Category Archives: Events

A Cinematic Celebration Black History Month

The SVA Library is celebrating Black History Month with a curated selection of films, including art, dance, docs, & features. Highlights include:

spike_lee_redhook_summer_2_page-bg_15384_800_500_81_sRed Hook Summer, Spike Lee, 2012

Another chapter in Lee’s continuing chronicle of various Brooklyn neighborhoods, Red Hook Summer was criminally under-seen upon release but stands as one of Lee’s more engaging recent releases.

still1The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975Goeran Olsson, 2011

Olsson’s powerful and captivating documentary compiles original 16mm found footage with archival interviews. Hear directly from many important civil rights activists, including Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, & Angela Davis.


Tupac: Resurrection, Lauren Lazin, 2003

Tupac Shakur narrates his own life story in a documentary that features music videos, home movies, and archival interviews. Get deep into Tupac’s mind as he details his love of poetry & hip-hop, as well as his turbulent legal issues. Produced in association with Tupac’s mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur.

Find these films and more on the DVD display case near the circulation desk.


Food for Fines – Fall 2015

Do you have library fines? You can reduce your library fines and do good at the same time! The SVA Library is offering a $2 fine forgiveness for every can of food brought in from Friday, December 18th – Wednesday, December 23rd. (Please, no ramen noodles, frozen food, or perishables.)

All food donations will be given to City Harvest.


Extended Hours & Free Coffee Next Week!

To get you through the end of the semester, the SVA Library will have extended hours and free coffee starting next Monday, December 14th, 2015.

Extended Hours
Monday, Dec. 14th – Monday, Dec. 21st:

Mon-Thurs: 8:30am – 11pm
Friday: 8:30am – 10pm
Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Extended Hrs Dec 2015

Free Coffee, 5-10pm:

Monday, Dec. 14th
Wednesday, Dec. 16th
Friday, Dec. 18th
Monday, Dec. 21st


#VASAstache contest winners announced

With the month of November drawing to a close, so does our No Shave November-inspired Instagram contest. The contest was held in partnership with VASA’s event, I Mustache You to Read a Book, held in the SVA Library on November 18th. Students and staff were invited into VASA’s photobooth to take photos with mustache hats and stickers, which were fed onto the library’s website with the hashtag #VASAstache. The top three most liked photos won gift cards to The Strand bookstore – the winners are below!

1st Prize – $25 gift card: Alexandra Graudins


2nd Prize – $20 gift card: Amber Ross


3rd Prize – $15 gift card: Morgan King



Congratulations to the winners!

Banned Books Week 2015 is here!


Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has released a list of 

How many of these have you read? Can you name all of the titles by SVA-affiliated artists? Proudly, all of these books can by found in our collection.

Banned Book Week poster by Raina Telgemeier (BFA 2002 Illustration).

Library West Grand Opening Recap & Photos

Last Thursday, September 24th, was the Grand Opening of Library West. We celebrated with students, faculty, and staff in the space with cider, donuts, and a prize raffle. SVA librarians and library staff were on hand to welcome everyone to the new space and to answer questions. The most frequent question was “how do I have items sent here from the main library?” To answer that question, we’ve created a handy guide.

Many people entered our prize raffle; up for grabs were an SVA sweatshirt blanket, an SVA travel coffee mug, a UBS flash drive, and 5 neon wristwatches. The winners of the raffle were drawn on Friday, and they are:

Blanket – Preston Nelson
Coffee mug – Casey Schultz
USB drive – Chelsea Rust
Watch (5) – Aniella Kniazeva, Joanna Anderson, Dylan Prince, Charles Yoder, Victoria Hristoff

Check out our photos of the event below, and stop by Library West M-F from 12-8pm!




Book Raffle Winners & Open House photos

The SVA Library held an Open House for new students and their parents on August 30, 2015. Library staff were on hand to introduce themselves, give tours, answer questions, and welcome students to SVA. Light refreshments were served, and a book raffle was held. The raffle was kept open for the first couple weeks of the Fall semester, and 5 winners have been announced!

book raffle

Raffle Winners:

1st Prize (Egon Schiele, Portraits): Yi Zhang

2nd Prize (Susan Mullin Vogel, El Anatsui): Tanya Lavache

3rd Prize (Amy Sillman, One Lump or Two): Gina Lee

4th Prize (Mary Ellen Mark): Vicky Zambrano

5th Prize (Logo Design): Rebecca Kasten

Congratulations to all winners!

Check out photos from the Open House below:

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