From Japan to Florham: an Exhibition of Gift Books

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“From Japan to Florham: An Exhibition of Gift Books from the Nippon Foundation” will be held in the College at Florham Library from March 20th through April 20th.  The exhibition will include a group of Japanese posters from the 1980s.

Part of the Nippon Foundation’s international program, the “Read Japan” initiative granted 83 books to the College at Florham Library in response to an application by Maria Webb, Director of Public Services.



Wednesday, March 30th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 


Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Woolley

Japan scholar and FDU political science professor.


All are welcome.   Light refreshments will be served.


For more information, please contact Eleanor Friedl at or 973-443-8516

Local Designer, J.R. Malpere, Featured in Fashion Week Exhibit

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College at Florham Library Contributes to International Education Week

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New Art Exhibit at the College at Florham Library

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 The exhibition “Elizabete Melbārzde:  Drawings for the Ballet” consists of finished ink-on-paper drawings done with ink and hieroglyph brush.   The artist conveys her thoughts, dreams and emotions, in ballet-dancer forms, imagining figures portraying a woman’s grace and symbolizing her soul and her fragility. 


The exhibition will be on view in the Library from October 1 until November 21, during regular library hours

For more information, please call 973-443-8516.

Sand Mandala Created in the College at Florham Library

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Tibetan Monks created a sand mandala over five days in the College at Florham Library.  To view the full story from the Morris County Daily Record, please click on this link:

Also, please visit our Facebook page to view some pictures from the final day…the “sweeping”.

Celebrating 75 Years of Penguin Books

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“Penguin Books—75 Years”

An exhibition in the College at Florham Library celebrates 75 years of Penguin Books with a sampling of Penguin and Puffin publications from over the publisher’s history, drawn from the collections of Arthur Ellis (Parsippany, NJ), guest curator; Jeanette Corbin (Fair Haven, NJ); and Michael Weinstein (Washington, NJ).

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The College at Florham Library is the only library in the region with a display of Penguin Books in celebration of this marvel of publishing history and entrepreneurial success. 

The is open to the public, without charge, and can be viewed during summer hours in the library, Sun., 3:00-9:00; Mon.-Thur., 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; and Fri, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 973-443-8516.

Black History Month Exhibit at Florham

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African-American girlThe Library celebrates Black History Month this year with an exhibition of studio portraits of anonymous African-Americans photographed, ca. 1915, by an anonymous African-American photographer working in Philadelphia in the early twentieth century; and a sampling of books drawn from the Library’s non-circulating collections of works by African-American authors and photographers, all of which are first printings.

These photographs were printed from a group of glass negatives found in the studio of a Philadelphia artist.
They were discovered by Carol Wald (1935-2001), a New York-based artist and graphic designer, who loaned the plates for printing to a Morris County resident who has made these prints available to us for this exhibition.

The photos will be on display in the lobby of the College at Florham Library from January 26 – March 6, 2009 during normal library hours. For more information about this exhibit, please call the College at Florham Library at 973-443-8516 or -8515.

Opening Reception: Monday, February 2, 2009
4 P.M. in the Library Orangérie
All are welcome – light refreshments will be served

Photography Exhibit at Weiner

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Fruit Still life by SchillingWeiner Library is pleased to present the photography of Joel Schilling in its first art exhibition of the spring semester.
The exhibit runs from February 1 – March 7, 2009 on the second floor of Weiner Library on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.
An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 1st from 2-4 p.m. in the library. The exhibit is free to the public and can be viewed during normal library hours.

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Artist’s statement and biography.

Kite Runner events @ Library

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 The Kite Runner is the focus of an ongoing exhibit in the College at Florham Library, as well as a presentation at the end of November.

Afghanistan’s Children: The Next Generation,” an exhibit of selected works by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry, is on display in the foyer of the library. In addition, seven authentic Afghan kites have been hung from the ceilings of the foyer and the Orangerie. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, December 17 during normal library hours. A display of related texts are also on display in the library’s Reference Room.

Social Structure: The Islamic Imagination,” a presentation by Professor Kenneth Sammond will be held on Thursday, November 20, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Orangerie.

Both events are free. For more information about the library events call (973) 443-8530.

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