Art Gallery Exhibit – The Work of Maurice M. Lindsay

February 4, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery, events

Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery at the Bentley Library is a collection of paintings by the second president of Bentley College, Maurice M. Lindsay:

Scholarship Paintings: The Work of Maurice M. Lindsay
February 5 – March 27, 2016

Opening Reception with Bentley University President Gloria Larson
and the current Lindsay Scholarship Recipients:
New date! Thursday, February 18, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks by President Larson  at 5:30 p.m.

Lindsay in the studio

Maurice M. Lindsay in the art studio.

Following his retirement as Bentley College’s second president in 1961, Maurice M. Lindsay (1886-1975) expanded his avocation as a painter to support the growth of the Maurice M. Lindsay Scholarship Fund. Lindsay happily extended his connections with Bentley which started in 1920 by creating paintings for donors to the Fund to help deserving students pay for their education.

Lindsay studied painting with Giragos Der Garabedian at the Fenway Art Center on Gloucester Street, around the corner from the College’s Boston location at 921 Boylston Street. He painted in the morning in Der Garabedian’s studio (where he is seen in the photograph above), and in the afternoons and some evenings in a studio he built at his home in Arlington. Donors to the Scholarship Fund could select a painting size corresponding to the size of their donation (initially $100 and up, but later for a wider variety of donations). Favorite scenes were often repeated with variations from one painting to the next, as shown in three versions of “T Wharf, Boston” included in the exhibition.

When interviewed about this work by the Boston Globe in 1963, Lindsay reflected that painting for the Fund gave him another career following his retirement. “Painting is a wonderful outlet because it is a challenge. And we need a challenge in life at every stage, no matter what our age.”

Books, DVDs & Audiobooks Acquired in January

February 1, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The new acquisitions lists for January have been posted! More than 250 new books, movies, TV shows and audiobooks were added to the library’s collection last month. Go to the  New Books & DVDs page to browse. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

If you prefer to do your reading and listening on a mobile device or computer, visit OverDrive, the library’s downloadable books collection. For help using OverDrive view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

On Display: The Best Books of 2015

January 15, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books

blue ribbonHappy New Year and welcome to the library’s 7th annual best books display! This year we have combed through eighteen* year-end “best books” lists to bring you the Best Books of 2015.

The display features fiction and nonfiction titles that have spent weeks on the bestseller lists, and also highlights critically claimed books that have not garnered as much mainstream attention. Intrigued? Stop by the library’s lobby to browse the selections or click here to view a list of the titles on displayMany of these books are also available as downloadable and streaming eBooks and audiobooks via the library’s OverDrive digital collection.A few selections from the Best Books of 2015 display

More than 150 books and audiobooks are currently on display. More titles being added as they are acquired and returned, so keep checking back!

Please visit the Reference Desk if you need help finding a book or would like to learn more about downloading eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

*Sources consulted: Amazon.com; Bloomberg; Booklist; The Boston Globe; CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries; The Economist; Entertainment Weekly; Financial TimesForbes; Inc. Magazine; Kirkus Reviews; Library Journal; The New York Times; NPR; Publishers Weekly; strategy+business; The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.