Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

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Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

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Pattie Moon
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Library Case 8 - see map

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Pattie Moon
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Library Case 7 - see map

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Pattie Moon
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Library Case 5 - see map

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Pattie Moon
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Library Case 3 - see map

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Pattie Moon
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Library Case 2 - see map

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Pattie Moon
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Library Case 4 - see map

Flint knapping is the craft and art of shaping amorphous (non-crystalline) stones to manufacture tools for hunting, food preparation, carving, cutting, and many other uses.  Stone tools are the earliest known archaeological remains, and this tradition was passed down by hand for over 3 million years.


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Loren White
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Library Case 6 - see map

When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.

-      Charley Harper, American Modernist Artist

Posters on loan from the Libraries' Government Information Collection


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Library Case 1 - see map

Western Washington University's Center for Service-Learning and Village Books sponsored the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Read-In.  On Monday, January 20, children from the community had the opportunty to learn about the hope, determination, and leadership of Dr. King through literature, dialogue, and activities facilitated by Western student volunteers.

Dr. Karen Hoelscher, professor of Elementary Education in the Woodring College of Education, conducted a training session for student volunteers, preparing them to engage with children through stories about social justice and diversity.  Twenty-four student volunteers read to a total of 81 children, serving 138 community members including parents.

Also included was a coloring activity in which the children responded to questions like, "What is your dream?", "What does peace look like to you?", "What does your family do together?", and "What does your world look like?".  The children's artistic interpretations are exhibited in this display portraying the developing worldview of future generations.

Thanks to all tthe children, families, and Western students who contributed to creating this display in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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Celeste Lordan, Center for Service-Learning
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