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The Inclusive Reading Club

The Inclusive Reading Club

Join us for a discussion of The Hate U Give, the award-winning, critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas that chronicles the experiences of a black family in Georgia confronting racial norms and police brutality, and Race Matters by Dr. Cornel West, a national bestseller that recently celebrated 25 years of publication.The powerful essays in Race Matters explore issues "relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X." Student leaders from the Black Student Union and the Multicultural Student Organization will be joining the discussion. Participants have the option of reading the entire book, The Hate U Give, or selected readings from Race Matters. The library is purchasing limited copies of The Hate U Give for students (contact Rose Albert, rose.albert@salve.edu or stop by The Office Of Multicultural Programs for a copy). Alternatively, you may request copies of the book through the library's catalog. If you can't make it to the meeting, post your thoughts online to https://padlet.com/salvelibrarian/irc and we'll include your comments in the discussion. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and McKillop Library. For more information about the book group, contact Rose Albert, of Multicultural Programs (rose.albert@salve.edu; 341-3285) or Gretchen Sotomayor, McKillop Library, (gretchen.sotomayor@salve.edu; 341-2281).  

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
McKillop Library - Munroe Special Collections Room (109)
Library Event > Inclusive Reading Club

Displays in the Library

1st Floor

Dr. Cornel West

We have many books in our collection authored by Dr. Cornel West, as well as many titles that feature an introduction of support by Dr. West. Join Dr. West in a conversation with Salve President Dr. Kelli Armstrong on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, from 7-9 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare.

1st Floor - DVDs

Black History Month

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian

1st Floor

“Word Have Power,” a display of books celebrating Black History

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian

1st Floor

The Life of Saint John Henry Newman

Come and learn more about the life of Saint John Henry Newman in a new display from the personal collection of English professor Dr. Stephen Trainor. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was declared a saint in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Dr. Trainor, who attended the ceremony, has graciously provided first edition copies of Newman’s works, as well as mementos from the ceremony in October. The display is located on the first floor of the library, near the library café.

3rd Floor

diversity display

Calligraphy as Expression of Devotion

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Genna Duplisea first noticed in the collection Maria Thomas’s beautiful calligraphic art used for the Mission Statement, Christmas cards for Sister Therese Antone, and other Salve celebrations. Such pieces recall religious manuscripts, in which the meaning and the form of words were both important. Writing is both an expression of the self and, in some cases, a practice of devotion.

She sought to find examples of hand-lettering, everyday handwriting, and designed fonts in the archives. The collaboration between Special Collections and Jamestown artist Johannes von Gumppenberg, whose paintings hang on the mezzanine, also provided many examples of calligraphy design. Many of the selections relate to Christmas because of Salve Regina’s Sisters of Mercy heritage, and so only represents a small fraction of the possibilities of writing as art and religious practice. Duplisea hopes that this display will spark conversation about writing across all faith traditions.

Display by:Genna Duplisea,Archivist & Special Collections Librarian; co-curated with Kylee Babcock ’20, Poulin Archives Fellow

1st Floor

new releases display

New Releases

Browse our new arrivals as they come in! Updated weekly. Find your next read or movie here!

Display by: Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian