Up next we will highlight books being featured in the popular media. If you hear an interview on the radio, see an author visiting morning television, or read a book review for a title that would make a useful or interesting addition to the library’s collections, please let us know!

This March, celebrate Women’s History Month through the Library’s vibrant book displays. Art, literature, workplace culture, our society as a whole – each of these and much more has been influenced and shaped by the talents and struggles of women throughout history. You can find a selection of sample books below – stop by today to learn something new!

In addition to our book displays, you can also get a taste for the amazing women in history on our sibling blog, The Chameleon. There you can explore some of the amazing women in our science, military, political and sports history! This year we’re featuring Rosalind Franklin (who contributed to the discovery of DNA structure), Mary Edwards Walker (surgeon during the Civil War and abolitionist), and Gertrude Bell (author, architect, adventurer, and spy).

It’s an unfortunate truth that for a long time, men wrote the history books and left the accomplishments of the world’s women. This month is a month to celebrate those successes!

Unnatural Disasters 2013

This edition of Booklights honors Mitchell College’s commemoration of Earth Day in this 75th anniversary year of the institution’s founding, showcasing titles that challenge us to reflect on the impact of human activity on the Earth and its climate.  These and additional titles are on display in the Library.

On April 22, 2013, the Library will host a number of Earth Day events following outdoor opening ceremonies centered on the preservation of Mitchell Woods and Mitchell Beach.  View full press release.

Library programming will include student presentations and poster sessions, the dedication of an art work created for the Library by artist Diane Barcelo, and the opening of the Library’s Earth Day exhibit, Un/Natural Disasters, curated by Nadesha Mijoba of the Provenance Center in New London, CT.

Mitchell College Library and Information Services is celebrating the First Year College Common Read, This I Believe.  This special edition BOOKlights and the accompanying display on the upper level of the Library features a collection of personal essays and memoires including contributions from the Mitchell Community.  If you would like to submit your own personal essay to be added to this blog, please email it to

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