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Stanley Library Calendar: February 2021

Calendar of Events for the Library - Ferrum College

When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis.

The novel follows a young girl as she struggles through life. She is faced with a cruel and abusive aunt, horrible conditions at the school she attends, and her beloved being married to another. 

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Newland Archer, an aristocratic young lawyer, is engaged to the cloistered, beautiful May Welland. But when May’s cousin Ellen arrives from Europe, fleeing her failed marriage to a Polish count, her worldly and independent nature intrigues and unsettles Archer. Trapped by his passionless relationship with May and the social conventions that forbid a relationship with the disgraced Ellen, Archer is torn between possibility and duty. Wharton’s profound understanding of her characters’ lives makes the triangle of Archer, May, and Ellen both urgent and poignant.

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From the moment of his adoption by the Earnshaws, the foundling boy Heathcliff devotes himself to their young daughter Catherine. Growing up together, the two share a love that blossoms into romance, until Catherine's hurtful betrayal. But Heathcliff's emotions know no bounds and acknowledge no limits—not even death.

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Set in Highbury, England, in the early 19th century, the novel centers on a precocious young woman whose misplaced confidence in her matchmaking abilities result several romantic misadventures.

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Set in Boston during and just after the Civil War and follows the four March sisters as they struggle to overcome poverty and grow into proper young ladies. Meg, the oldest, is pretty but swayed by material temptations. Jo is a good-hearted tomboy and writer. Beth is a shy, sweet music lover. And Amy, the youngest, is a little selfish but very social and elegant. Even as the girls bicker like all siblings, they keep their loving home together as they wait for their father to return from the war.

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Set in nineteenth-century Russia, exploring relationships, death and controversy between tradition and freethinking. In Moscow, a young woman meets the charming Vronsky, and together they indulge in an affair despite her husband Karenin.

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The story of a spirited young American woman who, "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates.

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Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry.

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Spring Semester I 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. - 5:00p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Library staff will are also available via chat, email, or through a scheduled Google Meet session.

Dates of Interest:

  • 2/9/2021   -> Midterm grades are due 
  • 2/12/2021 -> Last day to drop with a WP/WF