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The treehouses are an iconic part of Simpson Library, one of our student aids drew this unique take on them for
03/25/2024

The treehouses are an iconic part of Simpson Library, one of our student aids drew this unique take on them for

Save the date!   is only two weeks away! Simpson Library has a goal of reaching 60 gifts of any size, at which point we ...
03/21/2024

Save the date! is only two weeks away! Simpson Library has a goal of reaching 60 gifts of any size, at which point we will unlock a $1000 challenge gift from Anne Robinson Hallerman '77. Please help support the library and our wonderful students by becoming one of our donors! 📖

Learn more by visiting givingday.umw.edu

Join Rebecca Romney tonight! Rebecca will be giving the talk "Botany for a Tattoo Artist, Gothics for an Austen Fan: An ...
03/12/2024

Join Rebecca Romney tonight! Rebecca will be giving the talk "Botany for a Tattoo Artist, Gothics for an Austen Fan: An Introduction to Rare Book Collecting Today" in HCC 136, 4:30 - 5:30 pm 📖

Rebecca Romney is the co-founder of Type Punch Matrix and the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize.

Photo credit: 46202322@N03/6119811350" rel="ugc" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/46202322@N03/6119811350

*Fronk-un-SHTEEN.(Vote for your favorite villains every week through April 7! May the best of the bad win!)
03/12/2024

*Fronk-un-SHTEEN.

(Vote for your favorite villains every week through April 7! May the best of the bad win!)

March Madness: Tournament of Treachery is here. Make your bracket and VOTE NOW in the library
03/11/2024

March Madness: Tournament of Treachery is here. Make your bracket and VOTE NOW in the library

Enjoy your break, Eagles! 🌷
03/01/2024

Enjoy your break, Eagles! 🌷

Great Lives is a series of lectures about important historical figures. We have partnered up with  to curate a collectio...
02/23/2024

Great Lives is a series of lectures about important historical figures. We have partnered up with to curate a collection of Biographies of these figures. Lectures will continue til the end of March, in the mean time pick up a book and read about their great lives. Hope to see you there💙🩵

Students holding candles during the opening activities of Black Culture Week, in the 1970s. From left to right, the firs...
02/22/2024

Students holding candles during the opening activities of Black Culture Week, in the 1970s. From left to right, the first row of participants includes a student whose name was not recorded on the photograph, Alice Keeve, and Linda Jefferson. The second row includes Gail Ferguson Byrant, Hattie Adams, and Doris Mangrum.

Photo courtesy of the Centennial Image Collection (https://umw.access.preservica.com/IO_57849415-4db3-4703-bdcf-84cd28582dc5/).

We've got another therapy dog in the lobby! Come say hello to the Golden Chow, Bear! 🐶
12/14/2023

We've got another therapy dog in the lobby! Come say hello to the Golden Chow, Bear! 🐶

Therapy dogs are in the lobby of Simpson Library! Drop by and say hello to  and Niko! 🐾
12/13/2023

Therapy dogs are in the lobby of Simpson Library! Drop by and say hello to and Niko! 🐾

Need a break? Certified therapy dogs Midge and Rocky will be at Simpson till 7pm!!! 🐶Special thanks to Blue Gray Therapy...
12/11/2023

Need a break? Certified therapy dogs Midge and Rocky will be at Simpson till 7pm!!! 🐶Special thanks to Blue Gray Therapy Dogs !

Need a break? Therapy dogs Midge and Rocky will be in the library until 7pm!! Come say hello! Special thanks to   !!!
12/11/2023

Need a break? Therapy dogs Midge and Rocky will be in the library until 7pm!! Come say hello! Special thanks to !!!

We're extending our hours! Beginning on 12/4, we will be open until midnight, Sunday - Thursday! 📖✏️
11/29/2023

We're extending our hours! Beginning on 12/4, we will be open until midnight, Sunday - Thursday! 📖✏️

Pictured here is our Head of Special Collections, Angie Kemp, at work in the Digital Archiving Lab digitizing a scrapboo...
11/15/2023

Pictured here is our Head of Special Collections, Angie Kemp, at work in the Digital Archiving Lab digitizing a scrapbook from the MWC Band. The scrapbook documents their activities in the 50s and 60s and features the popular All-Girl Marching Band 🥁

If you'd like to view one of the many scrapbooks in our collection, stop by Special Collections during open hours or schedule an appointment time that works for you! The DAL is also available for use by UMW students, staff, and faculty via appointment 📅

https://library.umw.edu/library/scua-about

The results are in and the winner of Simpson Library's costume contest is Eliza! She is dressed as Wirt from "Over the G...
10/31/2023

The results are in and the winner of Simpson Library's costume contest is Eliza! She is dressed as Wirt from "Over the Garden Wall"! 🎃

Thank you to all who participated, and thank you to for sponsoring the prize!

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