News & Programs


Over the course of each year, the Library hosts a number of special events. Most of these are free and open to the public, although due to space considerations, a few are restricted to members of the Academy community. The list below highlights some of the events of the past few years.

Library Summer Concert Series

July 22, 2014 Final concert this Wednesday. Free and open to the public.
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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Lamont Poet W. S. Di Piero

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April 30, 2014 7:30 p.m.| Academy Building Assembly Hall| A celebrated poet, essayist, art critic and translator, Di Piero is professor emeritus of English at Stanford University. His works of poetry include Tombo, Nitro Nights, City Dog and Chinese Apples: New and Selected Poems. He will read from his works on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Lamont Poet Michael Collier

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November 06, 2013 7:30 p.m.| Assembly Hall| Public reading will be held in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free.
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A Talk by Wendy Lesser

October 22, 2013 Wendy Lesser Gives a Talk on Louis Kahn

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Library Launches New Website

August 28, 2013 Class of 1945 Library| Upgraded features include online chat, new informational pages and tabbed search boxes to make finding relevant information fast
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Library to Launch New Website

July 30, 2013 The Library will be launching a new website for fall term. Check it out!
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Phillips Exeter Academy's Library Summer Concert Series Presents Trio Veritas

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July 24, 2013 7 p.m.| The Class of 1945 Library's Rockefeller Hall | PEA's Library Summer Concert Series Continues with Trio Veritas

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Phillips Exeter Academy's Library Summer Concert Series Presents the Tony Carelli Quintet

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July 17, 2013 7 p.m.| The Class of 1945 Library Rockefeller Hall| Academy Library's Summer Concert Series features an exciting jazz performance by the Tony Carelli Quintet
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Phillips Exeter Academy Launches Library Summer Concert Series

June 26, 2013 7 p.m.| The Class of 1945 Library Rockefeller Hall| Free Wednesday evening concerts June 26, and July 10-August 7
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Senior Bookmarks Turn 20!

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013 37 seniors share their favorite books
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Lamont Poet Natasha Trethewey Visits Exeter

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Senior Bookmarks Celebrate Best-Loved Books

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2007 George Bennett Fellow Nam Le to Read from his Works

May 20, 2008 Academy Library, Kaplanoff Periodicals Room| EVENT Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times calls Le's The Boat a "remarkable collection"
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Lamont Poet Dave Smith Reads From His Poetry

October 24, 2007 Assembly Hall, Academy Building| Smith is the first poet in the Academy Library's Lamont Poetry Series this year
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Eamon Grennan - Lamont Poet

February 21, 2007 Assembly Hall| Eamon Grennan, the most recent poet in the Lamont Poetry Series, gave a reading on February 21 ...
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A Christmas Carol

December 12, 2006 Rockefeller Hall| An annual event shortly before winter break is the reading of "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens.
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