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March 19
Edible book festival

Love to read? Love to eat? Do both at the Oscar Rennebohm Library’s Edible Book Festival!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1pm to 3:30pm

Edible books are all or partially edible and can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or an author, be a pun of a book title, refer to a book character, reproduce a book cover or just have something to do with books in general. An Edible Book Festival is a contest where these edible books are voted on and winners are rewarded! Attendees are fed! Everybody wins. To learn more about Edible Book Festivals all around the world, and get some good ideas, check out the International Edible Book Festival Facebook page.

posterAll Edgewood College faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit an edible book.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most Creative
  • Least Edible
  • Best Pun
  • People’s Choice

How to Register

Please complete this registration form to enter your edible creations in the contest. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Bring your entry to the library at noon on April 15 and stick around for the food. Need not be present to win prizes. 

Judges are the attendees of the event, so even if you don’t enter an edible, come help us eat and vote!

March 18
Program: Liturgy, Politics and Illuminated Manuscripts

posterYou are invited to attend the following program, in partnership with Edgewood College’s Oscar Rennebohm Library, Religious Studies Department, and the Stream Gallery:

Liturgy, Politics and Illuminated Manuscripts

Tuesday, March 24, 3:30-4:30pm
Library Board Room

Presented by John Leonard, Professor & Chair, Religious Studies Department

What was the role of manuscripts in the political agenda in the Holy Roman Empire of the 9th and 10th centuries? How were these books actually used in worship by those who created or received them from their royal patrons?

Politics, Personalities, Music, Art… they are all here—and more.

March 16
Spring break hours

Need to catch up on studying over spring break?  The library will be open the following hours this week:

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:30am - 8pm
  • Friday, 7:30am - 6pm
  • Saturday, 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday, 11am to Midnight

See the library hours page for a full schedule.

March 09
New resource: MEF Streaming Media

2015-03-09.pngThe Oscar Rennebohm Library is excited to announce that we have subscribed to a streaming collection of Media Education Foundation (MEF), documentary films on the Kanopy streaming platform. The collection consists of over 140 high quality titles, including the very popular Killing Us Softly series, Bro Code, and the newly released Tough Guise 2.  Search for specific titles in the library catalog.  To browse this collection go to the A-Z resource list on library’s  web page and search for “Kanopy - Media Education Foundation.”

March 06
The Making of the St. John's Bible
posterYou are invited to attend the following program, in partnership with Edgewood College’s Oscar Rennebohm Library, Religious Studies Department, and the Stream Gallery:

The Making of the St. John's Bible

Thursday, March 12
, 9-10am
Library Board Room

David Wells, Gallery Director of The Stream, will address methods used to make the illuminated manuscript with commentary on some of the illuminations themselves. He will also speak about the translation of the original manuscript into an exact scale print edition – The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition. Volume 6 of the Heritage Edition (Gospels & Acts) will be on view and used to illustrate the lecture.

The Saint John’s Bible is a 21st century illuminated manuscript of the Bible and is the first one commissioned by the Benedictine Order since the invention of the printing press.
March 02
New Women's & Gender Studies books

Women Who Changed the World

  March is Women's History Month. 

  Check out some of our newest Women's & Gender Studies books.




February 25
The library wants to hear from all Edgewood students


Are you an Edgewood student?  We want to hear from you.

Search for “library survey” in your Edgewood email and please fill out the survey.

It’s anonymous and only takes 5-7 minutes. 

thank you,
Oscar Rennebohm Library Staff

February 16
Saint John's Bible Lectures
2015-02-16.jpgAs part of Edgewood College's A Year with the Saint John's Bible, you are invited to attend the following programs, in partnership with the Library, Religious Studies Department, and the Stream Gallery.

Introductory Session

Tuesday, February 24
Washburn Heritage Room
  • 10:00-10:35am The Middle Ages and Illuminated Manuscripts by Jill Kirby
  • 10:35-11:10am Liturgy, Politics and Illuminated Manuscripts, by John Leonard
  • 11:10-11:50am Techniques Used in Illuminated Manuscripts, by David Wells
Expanded presentations on these topics will be offered:

March 3, 2:00-3:00pm, Predolin 307
Monasteries and Scriptoria – Jill Kirby, faculty, Religious Studies

March 12, 9:00-10:00am, Library Board Room
Techniques Used in Illuminated Manuscripts – David Wells, director, Art Gallery

March 24, 3:30-4:30pm, Library Board Room
Liturgy, Politics and Illuminated Manuscripts – John Leonard, faculty, Religious Studies

About the Bible

The Saint John’s Bible is a hand-written and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

The Heritage Program enables institutions to enjoy a piece of this extraordinary work, though high quality reproductions of those seven books.

On Display in the Library

The Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible will be on display in the library (at various times) throughout the semester.

To learn more about the bible, and the Heritage Edition, visit the Saint John's Bible website.
February 09
African American History books

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February is African American History month.  

Celebrate by reading something from the library's wide ranging collection of African American History Books.

January 27
Award winning Relax & Read books

book coverAward winners are waiting for you on our Relax and Read shelf.

Pulitzer Prize
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

National Book Award
Redeployment by Phil Klay

Man Booker Award
The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan

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Pen/Faulkner Award
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Edgar Award
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

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