Join us at the Weinberg Memorial Library’s book sale this weekend! The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, April 30th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 28th for current University of Scranton students and current (2022-2023) Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library members and Schemel Forum members. Interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library? Information for membership can be found at Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. To check the status of your Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and Schemel Forum memberships, please contact Kym Fetsko at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 941-7816.
The book sale will have a vast array of hardcover and paperback books including non-fiction books, fiction books, cookbooks, young adult books, and children’s books. In addition, the book sale will have a variety of DVDs and CDs.
The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library is accepting book, DVD, and CD donations for its annual book sale occurring on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 28 for current (2022-2023) Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library members, current Schemel Forum members, and current University of Scranton students.
The Weinberg Memorial Library will be accepting paperback and hardcover books in good condition, such as children’s books, young adult books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction books. The Weinberg Memorial Library is also accepting unscratched DVDs and CDs. Donation appointments are needed. In addition, the Library is seeking volunteers to help work the book sale. Volunteer shifts for the book sale are flexible.
To schedule an appointment to donate books and DVDs/CDs, obtain clarification on accepted items, or to volunteer, please reach out to Melisa Gallo at email@example.com or (570) 941-6195. To check the status of your Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and Schemel Forum memberships, please contact Kym Fetsko at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 941-7816.
A gorgeous grandfather clock, dated to the 1780s, has been installed in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. This was made possible by a bequest from the late Brian E. McHugh ’59, who also included an incredible $500,000 endowment fund in support of the Library.
“Tall case” clock making flourished in Pennsylvania in the late 18th and early to mid-19th centuries, first imitating English craftsmanship before developing its own unique characteristics. This example, in the style of famed London furniture-maker Thomas Chippendale but likely Pennsylvania Dutch built, must be hand wound and includes a rotating dial depicting phases of the moon throughout the month. The hourly chimes have been disabled so all can study in peace, and two finials and an eagle, usually sitting on top, are currently being repaired.
This will serve to complement the beautiful grandmother clock, formerly belonging to Brian’s mother, on display in the 4th floor Reading Room of The Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections named in her memory.
Aware that so many of us carry everyday crosses in life, Italian St. Paul of Cross (1694-1775) founded the Passionist Congregation in 1720. This exhibit shows how Passionist priests, brothers, sisters, nuns and the peoples of the world have found compassion through the wisdom of Jesus on the Cross. See how sacred Passionist relics and inspirational art invites us to meditate on contemporary faith and healings and how artifacts and photos offer an understanding of Passionist monastic traditions and Scranton’s devotion to Good St. Ann. The diversity of Passionist ministry is represented by scholars, various media and a commitment to peace and justice.
On April 1, Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Scranton and Passionist historian will offer a free public lecture entitled “Our Modern Quest for Compassion of the Mind and Heart: Reflection on the Passionist Tradition, 1720 to 2020.”
The Heritage Room exhibit will run through April 19. For more information please contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.
You are invited to join us for a Book Release and Signing with Editor Amye Archer
Where: Weinberg Memorial Library’s Heritage Room
When: Wednesday, October 23rd 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate the launch of CTLE Writing Center Coordinator Amye Archer’s new book, If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings. This collection features primary narratives from 83 survivors of 21 different school shootings spanning 52 years. From the 1966 University of Texas at Austin shooting to 2018’s Santa Fe High School in Texas, survivors include students, parents, teachers, staff, medical professionals, and community members.
This book, an anthology of woe, offers a modicum of succor and hope to anyone interested in learning how gun violence is affecting our nation. – Washington Post
Amye Archer holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Wilkes University where she received the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship. Her memoir,Fat Girl, Skinny received an honorable mention in the 2015 Red Hen Press nonfiction contest and was published by Big Table in 2016. Amye’s writing has appeared in Longreads, Scary Mommy, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and HuffPo. Amye’s essay, “Slow Motion,” received a notable in The Best American Essays of 2016 edited by Jonathan Franzen. Amye is the Writing Center Coordinator at The University of Scranton where she also teaches in the English Department.
Books will be available for purchase. All methods of payment are accepted. A portion of every book sold will benefit groups working with survivors of gun violence.
This June marked the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library in 1994. Since its inception, the Friends have worked tirelessly to promote the library through numerous donations and events, many of which are represented in our exhibit, currently on the 5th floor in the Heritage Room and seen in these photos. The exhibit is titled “Celebrating 25 Years of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library,” and will run until December 13. For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.
This June marked the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library in 1994. Since its inception, the Friends have worked tirelessly to promote the library through such events as the Leaves of Class drawings, the annual book sale, and Distinguished Author Award dinners. They have purchased rare books and facsimiles, donating more than $75,000 to acquire more than 1240 books and other items for Special Collections as well as for the circulating and reference collections. The Friends have sponsored numerous other donations and events, many of which are represented in our exhibit, currently on the 5th floor in the Heritage Room. The exhibit is titled “Celebrating 25 Years of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library,” and will run until December 13. For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.
This coming Monday, April 8, from 6-8 p.m., the exhibit reception for “Life, Death and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection,” will be held in the library’s Heritage Room. Passionist priest and historian Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D., will give a lecture dedicated to remembering the Catholic witness of faith in China and especially honoring the memories of three Passionist priests who were martyred there in April of 1929.
The event, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and the Schemel Forum, is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 570-941-6341.
WYOU recently interviewed Father Rob Carbonneau, Passionist Historian and Adjunct Professor of History, concerning the new Passionist exhibit currently on display in the Heritage Room. Watch the interview here! The exhibit, titled “Life, Death, and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection,” will be on display during normal library hours until April 24. On Monday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room, Father Carbonneau will give a lecture focused on the Chinese Catholic witness of faith and honoring three priests who were martyred in China. The reception is free and open to the public – don’t miss it! For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.
This April marks the 90th anniversary of the deaths of three Passionist Catholic priests at the hands of bandits in China. The priests had come as missionaries to Hunan province, and their murders shocked American Catholics, U.S. diplomats, and the Holy See. A new exhibit in the Heritage Room, titled “Life, Death, and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection,” honors the martyred men as well as the service of the many other Passionist priests and Sisters of Charity who worked in the region from 1921 to 1955, when the last missionary was expelled from Communist China. They served through famine, flood, and war, and witnessed both incredible suffering and hope. Ultimately, they left a legacy that continues to the present day, inspiring a new generation of Chinese Passionist priests.
The exhibit will be on display until April 24 during normal library business hours. There will be a reception and lecture, by Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D, and Passionist Historian, on Monday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room. The lecture will focus on remembering the witness of faith of the martyred priests, and the larger story of the Chinese Catholic witness of faith. The reception is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.