“Light It Up” Update!!!

Cam Philpott ’15 in Leyburn Library.

The “Ides of March” have proved lucky for the University Library! Thanks to generous donations from the Friends of the Library, today we have successfully met our goal of raising $10,000 for the improvement of dark and outdated spaces on Leyburn’s Lower Level 1! We now have funding to start construction this summer, but we are not stopping here…we are hoping to raise even more to furnish this space!

Thanks again to all who donated. #WeGetByWithALittleHelpFromOurFriends”

EVENTS in 2017

Alumni Weekend

  • May 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives
  • May 13, 2017, 1:00 PM: Annual Meeting. Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium.
  • May 13, 2017, 1:30 PM: Speaker Event – Dr. Ward Briggs ‘67; Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium.

Young Alumni Weekend

  • September 6, 2017, 4:00 PM – throughout weekend: Booksale. Leyburn Library, Main Floor.
  • September 7, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives
  • September 7, 2017, Barren Challenge Renovation Review. Leyburn Library, Lower Level 1
  • September 7, 2017, 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Author Talk – George Bent. Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium

Parents and Family Weekend

  • October 5, 2017, 4:00 PM: Start of Library Book Sale. Leyburn Library, Main Floor.
  • October 6, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives

October 15 – October 21 is National Friends of Libraries Week.

Tom Williams’s Author Talk is TODAY at 5 p.m.

Just a reminder…

Tom Williams’s Author Talk, titled “The Secret life of Schrödinger’s Cat,” is TODAY, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. This event will be held in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium and is free and open to the public.Tom Williams's Author Talk

You are invited to prof. Tom Williams’ author talk: THIS THURSDAY!

Please join us for a wonderful author talk by professor of physics Tom Williams, titled “The Secret Life of Schrodinger’s Cat.” Williams recently published a new book, Discreet Quantum Mechanics, upon which this talk is based. He is an entertaining speaker and will delight the audience. Williams’ talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

“The Secret life of Schrödinger’s Cat”
October 20,  5:00 p.m. Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library

Here is Emily Cook’s  interview with Tom Williams, which will be published in the fall issue of FOLIOS.

 

EVENTS in 2016

Alumni Weekend

  • April  29, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives
  • April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM: Shakespeare for Kids. Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium.
  • April 30, 2016, 1:00 PM:Annual Meeting. Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium.
  • April 30, 2016, 1:30 PM: Speaker Event – “Books, Glorious Books” – Robert C. Vaughan III; president and founding director of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium.

Parents and Family Weekend

  • September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM: Start of Library Annual Book Sale. Leyburn Library, Main Floor.
  • September 30, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives

October 16 – October 22 is National Friends of Libraries Week.

Young Alumni Weekend

  • October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – throughout weekend: Booksale. Leyburn Library, Main Floor.
  • October 20, 2016, 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Author Talk Featuring Tom Williams. Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium

2015 Events

 

Parents and Family Weekend

  • October 1, 2015, 4:00 PM: Start of Library Annual Book Sale. Leyburn Library, Main Floor.
  • October 2, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Refreshments served. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives

October 18 – October 24 is National Friends of Libraries Week.

Young Alumni Weekend

  • October 24, 2015, 10:00 AM: Storyteller. Leyburn Library, Lower Level 1 Conversation Pit.

 

Annual Meeting of the Friends

Plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library of W&L, right before the talk by Blaine Brownell ‘65.  The meeting is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.  Blaine’s talk is at 1:30 in the same place.

At the meeting, all members present will be asked to elect members of the Board of Directors.

Save the Date!!!

May 2, 2015 Join us at 1:30 pm for our Annual Friends of the Library Symposium. Blaine Brownell ’65 will be speaking on “Leadership Counts: Profiles of Four W&L Presidents.”  He will be discussing his upcoming book regarding the modern history of Washington and Lee University.

THERE’S STILL TIME!!!

Today is ‪#‎WLUgiveday‬! You can help by making a gift to any area of the university—including the Friends of the Library!

You have less than 8 hours to be a part of Give Day 2015!!! More than 2,500 of you have already made a gift to W&L! But, our goal to reach 5,000 donors is more ambitious this year, and we need 2,500 more supporters to step up by midnight in order for Give Day 2015 to be a success.

For those who have not yet made their donation for this year, please consider doing it now. It would be a great win-win combination for W&L and the Friends of the Library.

To donate to the Friends of the Library, send your donation out today, using the “Join by Mail” button at http://library.wlu.edu/friends/ and make sure in the memo line you put “W&L Give Day”, or you can click on the “Join/Renew Online” button at http://library.wlu.edu/friends/ and select “Other” under designation. Then, just type “Friends of the Library” in the “Comments” section. ‪#‎wluPride

Today is ‪#‎WLUgiveday‬! You can help by making a gift to any area of the university—including the Friends of the Library!

We are officially half way through Give Day 2015 and the W&L community is showing a strong response. More than 1,200 of you have already made a gift to W&L! But, our goal to reach 5,000 donors is more ambitious this year, and we need 3,800 more supporters to step up by midnight in order for Give Day 2015 to be a success.

For those who have not yet made their donation for this year, please consider doing it today. It would be a great win-win combination for W&L and the Friends of the Library.

To donate to the Friends of the Library, send your donation out today, using the “Join by Mail” button at http://library.wlu.edu/friends/ and make sure in the memo line you put “W&L Give Day”, or you can click on the “Join/Renew Online” button at http://library.wlu.edu/friends/ and select “Other” under designation. Then, just type “Friends of the Library” in the “Comments” section. ‪#‎wluPride