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The study of Robert E. Browning, English poet and playwright, just got a little more contemporary.
Melinda Creech, a graduate assistant at the Armstrong Browning Library, has uncovered a connection in the library’s online digital archives between Browning and Highclere Castle, the set of the hit PBS show “Downton Abbey” — a British period drama which focuses on the fictional, aristocratic Crawley family in the early 20th century.
Before the start of the third season of Downton Abbey on Jan. 6, PBS aired a historical piece on the show, called “Secrets of Highclere Castle.” Creech, like many “Downton Abbey” fans, watched the piece to learn about the real history behind the show.
Love will certainly be in the air for Armstrong Browning Library’s Fifth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza.
From 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the library will host its yearly Valentine’s Day Extravaganza in the McLean Foyer of Meditation of Armstrong Browning Library. The event will feature romantic duets performed by professional artists Dave Tanner and Linda Wilcox along with a dessert reception, coffee bar and door prizes.
The Spiritual Life department will hold two prayer services this week in the Foyer of Meditation in the Armstrong Browning Library in addition to a prayer service which took place Monday.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, students will have the opportunity to rest, worship and pray at this free event designed for young adults. The events are facilitated by Brother Emmanuel of the Taize community.
The Baylor community can expect a large dose of Texas over the next month.
The head editor of the Real Clear Religion website visited Baylor Monday and argued the decline of religion in America over the last 60 years has been greatly exaggerated.
Love went digital this Valentine’s Day. Baylor and Wellesley College of Massachusetts have joined together in an effort to preserve the massive correspondence between popular historical poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, while also making them available to all.
Love is the word of the moment at the Armstrong Browning Library.
For the second year in a row, Christmas on 5th Street will feature a rising new tradition, “New Anthems for an Old Story” — a musical Advent service to celebrate the season and the coming of a King.
Baylor Libraries has committed to purchase VGo, a remotely controlled robot that will be used for virtual tours of Armstrong Browning Library Baylor hopes the tool will help enhance learning for students in grades K-12. Use of a VGo robot was demonstrated Thursday by Baylor Libraries staff at the Greater Waco Community Education Alliance Summit at the Waco Convention Center.
The inaugural Cold War Film Festival began Monday with “One, Two, Three,” a comedy set in the 1960s that pokes fun at tensions between two powerful nations during their struggle for global dominance.