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Herrick Library hosting month-long exhibition of paintings by Perrone ’82

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Alfred University’s (AU) Herrick Library will present “Selected Paintings 1990-2016 by Stephen Perrone” beginning Friday, March 4 and running through Saturday, April 2. Perrone is a Central New York artist and member of the AU Class of 1982.

Herrick Library will display an array of paintings created by Perrone during his career in the arts. After settling in Sylvan Beach, NY he began taking art classes at Syracuse University and Munson Williams Proctor Institute. Primarily a self-taught artist, Perrone has been participating in exhibitions for the past 30-plus years.

He says in his artist statement: “I enjoy painting on anything that offers an unusual surface and a good feeling between the brush and my hand. There is a rawness to my work that I hope contributes to the nature of each ‘personality’ on display.

“These figures (in the Herrick exhibit) were made with an eye toward the ordinary. I wanted a little unattractiveness in the physical sense, and I wanted body language to be an important consideration in trying to understand each subject. If they seem unrefined and restless, that’s largely what I had in mind.”

Perrone continues, “Finally, my hope is that each painting conveys a measure of simplicity and fragility that I feel is so much a part of the human experience. Life is both pleasant and difficult, and I’m attempting to demonstrate both possibilities with the sensitivity and compassion we all deserve as human beings.”

Most recently, Perrone presented “The Homeless” at Studio 24, Syracuse, and his “Selected Paintings” at the Rome (NY) Art and Community Center. His art has also been shown at the Art For Artists (AFA) Gallery, Scranton, PA,; The Art Etcetera Gallery, West Newton, MA; The Book Mill Gallery, Montague, MA; The Broome Street Gallery and The Ariel Gallery, SoHo, and the Cedar Tavern, New York City; the Roberson Museum, Binghamton; the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn; and The Delavan Center, Syracuse.

Perrone has been a featured artist at the Clinton House Artspace, Ithaca; and at the Joan Lucas Rothenberg Gallery, The Redhouse, Studio 24, and the Szozda Gallery, all in Syracuse.

His work may be found under “Stephen Perrone” at


Students create posters for Women’s History Month

A series of poster presentations are on display in Herrick Library in honor of Women’s History Month. The posters were created by students in Prof. Vicki Eaklor’s spring semester Women in Society class.

The posters explore topics in women’s history, including women in athletics, reproductive rights, the birth control pill, and the Guerrilla Girls.


Women’s History Month became a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”


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Exploring Race and Identity in America Through Fiction

An exhibit in the entryway of Herrick Library focuses on race and identity in American as viewed through fiction.

The following books are included. Any of them can be checked out at the library’s front desk:
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Blasphemy, Sherman Alexie
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, Julia Alvarez
What is the What, Dave Eggers
Bronx Masquerade, Nikki Grimes
Welcome to Braggsville,  T. Geronimo Johnson
Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok
An Intimation of Things Distant: The Collected Fiction of Nella Larsen, Nella Larsen
The Namesake, Jhumpa Lhari
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi
Mexican White Boy, Matt de la Pena
More Happy Than Not, Adam Silvera
On Beauty, Zadie Smith
The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout

Herrick Library welcomes recommendations for library acquisitions. If you would like to suggest a specific book, please use our suggestion form.


Take the Harry Potter’s World Survey for a chance to win!

Hello again, everyone! Did you go to literally any of the Harry Potter’s World events this past fall? Then you’re eligible to take the following survey, and potentially win a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card!

It is perhaps worth mentioning that the Hogwarts Library three volume set is selling for $20 on Barnes and Just in case you’re stumped as to how you might use such riches.

To take the survey, simply follow this link:

The survey will be open until February 22nd, at which point you will have lost your shot at those gift cards forever.

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Massage, Acupuncture, and Therapy Dog Night a Success!

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We would like to thank all those who attended and took part in this semester’s Massage, Acupuncture, and Therapy Dog Night!

There were 55 people who received massages, 26 people who received acupuncture, and dozens of people who met and played with the adorable and one and only Cole Porter, therapy dog.

We thank everyone once again for a wonderful end to the fall semester!

Happy Holidays!

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New blog from the American Psychological Association

If you’re a frequent user of databases and electronic resources from the American Psychological Association (PsycArticles, PsycINFO, PsycBooks) you may want to follow the new APA databases and electronic resources blog.

Watch the blog for announcements about online and in-person training opportunities, new or updated training materials, and new features in APA Databases. Blog posts will also highlight new journals and include the monthly list of books added to PsycBOOKS.

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