A conversation with the creators of “Marzi: a memoir,” October 28th

  On Friday October 28th, the creators of the graphic novel Marzi: a memoir will be in conversation in Butler Library. Marzena Sowa, the author, was born in Poland in 1979; by the time she was ten years old she had experienced Communist rule, Chernobyl, the Solidarity factory strikes of 1988, and the triumph of […]

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This Week in Butler: Paper-Cutting Art Exhibition and Performances

 As part of this week’s Cinema China, Culture China festival, a Shanghai Paper-cutting Art Exhibition and daily performances by paper-cutting artists will be held on the third floor of Butler Library. The exhibition opens on Monday, October 17th and will remain on view through December. Performances by Paper-cutting artists Xi Xiaoqin and Shi Qinling will […]

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Frances Perkins Exhibition, through March 26, 2010

“Frances Perkins: The Woman behind the New Deal” is on display in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library through March 26th.   Perkins  was the first woman cabinet member, serving as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor from 1933-45. Columbia houses the most significant collection of Perkins’ papers outside of the National Archives.  In addition to […]

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Graphic Novels exhibition in the Butler 3rd floor display cases

Butler Library has a thriving graphic novels collection with over 1300 titles to date. During the Spring 2010 semester, the display cases on Butler’s 3rd floor present an exhibition designed to encourage interest in using these unique resources in curriculum and research.  Seven themes are presented; for each theme an image from traditional art–something more […]

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