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Sojourner Truth Library Opening Events

Sojourner Truth Library Opening Events

The Library Is Open! – A Semester-Long Celebration

People from every part of our community have come together to help celebrate the reopening of the Library’s beautiful new main floor! Events center on two themes:

  • Life and Impact of Sojourner Truth: former enslaved person, African descended resident of Ulster County, advocate for Women’s Rights, abolitionist
  • Value of Libraries: as places for creativity, conversation, community, scholarship, research


Jan 25 – Feb 9 STL Display Cases “Display on Sojourner Truth”
Jan 25 – Feb 28 STL Front Desk – Stop in and get yours today! STL Button Distribution
Jan 28 LC 104 STL Film Screening and Panel
Feb 4 Planetarium “Follow The Drinking Gourd” Planetarium Show
Feb 9-27 STL Display History of the Black Studies Department
Feb 10 STL Entry Lobby Panel by BSSO
Feb 17 STL Entry Lobby “Structural Violence: Inequality, Race, Poverty and Medical Education in the 19th Century”
Feb 28-March 25 STL Display “Women’s History Month”
March 6 STL Information Commons
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Art+Feminism’s second annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 15 Old Main Room 1907
Time: 4:30 pm
Panel – Historic Record: Underrepresented Groups
March 28-April 1 STL Display cases “The Design Process Made Visible: Poster Exhibition”
April 5 STL Conference Room
Time: 4 pm (4:30 remarks) – 5:30 pm
“Celebration of Faculty Authors”
April 8 STL "A Queer Art InfoSHOW, hosted by the New Paltz Queens and Kings, The Rivera House"
April 10-30 STL Display Cases “EOP”
April 21 STL Main Lobby & Gallery Sojourner Truth Library Ceremonial Re-Opening Celebration
April 21 STL Main Lobby
Time: TBD
“Performance: Urban Lyrics, poss. In honor of Margaret Wade-Lewis”
April 25-27 STL “Friends of the Library Used Book Sale”
April 29 STL Main Floor Information Commons Undergraduate Student Research Poster Session
April Several sites “Poem in Pocket Event”
May 1 – 8 STL Display Cases “Visual Thinking”