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Clarke Historical Library Upcoming Exhibit:


February 8 – August 2018


Exhibit Opening Speaker and Reception

Thursday, February 8

7pm Park Library Auditorium & Clarke Historical Library

(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability, and ability is an exhibit that  celebrates highly designed assistive devices, adaptive devices, and apparel for those living with disabilities. 

This exhibition featuring more than forty items including prostheses, hearing devices, and mobility devices aims to change the negative stigma associated with disability. The items featured in this exhibition are not for concealing, but rather, they were designed to be seen and shown off.

Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series

Unless otherwise noted, events will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium and will be followed by a reception.  All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 19
Hendrik Meijer, Author

Hendrik Meijer discusses his book: Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. Longtime NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts writes of Meijer’s work, “every member of Congress should read this book.” Join us to discover why.
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Critical Engagements Speaker Series of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30pm
KT Maviglia - Miss Michigan, 2014

Ms. Maviglia was diagnosed with Sensorineural Hearing Loss in the fourth grade.

She is an accomplished woman who was crowned Miss Michigan 
in 2014 and will share her story about her journey with hearing loss.

CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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