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The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
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Before my niece could speak a full sentence, she knew the phrase “once upon a time.” She would walk over to me holding a book in one hand and sit on my lap. As I opened the book, she would begin “once upon a time,” which I must confess sounded a bit more like “uns-uponna-tie.” Darling, right? But also incredibly powerful.
The Cyclist Conspiracy by Svetislav Basara is difficult to review because it's not so much a novel, in that the 'story' is a smattering of journal articles, poems, epistles, universal omniscient narration, historical documents, illustrations and biographies of the Little Brothers of the Evangelical Bicyclists of the Rose Cross (a nod to the Rosicrucian secret society, i believe).
It seems like everyone I know is in a book group, sometimes more than one. This is undoubtedly good news. Book clubs are an excellent opportunity for people to read carefully, think deeply, and interact intelligently. Reading is not a solitary endeavor. I suppose it can be, but the experience becomes richer when you develop new ideas, self-awareness, and empathetic enlightenment while reading and can share that transformative experience with others.
In The Warmth of Other Suns, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson tackles a long and sweeping chapter in American history and puts a human face on it by telling the story in the voices of three African Americans who were part of The Great Migration. From 1915 to 1970 nearly six million black people left the American South for cities in the North and West in pursuit of a better life.