I can hear the library humming in the night -- Billy Collins, "Books"

Explaining the smell of books

Younger Americans’ Reading Habits and Technology Use

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New at Schauffler Library!

On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-thousand-year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Check for availabilty here!

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110 Years Ago

 The following “Agricultural Notes” not only show that while we are now a school with a  farm program, we were once a farm with a school program; the Notes also serve as this year’s introduction to an excellent source of information about our early history: The Hermonite newspaper. Don’t be fooled by its name, for the first 30 years of its existence, through 1916, the paper served the two schools, which became NMH: Northfield as well as Mount Hermon. 

from The Hermonite vol. 18, no. 1; p. 11  (September 1904).

Agricultural Notes

The Gerna Kali* works have donated a set of potash salts specimens.

A new Ohio ensilage cutter and blower has been added to the farm equipment.

The Agricultural Museum has received specimens of Chili saltpeter from the nitrate of soda propaganda.

Mr. Hayward served as one of the judges at the recent Worcester and New England fair held at Worcester, Mass.

Dr. A.C. True, director of the official department of agriculture of this state, was a recent visitor to the department.

The school has just purchased a threshing outfit with which the crops of small grain, recently gathered, will be threshed.

The school has recently put up a four hundred ton Green Mountain silo. It is twenty-five feet in diameter and forty feet in height.

The school is gathering a considerable quantity of white pine seed for its own use in the nursery. The value of the seed is $11 a ton.

The agricultural department is planning an exhibition of cattle and swine at the Valley Fair at Brattleboro, Vt., which will be held next week.

While at the New York State Fair at Syracuse, Mr. Hayward purchased two prize winning White Yorkshire pigs, which are to be added to the already large herd of swine.

Professor R.A. Pearson of Cornell was a recent visitor to the school. Professor Pearson, who is one of the leading authorities on the production of sanitary milk, expressed himself as highly pleased with the improvements made at the North barn.

*n.b. The “Gerna Kali Works” mentioned here are actually the “German Kali Works.” Apparently the typesetter at the newspaper could not read the reporter’s handwriting. –ed.

The first bookmark of the 2014-2015 school year features several books that are favorites of our new Assistant Head of School, Sharon Howell, who joins us from Harvard University. Welcome, Sharon! The books that Sharon has chosen are available for loan at the Circulation Desk. 

The first bookmark of the 2014-2015 school year features several books that are favorites of our new Assistant Head of School, Sharon Howell, who joins us from Harvard University. Welcome, Sharon! The books that Sharon has chosen are available for loan at the Circulation Desk. 

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This Week in NMH History 2014-2015        #01

135 Years Ago

 

Welcome! or, Welcome back! (as the case may be)

Each week, in this space, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of your school: to see how it has changed or remained unchanged with the passage of time. Often these little history lessons will be tinged with humor and you are urged to look for it. The careful reader will find some below.

Lewis Carroll once wrote that, “It is best to begin at the beginning.” This year being a sort of milestone in our school’s life, the 135th anniversary of our founding, we are able to do just that. Full disclosure: this week’s entry didn’t actually occur this week in our history: this prospectus was printed in October of 1879. Below is the cover.

 

from    Prospectus: Northfield Young Ladies Seminary

           Founded through the Influence of  Mr. D.L. Moody 1879

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Character of Instruction.

The purpose is to lead to habits of thoughtful inquiry, by giving the pupils ideas and objects with which to deal, and not mere words; to awaken the mind to personal investigation and independent and logical reasoning.

It is hoped that no study nor part of a study, even if rudimentary, will be laid aside until understood, and that no one having pursued the “course of study” will be deficient in Reading, Spelling and English Composition.

The Government.

            The government will be such as will be needful for the comfort of all, and its ultimate aim be to aid in establishing habits of self-government, usefulness and thoughtfulness.

            Any pupil whose conduct cannot be thus regulated, cannot be retained to the restriction of others; and it is desired that those only should apply whose thirst for knowledge will lead them to improve every opportunity.

Domestic Department.

            The girls will aid in the work of the house, and occasional exchange of work will give opportunity for even distribution of different kinds of labor.

To Applicants. 

            Pupils will furnish sheets, pillow-cases, towels, napkins and napkin ring, umbrella and water-proof, and see that every article is distinctly marked with the name in full.

            Punctuality in every particular is desired.

            Students may bring any text-books upon the studies which they think they may pursue, as they will probably be of use, even if not those used in the classroom.

boingboing:

iPhones inserted into classic paintings, by Kim Dong-Kyu

Source: boingboing

May Bookmark of the Month, featuring NMH Seniors and their favorite books!

May Bookmark of the Month, featuring NMH Seniors and their favorite books!

Who works here?
"I’m Wilbert. I like people and am not scary at all."

Who works here?

"I’m Wilbert. I like people and am not scary at all."

Who works here?
"Hi. I am Mohamed. I love running, biking and joking. I am an avid NMH Basketball fan. Jashanti Allen is my bro."

Who works here?

"Hi. I am Mohamed. I love running, biking and joking. I am an avid NMH Basketball fan. Jashanti Allen is my bro."

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I can hear the library humming in the night -- Billy Collins, "Books"

Explaining the smell of books

Younger Americans’ Reading Habits and Technology Use

Text

image

New at Schauffler Library!

On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-thousand-year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Check for availabilty here!

Text

110 Years Ago

 The following “Agricultural Notes” not only show that while we are now a school with a  farm program, we were once a farm with a school program; the Notes also serve as this year’s introduction to an excellent source of information about our early history: The Hermonite newspaper. Don’t be fooled by its name, for the first 30 years of its existence, through 1916, the paper served the two schools, which became NMH: Northfield as well as Mount Hermon. 

from The Hermonite vol. 18, no. 1; p. 11  (September 1904).

Agricultural Notes

The Gerna Kali* works have donated a set of potash salts specimens.

A new Ohio ensilage cutter and blower has been added to the farm equipment.

The Agricultural Museum has received specimens of Chili saltpeter from the nitrate of soda propaganda.

Mr. Hayward served as one of the judges at the recent Worcester and New England fair held at Worcester, Mass.

Dr. A.C. True, director of the official department of agriculture of this state, was a recent visitor to the department.

The school has just purchased a threshing outfit with which the crops of small grain, recently gathered, will be threshed.

The school has recently put up a four hundred ton Green Mountain silo. It is twenty-five feet in diameter and forty feet in height.

The school is gathering a considerable quantity of white pine seed for its own use in the nursery. The value of the seed is $11 a ton.

The agricultural department is planning an exhibition of cattle and swine at the Valley Fair at Brattleboro, Vt., which will be held next week.

While at the New York State Fair at Syracuse, Mr. Hayward purchased two prize winning White Yorkshire pigs, which are to be added to the already large herd of swine.

Professor R.A. Pearson of Cornell was a recent visitor to the school. Professor Pearson, who is one of the leading authorities on the production of sanitary milk, expressed himself as highly pleased with the improvements made at the North barn.

*n.b. The “Gerna Kali Works” mentioned here are actually the “German Kali Works.” Apparently the typesetter at the newspaper could not read the reporter’s handwriting. –ed.

The first bookmark of the 2014-2015 school year features several books that are favorites of our new Assistant Head of School, Sharon Howell, who joins us from Harvard University. Welcome, Sharon! The books that Sharon has chosen are available for loan at the Circulation Desk. 

The first bookmark of the 2014-2015 school year features several books that are favorites of our new Assistant Head of School, Sharon Howell, who joins us from Harvard University. Welcome, Sharon! The books that Sharon has chosen are available for loan at the Circulation Desk. 

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This Week in NMH History 2014-2015        #01

135 Years Ago

 

Welcome! or, Welcome back! (as the case may be)

Each week, in this space, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of your school: to see how it has changed or remained unchanged with the passage of time. Often these little history lessons will be tinged with humor and you are urged to look for it. The careful reader will find some below.

Lewis Carroll once wrote that, “It is best to begin at the beginning.” This year being a sort of milestone in our school’s life, the 135th anniversary of our founding, we are able to do just that. Full disclosure: this week’s entry didn’t actually occur this week in our history: this prospectus was printed in October of 1879. Below is the cover.

 

from    Prospectus: Northfield Young Ladies Seminary

           Founded through the Influence of  Mr. D.L. Moody 1879

.

Character of Instruction.

The purpose is to lead to habits of thoughtful inquiry, by giving the pupils ideas and objects with which to deal, and not mere words; to awaken the mind to personal investigation and independent and logical reasoning.

It is hoped that no study nor part of a study, even if rudimentary, will be laid aside until understood, and that no one having pursued the “course of study” will be deficient in Reading, Spelling and English Composition.

The Government.

            The government will be such as will be needful for the comfort of all, and its ultimate aim be to aid in establishing habits of self-government, usefulness and thoughtfulness.

            Any pupil whose conduct cannot be thus regulated, cannot be retained to the restriction of others; and it is desired that those only should apply whose thirst for knowledge will lead them to improve every opportunity.

Domestic Department.

            The girls will aid in the work of the house, and occasional exchange of work will give opportunity for even distribution of different kinds of labor.

To Applicants. 

            Pupils will furnish sheets, pillow-cases, towels, napkins and napkin ring, umbrella and water-proof, and see that every article is distinctly marked with the name in full.

            Punctuality in every particular is desired.

            Students may bring any text-books upon the studies which they think they may pursue, as they will probably be of use, even if not those used in the classroom.

boingboing:

iPhones inserted into classic paintings, by Kim Dong-Kyu

Source: boingboing

May Bookmark of the Month, featuring NMH Seniors and their favorite books!

May Bookmark of the Month, featuring NMH Seniors and their favorite books!

Who works here?
"I’m Wilbert. I like people and am not scary at all."

Who works here?

"I’m Wilbert. I like people and am not scary at all."

Who works here?
"Hi. I am Mohamed. I love running, biking and joking. I am an avid NMH Basketball fan. Jashanti Allen is my bro."

Who works here?

"Hi. I am Mohamed. I love running, biking and joking. I am an avid NMH Basketball fan. Jashanti Allen is my bro."