Banned Books Week 2017 – What Books are More Likely to be Challenged?

Banned Books Week 2017 Banned Books Week is held each year in the last week of September. Libraries and their supporters use Banned Book Week to raise awareness about books challenges and censorship and to celebrate the right to read. The American Library Association (ALA) publishes an annual list of the ten books most frequently […]

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Champlain’s Newest Residence Hall: 158 South Willard Street

This fall, Champlain College added another historic building to its constellation of Victorian residence halls: 158 South Willard Street, on the corner of Main and South Willard. This gorgeous residence stands out for its architectural significance and ties to two Burlingtonians, famous in their day for their military service, business ventures, and travel adventures. Designed […]

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The Origins of Chauncey the Beaver

Ever wondered why Champlain College’s mascot is a beaver? A new mini-exhibition in Miller Information Commons, on view during the fall semester, profiles the origins and evolution of Chauncey on campus. Chauncey the beaver was born in 1960, when President C. Bader Brouilette decided the College needed a mascot. Inspiration struck when Dean Winthrop Tilley […]

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International Education Week at Champlain College Library

Champlain College Library is pleased to partner with the Office of International Education during International Education Week. We are supporting two international education events:   Transformational Travel: Moth-Style Storytelling Monday, November 14, 2016 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. IDX – Fireside Lounge Have a story to tell about international travel or cross-cultural experiences? Interested in what […]

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A Fanciful View of Burlington Bay

In the early 1870s, armchair travelers snapped up copies of Picturesque America, a lavishly illustrated two-volume work celebrating the natural wonders of the United States. Edited by author and poet William Cullen Bryant, Picturesque America’s oversized volumes contain evocative descriptions and gorgeous images of — as its rather grandiose subtitle suggests — “The Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities, and […]

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Banned Books Week at Champlain College

Join us in celebrating Banned Books Week from Sunday, September 25th-Saturday, October 1st. Every year in September, we celebrate Banned Books Weeks to observe the importance of the First Amendment, raise awareness around the dangers of censorship, and celebrate our freedom to read. You will recognize many of the books that have been banned from […]

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Summertime in Burlington: Historic Postcard Views

In Vermont, we treasure our gorgeous summer days, which are all the more beautiful because they are so fleeting. These historic postcards from Champlain College’s Special Collections capture the essence of summertime in our hometown of Burlington: the sun sparkling on the lake, warm breezes in the air, impressionistic sunsets, and, as always, magnificent views in every direction. […]

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