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Wheelock Library Celebrates National Poetry Month

April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month.  The Wheelock College Library is celebrating this milestone occasion in several different ways.

Stop by the library any time in the month of April to check out our New England Poets Display celebrating the work of poets living in or inspired by New England. Get lost in the nature and landscapes of New England while reading evocative prose by Robert Frost. Ponder the human condition with works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the founders of the transcendentalist movement. Everything in the display case can be checked out of the library. To take a closer look at something, ask a library staff member for assistance. You can also browse many more books in our poetry section (call number 811) on floor 4M of the library.

disp_fullGet in touch with your creative side and partake in our Poetry Tree activity. Create your own blackout poem from one of the old book page leaves, or cut out words from an old newspaper to create a poem on a blank leaf. Share it with the Wheelock community by hanging it on our Poetry Tree or take it home to hang in your room. This activity will also be set up for the entire month of April.

There are lots of additional resources on the American Academy of Poets website. For example, April 21st is Poem in your Pocket Day. Learn more about this event here. The American Academy of Poets also provides this handy PFD list of poems for your pocket. The Wheelock Library will have printouts of a selection of these poems available at the service desk on April 21st if you want to stop by and pick one up.

Finally make sure to go to Boston’s National Poetry Month Festival (April 7th – 10th at the Boston Public Library and Northeastern University). You can hear readings by famous poets, attend the 2nd Annual High School Poetry Slam competition, or show off your own skills at Open Mic events.

Present at the Wheelock Student Research Conference!

Do you seek experiences that will give you an edge in your job or graduate school applications? Are you working on a research paper or project for a class or independent study? Would you like to be considered to win $100? If you answered yes to these questions, you should submit a proposal to participate in Wheelock’s second annual Student Research Conference, happening on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

You can find all the details about the conference on the Wheelock Student Research Conference website: If you’re wondering how to get started with your proposal or what even goes on at a conference, visit one of the library drop-in sessions for guidance and support. Drop-in sessions will be held Wednesday, March 23, 3 – 4 p.m. and Friday, March 25, 2 – 3 p.m. in Library 2M.

Conference proposals are due Friday, April 8. We look forward to seeing your proposal!

Snapshots from the 2015 Student Research Conference.

Snapshots from the 2015 Student Research Conference.

Read Across America 2016

Volunteer Poster Small FINALDo you love to read?  Want to inspire a love of reading in children?  Volunteer to read your favorite Dr. Seuss book to a small group of preschoolers during story hour at Wheelock’s annual Read Across America event.

Sign up for a time: 10:15-11:00 am OR 10:45-11:30 am
Thursday, March 3rd. Campus Center
To sign up contact Maric:

Read Across America is an annual, national celebration held on the birthday of beloved children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, and promotes the importance of reading in the lives of children.  If you can’t make it to our Story Hour, please stop by our other two Seuss-related, Read Across America events at the Campus Center:

  • all day long : Dining Services will be serving items inspired by Dr.Seuss stories all day long.
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 P.M.: Seuss-themed photo booth.  Take some wacky seusstastical photos to share with friends.  #WheeRead #ReadAcrossAmerica

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Brought to you by the Wheelock College Library, with a special thanks to Dining Services and the Office of Spiritual Life

Extended Hours Are Coming to an End

Today is the LAST DAY of Wheelock College Library’s Extended Hours. That means tonight is your LAST CHANCE to take advantage of library resources, get some drop-in research help, and participate in extended hours activities until 1:00 am. If you haven’t already stopped by to take part in the extended hours activities, it’s not too late. Here is a recap of all the fun activities we have available.

Adult coloring pages have been placed around the library on floors 1, 1M, 2M and 3. These coloring stations have been so popular that we have been printing out additional coloring sheets nearly every day! Students can take their work home, or hang it on our “Coloring Wall of Fame” located near the service desk.


We also have Library Bingo! Bingo cards can be found near the elevator on the 1st floor, or scattered on tables around the library.  Each card has a variety of things you might see happening at the library during extended hours (“someone coloring”, “a student making flash cards”, “someone watching Netflix” etc). When you see an item on the card, cross it off. Once you get four in a row in any direction, you win! You can then turn your Bingo card in at the Service Desk for a piece of CANDY!

We have two puzzle stations on the first floor of the library. So far, our library users have worked together to finish two 1,000 piece puzzles. Each time one puzzle is completed, we put out another for students to begin working on. The two that are currently out are very near completion, so come by tonight to help finish them up before it’s too late.


The library staff would like to congratulate all Wheelock students for making it through the fall semester! We have seen first hand how hard you have worked and how many hours of studying you have put in to succeed this semester, and you should all be commended for your efforts.

Happy Holidays to all, and we look forward to seeing you in the spring!