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Student Book Club
Book Club
Student Book Club

St. Andrew's has a book club!
It all started rather organically when two students who discovered they share the love of reading (Spencer McKenzie '20 and Madeline Birknes '21), would meet to have in-depth discussions about books they both enjoyed. They decided to take this engagement one step further and expand on their group by inviting other classmates to join in their conversations. Their goal was to have a SAS-like English class albeit a bit more relaxed around the usual classroom Harkness table. They wanted the atmosphere to be small and welcoming. And, so far it has. Spencer and Madeline say the group's average size is six students, but the actual number of students who read the club's selections is much more significant. Madeline and Spencer said that other students have come up to them and expressed gratitude for the re-introduction to pleasure reading. "This is the ultimate goal of our club; to inspire more people of our generation to fall in love with the life-long devotion to reading. Reading ignites a certain passion and analytical thinking that our generation deeply lacks."
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All Things February
February Trivia
All Things February

Another night of fun happened in the library this month. The Irene hosted a night of trivia with questions relevant to all things February. Emceed by librarian's assistant, Jenn Wilson, Jenn's questions focused on Black History Month, Lunar New Year, President's Day, and of course, Valentine's Day. Jenn was assisted by her colleague Noreen Tully, who was busy keeping score. Questions ranged from:  "What is the Greek goddess Aphrodite's Roman counterpart?" to "Who won the best actress Oscar in 2002?" (to which many students replied, "I wasn't even born in 2002!"), to "What is the zodiac animal for 2019?" and finally,  "Which president lived the longest?"

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Celebrating Women's History Month
JSTOR DAILY
Celebrating Women's History Month

Continuing the celebration of Women's History Month, and the literary theme, we now celebrate two writers, Harriet Beecher Stower and George Eliot. For eleven years, this unlikely duo, became penpals and then friends.

According to Amy Shearn of JSTOR Daily, "Stowe was the religious author of sermonizing, sentamentalist fiction, the daughter of a famous preacher, and the wife of a biblical scholar and mother of seven; Eliot was a shrewd critic and editor who scandalized the English literary community by "living in sin" with her partner George Henry Lewes, who was in an open marriage to someone else. Despite these differences, they shared a literary bond, writing to one another about their writing, their families, and even the Great Beyond."

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Off Campus Access

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