Sep. 22, 2009 by Olivia Drake
The Friends of the Wesleyan Library sponsored two prominent events on campus during the month of September. On Sept. 12, the Friends held their annual Book Sale and Silent Auction in the Olin Memorial Library lobby. More than 4,000 academic and popular books in more than 20 categories were available for sale.
Alice Goldsmith '10 scans the selection at the Olin book sale. Most hardcover books were $2 and softcover books were $1.
Spencer Sheridan ’10 peruses the sale's humor section. The Friends earned over $5,000 for library projects and programs.
The silent auction included collectible titles and older, scarce and unusual items. Remaining books were either saved for the next sale, given to students or donated to organizations such as the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education program, an organization shipping books to Africa and Goodwill.
On Sept. 15, the Friends sponsored a talk titled The Molten Core of the Constitution: Habeas Corpus After Guantanamo by Stephen Oleskey '64. On Sept. 17, in honor of Constitution Day, Richard Adelstein, professor of economics, tutor in the College of Social Studies, moderated a post-talk discussion of constitutional issues raised by Oleskey's talk.
Participants listen to Adelstein discuss Habeas Corpus during the Constitution Day event. (Photos by Stefan Weinberger '10 and Olivia Bartlett Drake)