Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Free Spring Events: Community Invited To Learn More About The Resources Of The College's Miller Library

Chestertown, MD, March 22, 2005 — The Friends of the Clifton M. Miller Library invite the community to learn more about the many resources offered by Washington College's library and made available to the public. The following Spring 2005 events are free and the public is invited to attend.

On Thursday, March 24, Dr. Benjamin G. Kohl, Sr., Professor of History Emeritus, Vassar College, will speak on "Writing an Entry for the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Cecilia M. Ady and the Birth of Renaissance Studies," at 4:30 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library. The Friends of the Miller Library recently purchased the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for the library, and the 60 volume set will be available for use later this year.

On Wednesday, April 20, John Danz, Board Member of the Friends of the Miller Library, presents "Things Were Seldom What They Seemed: The Inaccurate Nature of Early Maps," at 4 p.m. in the Newlin Room, Miller Library. If you have an interest in the history of cartography, you will definitely want to attend.

Finally, on Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Class of 2005 and Friends of the Miller Library will host a book sale. All proceeds will benefit the Class of 2005 gift to Miller Library. Please come and take advantage of many book bargains!

For more information about how to join or support the mission of the Friends of the Miller Library, contact Nancy Nunn at 410-810-7139.

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