Monthly Archives: March 2013

Getting graphic in the library

We have a new collection in the library. We’ve recently added a bunch of graphic novels — that is, book-length comic books. These books can be found near the Reference Desk, underneath the globe. Titles include Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Blue Monday by Chynna Clugson-Major, Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi, and Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison.

One thing to remember about graphic novels: comic books aren’t just for kids. Some titles are rather sophisticated, and may present images and themes that are not intended for certain readers. But there are titles that can appeal to almost any palate — stories about high school tribulations, ghosts, super heroes, romance, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, even shark attacks. So if one book doesn’t appeal to you, try another.

We hope you enjoy this addition to our library.


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Going on a journey

Spring break is upon us. The library will be closed for the week, but maybe you’d like to take one of our new Muslim Journeys books with you? These books are intended to encourage understanding about Islam and the Muslim experience, and are available for checkout. They are on display near the front of the library. A few of the titles:

  • Persepolis: A Story of a Childhood, a graphic novel telling of a girl’s youth during the Iranian revolution;
  • When Asia was the World, which tells of the time in medieval history when Asia was the birthplace of innovations in medicine and science;
  • Islamic Arts, a survey of the beautiful arts and crafts of the Islamic world;
  • The Arabian Nights, a translation of the famous stories.

These and many other books are available for you to take home. Simply do a search for the phrase “Muslim Journeys” in our catalog to find other titles.

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