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.
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.
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.
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.