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Library Hours for Spring Finals

Friday, May 7:  8 am – 12 am; Saturday, May 8:  8 am – 8 pm; Sunday, May 9:  12 pm – 12 am; Monday, May 10:  8 am – 12 am; Tuesday, May 11:  8 am – 8 pm; Wednesday, May 12 – Friday, May 14:  8 am – 4:45 pm.

A Starting Point that Never Ends: A Brief Look at Feminist History (Guest Post!)

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the second post is a series on feminism resources. You can read her first post here. Feminism has been around arguably as long as women have existed. As mentioned in the previous blog post feminism is a movement for equality, and people believe […]

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2022

The Library is now accepting submissions for the Patricia Lindell Research Prize/Paper. This $400 prize is awarded by the library faculty for a paper already written for a Gustavus academic course. This paper should demonstrate excellent use of source material. Papers may be submitted from Fall Semester 2020 through Spring Semester 2022. As faculty endorsement […]

Census Information and the Library

On April 26th, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first data compiled from the 2020 decennial survey. This information included state populations and the apportionment of representatives in Congress for the next decade. Minnesota will maintains eight representatives and the state population grew to 5,709,752, about a 7.6 increase from 2010. Looking at populations shifts, […]

Guest Post! What is Feminism?

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the first post is a series on feminism resources. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) As many of you know, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library holds thousands of books on all different subjects. […]

National Poetry Month : Nobel Prize Winner Louise Glück

Gustavus Library actively collects works by Nobel Prize laureates, and since it’s National Poetry Month we thought there’s no better time to explore the works of American poet Louise Glück (1943- ), who last October was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence […]

Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 2021 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month! Celebrate the voices of poets from today and the past:      “The Hill We Climb” (excerpt) – Amanda Gorman, 2021      When day comes we ask ourselves,      where can we find light in this never-ending shade? …      We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always […]

Join us on Saturday for (virtual) Books in Bloom!

Friends of the Library – Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) is proud to present: A Virtual Books in Bloom event Saturday, April 17, 2021 2-3:30 p.m. Register Here Join Saint Peter business-owner Sara Nett, of Sweet Alice Floral and Art as she designs, via Zoom, a bloom interpreting the book Drawdown, by Paul Hawken. From Sara: […]

Challenged Books: Available at the Gustavus Library!

The American Library Association kicks off National Library Week (April 4-10) by announcing recent challenges to library, school, and university materials. The Library Bill of Rights states, “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” In that spirit, the Gustavus Library opposes censorship in all its forms. Below […]

Virtual Books in Bloom event

Friends of the Library – Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) is proud to present: A Virtual Books in Bloom event Saturday, April 17, 2021 2-3:30 p.m. Books in Bloom is a signature Friends of the Library – GLA event that uses flowers, plants, and other natural elements to represent books, media, or other resources within the […]


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