In November 1952 a new library opened its Art Deco doors on Cornell’s upper campus, and the Ag Quad has never been the same since. We warmly invite Cornell alumni and their families to drop by Mann Library’s Open House to help us celebrate our 70th anniversary and all the ways this library has grown, thrived, and yet stayed true to its classic roots through the big changes of the digital age. Sun-dappled study corners, flexible hi-tech collaborative spaces, rich collections, rare book treasures, engaging exhibits featuring soil bioart and a look at soil as living treasure–you’ll find it all here, along with an early birthday cake and other treats, served for this special occasion at our circulation desk! Family-friendly—all are welcome.
- Mann Library @ 70 Scavenger Hunt
- Birthday cake and other treats
- Exhibits – Mud Painting by Jenifer Wightman, and Grounded: Life is Soil, Soil Is Life
- Viewing of select treasures from Mann’s RAD (Rare & Distinctive) Collections