The Friends of the Library sponsors several events throughout the year. These include faculty book talks, in which Connecticut College faculty are invited to discuss their recent research to a general audience, art exhibition openings and lectures, and the annual Sound Lab lecture, which seeks to bring national speakers to New London to speak on a scientific, cultural, or social topic.
In the past year, these events have included award-winning author Lauren Weber speaking on the history of thrift in America, history professor Leo Garofalo discussing his recent book uncovering documents written by African settlers in colonial Latin America, and artist Michael Rees describing the newest piece of public art on the Connecticut College campus, his sculpture Putto 4 over 4.
Friends receive notification by mail and by email for all sponsored events.
New this year will be a members' only reception and open house in the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives.
The image displayed, Lutheran catechism,is from Bernard Picart's Ceremonies and Religious Customs, printed in London in 1736, can be found in the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives.