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OCTOBER Newsletter

Please enjoy some of the new books and the services the Library is offering this month.
For a listing of all of the Library's Newsletters check out our Archives!

What you can find this month!



The fire this time: a new generation speaks about race

Ward, Jesmyn

Seinfeldia: how a show about nothing changed everything

Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin

Luke Skywalker can't read: and other geeky truths

Britt, Ryan

Kill 'em and leave: searching for James Brown and the American soul

McBride, James

The caped crusade: Batman and the rise of nerd culture

Weldon, Glen

American Nietzsche: a history of an icon and his ideas

Ratner-Rosenhagen, Jennifer

Men explain things to me

Solnit, Rebecca

The misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Rae, Issa

Uproot: travels in twenty-first-century music and digital culture

Clayton, Jace

The Louvre: all the paintings

Pop sonnets: Shakespearean spins on your favorite songs

Didriksen, Erik

Dark matter and the dinosaurs: the astounding interconnectedness of the universe

Randall, Lisa

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two

Rowling, J.K.; Tiffany, John; Thorne, Jack

The Sunlight Pilgrims

Fagan, Jenni

How to Party With an Infant

Hemmings, Kaui Hart


Moore, Alan

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Warrick, Joby

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Finnegan, William

In a French Kitchen

Loomis, Susan Herrmann

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Desmond, Matthew

The Summer Before the War

Simonson, Helen

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Bakewell, Sarah

Love Warrior: A Memoir

Melton, Glennon Doyle

The Gene: An Intimate History

Mukherjee, Siddhartha

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American Government Database

Check out the often-overlooked Library resource, ABC-CLIO's American Government. It contains a lot of great information about our Government including primary sources that span back to the country's origins.

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President Obama's Reading Lists

As we come closer to the end of President Obama’s term, our Librarians thought it would interesting to take a look through his reading lists over the years. So if you want to read the books that the President did check out one or more of them from the Prairie State College Library.

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Event | Photos

We had a great time hosting Professor Andy Schott's Political Science 140 class for the Constitution Day along with Professor Jennifer Eick-Magan's discussion of Citizenship. Check out some of the pictures from the event!

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Banned and Challenged Books

Black boy: a record of childhood and youth

Wright, Richard

Their eyes were watching God

Hurston, Zora Neale

Beyond magenta: transgender teens speak out

Kuklin, Susan

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

Yousafzai, Malala

The Wizard of Oz: The Complete Collection: Volume 1

Baum, Frank L.


Thompson, Craig

Fifty shades of Grey

James, E. L.

Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl

Frank, Anne

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