Have you ever heard of this auspicious day? Well, if you have, I would like to be your friend and hang out and read with you! If you haven't, let me introduce you to it! Drop Everything and Read Day takes place every year on April 12th. Why April 12th? Because that is Beverly Cleary's … Continue reading Drop Everything and Read Day Is Here!!!
Looking to Expand Your Black History Knowledge? We Got You!
First, let's make it absolutely, 100% clear that Black History is an all-year thing, BUT...if you are looking to expand your Black History knowledge this month, we've got some great resources to help you with that! First, check out African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883 and African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and … Continue reading Looking to Expand Your Black History Knowledge? We Got You!
It’s National Poetry Month at Reynolds Libraries!
That time of year you currently behold When verses rise to culture's highest top. We get our slam performances down cold And prep to recite Beowulf. (A bop!) If you are ready to imbibe the sweets Of sonnets and sestinas, you're in luck. Reynolds has scads of fine poetic treats-- Dive into our stacks and … Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month at Reynolds Libraries!
Need Inspiration? These Women Got You!
If you haven't heard the story of Henrietta Lacks, sit down and strap in. This is a true story that reads like a medical thriller and you will think about it long after you put it down. Her name when she was alive was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists around the world today know her as … Continue reading Need Inspiration? These Women Got You!
TikTok Made Me Read It
According to NPD Bookscan, in 2021, 825 million copies of print books were purchased, the most in any year since 2004 when the company started keeping track. Thanks again to NPD Bookscan, we also know that book sales were up 9% over 2021 (67 million more copies sold than 2020, 125 million more copies sold … Continue reading TikTok Made Me Read It
Ooooo-Ooooo, Witchy Women!
There was a time when calling a woman a witch was something of an insult. But now, there are scores of women who would happily accept that name, and would hope it were true. After all, there are MANY of us out there who are still hoping for that invitation to attend Hogwarts (not saying … Continue reading Ooooo-Ooooo, Witchy Women!
It’s Women’s History Month 2022 – Can We NOT Talk About Jane Eyre?
Is it possible to talk about strong female literary characters WITHOUT discussing characters from books written more than a hundred years ago? Sure, Jane Eyre/Jo March/Lizzie Bennett are all treasured characters, and they’re all certainly amazing, but can we please talk about some 20th and 21st century women? They’re pretty amazing too. To start this … Continue reading It’s Women’s History Month 2022 – Can We NOT Talk About Jane Eyre?
Love is in the air….
and romance novels are on our shelves! Take a break from your studies with some guaranteed happy-ever-afters. Confessions in B-Flat, A Civil Rights Love Story Jason, a disciple of Martin Luther King Jr., and Anita, a follower of Malcolm X, meet in Harlem in 1963. The movement brings them together--but their different ideologies could tear … Continue reading Love is in the air….
The Great Reynolds Read
...we’ve selected 52 titles from PBS’ list and we’re putting it to a vote! Drop by at any of our campus locations, find the white board, and vote for your favorites.
A Little Taste of Sunshine
With summer semester coming up, the library staff is hard at work making sure that life at the library continues on as usual so that students can expect the same great service they get during the Spring and the Fall semesters. But secretly... ? We’re all quietly daydreaming about taking big slice out of our … Continue reading A Little Taste of Sunshine