Archive for June, 2012

Summer Reads

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Summer’s here and hopefully along with it is a little free time to read something beside a textbook!  We have 2 great sources to browse for a fun read here at the Oboler.  BookExchangeOur paperback free exchange rack is in the student lounge.  When you’ve finished a paperback and need something new, come on in and exchange it for one on the rack.  It’s a great way to recycle your reads when you’re done.

A second source of some great summer reading is in our Summer Reads exhibit located in the art corridor where block prints by Linda Wolfe are currently on display.  We’ve put together some new works just added to the 2nd floor collection, posted reviews of works being published this summer, and have some of those classics ready for you to finally read! Some of the authors include Louise Ehrdrich, Jane Smiley and E.M. Forster plus new works including A Different Light – the photography of Sebastiao Salgado by Parvati Nair.  And check-out a new translation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace by Andrew Briggs.



New Artist – Linda Wolfe

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The block prints of Linda Wolfe will be on display in the Library beginning Monday, June 18th.  Linda shared some of what art means to her with us:


Easy RiderI have always been an artist.  It has been the one constant in my life that has helped me grow and view the world as a beautiful place.  I grew up in Oregon and was raised on a farm.  There I learned to appreciate nature, simple living and animals.



Mermaid of Penzance

I spend many wonderful hours in my studio creating new art for enjoyment and to sell.  I draw and paint as well, but use printmaking as my special form of expression.  I fell in love with the process of creating a block print while attending art school.  I work primarily with linoleum and wood blocks.  I hand print and use my Vandercook No. 2 proof press (Guinevere) and my 908 small press (Paloma).  My prints take on a life of their own.  Some need to have color added while others need to show their black and white beauty.Art should be available to everyone.  Every time we create and offer our art to those around us we are transforming our thoughts into higher ideals for a better world.


Linda’s work will be up through the end of the summer.  Linda will also have a display case showcasing what she uses to create her art blocks.  While you’re enjoying her work, check out the other displays in the area on The Craters of the Moon, Summer Reads, Canadian History/Facts.  The art corridor is on the 1st floor of the Library and is open all of the hours the building is open: M-Th, 7:15 am – 9 pm; F, 7:15 am  – 5 pm; Sat-Sun, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.


in all things of nature

The works appearing in this entry are titled: Easy Rider, The Mermaid of Penzance, and In All Things There is Something of the Marvelous.