Welcome, First-Year Families!

Here are the events the Library is hosting for First-Year Family Weekend. We hope you’ll also take some time to explore current exhibits, the Orozco mural, and other areas of interest in the Dartmouth College Library.

FRIDAY

Tower toursBaker Library Bell Tower Tour
Friday, May 5, 2 – 4:45pm

Get a bird’s eye view of campus from the Baker Library Bell Tower.
Please note: this tour includes climbing a steep staircase. Tours may end up to a half hour earlier than the listed time to accommodate the guests still waiting on the top floors.

book of hours france ca. 1440Special Collections Library Tour
Friday, May 5, 3 – 4pm

Explore what’s so “special” about Dartmouth’s Rauner Special Collections Library. You will be treated to illuminated manuscripts, early editions of major authors, Shakespeare’s First Folio from 1623, fascinating modern manuscripts and gems from the College Archives.

Student-Curated Exhibit “Values of Medicine”
Friday, May 5, 4 – 5pm

Join Rauner Staff in a reception for the opening of an exhibit curated by students from Sienna Craig’s “Values of Medicine” First-Year Seminar. The exhibits draw on the rich medical history collections in Rauner Library to question how the ethics and practice of medicine have transformed over time.

SATURDAY

Baker Library Bell Tower Tour
Saturday, May 6, 12 – 3pm

Get a bird’s eye view of campus from the Baker Library Bell Tower. Please note: this tour includes climbing a steep staircase. Tours may end up to a half hour earlier than the listed time to accommodate the guests still waiting on the top floors.

Book Arts Workshop Open HouseBook arts hand press
Saturday, May 6, 2 – 4pm

Come to the Book Arts Workshop and explore letterpress printing on the lower level of Baker Library! Try your hand at running the presses and learn more about methods of making books and other printed materials. The Workshop is proud to have recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

 

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