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You wouldn't think that you'd find softness and light inside of a darkened black-box style space, but the Smith Learning Theater turns that notion on its head. Literally. I found myself there in Ardha Pincha Mayurasana (or Dolphin Pose) among a group of other folks from the TC community, surrounded by soothing ambient sound and video projections that guided us through explorations of our own energy. We were later led through a meditation, imagining light coursing through ourselves and our world. After the session, I was ...
{{unknown}} The perfect blend of high tech and high fashion is now on display in the Second Floor Reading Room. Wearable Media, a group focusing on bringing data to life through engineering and cutting-edge textile design, installed the
[caption id="attachment_28062" align="alignnone" width="300"] Colorful bookmarks paired with new, acclaimed children's books display information about the awards represented in our collection.[/caption] September is a month of new starts for many, especially those returning to school. What could b...
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When looking for a book to read, do you have to stop and think whether or not you’ll be able to see yourself in the pages? A common idea about what makes a book great is how easy it is for readers to relate to the characters or plot. While this usually rings true, many readers are often le...
Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, bugs are buzzing! As we pass the midway point of April, Earth Day is on its way; with nature being so busy, there's no better time to celebrate the planet. This staff picks collection captures the spirit of the holida...
Summer is officially here! It's a time where creativity flourishes and memories are made. There couldn't be a better time to experience RoadWork: Memories Under Construction in Macy Gallery. You can view the installation at any time, but the next two Thursdays - June 23 from 3-5 PM and June 30 from 2-5 PM - you can be a part of it.
The second floor reading room of the Gottesman Libraries is home to a lot of things - our Juvenile and Curriculum collections, new modular furniture, big rocks and a bigger bear, and an ever-changing book display put together by members of the services team. My Staff Picks of the Mont...
On April 14, 2016, Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi returned to the Gottesman Libraries to discuss her most recent book, Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism. A Cornell research fellow and Teachers College alum, Dr. Barazangi understands the value of educatio...
{{unknown}} Congratulations! You made it through the first day of classes! 2016 is now in full swing, but adjusting to the winter weather and a new semester at the same time may make you wish you were stuck in the past. If you're looking for ways to be here now and draw your focus to the present, the Gottesman Libraries has you covered. If you need some peace and quiet, the third floor reading room is open for silent study again. The Mindful Lights installation is still on display in the Offit Gallery in case you feel like taking things slow and focusing on the soothing fl...