Archive for Abe Nemon

Celebrating National Women’s History Month

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month at Gustavus Library with a display of books in the Hasselquist Room on the main floor of the library highlighting women authors and activists of the past two hundred years! The National Women’s History Alliance (which successfully campaigned for women’s history to be celebrated in March with a national women’s […]

Black History Month: Speculative Fiction by African and African Diaspora Writers

Sidebar: Want more information about speculative fiction of all kinds in the Gustavus Library collection? Check out our Guide to Speculative Fiction at Gustavus Library. Black History Month is a great time to highlight the long history of authors of Africa and the African Diaspora who used science fiction, fantasy, and myth to imagine alternative […]

Reading Day at Gustavus

December 15 is Reading Day at Gustavus, and to celebrate we’re wheeling out the tea cart tomorrow and offering donuts, so come get something to munch on and pick up a book to read. You can find a selection of great books on our Take a Break display, in the Browsing Collection, and in the […]

Human Rights Day 2022: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All

Over the weekend the world marked Human Rights Day, the 74th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the beginning of a yearlong #StandUpForHumanRights campaign by the United Nations to highlight human rights activism in advance of the 75th anniversary on December, 10, 2023. This year the theme […]

9 science fiction and fantasy books to read during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Just in time for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, here is a list of science fiction and fantasy books by AAPI authors to check from our John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection. Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon-Ha Lee Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon-Ha Lee Call Number: PS3612.E34884 P46 2021 Publication Date: 2021-08-17 Yoon-Ha Lee’s Machineries […]

Two Days, Three Festive Holidays!

If you are feeling a hankering to celebrate, today and tomorrow offer a wealth of cultural delights in the form of three holidays whose common feeling is joy. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a traditional feast day celebrated by Christians since the 10th century A.D., and today is also Purim, a celebration of the salvation […]

10 fiction books to read for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been celebrated in some form since 1909, first as a form of protest against war and for voting rights and workers rights, and since 1975 later as an UN-recognized international holiday celebrating women’s history and achievements on March 8 every year. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias, which calls […]

New Wave Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

During the New Wave movement of the 1960s and 70s, science fiction authors sought to overthrow existing social and aesthetic dogmas by critiquing the status quo of sex, race relations, gender, and environmental degradation, and by incorporating stylistic innovations influenced by the Beat poets, literary modernism and post-modernism, and an interest in expanded consciousness through […]

Early Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

Gustavus Library is proud to host the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection, which includes over 2,000 books, periodicals, and other materials donated to the library by the late poet, editor, and Gustavus professor John Calvin Rezmerski (1942 – 2016). In this blog post and display, the first in a series, we’re highlighting early science […]

Meet our Fall 2021 Academic Assistants!

Gustavus Library is pleased to welcome two academic assistants this Fall semester, Vanessa Kiriago ’22 and Madelyn Hessian ’23! Already Vanessa and Maddie have made an impact by assisting Gustavus Library’s Outreach and Promotion Committee (O&P) with producing the fantastic social media content you’ve been enjoying, and in the meantime gaining experience in creating content, […]