October 2007 Archives

A Deathly Hallows Halloween

Come discuss Harry Potter 7. Costumes are welcome, or wear your Hogwarts house colors.

When: Monday, October 29, 7-9 p.m.
Where: the Holbein Room, Dension Library, Scripps College campus

Refreshments will be provided.

This discussion is sponsored by the Libraries and will be led by librarians Meg Garrett and Carrie Marsh.

Honnold/Mudd Library Book Sale

The Honnold/Mudd Library fall book sale will be held on the library's South Patio on Wednesday, October 24. Come and browse through selection to see what treasures you can find.

  • Hard covers - $1.00
  • Paperbacks - $ .50
  • Specially priced books as marked


  • 9 AM to 10 AM: Open to students, faculty, staff, and library card holders of the Claremont Colleges. College/library ID will be requested.
  • 10 AM to 4 PM: Open to all.

Claremont Discourse Presents:
Robert Faggen, Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College

Wednesday, October 10th
4:15 PM
Founders Room
Honnold/Mudd Library

Snacks provided; discussion to follow.

Robert Frost became the first American poet to read a poem at a Presidential inauguration. But instead of reading the poem he had written for the event, circumstances led him to say a poem he had written many years earlier, "The Gift Outright." Many have interpreted the poem and the particular version he read on that day as a simple statement of American manifest destiny. Derek Walcott, an otherwise appreciative reader of Frost, gives a succinct summary of these interpretations: "This was the calm reassurance of American destiny that provoked Tonto's response to the Lone Ranger. No slavery, no colonization of Native Americans, a process of dispossession and then possession, but nothing about the dispossession of others that this destiny demanded." Professor Robert Faggen, author of Robert Frost and the Challenge of Darwin (1997, University of Michigan Press) and editor of the much-lauded and revelatory Notebooks of Robert Frost (2006, Harvard University Press) will explore how the occasion of the Kennedy inauguration and the subtlety of Frost's work obscures the historical origins and ambiguities of the poem which are coming to light for the first time.

Read a Banned Book!

The Bible, Catch-22, The Color Purple, Lolita: What do these books have in common? At one time or another, they have all been banned.

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 6) by joining a public reading from banned books, sponsored by the Libraries. Bring your own favorite banned book, or read from one of ours.

Public Reading from Banned Books
Thursday, October 4, 12-3 PM
South Plaza, outside Honnold/Mudd Library

Don't know what books have been banned? There are lots of web sites that provide information. Here are a few:

You can also stop by the browsing area in Honnold/Mudd and check out some of the banned books from our collection that we've brought together for this week.

Join us in celebrating intellectual freedom and read a banned book!

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