The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15
outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas. It is the only honor
for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing
community and encouraging readers to enjoy some of the best writing of
the authors among us.
For more information about the award as well as this year's winners, be
sure to visit the State Library of Kansas's page for the award.
The State Library of Kansas provides a wide variety of databases and
services that anyone in Kansas freely has access to - and if you're a
Kansas resident, remember that you can always get a state library card at
Ablah Library's Circulation desk!
This exhibit was displayed in Fall 2015. Dates: October 2015 - January 2016.
In Fall 2014, Dr. Darren DeFrain and his students explored social, cultural, and
aesthetic issues related to the form of graphic novels and sequential art. This book
display highlights some of the graphic novels they studied, along with a selection of
other graphic novels that can be found in Ablah Library.
This exhibit was displayed in Summer 2015. Dates: June - ?, 2015
It was accompanied by a panel exhibit of student projects from Dr. Darren
DeFrain's Fall 2014 Graphic Novels class.
First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event during which activities
celebrate our planet, as well as showing support for the environmental
protection movement. Learn more about Earth Day, our planet, and green
living (and more!) with these books and others like them at the WSU Library.
This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2015. Dates: April __, 2015 -
To honor the occasion of receiving tenure and/or promotion, this year's awardees
were asked to name a book that had influenced their lives or careers. This book
exhibit celebrates the new awardees along with their selections and reflections.
Commemorative book plates have been placed in each selected book.
The second selection of titles was chosen by this year's Senior Honor Award
Recipients for 2014-2015.