The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is excited to host the interactive exhibit Dunhuang: An Oasis for East-West Cultural, Commercial, and Religious Exchanges along the Ancient Silk Road in the Bello Grand Hall.
This exhibit, on view from September 27- October 6, features cave number 285 of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cave 285 is among the most significant of all the caves, dating back to the Western Wei Dynasty. This cave has been physically re-created, allowing visitors to experience and walk through the full-size cavern.
Speakers and tours are available every day during the exhibition. Presenters include Bryant professors and other lecturers who will speak about the influence of Dunhuang in art, trade, religion and international relations. Interested in learning more? The library has a number of books and eBooks that showcase the historical, cultural and religious importance of the Silk Road.
Books and eBooks
The Dunhuang exhibition at Bryant University is made possible by a partnership between Bryant University and Dunhuang Academy and co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Government of Gansu Province.
It is a super exciting week here at the library! We are celebrating Banned Books Week in a couple of awesome ways. Last week we gave you all the opportunity to participate in the Banned Books Week Brackett which was an amazing success. We are so grateful to all of you that took the time to vote for you favorite challenged books! Keep an eye out on our Social Media platforms to see the exciting results!
Also! Please stop by this week and check out our Blind Date with a Banned Book. You never know. You may just fall in love. #wordshavepower
We love Banned Books Week and hope you do, too! If you are feeling daring stop by and check out some of the titles that have been challenged by censors over the years! And, heck, give one a read! Let’s show them that we have the power of WORDS!
*Also feel free to ask a library staff member to take your Banned Book mugshot! We will be posting to Social Media all week long*
Admittedly, it was with great hesitation that I started Oprah’s current choice for her eponymous book club – the debut novel “BEHOLD THE DREAMERS” by Imbolo Mbue. After all, what’s an Oprah book choice without the 3D’s (despair, depression, and dysfunction) and I wasn’t quite sure I was looking for that at the end of those lazy days of summer. Much to my surprise, Mbue’s book proved one of the best book choices in Oprah’s 20 year ‘book club’ history. Sure it has the 3 D’s, yet layered in a beautifully written story about a young Cameroonian couple who believe they are on the fast track to living the American Dream, until the 2008 economic meltdown comes into play. A clash of cultures, religion, class systems, race, wealth, and dreams all come into play – making this a must-read book for everyone.
Looking for something to do tonight? Check out our game collection! We’ve got a variety of games from recent (Cards Against Humanity), to classic (Monopoly, Pictionary), to vintage (Mall Madness). You can browse the games we have online, or you can come take a look at our new display area on the first floor of the library!
Our game area!
Board games are available for a 3-day check out, and you can find them on the first floor of the library near the windows.
Happy start of the semester, everyone! We’re here for all of your questions, whether they’re library related or not. You can visit in-person, send us a text, or IM us from the library homepage whenever the library is open (check out our hours here). If you’re looking for information on accessing library resources, check out our new Research Help page.
We also have Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (bryantlibrary), so follow us there for updates about what’s going on at the library!
Here are some other Bryant resources you might want to check out to get off to a great start this semester:
- ACE, or The Academic Center for Excellence, can help you with your homework or review before a test.
- Counseling Services is a great resource if you’re having a hard time settling in.
- The Writing Center can help you learn to write, edit, and cite your papers.
- Dining Services has a website with the hours for the dining options on campus, as well as the Salmo menu (at the bottom of the page)!
- The Bryant Bulldogs site has The Wellness Center hours and the schedule for group exercise classes this fall.
Let us know if you have any other questions, or just drop by and say hello!