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Exhibition: Collecting History

Collecting History: Coins, Banknotes, and Postage Stamps in Special Collections Exhibition Dates: June – August 2017 Collected by people of all ages and status, coins, banknotes and postage stamps serve a practical function, yet can be considered miniature works of art that reflect the history and culture of their time. Featuring national symbols, notable individuals […]

On Display: Eclipse @ Furman

Currently on display in the Sanders Science Library is a selection of interesting books about solar eclipses. Please feel free to check out any of the books on display in preparation for the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21. Titles include: The solar eclipse of 2017: where and how to best view it In […]

On Display: Winging It

A selection of interesting books about musical improvisation is currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library. This exhibit, called “Winging It,” includes the following titles: Grateful Dead and the art of rock improvisation The improvising mind: cognition and creativity in the musical moment Improvisation, creativity, and consciousness: jazz as integral template for music, education Improvisation […]

On Display: Matters of the Mind

Currently on display in the Sanders Science Library is a selection of interesting books about the human brain. This exhibit, called “Matters of the Mind,” includes the following titles: Hunger, thirst, sex, and sleep : how the brain controls our passions Can neuroscience change our minds? Welcome to your brain : why you lose your car […]

On Display: Meditation & Mindfulness

Visit the James B. Duke Library to view an exhibit about meditation and mindfulness. Titles include: Mindfulness in Plain English Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat Relaxation & Breathing for Meditation: With Rodney Yee A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation: 10 Days to Change […]

The Bill Of Rights Turns 225

In December of 1771 the final version of 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States was adopted. The Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are known, is our most important document for balancing the rights of individual citizens and the government. The Bill of Rights has endured through many tests during those 225 […]

On Display: Object Lessons

“The Object Lessons series achieves something very close to magic: the books take ordinary—even banal—objects and animate them with a rich history of invention, political struggle, science, and popular mythology. Filled with fascinating details and conveyed in sharp, accessible prose, the books make the everyday world come to life. Be warned: once you’ve read a […]

Blasts from the Past

An interesting selection of books about volcanoes is currently on display in the Sanders Science Library. Titles include: The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, […]

Faculty Scholarship on Display

Faculty Scholarship on Display in the Duke Library Atrium The faculty scholarship and creative works that were showcased at the Faculty Scholarship Reception on February 24th, are now on display in the Blackwell Atrium of the Duke Library. We are delighted that this will provide the opportunity for more people to view the scholarly and […]

Novels for Musicians

Currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library is a selection of novels for musicians and music lovers. Titles include: The Fortress of Solitude: A Novel Half-Blood Blues: A Novel The Piano Tuner A Visit from the Goon Squad Orfeo: A Novel Station Eleven: A Novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto A Cathedral Singer Stabat […]