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New Inuit Photography Exhibit Launches Next Week

A new library exhibit featuring 20 images by photographer Burt Neimeyer focuses on the inhabitants of an Inuit village in Kwethluk, Alaska. The collection includes portraits and scenes from everyday life taken while Neimeyer taught in Kwethluk during the mid-1980s.

A collection of Native American artifacts, contributed by private collectors in the D.C. area and selected by Washington Semester WINS director Jack Soto, are included in the exhibit. They add context to the photographs within the broader cultural history of the native cultures of North America.

The exhibit, sponsored by Student Advocates for Native Communities (SANC), runs through January 2009. Watch for upcoming announcements of related events.

Library opens Holiday Shoppe

In the spirit of the season, the library has a small shop of library wares. All items are five dollars or less and include mugs, water bottles, tote bags, and note cards with designs from the Spinks special collection. Items are displayed next to the borrowing desk, where browsers can also acquire forms for “Honor with Books” and “Honor with Videos,” for an extra gift for your holiday exchange.

This column was contributed by Michael Matos and Diana Vogelsong.