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On April 24th the Jonathan Edwards Library was honored to have a Zine Event in the Library. Organized by Zine faculty adviser, Professor Julianna Spallholz, and featuring readings by some of the contributors to Zine, the event was a smashing success. Also featured was a slide presentation of exceptional student art by Nikki Hall and Sergio DiGirolamo.
At the beginning of the event Professor Spallholz announced the creation of the BCC Writer’s Room, a creative writing group. If anyone wants get involved, please contact Zine co-editor, Nikki Hall nikkihall@Ymail.com.
The event was attended by over fifty attendees.
The first reading was made by Stephen Grabowski, whose work was Sunrise/Sunset. The second reading, The Ballad Of Dr. FeelGood, was given by Nikki Hall. Eric Vogel then recited his work, Tale of An Angel. Will deManbey then read an excerpt from his short story, Between.
After the readings were finished everyone had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful table of cheese, punch and sweets provided by Kevin Kennedy and the BCC cafeteria. The room remained crowded with writers, faculty and well- wishers, and the consensus was that events like this should occur again in the Library. This was a wonderful way to celebrate literature and the arts at BCC.
Did you know that there are fourteen species of snakes in Western Massachusetts, and with the exception of the unfortunately very rare timber rattlesnake, none are venomous? Professor Tyning presented an intriguing talk on snakes, and even brought along some live specimens for the audience to touch. There was a good crowd in attendance, and plenty of opportunity for the curious to ask questions. Tom featured his excellent website in the discussion. We highly recommend that you peruse it, as here you can find in-depth descriptions of snakes and their habitats, as well as photographs for identifying these. The site can be found at http://www.westernmassnaturalist.org/welcome/ And if you are worried about Rattlesnakes on Mount Greylock, don’t; there aren’t any in North County.
President Ellen Kennedy and Bob Deluca at the presentation.
Library Assistant Roz Broch makes a new friend.
We’ve created a list of books in the Christina Melville Collection, and will be updating it regularly. We’ve also added a page to the official Library website. Visit the site at http://www.berkshirecc.edu/Library_Melville_Collection. KCH
We have gotten many requests for information on donating to the collection of books in honor of Christina Melville. Donations to this collection are ongoing and can be made by going to the BCC Foundation website and clicking on the donation link. Select Gift Preference, and then click Other and list Melville Collection as the designate. BCC faculty and staff may opt to make payroll deductions to this worthy fund as well. If you have any questions, you may contact the Foundation at 413-236-2185.