Inclusive Reading Club: Reflections on Life in America Online
Ask yourself, what does being an American citizen mean to you? We ask you to not only reflect on this but to join us in reading short essays from those negotiating the American landscape and sharing their cross-cultural experiences. They include Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World; Joy Cho, founder of Oh Joy! products; Geena Rocero, Filipino American supermodel, TED speaker, and transgender advocate; and Bambadjan Bamba, award-winning actor, filmmaker, and immigrant rights activist.
We're reading "How to Center Your Own Story" by Chang, from the book, The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America, edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. From America Ferrera's collection of essays American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, we'll read the book's introduction by Ferrera, and essays by Cho, Rocero, and Bamba.
Get started with the readings; also available under Course Reserves on the library's website. Tell us your thoughts about what it means to you to be an American, and post those, anonymously if you'd prefer, on the IRC's online bulletin board. You'll find additional resources, and more information about the IRC on the bulletin board. Don't forget to register for the event!
- Thursday, November 19, 2020
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Displays in the Library
Native American Heritage Month
Display by: Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs Librarian, and Genna Duplisea, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
1st floor - Inclusive Reading Club
IRC: Reflections on Life in America
Join us for an online discussion on Nov. 19th at 4 p.m.
Display by: Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian
DVD display: Snuggle in with a good flick!
Meagan Rood '22 and Catherine Mackay '24 have got you covered with some great choices of movies from the library's extensive collection of films. DVD players available for checkout.
Archives and Special Collections: Hurricane History
Rhode Island and South Coast communities have long dealt with the dangers and damages of hurricanes and tropical storms. The effects of these storms will only increase in impact as the Atlantic hurricane season grows longer and more destructive due to climate change’s warming seas. Before the advent of social media, photographic documentation of storms was circulated through printed publications, and was sometimes generated for insurance reasons. Items from University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) tell the story of hurricanes in Rhode Island in the twentieth century in a display on the third floor of McKillop Library.
Display by: Genna Duplisea, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
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