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Rare Books on Display

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On Thursday, September 20th, the Friends of the Stevenson Library held a special opening and reception: an exhibit of 22 books from Alvin Patrick’s collection of approximately 5,000 rare or first edition books written by African Americans. Mr. Patrick titled the exhibition Faces of the Struggle: Frontispiece Portraits in African American Literature (1834 to 1949).

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Update on Montgomery Place Farm and Farm Stand

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Local residents and seasonal visitors look forward to picking up beautiful fresh produce and locally made farm offerings from June to November at the Montgomery Place Orchards Farm Stand on 9G in Red Hook, New York. Known especially for well over 60 varieties of apples,sold as they ripen and are picked,

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BHSEC Recipients Express Their Gratitude

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Every year, LLI provides financial help for students in the Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) program in Manhattan for expenses incurred during their summer internships. The two recipients of this year’s $1,000 grants were Harper Alderson, who worked as an intern at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and August Levenson,

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Getting to Know LLI

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New members, mentors, and Council members had a chance to meet and chat on a beautiful September day outside the Bertelsmann Student Center. It felt wonderful to meet old friends and greet new members in person and learn about their interests and backgrounds. “It’s fun,” Membership Development Chair Robert Inglish said.

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Bard’s SummerScape Delights LLI Members

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Every summer, Bard presents SummerScape, a rich eight-week offering of live music, opera, dance, and theater. The culmination of the season is the Bard Music Festival, which this summer featured Rachmaninoff and His World. And this summer, as with every summer, LLI members were in the enthusiastic audience,

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Information Needed for Coming on Campus

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If you are a new member or a renewing member who has not been on campus, there are important steps to take. You need to register your car, get your parking hangtag, secure your Bard student ID (optional), and be familiar with LLI’s COVID-19 protocol, which is outlined in a separate article.

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Black Melancholia Exhibit

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The Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College brings together a compelling exhibition with the work of 28 artists from across the African diaspora. The exhibition counters the historical perspective on melancholy, which has mostly been told through the experience of White males, and reframes melancholia as a pervasive part of the Black experience,

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That Pesky COVID-19

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We’ve been wishing all summer that COVID-19 would go away. But so far, no luck, and we don’t know what the fall and winter will bring. Bard has adopted a mask-friendly policy, meaning their indoor mask mandate has been lifted. LLI members are welcome to come to classes on campus.

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Looking Forward to Fall Classes

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As usual, the Curriculum Committee has developed so many rewarding fall courses that choosing among them will be difficult. Do you want to learn more about medicine, science, history, and current political issues or to explore novels, poetry, films, and plays? How about attending a workshop to improve your writing,

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Summer Learning: What Worked and What Needed Work

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When asked to evaluate their SummerFest courses, 82 LLI members had plenty to say about what they liked and what needed improvement. The good news is that most rated their course content, presenters, and overall satisfaction between 4 and 5, the top marks. But some provided ratings between 1 and 3,

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