Tompkins County Public Library

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat

1935 Women's Crew
The exhibit The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat is designed to show events at Cornell that mirror events in “Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown the first book to be discussed at TCPL’s new non-fiction book club “Truth Be Told.”

On display in the Avenue of the Friends it features a one-man scull built by legendary boat builder George Pocock, photographs, trophies and other artifacts on loan from Cornell Rowing.  
1937 Cornell Heavyweight Crew

To add further to the experience of reading and discussing “The Boys in the Boat," Cornell Athletics Department is sponsoring a presentation and discussion by Christoper J. Kerber the Henry Bartels LWT Men’s Rowing Coach on Wednesday, March 11. Kerber coaches the LWT crew who just won the IRA national championship. He will talk about Cornell’s Rowing Program today, and how it relates to the book. The program takes place 7:00 – 8:15 PM in the BorgWarner Room East on Wednesday March 11. Join us for a fascinating evening.
1936 HWC launching their boat
Boarding the Lehion Valley viewing train
Racing on Cayuga Lake 1900's

These two programs are made possible thanks to the support of Cornell University Athletics and the Rowing Program.


Two New Exhibits Open at Gallery Night on Friday March 6

TCPL presents two new exhibits at an opening reception being held in conjunction with Gallery Night from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, March 6.

The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat features a single scull built by the renowned boat builder George Pocock, photographs of Cornell Rowing including images from the early 1900's which call to mind scenes featured in the book "The Boys in the Boat - Nine Americans and their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown and other artifacts.
Ann Piombino from the Ithaca Youth Farm
12 Seniors from LACS present Inspiring Ithacans.

Owen Lennon, Keegan Bakos, Billie Joe, Adrienne Wooster, Adrian Clavel, Caleb Lucas, Michael Belle and Violet Briggs photographed and interviewed some of the many people who have done selfless acts to benefit our community and display a gallery of their photographs and the interviews in the Avenue of the Friends. Join us at Gallery Night as we pay homage to these people and celebrate their innovative acts. 

After 5:00 PM please enter the Library through the BorgWarner Community Room Door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

The exhibit "The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat" has been made possible through the support of Cornell Athletics and the Cornell Rowing Program.