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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Goucher College Library are alumnae/i, faculty, students, library staff, and others who enjoy a common bond: a passion for communicating the importance of the library within the intellectual setting of Goucher College.

Spring 2007 - Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm

Haebler Memorial Chapel


Laura Lippman, former Baltimore Sun reporter, mystery writer,and novelist, Author of What The Dead Know, and The Tess Monaghan mysteries, was the guest lecturer at the annual Spring Event sponsored by the Friends of the Goucher College Library.                   

Spring 2007 - A Literary Day in Washington, D.C.

A Literary Day in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, February 13


The first stop of the day will be at the Library of Congress with a special tour of Cartoon America, an exhibition from the Wood Collection of political illustrations, comic strips, animations, and caricatures. The day will end with a visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library to see a special exhibit, Technologies of Writing in the Age of Print. Explore innovations in writing after the invention of the printing press: graphite pencils, fountain pens, shorthand, erasable writing tables, and improved note-taking and accounting methods. Dr. Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger and an organizer of the exhibit, will be our guide.

Sponsored by Goucher College Alumnae/i Tours Committee and the Friends of the Goucher College Library.

Fall 2006 - Libraries Transform Communities

Libraries Transform Communities

Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm

Kelley Lecture Hall


The Friends of the Goucher College Library present Leslie Burger, president of the 64,000-member American Library Association and director of the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, N.J.  Leslie will talk about how a community benefits when its library is transformed. She will offer examples from Princeton NJ's new library building and other examples of positive change in which libraries played a role. Attendees are invited to bring new or gently used children’s books for donation to the Baltimore Reads Book Bank.


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