Friends of the Library Offer Two Mini-Courses

“19th Century Music” and “Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens” are the themes of two mini-courses to be held over three days, January 14-16, in Marshall Field House at Sarah Lawrence College. The mini-courses are sponsored by the Friends of the Esther Raushenbush Library and are free to members. Membership, at a cost of $45 annually for a single individual and $60 for a couple, is available at the time of registration. For more information about becoming a Friend of the Library or the two mini-courses, please call (914) 395-2472.

“19th Century Music” to be held from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, is broken up into particular subjects of study with regard to 19th century music over the three days. The sessions are entitled “Romantic Landscape,” “War of the Romantics,” and “Approaches to Wagner.” The mini-course will be taught by music faculty member Martin Goldray.

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens,” held from 1- 3 p.m. will be devoted to the study of the Charles Dickens novel. Ilja Wachs, literature faculty member will lead the three sessions.

In addition to the January mini-courses, Friends of the Library enjoy numerous benefits throughout the year including invitations to visiting authors programs, borrowing privileges from the Library’s holdings of 200,000 books, hands-on orientation to the Library’s computer-based information resources, reference use of 1,000 English and foreign language periodicals, a newsletter listing Friends’ events, as well as lectures, concerts and special events at the College.