Archive for April, 2011

MIT in Popular Culture . . . at the MIT Libraries

Posted April 4th, 2011 by Lois Beattie

Paniponi Dash

You’ve probably noticed that MIT pops up all over the place in popular culture. Good Will Hunting? Check. Bringing Down the House? Already read it. But did you know that there’s an MIT reference in the musical Rent? And have you ever watched Paniponi Dash or read The Gadget Maker? You can check out all these and more at the MIT Libraries.

The Gadget MakerTo help celebrate MIT’s 150th anniversary, we’ve found many of these books, CDs, and DVDs–from the obscure and out-of-print to the biggest blockbusters–in our stacks, and added a few we didn’t already have. Take a look at this guide to check out representations of MIT in books, films, TV shows, and music.

Violin music concert Friday, April 8th

Posted April 1st, 2011 by Christie Moore

violinDon’t have tickets to Opening Day at Fenway? Join us at the library on April 8th instead!

The 9th annual Prokopoff violin music concert will be held in the Lewis Music Library from 1:00-2:00 pm on that day. MIT students will perform music chosen from the more than 2,000 violin scores given to the library in 2001 by Stephen Prokopoff’s widow Lois Craig, former Associate Dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. Director of Libraries Ann Wolpert will toss out the opening pitch and introduce the starting lineup. Play music!

Friday, April 8, 1 – 2 pm
Lewis Music Library 14E-109
For more information: 617-253-5636