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McGrath Lecture by Kory Stamper '96, October 5, 2017

This year's McGrath lecture, In Humility, Knowledge: One Smithie's Journey into our Wild, Lascivious Language, is given by Kory Stamper '96 on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumnae House Conference Hall. Stamper is the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries and is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster where she also writes, edits, and appears in the "Ask the Editor" video series. She blogs regularly on language and lexicography on her blog Harmless Drudgery and her writing has appeared in The GuardianThe New York Times, and on A book signing and reception will follow.

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Library Exploration for First Year Students, September 12-20, 2017

Young Library

Join us for an interactive session where you will learn how the libraries can help you through your Smith career. The session will introduce the many ways librarians can help, from how to request books to one on one appointments for help with your research. Get a chance to explore our rich women’s history archives and rare book collections, as well as a sampling of the vast library resources we have to enrich your research experience.

All students who attend will receive a gift, courtesy of the Friends of the Smith College Libraries.

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Family Library Orientation, September 1, 2017

Better than Google: The Smith College Libraries! Come to the library orientation session designed for parents and families of new students, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Hillyer Art Library. Ask  questions and tour the Libraries!

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Special Collections Reopens September 5, 2017

The Smith College Special Collections is opening it’s doors on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in it’s new home, Young Library. The staff of the Special Collections, our Reading Room, and our new classroom are now all located on the second floor of Young Library.

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Neilson Library and Young Science Books Available September 5

Beginning September 5, use "Request Item" in the Five College Library Catalog to request books that are now stored in the Library Annex. Deliveries will be made to Young Library daily Monday-Friday.

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Smith Reads: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Smith Reads is a first-year reading experience for all students new to Smith College. This includes first-year students, Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer students. Cristina Henríquez will give a public address Monday, September 4, at 3:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Book discussions in Smith houses will follow on Tuesday, September 5, from 7 to 8 p.m.

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SSW: Bring 'em back!

Remember to return all library books by 4 pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- Smith books, Five College books, and books received from other libraries via interlibrary loan. Failure to do so will result in holds on your diploma and official transcript.

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Need help? Use "Ask Us!"

Use "Ask Us" in the top right of the Libraries' website navigation to send a question, report a problem, or give us feedback.

Librarians will answer questions Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and periodically throughout the weekend.

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Construction in Young Library, July 10-14, 2017

We're remodeling to create more study space in Young Library. During the week of July 10th there will be construction noise and disruption on the main floor. We apologize for the inconvenience. For help in finding a quiet place to study, try Smithscape.

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Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions Unavailable June 19-21, 2017

Interlibrary Loan and ordering of new library materials are temporarily unavailable Monday-Wednesday while staff move to the new Five College Library Annex off campus.

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