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Poetry Reading CLP

Rosko’s work is formally innovative and thematically relevant to life in 2019 America. Her newest poetry collection, Weather Inventions, captures an enduring sense of wonder in the face of nature alongside the scientific impulse to observe and measure. Rosko will join us from Charleston, where she is Associate Professor and M.F.A. Director at the College […]

CLP: Desegregation of Greenville Public Library

CLP – Desegregation in Greenville: The Public Library Story Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand, historian and co-author of The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism will visit Furman University on October 3rd. Dr. Wiegand will speak about the integration of public libraries in the South during the civil […]

Southern Civil Rights and Library History

On June 24, the governing Council of American Library Association (ALA) passed a historic resolution that “apologizes to African Americans for wrongs committed against them in segregated public libraries” and commends those “who risked their lives to integrate public libraries for their bravery and courage in challenging segregation in public libraries and in forcing public libraries […]

Pleased to Share Our Biennial Report

We are pleased to share the Furman University Libraries’ biennial report which highlights accomplishments and activities during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Click on the image below to be directed to an online version of the report. 

Happy Dins Day!

Message from the Director of Libraries, Dr. Janis M. Bandelin: While at Furman, you studied and socialized in the library. On the last day of class, you may have even indulged in a Furman tradition – frolicking in the Duke Library fountain! I encourage you to participate in Dins Day and to show your Furman spirit […]

He Continues to Make a Difference CLP

Lesléa Newman, writer, poet, editor, and advocate, will visit the campus of Furman University on February 1st. Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, The Cat Who […]

An Evening with Thomas Rain Crowe ’72

An Evening with Thomas Rain Crowe ’72 Poet, essayist, boat-rocker, translator, publisher, environmentalist, musician, sustainability advocate and owner and editor of New Native Press in Cullowhee, N.C., Thomas Rain Crowe (Furman Class of 1972) will speak on campus Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center. “An Evening With Thomas […]

Reality Bites: CLP!

On Thursday, October 20th, at 7 pm The Friends of the Furman University Libraries, the Environmental Action Group, and the Tri Beta Biological Honor Society are co-hosting a guest speaker.  The title of the CLP is, “Reality Bites: Cultural Challenges in Conservation.”  This event focuses on current threats to the world’s endangered crocodilians and turtles […]

A Gathering of Laureates (CLP)

A GATHERING OF LAUREATES (CLP) Hartness Pavilion Thursday, April 21, 4:00 PM  This event will be a joint poetry reading and discussion by South Carolina’s three appointed Poets Laureate: SC Laureate Marjory Wentworth, who has held her office since 2003; Laurel Blossom, the Poet Laureate (since 2014) of Edgefield, SC; and Ed Madden, the recently-appointed […]

Musical Moments in JBD

Enjoy a brief musical interlude on Wednesday, April 20, from noon til 12:20 in the Blackwell Atrium of the James B. Duke Library.  This month’s Musical Moments features percussion students from Furman’s Department of Music. During this time, quiet study space is available on the 2nd floor of the library in Special Collections & Archives. Musical […]