Archive for June, 2018

Archives closed July 2nd – 9th

June 27, 2018

The Archives and Special Collections will be closed July 2nd – July 9th. They will reopen on Tuesday, July 10th.

Library closed July 4th

June 27, 2018

The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in observation of Independence Day. Have a safe holiday!

Narrative Threads exhibit

June 6, 2018

Narrative Threads is a traveling exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey of the Denver-based Abecedarian Artists’ Books. The exhibit is on display in the Dayton Memorial Library through the month of June.

The exhibit features works utilizes visible threads/fibers in addition to or instead of the structural/functional use of threads found in traditional book binding. This form of interactive sculpture invites the reader/viewer to experience a tactile, hands-on exhibit that is engagingly intimate.

Works are appealing in their hand-mindedness and interactivity. Even the works not meant to be handled tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers.