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Best Books @yourLibrary 2017

      Don’t know what to read going into Christmas break? Grab one of the
      bestselling books of 2017 from the library! All books in this display were pulled
      from a variety of lists of bestselling books in 2017, including lists from
      Publisher Weekly, Goodreads Choice Awards, New York Times Best Seller,
      Amazon Best Seller, and more.

      This display was created by Connie Basquez. Dates: December 1 to January 30, 2018.

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National Popcorn Poppin' Month

      Not only is October the month that Halloween falls in, but it is also
      National Popcorn Poppin' Month! Celebrate both by eating some
      popcorn while watching a movie or two from the SAC/SGA
      DVD Collection, located in the Reserve Reading Room on the 1st
      floor of Ablah Library.

      More information about the DVD collection can be found

"For more than 30 years, October has been celebrated as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month; however, it became "official" in 1999, when then Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

While every day is a great day for celebrating popcorn, we chose the month of October because of the popcorn harvest which takes place each fall in the Midwest. Each year when the new crop is harvested, it reminds us popcorn will always be the naturally fun snack for the entire family. Popcorn Poppin' Month is the perfect time to celebrate popcorn." -

This display was created by Kelsey Unruh and Madison Zimmerman. Dates: October 3, 2017 to December 1, 2017.

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Kansas Notable Books

      "The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding
      titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas
      Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and
      encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among

      A committee of academics, librarians, and authors of previous Notable
      Books identifies quality titles from among those published the previous year,
      and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. A medal
      awards ceremony honors the books and their authors.


Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all the titles on that year's list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers" (2017 Kansas State Library). 

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This display was created by Connie Baquez. Dates: September 8, 2017, to October 3, 2017.



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2017 Tenure and Promotion Awardees and PIR Honorees

      Ablah Library has dedicated a book exhibit to the Wichita State University 2017
      Tenure and Promotion Awardees.

      This display was created by Cathy Moore-Jansen and Madison Zimmerman. Dates:
      August 1, 2017 to September 8, 2017.


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Wonder Woman Day

      Ablah Library has dedicated a book exhibit to D.C. Comic's Wonder Woman in
      correlation with Wonder Woman Day on June 3. D.C. Comics announced that
      the first ever Wonder Woman Day would be the same weekend as the world-
      wide release of the Wonder Woman movie. Wonder Woman has been around
      for 75 years, and continues to be an icon for many young and old. The
      display offered various books about Wonder Woman, along with other female

      This display was created by Lizzie Walker. Dates: May 29, 2017 to July 28.


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Eco Poetry

      In contrast to earlier forms of nature poetry that focus on the beauty of
      pastoral landscapes, ecopoetry assumes a position of ethical responsibility
      toward nature.  This genre has developed over the latter half of the 20th
      century and only began receiving critical attention in the 1990’s, yet in that
      time the art and scholarship of ecopoetry has burgeoned into a rich sub-

      discipline of its own.

       This exhibit was created by Meghann Kuhlmann. Dates: April 10, 2017, to
      May 16, 2017.

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Banned Books

      Challenging a book refers to an attempt to remove a book from being
      circulated in public. Though a lot of these attempts are unsuccessful,
      hundreds of books are banned every year in the US.

      The reasons for challenging or banning books include, but aren’t limited to,
      the following reasons: the material is discriminatory, sexually explicit,
      promotes violence, religious, does not align with current societal norms
      etc. However, not all reasons for banning books are legitimate or “correct”.
      Throughout history, it can be observed that some governments ban books
      because they were “anti-establishment” or criticized the government etc.
      Some books may also have topics that may be considered socially “taboo”
      but need to be addressed nevertheless.

Some famous examples of banned books are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald , The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne etc. Ironically, books that are banned are often ones that gain popularity and get sought out more.

This display contains some very popular works of literature that are frequently challenged and may have been banned in certain places or for certain periods of time.

This display was created by Laurie Allen. Dates: January 2017 to March 2017.


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