibit of archival materials related to Edith Patch and her work in the Library’s Special Collections department from 3:00-5:00 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

  For more information about these and other Library events, contact Gretchen Gfeller:  Voice: 581-1696.  E-mail: gretchen.gfeller @umit.maine.edu

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