Category Archives: Featured Book

Our Book of the Month and Honoring those who fought in WWII

The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (May 8 and May 9) is an annual international day of remembrance designated by Resolution 59/26  of the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004. The resolution urges … Continue reading

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Sonnets and Lyrics is Featured Book for April

April No days such honored days as these! While yet Fair Aphrodite reigned, men seeking wide For some fair thing which should forever bide On earth, her beautous memory to set In fitting frame that no age could forget, Her name … Continue reading

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The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York State is Featured Book for February

 Special Collections commemorates Black History Month (African American History Month) with its featured book for February: The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York written by Tom Calarco, who calls himself an “Underground Railroad conductor.” He writes “… after getting … Continue reading

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Ginsberg’s New Year Blues is featured book for January 2017

New Year Blues by Allen Ginsberg is our featured book for the first month in this new year, January 2017. Irwin Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997) was an American poet and a pivotal figure of the Beat Movement of the 1950s. Born in … Continue reading

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Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos is the November 2016 Book of the Month

  NICHOLAS OF LYRA, Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos (Literal Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews) Special Collections in the Bartle Library, is celebrating a new acquisition: a 14th-century manuscript of Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla litteralis super epistolam … Continue reading

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Celebrating CEMERS Golden Anniversary with the Book of the Month

The Ellesmere Chaucer is the October Book of the Month in honor of  the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies’ (CEMERS) 50th Anniversary The Ellesmere Chaucer reproduced in facsimile.  Manchester : The University Press, 1911.  Call number:  Z 1152 .C496, v.1-2. … Continue reading

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The Genius: A Memoir of Max Reinhardt is featured book for September

The Special Collections featured book for September is The Genius: A Memoir of Max Reinhardt. Written by his son, Gottfried Reinhardt, this is an intimate look into the life of Max Reinhardt from his birth near Vienna in 1873 until … Continue reading

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Upstate Cauldron is Featured Book for July 2016

Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State is our Featured Book for July 2016. Part of our Local History Collection, this book is guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate … Continue reading

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Good Poems for Hard Times is the Featured Book for June

The poems in this volume were chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio’s The Writer’s Almanac. Here, readers will find comfort in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as “Such As It Is … Continue reading

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