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To survive and thrive, we must all consume food everyday: eating is therefore one of the few universal human experiences. Beginning with this basic fact, "A Full Course: Encounters with Food" will consider the more contested and continuing questions surrounding food: where does it come from, what and how do we cook and eat, and what role does food play in our collective imaginations? The books, manuscripts, posters, and ephemera on view will offer a feast for the eyes and food for thought by examining our various experiences with food, from producing and selling it to preparing and eating it. Diverse cookbooks from Penn State's collections demonstrate that while cookbooks are commercial enterprises, they can also help establish communities, as copies with beloved recipes are passed down through generations.

 “A Full Course: Encounters with Food” is scheduled for display through Sunday, Jan 13, in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library Exhibition Room, 104 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus.


Global Programs and partners kicked off International Education Week with a launch party.
Penn State University Libraries will hold an International Write-In event on Dec. 2 in Mann...
“The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in...


 Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library


Explore the Eastern Forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth.  Libraries' resources, services and unique collections will guide you on the trails of nature education and exploration. Discover local environmental programs. Be inspired by the instrumental work of women conservationists. Check out related books, maps, movies and more, and get...Into the Woods, on display Sept. 5 through Feb. 11, 2019 in the Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, University Park.


Home: Contemporary Indigenous Artists Responding

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A visual arts exhibit showcasing the work of 12 indigenous artists using the medium of printmaking , who each adopt a unique perspective from which to consider the ideas of community, place, and belonging. "Home" is on display through Aug. 31 in the Walter and Doris Goldstein Music and Media Center, second floor West Pattee Library, University Park.