Thursday, October 31, 2013

Archive Display: "In Memoriam" John F. Kennedy Memorabilia Collection

By Melanie McBride
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Rosemont College Archives will display the E. Considine McManus John F. Kennedy Memorabilia Collection for the month of November.

The collection features Ms. McManus' scrapbook of President Kennedy's life and death, magazines memorializing the death of the President, correspondence from the White House and Jacqueline Kennedy thanking Ms. McManus for her condolences, and a postcard collection of President Kennedy's life.

The display will also feature recollections from Rosemont community members of the President's assassination and death. The Archives welcomes all members of the Rosemont community and beyond to share their experiences at

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tales of the Dead

By Melanie McBride
Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library will cohost Tales of the Dead, an original production performed by members of Jest and Gesture featuring villainous characters from both classic and modern literature. And zombies. Lots of zombies....

Join us for a spooky evening on Friday, October 25, at 7:00PM in the Upper Reading Room of the Library. Free admission. Doors open at 6:30. The first 13 students to arrive will receive a door prize!

Refreshments courtesy of the English Department, Jest and Gesture, and the Library.

Questions? Contact Melanie McBride at

New and Updated Credo Reference Content Available

By Joseph Tresnan

Over the past few months twenty-eight new and updated dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other books have been added to the Credo Reference collection, bringing the total number of titles to 631. The new content provides background information in a broad range of disciplines, including History, Medicine, Science, Social Science, Art, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, and more. The newly added titles are:
The updated titles are:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kistler Library to Host Cheddar & Red Quilt Exhibition

The Friends of the Rosemont College Library are proud to present a special exhibition of 19th century Pennsylvania German quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. Mrs. Rose previously provided the quilts for the American Folk Art Museum's acclaimed exhibition "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" in New York City, and has personally selected the thirteen "Cheddar and Red" quilts to be displayed at Rosemont. These quilts have never been shown before. Hope to see you there.

DATE: October 15 and 16, 2013

TIME: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tour and lecture each day at 3:00 PM

PLACE: Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library, Front Reading Room

INFORMATION: 610-526-2973

Library Hours for Fall Break

During the Undergraduate College Fall Break, the Library's hours will be adjusted as follows:
Sunday, October 13: CLOSED
Monday, October 14-Friday, October 18: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 19: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 20: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Announcing New Library Services Email Address

By Melanie McBride
Have a question about our library services? Want a quick answer?

Now you can email us a

A Library staff member will be happy to answer any question you may have about our library services, such as operating hours, account information, holds, fines, renewals, etc.

We will answer email questions within one business day. If you require in-depth assistance, please visit us in the Library during regular operating hours or schedule an appointment. You may also call 610-527-0200 x2271 for assistance.

If you require research assistance please email

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Don't Miss the Library's Oktoberfest Book Sale

The Library will host it's annual Book Sale at Family Weekend's Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5th, from 12-4pm. Hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs, and more will be available at low prices, with special offers for Rosemont students. With cookbooks and travel books, fiction and non-fiction, and rare and collectible items, there is something for everyone. Stop by on the 5th to support your Library.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Deeming at

Check out the Library's Instagram @kistlerlibrary for a behind the scenes look at all the goodies before the sale starts. #MyKistler