2011 Displays


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Ecuador and Galapagos: In the Steps of Charles Darwin

1st Floor Display
September 2011-December 2011

Ecuador and Galapagos

For ten days in July Dr. John Tanacredi led a group of Dowling students on an adventure through Ecuador and the Galapagos ilsands. Their trip included stops at the Pasochoa Wildlife Reserve, the Fatima Wild Animal Rescue Center, and the Pailon deo Diablo waterfalls.

The participants were treated to a total immersion program with visits to a local shaman and the eastern slopes of the Andes to a tour of the Galapagos where they literally followed the path of Charles Darwin.

Many of the items in this display are from the trip, including local artifacts and student travel journals. All photographs are courtesy of Barbara Aniboli.

Podcast interview with Dr. Tanacredi about the Galapagos and his other travels in the summer of 2011

A Genealogy of Fantasy A Genealogy of Fantasy

2nd Floor Display
September 2011-December 2011

Epic tales of fantasy weave their way through time fron ancient Sumeria to modern day England. This display highlights a number of prominent works along the fantasy family tree, illustrating how authors have built on what came before and reworked old tales into new.

We Remember - Ten Years since September 11, 2001

1st Floor Display
September 2011

Staff PicksStaff Picks

1st Floor Display
July 2011 - August 2011

Looking for a good book or movie? Try one of our staff picks.

We polled our library staff and came up with this eclectic mix of titles to pique your interest. From the noir thriller The Third Man to the mannered romance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, each comes with a recommendation by a certified library member.

We've left the display case open so just reach in and grab one.

Summer Garden of BooksYour Summer Garden of Books

2nd Floor Display
May 2011 - August 2011

Summer is a great time for relaxing with a book outside in the sun. We would like to help you dig into your summer reading with this colorful display of garden themed books from the library's collections. Even if you have a busy schedule this summer, make sure you take the time to stop and smell the roses or at least pick a quick bouquet of blossoms to take home.

Whether you like poetry or mysteries or romance, we have a plot for you.

So no matter what your summer plans, get your hands dirty and pick up a book today.

Landscape design and garden implements in this display courtesy of Cheryl Hahn.

Civil WarCivil War Portraits

1st Floor Display
January 2011 - July 2011

This display marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with books from the Francis Grant Schleicher Civil War Collection. Francis Grant Schleicher was a printing ink scientist and amateur historian with a keen interest in preserving first-hand accounts of the American Civil War. The Francis Grant Schleicher Civil War Collection includes many autobiographies and biographies of Civil War Generals, which are highlighted in this exhibit. What better time to reflect on these accounts than on April 12, 2011 - the 150th Anniversary of the start of the War between the States.

Civil War 150th Anniversary from the Civil War Trust

DanceShall We Dance?

2nd Floor Display
January 2011 - May 2011

Dance is integral to American culture. Just look at the popularity of dance television programs such as: "Dancing with the Stars," "So You Think You Can Dance," and "Dance in America." This display highlights books in the Dowling College Library collection and celebrates dance in all of its forms.