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Celebrating International Zine Library Day with New Location!

Gustavus Library Zines! : About Our Collection   In order to allow for recent growth to our Zine Collection, we have relocated our Zines to the first floor near the Periodicals and Microfilms.  Please let us know if you need help locating this collection. Here is a current list of Zines in our catalog. Please come […]

Queer History & Fun Reads for Pride Month 🌈

Happy Pride Month! Or, at the library, Rainbow Book Month. Pride is celebrated in June each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a landmark event in the Gay Liberation Movement, which evolved into today’s LGBTQIA+ rights movements. This post highlights a few materials from the Gustavus Library collection that celebrate queer history, the present, […]

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

Join us in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Below is a sampling of resources on AAPI heritage in the library, including decolonial travel guides, memoirs, novels and graphic novels, plays, films, current news, and primary sources. Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai’i edited by Hokulani K. Aikau and Vernadette Vicuña […]

National Poetry Month : Nobel Prize Winner Louise Glück

Gustavus Library actively collects works by Nobel Prize laureates, and since it’s National Poetry Month we thought there’s no better time to explore the works of American poet Louise Glück (1943- ), who last October was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence […]

Join us on Saturday for (virtual) Books in Bloom!

Friends of the Library – Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) is proud to present: A Virtual Books in Bloom event Saturday, April 17, 2021 2-3:30 p.m. Register Here Join Saint Peter business-owner Sara Nett, of Sweet Alice Floral and Art as she designs, via Zoom, a bloom interpreting the book Drawdown, by Paul Hawken. From Sara: […]

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 […]

Welcome New Librarians!

Join us in welcoming three Visiting Librarians this spring: Sarah Brewer, Nathan Burwell, and Abe Nemon.  We asked a few questions to get to know them better: Sarah Brewer 1. Who’s your favorite superhero, and why?  Buffy (the vampire slayer), because you can’t go wrong with camp vampires. 2. What’s your favorite restaurant in St. […]

Read, Relax, Win a Prize

Read & relax: What’s a great way to de-stress over the holidays? Read a book, just for fun! Win a prize: Recommend a book for a chance to win this book bag!  Two ways to enter: (1) fill out an entry slip at the Leisure Reading Display in the Library, or (2) use the online […]