• Library Displays,  Library News

    Staff Picks- December 2019

    Not sure what to read over break? Check out the Main Lobby display for books the library staff love! Mouse-over the “Guess Who!” images below to reveal the recommending librarian. Through the woods- Emily Carroll “Beautiful, beguiling, and thrillingly eerie.”–Michael Faber, author of The Crimson Petal and The White “Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods mesmerizes and inspires; a Victorian Gothic playground haunted by Mary Shelley & Edward Gorey, awash in the dream-like haze of Odilon Redon, and composed with the poetic elegance of Ukiyo-e. I loved it.”–Craig Thompson, three-time Eisner Award-winning author of Blankets Truly Devious- Maureen Johnson “An intricately plotted, compulsively readable novel that explores not only fascinating crimes…

  • Humanities,  Library News,  Library Programs,  New Books

    SPS welcomes Poet Safia Elhillo February 12th

    On Monday, February 12th, Safia Elhillo will be giving a poetry workshop and reading at Ohrstrom Library – see our event listing for details. Safia is the author of The January Children and the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation, Crescendo Literary, and The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Incubator. In addition to appearing in several journals and anthologies, her work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, and Greek. With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me. She is currently a teaching artist with Split This Rock. Ohrstrom Library has Safia’s book, The January Children, available: The January Children- “Elhillo contemplates the meaning…

  • Library News,  Library Programs

    The People Behind the PAWS

    End of term is fast approaching and the library looks forward to welcoming back the therapy dogs of St. PAWs. The club, founded by sixth formers Hunt Hobbs, Ruth Covo and Haley Fuller, is a wonderful group of certified dogs and dog owners who offer respite to our hard working students as exams loom. I had a chance to catch up with Hunt and asked him how they got this club off the ground and what his hopes are for it once he graduates this spring. What inspired you to start St. PAWS? In the fall of my third form year, I looked at the list of clubs on the…

  • History,  Humanities,  Library News

    Witchcraft Programming Event

    We are making preparations for tomorrow evening's event with historian Margo Burns, who will be speaking in the library on the Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us. The program starts at 7:00 pm - all are welcome to join us! #ohrstromlibrary #libraryevent #speaker #margoburns #witchcraft #witchhunt #skull #primarysource #librariesofinstagram