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Random Reads October 2021: Historical Fiction

Want to travel to another time and place without getting in a car or hopping on a plane? Historical fiction can immerse you in another world! For our first Random Reads blog and display, we’re highlighting some of the most entrancing Historical Fiction novels to be found in our literature collections. The Master of Ballantrae […]

Banned Books @ the Library

Launched in the 1980s, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.  The Gustavus Library endorses the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Statement and therefore affirms that “the freedom to read is essential to our democracy” and that librarians should “make available […]

Constitution Day 2021

Feel free to stop by the library and visit our Constitution Day book display – you can even pick up a FREE pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution.  The pocket constitutions are located near the main entrance on the second floor. If you’re not on campus, we encourage you to visit the library’s online Constitution […]

Remembering 9/11

What are your memories of 9/11? Or if you weren’t aware of it or not born yet, what does it mean to you today?  There’s always more to learn about the history and circumstances leading up to 9/11, the stories of those who experienced it, and its impact on our lives today. Here are just […]

Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 2021 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month! Celebrate the voices of poets from today and the past:      “The Hill We Climb” (excerpt) – Amanda Gorman, 2021      When day comes we ask ourselves,      where can we find light in this never-ending shade? …      We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Every month is Women’s History Month at the Library!  You can find resources on women’s history, struggles, and achievements throughout the Library. March was first recognized as Women’s History Month in the US in 1987.  International Women’s Day (March 8) is rooted in early 20th century labor movements and was recognized by the UN in […]

Celebrating Black History Month: Three New Works of Fiction

Black History Month may be drawing to a close, but it’s not too late to check out these three new fiction books by black authors at Gustavus library. “Eric’s enthusiasm is infectious. After the first two rides I’m enjoying myself, and not just because dying means I won’t have to pay my student loans.” Raven […]

Celebrating Black History Month: Science Fiction

The Library offers many resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Each week this month, we’ll feature some of these resources. Today we highlight science fiction written by Black women. Kindred by Octavia Butler is widely regarded as modern classic, a best seller as well as a foundational literary […]

Celebrating Black History Month

The Library offers many resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Each week this month, we’ll feature some of these resources. Today we highlight the book collection and primary sources online. Book Collection Book Display: Visit our Black History Month display near the Information Desk. Feel free to borrow […]

Diversity and Inclusion Library Display

We have recently updated the permanent “We Need Diverse Books” display  at the Gustavus Library in the GLA Reading Room which is funded through a dedicated fund for diversity materials. We think about diversity when we create displays and order materials. We also have an ongoing diversity interest group, consisting of library employees. We have […]