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Library Displays

Makerspaces Display

      This display was created by Connie Basquez. Dates: November 12 to _______.

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Halloween ComicFest 2018

      University Libraries will hold it's Halloween ComicFest on October 27! This display
      features many of the graphic novels and comics available for checkout from University
      Libraries, along with comics that will be availalbe at the Halloween ComicFest! 

      Display created by Lizzy Walker, Meghann Kuhlmann, and Stephanie Versch. Date:
      October 8 to November 12.

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Banned and Challenged Books

"Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship." -

This display was created by Connie Basquez. Dates: September 10 to October 8.

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Great American Read

     "THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and
      celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100
      best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)*.  It investigates how and
      why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by
      these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our
      diverse nation and our shared human experience.  

      The television series features entertaining and informative documentary
      segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable
      Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour
      launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.  

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

*PBS does not endorse any titles on the top 100 list. For more information on how these titles were selected, please see our FAQs below." - Great American Reads website (

This display was created by Cathy Moore-Jansen. Dates: August 1 to September 10.

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Check Out a New Hobby

      Hey Shockers! July is National Anti-Boredom month. Ablah Library wants to help you
      fight the blahs by letting you “Check Out a New Hobby”! Each item in the case has
      been chosen to introduce you to a new activity, skill or pastime. You’ll find books on
      sports, cooking, paper crafts, leatherworking, beading, winemaking, you name it! If
      you’re interested in one of our electronic resources we can point you towards 3D
      print designing, robot building and survival techniques.

      Check Out a New Hobby today!

      This display was created by Alisha Petersen. Dates: July 2, 2018 to July 31.

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Read the Rainbow

      Celebrate Pride Month with University Libraries!

      Pride Month is a time when people in the LGBTQIA community remember their history
      and celebrate how far they’ve towards equal rights. It is also a time to remember the
      lives lost and the struggle it took to make it this far. In this display you will find books on
      marriage equality, LGBTQIA families, the history of the movement, school climates
      for LGBTQIA students, and much more. The display was made in collaboration with
      members of the LGBTQIA community on WSU campus.

      Dates: June 2, 2018 to July 2, 2018. This display was created by Alisha Petersen.

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National Photography Month

     May is National Photography Month (NPM) in the United States. NPM was officially
      recognized by Congress in 1987 to celebrate photographers and the pictures they
      captured. It was also acknowledged to help promote education and activities for

      Dates: May 1, 2018 to June 2, 2018. This display was created by Rachel Crane and Kelsey

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Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day (April 23) and World Intellectual Property Day (April 26)

      Celebrate World Book & Copyright Day (April 23) and World Intellectual Property Day
      (April 26) by reading, writing, creating, publishing, and registering your copyrighted
      work. For more information about copyright and a list of recommended books on
      copyright (many featured in the display), visit

      Dates: April 2, 2018 to May 1, 2018. This display was created by Sara Butts.

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Women's History Month

      March is Women's History Month, so we are celebrating women in our most recent
      display! Our display features work by women authors, artists, musicians, screenwriters,
      and directors, including Ava DuVernay, Diablo Cody, Harper Lee, Patty Jenkins, and

      Dates: Friday, March 2, 2018 to April 2, 2018. This exhibit was created by Madison
      Zimmerman and Kelsey Unruh.