Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ready For My Close Up

Students in the Film Production course (part of the AFA Cinema program) brought the lights, camera and action to the Library this week:

Look for the Library's tarring role in a film coming soon!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

And Remembrance Day

On the 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month.  The guns in France fell silent.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

Read more about it:

Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day 1918, World War I and its Violent Climax.  D523 P44 2004

Friday, November 08, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

World Series, Baby!

The Washington Nationals secured the National League Championship and have advanced to the World Series (the first time a DC team has done so since 1933.

So let's show some Natitude and root, root, root for the home team!

And if you can pause from singing Baby Shark for just a few minutes, check out a book or two:

National Pastime: Sports, Politics, and the Return of Baseball to Washington DC. GV863 W18 S87

The Washington Nationals 1859 to Today: The Story of Baseball in the Nation's Capital. GV683 W18 F76


Monday, October 07, 2019

Curiosity and the Creative Process

Fine Arts Emerita Rebecca Kamen was recently back in town giving a talk at American University.

(l-r: Denny May (ENG, Emeritus), Matt Todd (Dean, Learning and Technology Resources), Rebecca Kamen (Star.  ART, Emerita.  Artist in Residence U Penn); Sylvia Rortvedt (LTR, Emerita); Alka Gandhi (previously ECO NVCC.  Currently ECO UMD).

Drawing inspiration from astronomy, neuroscience, philosophy, and physics, sculptor Rebecca Kamen reflects on the scientific and artistic processes as unique but complementary catalysts for making the invisible visible.

Professor Kamen is a friend of this blog.  See her history with us here.