Entries tagged with ‘displays’

Constitution Day 2023

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.  In 2004, Congress mandated that educational institutions receiving federal funding provide education about the Constitution on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which is observed nationally on September 17th. Did you know?  2023 is the […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2023

The Library joins the nation in commemorating Juneteenth National Independence Day. On June 19, 1865, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved African Americans in Texas learned they were free. Early celebrations of Juneteenth began soon thereafter and in June 2017, Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday. Here are a few […]

Congrats Class of 2023!

Congratulations to our Class of 2023 Library employees! Thanks for all of your work – we couldn’t run the Library without you. If you see any of our graduating employees next time you’re in the Library, take a moment to wish them congratulations and good luck. You can also visit our display of books purchased […]

Looking for New Books?

Looking for our New Title Shelf? It’s moved around the corner to a bigger and better space  in the Library’s Hasselquist room! Need a pause in your busy day? Take a break and browse through the Library’s newest acquisitions. Book displays currently on view in the Hasselquist room: Arab American Heritage Month (April 2023) MayDay! […]

Award Winners @ the Library!

Looking for an award-winning read? Want to watch an award-winning film? Look no further! Guide to award winners: Visit the Library’s Book & Film Awards Guide. Find winners of American Historical Association awards, literary prizes, Minnesota Book Award winners, and translation prizes. Browse award-winning films from the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Cannes Film Festival, and […]

Building Bridges Display

The 28th Building Bridges Conference, Unseen Passages: Refugees and the Collective Fight for Vitality,  will take place on the Gustavus campus Saturday, March 4, starting at 9:30 am. Be sure to visit the conference website for more details about the day, including ticket information. Building Bridges Library Display: In honor of the conference, the Library […]

What’s Your Favorite Children’s Book?

Join the Library in celebrating Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week the first week of February! There are many ways to celebrate: Visit the book display: Visit the Children’s Authors and Illustrators display near the library entrance – maybe you’ll see some of your favorites! Participate in our FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK POLL: Share the title of […]

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and the theme for 2023 is Black Resistance. The Library provides resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Book display: Looking for something to read? Visit our Black History Month display in the GLA Reading Room (main floor, north side). Feel free to borrow […]

Read, Relax, Win a Prize

Read & relax: What’s a great way to de-stress over the holidays? Read a book, just for fun! Win a prize: Recommend a book for a chance to win this book bag!  Two ways to enter: (1) fill out an entry slip at the Leisure Reading Display in the Library, or (2) use the online […]

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. If you’re in the Library, stop by and visit our Native American Heritage Month display – and borrow one of the books to read over break! Resources for Native American Heritage Month: American Indian Movement & Native American Radicalism Collection Minnesota Indian Affairs Council Minnesota Indian Tribes (Links […]