Ferguson Library

October 21st. Main Library. 7:00 PM  

libraryjournal:

Just another day at the office

archivesofamericanart:

Jason Stieber, our national collector, recently visited with artist Gerda Meyer Bernstein at her studio in Chicago. Meyer Berstein, pictured here, seated in the chair, was a founding member of ARC (Artists, Residents of Chicago), 1973, a non-profit membership-governed feminist gallery. Ingrid Fassbender, her dealer, is standing behind her. Meyer Berstein’s papers have connections to many other artists including Nancy Spero, Leon Golub, and Vera Clement, whose papers are already in our collection. During their visit, she showed Jason this piece of hers entitled Gaza Tunnel.

AMAZING!!

archivesofamericanart:

Jason Stieber, our national collector, recently visited with artist Gerda Meyer Bernstein at her studio in Chicago. Meyer Berstein, pictured here, seated in the chair, was a founding member of ARC (Artists, Residents of Chicago), 1973, a non-profit membership-governed feminist gallery. Ingrid Fassbender, her dealer, is standing behind her. Meyer Berstein’s papers have connections to many other artists including Nancy Spero, Leon Golub, and Vera Clement, whose papers are already in our collection. During their visit, she showed Jason this piece of hers entitled Gaza Tunnel.

AMAZING!!

publishersweekly:

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North has won the 2014 Man Booker Prize. PW called the novel “powerful”—check out our review.

publishersweekly:

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North has won the 2014 Man Booker Prize. PW called the novel “powerful”—check out our review.

mentalflossr:

Which Job Is Most Unique to Your State?

What does this say about our state??

mentalflossr:

Which Job Is Most Unique to Your State?

What does this say about our state??

Some wonderful people from Stamford got together to make this film a reality.  From the Rough is a true story about the extraordinary Dr. Catana Starks.  Come see the film and hear how an idea turned into a motion picture.

Main Library. 7pm. October 15th.

We couldn’t agree more with the choice.  We certainly believe Alice is the person to lead The Ferguson Library into a new era of public library service.

 We are celebrating Connecticut Freedom Trail Month.  Come join our community conversation. 
Thursday, September 18, Reception 6:30 p.m.; program 7 p.m.
For Connecticut Freedom Trail Month, contributing authors Dr. Stacey Close, Dr. Katherine Harris, Dr. Frank Mitchell, and editor Elizabeth Normen will discuss African American Connecticut Explored with a focus on Stamford’s contribution to the long arc of the African American experience in Connecticut.





We are celebrating Connecticut Freedom Trail Month.  Come join our community conversation. 

Thursday, September 18, Reception 6:30 p.m.; program 7 p.m.

For Connecticut Freedom Trail Month, contributing authors Dr. Stacey Close, Dr. Katherine Harris, Dr. Frank Mitchell, and editor Elizabeth Normen will discuss African American Connecticut Explored with a focus on Stamford’s contribution to the long arc of the African American experience in Connecticut.

Do you know where this is?? A little hint - it’s in Stamford.
Goodbody Garden at Fort Stamford Park, Conn.

Do you know where this is?? A little hint - it’s in Stamford.

Goodbody Garden at Fort Stamford Park, Conn.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Sylvia Plath, poet and writer
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oupacademic:

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography podcast: Sylvia Plath, poet and writer

In March 1962 Plath wrote a verse play for radio, Three Women, on the subject of childbirth. It was at this time, as Hughes later wrote, that ‘the ghost of her father’ returned to haunt her and the chilling, deeply disturbing voice of her Ariel poems began to assert itself. She realized her desire as recorded in her Boston journal to write poetry of ‘real situations behind which the great gods, play the drama of blood, lust and death’. Aurelia Plath visited Devon in summer 1962, just as Plath and Hughes had begun to keep bees—an activity which drew Plath still closer to the memory of her father. Other poems written during this period, including ‘Crossing the Water’ and ‘Berck-Plage’, are full of images of the sea and drowning. About this time Plath had a car accident, caused by her blacking out. She had run off the road onto a disused airfield but was not seriously hurt.

The story of Sylvia Plath is one of over 200 episodes available from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’s podcast archive. New episodes are released every second Wednesday.

Image: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. CC-BY-SA-2.0 via Flickr.