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3 exhibits on display at Adams Library this month

Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary

The Stonewall Riots started in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. In the melees that followed, gays, lesbians and transvestites found a common voice and began the movement that would lead them toward liberation and acceptance in American society. This exhibit, on display through July, commemorates the 40 years of struggle and progress since Stonewall.


Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784

An exhibit commemorating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson is on display in the Adams Library lobby during the month of July. Johnson, a celebrated cultural figure in Great Britain, was a poet, biographer, lexicographer, essayist, editor and reviewer. His accomplishments included “The Lives of the Poets,” an edition of Shakespeare’s plays and the “Dictionary of the English Language,” which was the authoritative dictionary until the “Oxford English Dictionary” appeared a century and a half later.


Celebrating Nurses...

It wasn't that long ago that you could recognize a nurse by her cap. Although wardrobes have changed, the mission of providing quality care remains the same. An exhibit on display outside Special Collections showcases the history and current practices of nursing.