November Featured Books and DVDs

Native American Heritage Month

The Penn Libraries has partnered with the Penn Native Community Council to create its list of Featured Books and DVDs for Native American Heritage Month.

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Featured Collections

The Penn Libraries' global collections encompass hundreds of languages and scripts across a broad range of subject areas, preserving the rich cultural and scholarly record from Africa, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South Asia. Read about some of our unique recent acquisitions.

Black and white photo of a woman wearing a sailor girl uniform and dramatic make up stares right into the camera.

Japanese Women Photographers Collection

Over the past two years, librarians have worked to diversify the Penn Libraries’ Japanese photobook collection, developing it in both breadth and depth. 

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North African Books in French Language

To this day, the French language plays an important role in North African countries like Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia—but that role is complex and contested.

A sample drawing of South Asian Folk Arts.

Folk and Tribal Arts in South Asia

In the last year, the Penn Libraries has purchase of several hundred volumes related to South Asian painting, textiles, music, and dance.

November 28, 2022, 3pm-7pm @ Common Press, by Appointment

Holiday Card Printing (Nov 28)

Letterpress print your own holiday cards from type and images in the Common Press Collection! By appointment only.

3:00pm - 7:00pm | Common Press, Fisher Fine Arts, Lower Level
Workshop Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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November 29, 2022

Make Your Code Pretty!

Whether you are a brand-new programmer or an experienced developer, it's important to keep your code clean, readable, and user-friendly. Come join a discussion of best practices for coding. No experience is required, but a basic knowledge of programming will be helpful.

11:00am - 12:00pm | Gershwind & Bennett Family Collaborative Classroom
November 29, 2022

Coffee with a Codex: Chants

On November 29, Curator Dot Porter will show us Ms. Codex 1572, a complete portable gradual with chants for the Mass according to the Use of Brixen (now Bressanone), possibly from a Benedictine monastic foundation. Written in the diocese of Brixen in the south Tyrol (now Bressanone, in Italy), between 1300 and 1325.

12:00pm - 12:30pm | Virtual
Kislak Open to the public