When I was a kid I had a really Good Neighbor. He taught me Math with bad Drawings, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Brief Answers for Big Questions, and What to Read and Why. Later in my life he introduced me to people like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Reagan, Jell-O Girls, Churchill, and Betty Ford. When I was a grown-up and the world became a scary place he taught me about the place Between Hope and Fear, Cancerland, the Death of Truth, the Future of Capitalism, and the Future of Terrorism. The one question he asked me though out my life was Did you Just Eat That?
Yes I’m talking about Fred Rogers and just a few of the new books we have in the Rotating Collection. Come by the Library and check out the new titles that are listed below.
1,000 Books to Read Before you Die: A Life-changing List / James Mustich with Margot Greenbaum Mustich, Thomas Meagher, and Karen Templer
1968: Radical Protest and its Enemies / Richard Vinen
21 Lessons for the 21st century / Yuval Noah Harari
America: The Farewell Tour / Chris Hedges
America for Beginners / Leah Franqui
American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis–and how to end it / Ryan Hampton, with Claire Rudy Foster
American Like Me: Reflections on life between Cultures / edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont
Autism in Heels: The untold story of a Female life on the Spectrum / Jennifer Cook O’Toole
Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, the Groundbreaking Meditation Practice / Daniel J. Siegel
Babel: Around the World in twenty Languages / Gaston Dorren
Becoming / Michelle Obama
Best American Short Stories 2018 / selected Roxane Gay with Heidi Pitlor
Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer / Lisa McCubbin
Between Hope and Fear: A history of Vaccines and Human Immunity / Michael Kinch
Black and the Blue: A Cop reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement / Matthew Horace and Ron Harris
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic history of America’s most notorious Pirates / Eric Jay Dolin
Book of Books / foreword by Meredith Vieira, text by Jessica Allen
Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer / Charles Graeber
Brief Answers to the Big Questions / Stephen Hawking
Burden: A Preacher, a Klansman, and a true story of Redemption in the Modern South / Courtney Hargrave
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees / Thor Hanson
Cancerland: A Medical Memoir / David Scadden, with Michael D’Antonio
Capitalism in America: A History / Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
Certain American State: Stories / Catherine Lacey
Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island / Earl Swift
Chopin’s piano: In search of the Instrument that Transformed Music / Paul Kildea
Churchill: Walking with Destiny / Andrew Roberts
Classical Music Book / contributors, Levon Chilingirian [and 11 others]
Cloud in the Shape of a Girl: A Novel / Jean Thompson
Crux: A Cross-border Memoir / Jean Guerrero
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen / Jose Antonio Vargas
Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump / Michiko Kakutani
Did You just Eat That? : Two Scientists explore Double-dipping, the Five-second rule, and other Food Myths in the Lab / Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon
Disordered mind: What unusual Brains tell us about Ourselves / Eric R. Kandel
Distance Home: A Novel / Paula Saunders
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America / Beth Macy
Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable / Seth Fletcher
Elegy Landscapes: Constable and Turner and the Intimate Sublime / Stanley Plumly
Fall of Gondolin / by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
Farsighted: How we make the Decisions that Matter the Most / Steven Johnson
Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy without Drinking Herself to Death / Erin Gibson
Flight or Fright / edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent
Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties / Paul Collier
Future of Terrorism: ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-right / Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall
Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome / Venki Ramakrishnan
Global Economy as You’ve never Seen it / Thomas Ramge & Jan Schwochow with Adrian Garcia-Landa
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger / Rebecca Traister
Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers / Maxwell King
Gross Anatomy: Dispatches from the Front (and Back) / Mara Altman
Heart: A History / Sandeep Jauhar
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth / Sarah Smarsh
Heavy: An American Memoir / Kiese Laymon
How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them / Jason Stanley
How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals / by Sy Montgomery
If you see Me, Don’t say Hi / Neel Patel
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin / Lindsey Hilsum
Jell-O Girls: A Family history / Allie Rowbottom
Job: The Future of Work in the Modern Era / Ellen Ruppel Shell
Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media / P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking
Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas that Shape our Reality / Ben Orlin
Monarchy of fear: A Philosopher looks at our Political Crisis / Martha C. Nussbaum
Nine pints: A Journey through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood / Rose George
On the Future: Prospects for Humanity / Martin Rees
Out There: A Scientific guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious) / Michael Wall
Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy / Anna Clark
Prius or pickup?: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions explain America’s Great Divide / Marc Hetherington & Jonathan Weiler
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World / Maryanne Wolf
Reagan: An American Journey / Bob Spitz
Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism / Steve Kornacki
Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior / Stefano Mancuso
Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist / Eli Saslow
Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor who became a Founding Father / Stephen Fried
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life / Jane Sherron de Hart
Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know what’s Really Real in a World increasingly full of Fake / Dr. Steven Novella with Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein
Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a good Night’s Rest / Henry Nicholls
Taking the Arrow out of the Heart: Poems / Alice Walker
Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream became Temporary / Louis Hyman
Terracotta Warriors: Exploring the most intriguing Puzzle in Chinese History / Edward Burman
Them: Why we Hate each Other and how to Heal / Ben Sasse
Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to bring Clean Water to the World / Scott Harrison, with Lisa Sweetingham
Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart / Mimi Swartz
Tooth and Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor / Linda D. Dahl
Untrue: Why nearly everything we Believe about Women, Lust, and Infidelity is Wrong and how the New Science can set us Free / Wednesday Martin
What to Read and Why / Francine Prose
Where we go from Here: Two years in the Resistance / Bernie Sanders
Why we Dream: The Transformative Power of our Nightly Journey / Alice Robb
World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and how it Transformed Civilization / Vince Beiser
Ready to part with some of your books? The Library Learning Commons is happy to accept donations of gently used books. Before books are added to the collection, they will be evaluated by the Technical Services Librarian to make sure they align with the CSC curriculum. In the case of duplicate copies or books that don’t meet CSC community needs, donors can either take their books back or choose to donate them to Better World Books. Better World Books is an online bookseller which uses a portion of their profits to support literacy programs worldwide. As of 2019, they have contributed $24 million to worldwide literacy and education programs. Books we ship to Better World Books find new life through one of the following options – sent to Third World countries as appropriate, sold (with the library receiving a percentage of sales), or recycled.
If you have books that you would like to donate, please contact one of the librarians for additional information.
On December 10, the LLC Staff hosted a Secret Santa Christmas Party largely for the student employees, but all LLC staff and students were invited to participate. Makayla Brown, a library student employee, took the lead on the event. She created a questionnaire for participants to complete which assisted in the Secret Santa gift exchange. Some of the questions on the worksheets included:
- What is your favorite book?
- What is your favorite movie?
- What is your favorite sport?
- What is your favorite team?
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your favorite food?
- What is your favorite restaurant?
- What is your favorite song?
- What is your favorite type of music?
- What is your favorite activity?
- What is your favorite drink?
- What is your favorite snack?
After each participant completed the questionnaire, the names were drawn, and the questionnaires were distributed accordingly.
The party was held in the Learning Center area. Staff and students gathered to enjoy each other’s company, to visit about the semester before departing for the holidays, and to exchange Secret Santa Gifts. Participants were encouraged to guess who their Secret Santa was, which for some, was a difficult task and generated a lot of laughter. After the gift exchange, the students stuck around and played cards.
Positive feedback was received from all participants along with conversation about repeating the event next year.
Shawn Hartman and Makayla Brown
Days with boxes of new materials are the best. The best. I will put every other project on hold to open a new box. I just can’t wait to slice it open and see what’s inside. And this week, with the arrival of a batch of new CDs, I was not disappointed.
Okay, I was confused at first. I wondered if there had been a mistake. That can’t possibly be, sitting right on top, a CD by Alice In Chains. Could it? Unsure of what else I would find beneath (at this point, I wouldn’t have been surprised by a live rattlesnake), I carefully removed some packing paper to reveal the weirdest and most beautiful mashup of musical genres. It was like flipping through records at a garage sale; I had no idea what I was about to find next.
And then my rational brain kicked back in. Of course, this box includes all the 2019 Grammy nominees! New music! New new music! Soundtracks to The Shape of Water, Black Panther, and Coco. Pop music by the likes of Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Chris Stapleton and Drake. Albums by world music artists like Fatoumata Diawara, blues artists like Cedric Burnside, and jazz by Tia Fuller. Plus new classical performances by The Danish String Quartet, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Laurie Anderson & the Kronos Quartet.
This had to be the most surprising box ever: a great way to start the new year, and a great addition to our current music collection. Modern opera (yes, it’s a thing), check. Gigantic box set of music from the Korean War? You bet. Bjork? Got it. And now all these wonderful discs are here to stay, ready to be discovered, checked out, and jammed out. They live in the Richards Media Lab, Room 107, in the basement of the LLC, so stop by and have a look. There’s sure to be something to interest any listener.
Here’s a sampling (less than half!) of our new music titles:
Rebellion rises by Ziggy Marley
The questions by Kurt Elling
The shape of water: original motion picture soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat
Out of the blues by Boz Scaggs
Benton County relic by Cedric Burnside
From the fire by Greta Van Fleet
West Side Story reimagined by Multiverse Big Band
Rainier fog by Alice In Chains
Jesus Christ Superstar: live in concert: original soundtrack of the NBC Television event by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Weber
Scottish fantasy by Max Bruch
Treehouse by Sofi Tukker
Love is here to stay Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
Stranger Things 2 by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
Hallelujah here below by Elevation Worship
The blues is alive and well by Buddy Guy
Opium moon by Opium Moon
Still dreaming by Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, Brian Blade
All about that Basie by Count Basie Orchestra
Portraits in fiddles by Mike Barnett
Aloha from na hoa by Na Hoa
Unapologetically by Kelsea Ballerini
Honestly by Lalah Hathaway
Doctor Atomic: opera in two acts by John Adams
Golden hour by Kacey Musgraves
Don’t you feel my leg: the naughty bawdy blues of Blue Lu Barker by Maria Muldaur
Camila by Camila Cabello
Cruzando borders by Lose Texmaniacs
Scorpion by Drake
War & leisure by Miguel
Blade runner 2049 by Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
The band’s visit: original Broadway cast recording by David Yazbek
One drop of truth by the Wood Brothers
Prism I: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Bach by Danish String Quartet
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel: 2018 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
North of despair by Wood & Wire
As the world turns by Black Uhuru
Mexico por siempre by Luis Miguel
Heart of Brazil: a tribute to Egberto Gismonti by Eddie Daniels
Black Panther: the album: music from and inspired by by various artists
Orquesta Akokan by Jose “Pepito” Gomez
Standards by Seal
Deran by Bombino
Molecules of motion by Steve Roach
Utopia by Bjork
Unexpected by Jason Crabb
A great work by Brian Courtney Wilson
Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes
My mood is you by Freddy Cole
Star Wars: the last Jedi: original motion picture soundtrack by John Williams
Moku maluhia: peaceful island by Jim “Kimo” West
Prometo by Pablo Alboran
Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone
Once on this island: the musical: new Broadway cast recording by Stephen Flaherty
The greatest showman: original motion picture soundtrack by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
The Handel album by Philippe Jaroussky
Pacific daydream by Weezer
Whistle down the wind by Joan Baez
Hiding place by Tori Kelly
Dirty computer by Janelle Monae
Beloved by Snatam Kaur
The other side by the Walls Group
Victor Wainwright and the train by Victor Wainwright
Sweetener by Ariana Grande
American utopia by David Byrne
My way by Willie Nelson
Good thing by Leon Bridges
Surrounded by Michael W. Smith
44876 by Sting & Shaggy
From a room, vol. 2 by Chris Stapleton
MassEducaiton by St. Vincent
A star is born: soundtrack by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Rivers and roads by Special Consensus
Sex & cigarettes by Toni Braxton
Cry no more by Danielle Nicole
Victory lap by Nipsey Hussle
Something smells funky ‘round here by Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
On October 2nd, Project Strive TRiO hosted an event (The Game of College Life) to educate their students on money management. The game started in the Project Strive Living Room where the students received their financial aid, collected their refund and paid their tuition. After this was completed, they were required to visit eight different stations that were located in the library.
At each station, the students had the choice of rolling dice or drawing a card to determine their scenario (similar to the Life board game). If the students ran out of money during the game, they had the option of applying for a loan at the local bank (Sonja Dressel’s office). The final station was the graduation/end of semester celebration – wraps, chips, soda and water were provided.
Upcoming Project Strive events include:
- November 13 Sarah Pierce
- November 15 Meet the Artist
- November 27 Stress Relief
- November 29 Senior Seminar
- December 11 Pet Therapy
Project Strive TRiO is located in Room 112 located on the lower level of the Library Learning Commons. If you are interested in participating and/or helping with any of the events or if you know of anyone interested in the program, contact Jennifer Schaer, Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 308.432.6069.
The Library Learning Commons is excited to have a new exhibit in the LLC Rotating Art Gallery. The Gallery is located in the lower level hallways, and the openness and large size of the space present some challenges to finding artwork to display. This issue, coupled with the absence of a Director of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center (who secured the previous two exhibits), made it difficult for us to find collections. As such, the Gallery had been empty since the previous exhibit from the Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition left last year.
After many months of walking by bare walls, we decided to explore other options for artwork. The new gallery was the result of a brainstorming between Christine Fullerton, Public Services Librarian, and Kristol Cummings, Project Coordinator for the TLT. We thought we could utilize the artistic talents of our students to beautify the library. We also wanted to strengthen the sense of connectedness between students and the library. Since LLC part-time staff member, Whitney Hensley, has participated in numerous Sip and Paint events, we thought that would be a potential option. These discussions resulted in a Painting in the Library event, held the afternoon of Thursday, October 25, in LLC 110.
The LLC partnered with Residence Life Association (RLA) to co-sponsor this event. We provided the idea, space, and some of the supplies. RLA provided food, additional supplies, and their marketing expertise. Taylor Osmotherly, Associate Director of Residence Life, helped with the initial planning for the event. He also found an RA who assumed the role of our RLA contact. RA Sadie Sheppard handled the marketing and social media posts, as well as hustling to find students who would want to participate. She also recruited RAs Michaela Shulltis, Taylee Neefe, and Quentin Baxter to assist with the event, alongside LLC/TLT staff Christine Fullerton, Kristol Cummings, and Whitney Hensley.
About 35 students attended. We had originally asked students to reserve a spot because registration was initially capped at 22 students. We quickly scuttled that plan when we had a large number of excited participants simply show up to the event, and we realized that we could accommodate them. RLA had anticipated that we might have a large walk-up crowd, so they brought an extra dozen canvases.
We are all very excited about the creativity and variety of the artwork. Students created art featuring mountain landscapes, inspirational quotes, flowers, and abstract designs. The artwork will hang until at least May 2019. Students will have the opportunity to pick up their artwork during Spring Finals Week or they can choose to donate it to the Gallery. The event was well-received, and we hope that we are able to do it again next year.
The LLC Rotating Art Gallery is open during normal library hours. Stop by and check it out!
Wanting to keep up with the latest news about colleges and universities? You’re in luck! The LLC provides access to The Chronicle of Higher Education for the CSC campus community.
If you’re on-campus, you can go directly to the site https://www.chronicle.com/ to access content.
If you’re off-campus, you have the normal off-campus option of accessing the resource through our proxy server login. However, The Chronicle has also streamlined the process so you don’t have to login through our proxy every time.
As part of our site license, we have Domain Access. This was created by The Chronicle to give easy access to off-campus users. To set up your account, follow these steps:
- Go to The Chronicle’s log-in page: https://www.chronicle.com/account/login?goto=/.
- Click on Create an Account
- Fill in the requested answers on the short form
- Make sure you use your @csc.edu email address, as that is how The Chronicle authenticates that you are part of the Chadron State campus community
- Sign up for any e-newsletters you’d like to receive
- That’s it! Enjoy your access!
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Fullerton at email@example.com or 308-432-7058
The hard part of the Rotating Collection is having to decide which books to keep and which books have to go back. We get to keep 1 out of every 5 titles we return. After about a year on our shelves we gather the books and look at things like how many times they have been checked out, how many selectors chose the title in the first place, and if any of the selectors felt that the title would be useful in CSC programs of study. I send the list of all the titles we are returning to the selectors (faculty and staff members across campus) with my recommendations for the titles I think should be kept. With some negotiation we figure it all out. Here is the list of the titles we kept this time.
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
Best American Short Stories 2017 selected by Meg Wolitzer
Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History by Chuck D
Courage is Contagious: and Other Reasons to be Grateful for Michelle Obama edited by Nicholas Haramis
Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg
Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa
Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory by James T. Costa
Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver
Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for your Child’s Developing Immune System by Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight
Draft No.4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee
Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language by Daniel Tammet
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell us about Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides
Hannibal by Patrick N. Hunt
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood (and What This Means for the Rest of Us) by Jean M. Twenge
Knots: Stories by Gunnhild Ayehaug
Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva
Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
Relive Box and Other Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle
Secret Sisterhood: The literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf by Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney
Signs of Hope Messages From Subway Therapy by Matthew Levee Chavez
Supreme Power: 7 Pivotal Supreme Court Decisions that had a Major Impact on America by Ted Stewart
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories that are Funny, Complicated and True by Gabrielle Union
What Made Maddie Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by Kate Fagan
You Don’t Have to Say you Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
If you’ve stopped by the library this semester, you’ve probably noticed some changes to the layout. Two potential challenges (the closing of Book Ends Coffee Shop and the realization that not all of our spaces were ADA compliant) created new opportunities to rearrange things in an intentional way to better serve the CSC community.
The first major change is that Transitional Studies has moved into the former Book Ends Coffee Shop. When Transitional Studies hired a part-time staff member in March, it was quickly made apparent that they had outgrown their space. The office needed a setup where Tamara, the Director, and Stef, the part-time staff member, could easily have discussions. This simply was not possible with the old layout. Stef was temporarily housed in a nook in the Learning Lab, but this was not a good long-term solution. The closure of Book Ends presented a great solution. Transitional Studies took over this space during the summer. They now have a reception area/office space for Stef in front of a private office for Tamara.
Once Transitional Studies moved, it set off a chain reaction of re-envisioning LLC spaces. Tom Tylee moved into the old Transitional Studies office. This is beneficial because all of the Office of Academic Success is in one uninterrupted row now. More importantly, Tom’s previous office of glass walls did not reach the ceiling, which meant his office was not equipped for confidential discussions. His new space allows the privacy that is required for delicate conversations.
The Learning Lab also removed some unused cubicles near their entrance and revamped the space into an open floor plan Writers’ Corner. This has created a very welcoming feel for people upon entering the Learning Lab.
The revamp didn’t stop there. One of the most frequent requests we hear from students is for more group study rooms and more whiteboards. These spaces are some of the more popular places in the library, so we wanted to expand on the three we already had. Tom’s old office has been converted to another group study room, complete with whiteboards and a conference table. We also rearranged the seating in the open area near the other glass group study rooms to make it feel more like a study space.
The Virtual Reality computer has moved from the lower level to the main floor. When the Richards Media Lab was initially set up, Virtual Reality programs tended to be more stationary. Technological advances mean that current VR programs require more movement. This necessitated that the VR be moved to a more open space. The Learning Lab had a small computer lab that wasn’t being used, so this space was converted to The eXtended Reality XR Learning Lab, presented by the Richards Media Lab.
The second major change is that the library rearranged furniture and shelving to be ADA compliant. After Tom Tylee returned from a disabilities conference, he evaluated the LLC’s spaces for ADA compliance. In a few areas, we were an inch or two short of compliance. This necessitated the rearrangement of the fiction collection, as well as some furniture throughout the library. We also looked at student surveys and our statistics to see what spaces were popular in the library, and rearranged accordingly. The library staff spent a long day moving furniture, shelving, and books the week before the Fall semester started. Our aching muscles were soothed, though, by the many compliments we received about the new layout.
One of the most exciting unintended positive outcomes of the rearrangement is that the Rotating Collection now has increased visibility. Its previous location was not conducive to casual browsing as it was located very close to some popular computer stations. Its new location, on the back side of the current periodicals, is more open, allowing book lovers to browse freely.
Stop by to see the new spaces when you get a chance. We are always happy to have visitors.
The Library added more books in August for leisure reading and the Children’s and Young Adult Literature classes through the YA Leasing Program. These books will be available through the end of May when they will be returned. Check out these titles!
Brass: A Novel by Xhenet Aliu
The Poet X: A Novel by Elizabeth Acevedo
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos
No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear
The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Don’t Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci
American Panda by Gloria Chao
Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Ride On by Gwen Cole
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
Driving by Starlight by Anat Deracine
I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes
Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson
Every Shining Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison
The First to Know by Abigail Johnson
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Checked by Cynthia Kadohata
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Catwoman : Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee
The Universe is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Meet Cute: Stories by Jennifer L. Armentrout
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
The Victoria in my Head by Janelle Milanes
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
American Heart by Laura Moriarty
Release: A novel by Patrick Ness
The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Beast Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
There’s Someone Inside Your House: A novel by Stephanie Perkins
Damselfly: A novel by Chandra Prasad
A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
Kids like Us by Hilary Reyl
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
What the Night Sings: A novel by Vesper Stamper
Don’t Forget Me by Victoria Stevens
Price of Duty by Todd Strasser
The Dangerous Art of Blending In: A novel by Angelo Surmelis
Odd & True by Cat Winters
Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen
Creative Quest by Questlove
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration by Rose Brock
What to do When I’m Gone: A Mother’s Wisdom to her Daughters by Suzy Hopkins and Hallie Bateman
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
Water by Subhash Vyam with Gita Wolf
Walking is a Way of Knowing: In a Kadar Forest by Madhuri Ramesh, Maish Chandi and Matthew Frame
Built: The Hidden Stories Behinds Our Structures by Roma Agrawal
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peata
One Goal: A Coach, a Team and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together by Amy Bass
Brown: Poems by Kevin Young
Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners by Naomi Shihab Nye
For Everyone by Jason Reynolds
All Out by Saundra Mitchell, Anna-Marie McLemore and 15 others
Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge
The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro
The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century by Neal Bascomb
Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume and the Little Black Dress by Susan Goldman Rubin
My Shot: Balancing it All and Standing Tall by Elena Delle Donne, with Sarah Durand
Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion by Jessica Long
I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope by Chessy Prout
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir by Sofija Stefanovic
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil