2nd floor, Grand Reading Room Entrance
Robert Frost in his essay, The Figure a Poem Makes, states about a poem,
"It begins in delight, it inclines to the impulse, it assumes direction with the first line laid down, it runs a course of lucky events, and ends in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion."
This exhibit, on display in cases located to the left and right of the Grand Reading Room entrance celebrates the American poet, past and present, and techniques that encompass the creation of poetry. A few titles displayed are: The Norton Introduction to Poetry, edited by J. Paul Hunter, Alison Booth, and Kelly J. Mays (PN 6101 .N6 2007), New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poets, edited by Michael Collier and Stanley Plumly (PS 615 .N385 1999), and How to Read a Poem by Terry Eagleton (PR 502 .E23 2007).
4th floor Display
Is time travel possible? Do movies use real scientific concepts in their plots? And are wormholes something I can only find in my yard? The idea of traveling through time has long fascinated the human race.
This exhibit, displayed on the fourth floor, features titles from the library's collection that explore concepts involved in time travel, both factual and fantasy.
First, take a look at the factual information. Titles like Zero Time Space: How Quantum Tunneling Broke the Light Speed Barrier, by Gunter Nimz (QC 176.8 .T8 N56 2008), New Time Travelers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics, by David Toomey (QC 173.59 .S65 T66 2007), and Timeless Reality by Victor J. Stenger (QC 173.59 .T53 S74 2000) explain the science behind the theories.