Special Event:

Author talk and book signing

Galileo's New Universe: The Revolution in our Understanding of the Cosmos

By Dr. Laurence Marschall and Stephen P. Maran

Tuesday, April 28th
4:00 pm -
Author talk in the Library Media Theater
5:00 pm -
Book signing and refreshments on the main floor

Special Event:

Inventing American Identity:
An Evening with Christopher Bram

Thursday, March 26th, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Library Apse

Reading from Exiles in America

A question/answer session and light refreshments to follow the reading

About the author:
Christopher Bram’s works explore how history and its interpretations have shaped the different worlds we live in. Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was made into the Academy Award-winning movie with Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave. His other novels include Lives of the Circus Animals and, most recently, Exiles in America. He has just completed a new novel, Johnstown, about the Pennsylvania flood of 1889. He lives in New York with his partner of twenty-nine years, filmmaker Draper Shreeve. Bram’s novels cross lines outside a single genre, as he writes a mix of historical, contemporary, political, and gay fiction. He also has written about the Civil War, in his novel The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and Crimes, and is currently conducting research for a new novel on the Civil War.

Faculty Facilitator – Richard Reitsma

Discover Other Worlds


Musselman Library celebrates the spirit of discovery with exhibits highlighting exploration around the world - and beyond:


  • The Literature of the Telescope – Browse 400 years of books about the telescope, and check out a replica of Galileo’s first modern telescope, all from the collection of Larry Marschall, W. K. T. Sahm Professor of Physics. In honor of the International Year of Astronomy, and the publication of Dr. Marschall’s new book, Galileo’s New Universe.
  • Images of Italy – A photography exhibit by Dan DeNicola, Professor of Philosophy, part of Musselman Library's "Hidden Talents" series highlighting the artistic talents of the Gettysburg College community.
  • Rediscovering My Country - Photographs taken by Gettysburg College student Anukul Gurung, while visiting his home in Kathmandu, Nepal during the summer of 2008. The images document recent changes in Kathmandu, including a drastic increase in poverty and homelessness.
  • Life in Miniature: Wood Carvings from Brienz - Charming wood carvings depicting daily life in the Swiss region of Brienz, circa 1900, from the collection of the Reverend Frederick S. Weiser, Class of 1957.
  • 11 Days in Asia – Highlighting the International Club, and this year’s Cultural Diversity Week, with photographs of Gettysburg College students from China, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, India, and the Philippines.


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