Check This Out!: Another Brooklyn

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Looking for something to read this summer? Check out Another Brooklyn, the first book written for adults by Jaqueline Woodson, winner of the National Book Award and current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Here’s the publisher’s summary:

“Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Like Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.”

To find out more, you can listen to this NPR interview with Woodson, or place a hold on the book here.162435

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Let us help you – We have required ‘Summer Reading’ books for most students grades 7 – 12!

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If you have a child  in grades  7 – 12,  chances are they  are required to read a number of books this summer, whether in private or public schools.  Most public libraries have long waiting lists for the titles, but we have copies of most of these books here on our shelves – from the traditional classics to contemporary classics – waiting to be read this summer.  So don’t have your child be ‘wait-listed’ for books today  – stop by the library and let us help you here!  (Please note, if we don’t have a particular title, we can always request it for you via our ILL program, which allows us to borrow from other colleges.)

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Summer Reads

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Looking for some good books to read this summer? Here are a few suggestions:

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If you want to see what other novels we have, you can visit the library and browse our Leisure Reading section on the first floor, or use the library catalog to search for a specific book!

Throwback Thursday – The Unistructure Pool

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Hi everyone! We hope you’re having a great summer, and hopefully you’re enjoying the summer heat at the beach or pool. Speaking of which, did you know there used to be a pool in the Unistructure? It was located where the fountain in Admissions is now! Check out this picture of it, and click the link in the caption to visit the Digital Commons for more info:

June is LGBTQ* Pride Month!

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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!

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Comics Display

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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!

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