You can find these binge kits right next to the featured book displays by the main library entrance.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
If you are a fan of digital eBooks and eAudiobooks, check out cloudLibrary with some of our featured spring shelves such as “Floral Books” and “Arboreal Reads.” You can still keep up with your yearly reading goal through the help of some of our eAudiobooks!
President’s Day is an annual holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February. This year, this holiday is on the 21st of February.
This holiday was originally made in the late 1800s to honor President George Washington, one of the founding fathers of America. Years later this holiday was held on Mondays in order to create more three day weekends for workers all over the nation. Other states still have their own individual holidays to celebrate different presidents. President’s Day became a well known holiday to celebrate all of the presidents.
There are many ways to celebrate this holiday: dressing up, cooking and so much more! Brookens’ way of celebrating this holiday is providing eBooks and eAudiobooks from cloudLibrary about our past presidents.
National Author’s Day is celebrated on the 1st of November, honoring one’s favorite authors and encouraging those who aspire to become an author. Whether we are avid readers or not, the author has likely impacted you through movie adaptations or various art mediums.
Movie Adaptations and their Importance
The Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen are all books that have had great cultural impact, in addition to film adaptations. The authors of these stories have led to discussions of social issues that are necessary to discuss. Because of these brilliant minds, we not only gain these iconic books but also influential movies!
Notable Authors You Can Find at Brookens Library
Suzanne Collins, a female and social commentary author of The Hunger Games trilogy
Marjane Satrapi, a Iranian-French, female author of the book, Persepolis
Tommy Pico, a gay, Indigenous author of the book, IRL
Nourishing the Writer in You
In addition to reading about your favorite authors and catching up on their best-sellers, you can nourish the writer inside of you! Whether you wish to improve your literary techniques or simply polish your grammar skills, you can check out these helpful books at the Brookens Library!
We all know that we are still in the summer season, but it is nearly coming to an end. So we thought it’d be a great time to share some summer recipes so you can continue holding onto that summer season spirit!
Check out these ten cookbooks from cloudLibrary if you some need ideas for something to cook for yourself and your family!
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Here are Brookens, we have put together a display, located near the front of the library, featuring some of the banned books from our own collection. Our hope is to support the freedom to read during this week, and throughout the year. Stop by and see what we have on display.
We have also put together a Banned Books Week featured list in our free eBook and eAudiobook app Cloud Library. Here you can browse over 19,000 free titles. If you haven’t already downloaded this free app to your device or computer, now would be a great time to get started!
March Movie Madness is back at Brookens Library!! We have put together a March Madness inspired bracket featuring 90’s era films to tie in with the Springfest theme. We have some epic matchup’s this week: Titanic vs. OfficeSpace, Clueless vs. Ghost, Space Jam vs. A League of Their Own! We can’t wait to see who survives Week 1.
Love is in the air this month and so comes our student and staff list of books they love! This month holds a diverse selection from several categories of books. You’re sure to find a book you enjoy with our picks.
The winter holidays are just around the corner so that means we have a new month’s worth of book picks! This month student employee Rachel and Clinical Faculty Librarian Nancy Weichert have selected books we think you might enjoy!
Whether you’re driving, taking the train, traveling alone, traveling with friends, or not traveling at all, an eAudio Book from our Cloud Library collection is an excellent companion for your Thanksgiving Break. Check out our Thanksgiving Break Recommendations, download a book to your mobile device, and you’re ready to listen on the go. Get your free Cloud Library app here. Need assistance with setting up your Cloud Library app? Stop by the desk, we’re happy to help.
Don’t know what to read next? We have book-loving staff ready to help. This month Carolyn, a student worker of Brookens, and Sarah Sagmoen, Director of User Services have each put together a list of book & eBook recommendations. Check one out today!