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Opening the Vault


invite you to


a presentation by Paul Peucker at

(41 West Locust Street)

MARCH 18, 2014
4:00 pm

The Moravian Archives houses a wonderful collection of manuscripts, books, art, and objects relating to the history of the Moravians worldwide and is located on the campus of Moravian College. It was first organized in 1757 and is the official repository of records from the Moravian Church in America, Northern Province. It also holds records from Labrador, Nicaragua, the Virgin Islands, and Alaska.

The Friends of Reeves Library cordially invites you to join us for a visit of the Moravian Archives.

Archivist Paul Peucker will introduce us to its holdings, show items from the collections and take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the vault. The presentation will focus on the “Congregational Library,” the original library of the Bethlehem Moravians, founded in 1751, and holding over 1,100 books printed between 1481 and 1854. The Congregational Library is one of the oldest communal libraries in the country.

Refreshments served.

Paul Peucker has served as archivist for the Moravian Church since 1996: first in Herrnhut, Germany, and since 2004 as archivist of the Moravian Church in America, Northern Province here in Bethlehem. He is a faculty associate in the History Department and has taught classes in Moravian History and Archival Studies. He is the author of the forthcoming book: “A Time of Sifting: Crisis, Controversy, and Change among Eighteenth-Century Moravians.”


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Multicultural Reading Group

Join us in the lower level of Reeves Library Wednesday, March 13, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM to discuss the literature of sustainability.  Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, English Department, and Reeves Library.

Multicultural Reading Group

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March 11, 2013 · 4:42 pm


What makes a book “classic”?  Why should we read classic books?  Join us Tuesday, October 18th from 4 to 5 p.m. in Reeves Library’s AfterWords Café as panelists Dr. Martha Reid, Dr. Bernie Cantens, and Mr. Steven Delturk read selected passages and discuss what defines a classic. Dr. Nicole Tabor will moderate the panel and facilitate a Q & A with the audience and participants.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Banned Books

Banned book event
Monday,  September 26th    4:00 – 6:00 PM – AfterWords Café

Hear banned books readings, enjoy yummy food, and engage in discussions.

Free Raffle Give-Away!

This In Focus event is sponsored by the Zinzendorf  Society and the Friends of Reeves Library.

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Friends of Reeves Library

Friends of Reeves Library is pleased to present Mr. Paul Peucker, Moravian Archivist, who will present a lecture on “The Bethlehem Diary and Other Resources at the Moravian Archives.”      

Join us Tuesday, May 10 at 4pm in the After Words Café.  Refreshments will be served.  This will be our final meeting for the year.  Come learn about “Friends”- you always have one in Reeves Library!!

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the boy from baby house 10

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book reading invitation

Join us for a reading from the latest book written by our own Professor Hinnefeld! The Friends of Reeves Library will also be sponsoring a reception immediately following the reception.


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