Meet Our Staff (August-September)
This foyer display showcased the Murray Library staff!
Banned Books Week Display (August-September)
Artist's Books by Kathy T. Hettinga (August-October)
Kathy T. Hettinga is an award-winning artist in design, artists' books, digital images/prints, and photography. Hettinga has been twice awarded the Distinguished Professor of Art in the School of the Arts at Messiah College where she taught for 29 years. Her books were on display in the vitrines on the main level.
4 3 2 Cry: Fracking In Northern Colorado
Cupid's Cay, Bahamas 1994-2007
Kathy T. Hettinga Student Artists' Book Archive (August-November)
The Kathy T. Hettinga Student Artists' Book Archive at Murray Library was created from the extensive student book art created under her direction. These works reveal the remarkable depths of meaning and beauty created by her students in response to Hettinga's guidance and direction. The Archive was displayed in the trophy case and document cases.
Book of Constant Discourse by Patrice King
Knock Knock: An Alphabet Prayer Book by Emily Pratt The Greatest of These by Abigail Zoebisch
170th Anniversary of the Death of Edgar Allan Poe (October)
Poe is best remembered for his tales of terror and haunting poems, but he is also credited as one of the earliest writers of short stories, inventor of the modern detective story, and an innovator in the genre of science fiction. Works written and inspired by Poe were displayed in the Foyer and at the Great Reads shelf.
Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote (November / Foyer display continued in December)
2019 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which stated "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." To commemorate this momentous event, Murray Library set up displays. In the library foyer exhibit, the history of the events leading to ratification and some of the impact up until the present were shown. Just inside the doors, there was a "pop-up exhibit" from the National Archives entitled Rightfully Hers. And on the "Great Reads" shelves, interesting books on some of the key figures and events in that path to voting rights were available.
Celebrating Women (November)
In honor of Women's suffrage, Artists' Books celebrating women were on display in the vitrines.
Karibu Night: A Night in Africa! (November)
The document cases showcased resources highlighting African cultures.
Unique Christmas nativity scenes from around the world were on display in the Trophy Case.
Christmas Resources (December)
Our "Great Reads" showcased some of the Christmas resources Murray Library has to offer.
Pop-up Books (December 2019 - January 2020)
Beautiful pop-up books by Robert Sabuda were on display in the vitrines.