Monday, March 28, 2011

Game Table

The Darwin R. Barker Library now has a beautiful teakwood game table available for playing chess, checkers or backgammon. A deck of playing cards is also at hand for card games of choice. This table was provided through a generous memorial gift to the library from Richard W. Dikeman in memory of John A. Parker. It is located in the Steele Room and may be used whenever the library is open, providing the room is not already being used for a meeting. All are welcome to make use of this new addition to the facility.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


The SUNY Fredonia Department of Mathematical Sciences in cooperation with the Barker Library present a fun-filled interactive story time that will strengthen children's ability to think mathematically. Join us at 10:30am on the following Saturdays:
April 2
April 30

Introduction to Social Networking Using Facebook

Join us for this hands-on class! Learn what you need to know in order to:

* Create a profile
* Find friends
* Interact with others
* Protect your privacy

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2pm-4pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 2pm-4pm

Registrants must be at least 13 years of age and have an established e-mail account.
Please visit the Circulation Desk or call us at (716)672-8051 to register. Class size is limited.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Why Margaret Fuller Matters

Who was Margaret Fuller? Fuller was a pioneering nineteenth-century American feminist, literary and social critic, and the first American woman to work as a foreign journalist. She was a contemporary of such notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley and Bronson Alcott.
The Barker Library is proud to be hosting a traveling display which includes a
a chronological telling Fuller's life and explains her views on women’s rights, education (especially female), class, slavery, American Indian rights, religion, and Transcendentalism.
This diplay was provided by the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee and will run through March 8, 2011.