RSM Art Gallery Exhibit: Debra Kennedy | “Color – Light – Passion”

By day Debra Kennedy is the Director of Executive Education at Bentley University; at night and on weekends she paints! Opening on January 20th in the RSM Art Gallery is an installation of Debra’s paintings she has titled Color – Light – Passion.  We are very pleased to host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We hope you can join us!

Color – Light – Passion
Paintings by Debra Kennedy

January 20 – March 2, 2018

Artist’s Reception:
Wednesday, January 24, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Gray's Beach Marsh by Debra Kennedy
Gray’s Beach Marsh by Debra Kennedy

Artist’s Statement:

Debra Kennedy is a representational artist and has been a painter most of her adult life. Her paintings document places she spends time: in Boston, on Cape Cod, and in southern Florida. For many years Debra worked solely in watercolor and loved the loose fluidity of the paint and the challenge of the experience. For the past several years she has been working in oils, enjoying the texture and the richness of color. By day Debra is the Director of Executive Education at Bentley University. At night and on weekends she paints! For Debra, “creative pursuits have a way of stretching all aspects of thinking and seeing challenges. Painting is play – it is good for the soul.”

Website: www.debrakennedystudios.com Facebook: @debrakennedyartist

On Display: Best Books of 2017

Best Books of 2011Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions is to read more in 2018, we have just the thing you get you started…our 9th annual Best Books display! This year we have combed through 20 year-end best books lists* to bring you over 130 of the top titles published last year. The display includes fiction and nonfiction, print and audio. You’ll find wildly popular bestsellers alongside books that were critically acclaimed yet didn’t receive as much mainstream attention.

Stop by the library’s lobby to browse, or view the entire listing online. Click the “Request” button to place books on hold. If you don’t find anything of interest at first glance please keep checking back. We will add books to the display as new acquisitions arrive and currently checked-out books are returned.

Many of these books are also available as downloadable and streaming eBooks and audiobooks via the library’s OverDrive digital collection. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Happy reading!

Best Books of 2017

* Lists consulted: AudioFileBloomberg, Booklist, The Boston Globe, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, The New York Times, NPR, Publishers Weekly, strategy+business, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Hours for Wintersession Classes & Holiday Weekend: January 8 – 15

The library’s hours will be extended during wintersession classes, Monday, January 8 – Friday, January 12, 2018:

Monday, January 8 Thursday, January 11:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 12:
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The library will be closed for the weekend and on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Saturday, January 13 – Monday, January  15 (holiday):
CLOSED

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Tuesday, January 16.

The library will resume regular semester hours at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Storm Closing on Friday, January 5. Library Reopens Monday, January 8.

Update! Bentley University will be closed on Friday, January 5th due to the snowstorm and severe cold temperatures expected.  The library will also remain closed.  We will reopen on Monday, January 8, at 8:00 a.m. 

For official updates about the status of the university, check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020. We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Don’t forget that even when the library’s doors are closed, our research databases, eBook collections and streaming films databases are always accessible from both on and off campus.

Storm Closing: Thursday, January 4

Due to the inclement weather, Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018.  Weather permitting, we will reopen on Friday, January 5, at 8:00 a.m.

For official updates about the status of the university, check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020. We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Don’t forget that even when the library’s doors are closed, our research databases, eBook collections and streaming films databases are always accessible from both on and off campus.

New Books, DVDs, and Audiobooks for the New Year!

The new acquisitions lists for December have been posted! Visit the the New Books & DVDs page to browse our newest book, DVD, and audiobook arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks

Special Library Hours: Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 7

The Bentley Library is closed evenings and weekends when classes are not in session. The library’s hours for the period of January 2 – January 7, 2018, are:

Tuesday, January 2 Thursday, January 4:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 5:
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 6 & Sunday, January 7:
CLOSED

The library’s hours will change again when wintersession classes begin on Monday, January 8.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Tuesday, January 16, 2018. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.