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Library Events

The Book Within the Book

Jan 29

7:00 PM8:30 PM
Kaplan Library Room 218


The Book Within the Book in Medieval Illumination
Gospel Illumination from the 5th-15th Centuries


Please be with us on January 29th when James Finn Cotter preseSaint John's Bible: Creationnts
The Book Within the Book in Medieval Illumination. This presentation traces the book as a symbol of Christ in ancient Gospel manuscripts.  Attention is also given to the four evangelists, authors like St. Jerome who translated the Bible, and the Virgin Mary. An array of 24 gorgeous images will be shown in the course of the talk. This thousand-year history of the Gospel illumination from the fifth to fifteenth century will conclude with the opportunity for audience members to view and interact with The Saint John's Bible.  

James Finn Cotter is Professor of English in the Division of Arts and Letters at Mount Saint Mary College.  He is an expert on illuminated manuscripts and recently donated a large collection of books on this topic to Kaplan Library.

This event is free and open to the public.  A birthday cake and other delicious refreshments will be served.


For more information, contact Derek Sanderson, Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services and coordinator of Saint John's Bible activities, at 845-569-3240 or

Regular Hours - North Wing

The North Wing of Kaplan Library includes areas on the 1st and 2nd floors where books, journals, dvd's, and other materials are housed, including the Curriculum Materials Center.

SundayJanuary 13, 2019 Closed
MondayJanuary 14, 2018   7:30 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.
TuesdayJanuary 15, 2018   7:30 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.
WednesdayJanuary 16, 2018   7:30 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.
ThursdayJanuary 17, 2018   7:30 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.
FridayJanuary 18, 2018   7:30 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.
SaturdayJanuary 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m. 
SundayJanuary 20, 2018 Closed
MondayJanuary 21, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
TuesdayJanuary 22, 2018   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
WednesdayJanuary 23, 2018   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
ThursdayJanuary 24, 2018   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
FridayJanuary 25, 2018   7:30 a.m. -   7:00 p.m.
SaturdayJanuary 26, 2018 10:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m. 

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