In April the library started a Poet-Tree to celebrate National Poetry Month. The Wheelock community made blackout poems on leaves cut from old discarded books, and then added those leaves to the Poet-Tree. The tree proved so popular, that we ended up leaving it up through the end of the semester. Just look at how much the tree grew over time!
April 1st, 2016
May 13th, 2016
If you didn’t get a chance to see the tree in person, we’ve got you covered. We documented each unique and creative poem so everyone can read them again and again. Just scroll through below for a closer look!
If you missed out on participating in the Poet-Tree this year, keep an eye our for its return next April 2017!
The Wheelock College Library has extended its hours through the end of the semester to help you stay productive through those late night study sessions!
Need some research help? Come to the service desk for drop-in research help any time during extended hours.
The library also has fun activities to help you relax during the stress of finals. Take some time out from studying to work on a puzzle, located near the service desk. Get in touch with your creative side with our adult coloring stations (located on floors 1, 1M, 2M, 3, and 4).
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.
Get 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.
In any case, the library has got you covered. Librarians are standing by to help you to focus your topic, investigate excellent sources, and use citation styles like APA, MLA, and Chicago. Get research help in person or remotely over spring break! Check out our spring break hours here.
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!