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Celebrating Books & More: Currently on Display

Find out more information about current book displays and find bibliographies of past book displays here!


Many of the resources in the book displays are available electronically!  Check out the bibliographies for more information.



Currently on Display

Learn More About Disability Awareness

This July we are highlighting books about people with disabilities in honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed in July of 1990!

Additionally, our smaller display has some poolside reads to relax during your summer break. We are also featuring films on Akira Kurosawa, South Africa, and friendship. Our film display themes always include one person, place, and event/topic.

Come to Anderson Academic Commons to take a peak yourself or explore the online books and films you can read and watch from home! 

Click on a PDF links below for the entire list of resources featured in this month's displays.



Book Displays

- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed on July 26, 1990. The ADA protects people with physical and mental disabilities by prohibiting discrimination in public spaces and the workplace. 

Did you know that 18.7% of people living in the United States live with a disability? That's one in every five people! 

The books in this display are written by and acclaimed by those with disabilities, and show that life with a disability is not always what stereotypes portray. Check out a book to learn more! 

- Poolside Reads

Come to the mini book display located in front of the printers on the blue wall on the main level to find fun summer reads. These poolside reads will help you enjoy your summer and escape to new places! 


DVD Displays

- South African Films - 

This month we are highlighting films that take place in South Africa. Learn more about the history of colonialism, apartheid, and their aftermath in this film collection. 

- Akira Kurosawa - 

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was a Japanese director and screenwriter who began filmmaking after World War II. Trained as a painter, Kurosawa storyboarded all his films as full-scale paintings. Having directed over 30 Japanese period dramas in the span of almost 60 years, he is known as one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema.

- Friendship - 

What's summer without friends? This film collection explores the theme of friendship, and the forms that friendship can take.