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First Lines

What is it about a book that attracts your attention?  Maybe it’s the title or the author.  Perhaps it’s the cover art.  What if all you had to base your decision upon was the book’s first line?  A well written first line can draw you in and entice you to read the next line, the next paragraph, and beyond.

Our latest book display gives you the chance to judge a book by its first line.  Some will be very familiar…others might interest you enough to take a chance and continue reading.  Visit First Lines in its new location on the first floor of the Drexel Library.

-Susan Clayton

 

This display was curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager and Martha VanAuken, Library Technician.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books On Display

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced on April 15th. Recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for writers and artists, the Pulitzer has been honoring excellence in the arts, letters, and journalism since its inception in 1917.

Pulitzer Prize Winners will be on display on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons throughout the month of April. Browse these outstanding novels, plays, poetry collections, biographies, and histories!

This Month’s Book Display is “BLUE”

Azure.  Cerulean.  Cobalt.  Indigo.  Navy.  Royal.  Sapphire.  In a word, BLUE.

Our book display for the month of March is something to look at…both inside and out. Outside these books share one thing in common; covers in hues of blue.  Inside the reader can explore the architecture of Gaudi, the beauty of eight centuries of Islamic tile-making, or the fragility of life in the Arctic.

From Issa Rae and Louise Erdrich, to Jon Krakauer and David Baldacci, this display combines disparate subjects and stories that just happen to be bound in blue.

Browse “BLUE” to view all of the offerings in this display or visit us the library. The display is located on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

– Susan Clayton

 

This display curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager with inspiration from reference librarian Catherine Collins.

Love, Friendship, Romance — It Must Be February!

When you think of February, what usually comes to mind?  More often than not, it’s candy, flowers, and valentines. If that is what you think of, then this month’s book display titled, “Love, Friendship, Romance” will not be much of a surprise.

Featured will be books about the various types of attraction — from that of passionate romance, to various types of love, to deep friendships that stood the test of time. Some books take a historical perspective while others are devoted to particular individuals. From Love, Friendship, Romance” you can see the list of books in the display as they appear in our catalog. If anything strikes your fancy, stop by and take a look, or better
yet, check one out!


-Marian Courtney
(poster: Elizabeth Angelucci ’19)

This display curated by Marian Courtney, Library Operations Manager.

Historic Philadelphia is Featured in our January Book Display

Philadelphia has been called the birthplace of America’s Independence and a “city of firsts”. The first public park, permanent theater, hospital, school, and library were all established here.  Far more than just architecture and institutions, Philadelphia is a city of human ideas and expression. It was here that the first treatise on the abolition of slavery was written and where people gathered to form the first philosophical society in America.

From early scientific invention, to politics, commerce, and the arts – people from all walks of life shaped what is now historic Philadelphia. Browse Historic Philadelphia…better yet, you can find these books on display on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

– Susan Clayton

 

This display curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager.

New Book Display — “Vive la Révolution!: The Movements and Revolutions that Changed History (for better or worse)

We may think that our politics has been intense over the last couple of years, but it’s still nothing compared to what has happened in the past. As the country prepares for this year’s Mid-Term elections, we present our newest book display: Vive la Révolution!: The Movements and Revolutions that Changed History (for better or worse).” This collection describes Revolutions of all kinds, from the paradigm-shifting French Revolution to the bloodless, symbolic “Revolution of 1800” to the deadly rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany and more.

The collection also focuses on some of the important social movements that have shaped modern society, from the Civil Rights Movement to the quest for equal rights for Women and the LGBTQ community.

You can browse these books from home or check them out in person at the display case on the 1st floor of the Post Learning Commons between the elevator and the lounge. The display will last through the rest of November. Vive la Révolution!
–  Brendan Johnson
This display curated by Brendan Johnson.

CLASSIFIED: Spies, Double Agents, and Informers

 

 

Our latest book display features the furtive world of espionage in, CLASSIFIED: Spies, Double Agents, and Informers. Ranging from intrigue in the Court of Henry VIII and the Vatican, to spies on both sides of the Civil War, from Allied intelligence during two World Wars to the Red Scare and beyond, this collection gives some insight into the minds of men and women who lived secret lives to serve, protect, and sometimes, betray their nations.

You can browse the list of “CLASSIFIED” books from home, although not all book jackets will be visible. Better yet, stop by, take a look, and check one out! Our display can be found on the 1st floor of the Post Learning Commons between the elevator and the lounge for at least the rest of October.

           – Susan Clayton

 

 

This display curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager.

 

“Tiny Tomes” — or — you can’t judge a book by its size!

Curating a book display is limited only by the imaginations of those creating the display. Sometimes a suggested topic corresponds with a season while other times it corresponds to a campus initiative. And then there are those special times that our own creative juices get flowing and we pull together a display of books that are unrelated except for one characteristic. Our latest display is ones of those times and in this case, we bring you “Tiny Tomes,” a sampling of our smallest books.

With size being the common denominator, book topics range from history, to poetry, to spirituality, to literature, as well as several others. While most books are from the main collection, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is also well represented in the new display.

You can browse the list of Tiny Tomes from your cozy armchair, although not all book jackets will be visible. Better yet, stop by, take a look, check one out! Display can be found on the 1st floor of the Post Learning Commons between the elevator and the lounge for at least the rest of September.

– Marian Courtney

 

This display curated by Marian Courtney, Library Operations Manager.

#bookface Books — A Mid-Summer Display

 

Our newest book display has a bit of a twist. All the books you’ll find there can be used for #bookface photos which can be posted to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
#BookfaceFriday is especially popular on Social Media. If not already familiar with #bookface, next time you have some down time, search for yourself to see the creative things done with book cover images.

If this looks like fun to you, feel free to use any of the books in our display to create your #bookface photo. Books were selected from various areas of the collection resulting in a variety of options to choose from.

All books in the display are available for checkout!

– Marian Courtney

 

 

 

 

This book display curated by Marian Courtney, Library Operations Manager.

You’ve Seen the Movie…Now Read the Book!

 

Recent films like The Revenant, Les Misérables, It, and The Fault in Our Stars all have one thing in common. Each film was first a popular book. May’s book display on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons features several popular novels made into acclaimed films.

You’ve seen the movie…now read the book! will be up now through the end of June. Please stop by and browse if you need a little breather from studying. Or, better yet, check one out to read after finals!

– Catherine Collins

 

 

 

 

This display curated by Catherine Collins, Reference Librarian.