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The College of St. Scholastica Library
1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811

Regular Hours

Monday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday:  7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:  12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Library News

Scope for Imagination: Curating the Digital Museums Canada Exhibit of the Anne of Green Gables Manuscript

The English Department & the Library welcome CSS alum Dr. Emily Woster for a celebration of Anne of Green Gables.

 L.M. Montgomery's novel, Anne of Green Gables (1908), is beloved the world over. It has been translated into dozens of languages and adapted, and readapted, for page, stage, and screen. But until now, only a lucky few have seen the original manuscript that started it all. Over the past two years, Dr. Emily Woster has been at work curating a new online exhibit that will share, for the first time, the fully digitized and annotated manuscript of Montgomery's classic novel.

Friday, January 27th

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Library North Reading Room



Religious Pluralism as Political Resistance

Do all religions have a common essence? Is pluralistic discourse empowering of oppressive for marginalized communities? CSS Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Andrew Taylor will explore how Tibetan Buddhist luminaries have engaged these questions by examining the political projects of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great and the present Dalai Lama.

Library North Reading Room

Friday, February 17th

3:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., CST

Agriculture for Peace in Columbia

2022's presidential election of a leftist former guerrilla and Afro-Columbian feminist and environmental activist refocused international attention on Columbia's long and complicated peace process. For nearly a century, environmental issues, particularly agriculture and agrarian reform, long sat at the center of such negotiations. Dr. Tim Lorek asks, "Why?"

Library North Reading Room

Friday, March 3rd

3:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., CST

#emBODYgram with Kelly Mullan

Kelly Mullan discusses her doctoral research, which considers the "impact of absence" of fat bodies on social media for teenage women in Duluth. Mullan explains how such "absence" ensures a lack of exposure to bodies that represent demographics seen in everyday life, thereby skewing the practice of social comparison.

Library North Reading Room

Friday, April 14th

3:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., CST


No. 130

The September weather brought us our 130th entry for A Catalog of Birds. Those of you living in the modern world know it as the American Kestrel, but for those of us not of the modern world, it is the Sparrow Hawk ...  “The little Sparrow Hawk is arrayed in a varicolored dress of strikingly contrasted pattern, which makes it one of the handsomest of its tribe in Minnesota. 'The prettiest and jauntiest of our Hawks, and yet no prig; a true falcon, if a little one, with as noble mien and as much pluck as the best among his larger brethren, we can but admire him” (Coues, Birds of the Northeast, 1874). In only one other of our Hawks, the Marsh Hawk, is the plumage of the male and female clearly distinctive. At close range the sexes in this species are easily distinguished by the markings indicated above and shown in Mr. Brooke’s painting … the most frequent call-note may be represented by the syllables killy, killy, killy, killy, high-pitched and uttered rapidly. Mr. Kendell refers to their occasionally soaring at no great height. The writer has seen the male leave the nesting-site and ascend in wide circles and long, straight climbs, until lost to the naked eye.” - Roberts, Thomas. The Birds of Minnesota. 1936. pp. 363-365.

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