Happy Pride Month! We have a display up on the first floor of the library with Pride themed reading materials, so come check it out if you’re on campus (and, of course, visit the Bryant Pride Center). If you’re not on campus, you can check out the archival materials collected in the Gale Archives of Sexuality and Gender database, or these organizations’ websites with resources you can view online:
- Youth Pride Inc.– Youth Pride Inc. provides a supportive environment for youth who identify as LGBTQ* or those who are questioning their identity. They host a variety of events, which you can view on their calendar!
- SAGE Rhode Island– SAGE focuses on issues around aging and healthcare in the LGBTQ* community.
- TGI Justice– This organization provides legal services for transgender and gender variant /non-conforming people in California. Read more about how the organization started and their mission here!
We have a new display up at the library showcasing one of our librarian’s comic book/graphic novel collection. Come check it out on the first floor of the library!
We’re going to miss you, but we know you’ll do great things out in the world. Come back and visit us in the library!
If you’re looking for something to read to wind-down from the stress of the last week of classes, you should check out Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley. This book is a graphic novel memoir about Knisley’s experiences with food throughout her life, starting as a child with a mother who was a chef and a father who loves gourmet food. Though this book celebrates high-end, locally sourced foods, it’s not snobby—Knisley also describes the comfort of eating McDonald’s fries, and celebrates the act of making food together, regardless of the outcome. As a bonus, she also ends each chapter with an illustrated recipe so you can make these foods yourself!
For more information, or to place a hold on this book, click here!
Did anyone else read a lot of Shel Silverstein when they were a kid? In honor of National Poetry Month, childhood nostalgia, and the plethora of projects you have to get done before the end of the semester, you should check out his poem “Homework Machine” from A Light in the Attic:
You can also check out some of Shel’s poems and an excerpt from The Giving Tree being read aloud on his YouTube channel!
Happy Poetry Month! If you’re looking for some quick ways to read more poetry, here are a few suggestions:
- Sign up to have a poem emailed to you everyday from the Academy of American Poets through their Poem-A-Day program
- Follow a classic poet on twitter! Many well known poets have twitter accounts dedicated to their work that post a line or two a day. Here are a few you might want to follow:
- If you prefer more visual and current works, follow a poet on Instagram. We recommend Nayyirah Waheed and Rupi Kapur!
Let us know if you have other suggestions for incorporating more poetry into your life!
Looking for something fun and irreverent to read? Hot Dog Taste Test is full of art and comics from Lisa Hanawalt, production designer and producer on the Netflix series Bojack Horseman. This book features illustrated lists on goofy topics such as “Things that make me feel super old,” and “Food diary,” as well as full stories, including a day in the life of New York chef, and her experience swimming with river otters. It also features comics about Tuca & Bertie, so you can get to know them before their new Netflix show comes out.
To place a hold on this book, or for more information, check the catalog here.