Many of the resources in the book displays are available electronically! Check out the bibliographies for more information.
"Check Out" Your Mystery Date!
To celebrate Valentine's Day, get cozy with our Mystery Date with a Book display! Each book is wrapped and decorated with major themes or subjects to hint at its contents. Find your next unexpected favorite read today -- no peeking allowed!
Celebrate Voting Rights!
2020 celebrates 100 years since the Nineteenth Amendment was passed, granting white women in the U.S. the right to vote. However, the struggle for voting rights, also known as suffrage, has always been a part of American history. Learn more about communities worldwide work hard for their voice to be heard with this collection of books on voting rights!
South Korean Cinema
Filmmaking in South Korea has existed since around 1945, but in the late 1990s the "Korean New Wave" introduced the nation's dynamic film style on a global scale. Having won awards worldwide, South Korean films are heavily inspired by the economic and cultural landscape that defines its people, while spanning nearly every genre. Check out our South Korean DVD collection, as well as our streaming media selections, to learn more about this fascinating style of cinema.
Actress and producer Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm on Singleton Plantation in South Carolina. She became interested in theatre in high school and chose to pursue it in college, attending Rhode Island College and the Juilliard School. While having acted in Hollywood films since the 1990s, Davis is best known for her lead roles in the film The Help and the television series How to Get Away with Murder. Also a talented stage actor, Davis is the first African American actor to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting:" an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award.
Although the word "anime" refers in Japanese to any form of animated media, the term is now used globally to refer to Japanese animation. Spanning over a century, anime has become an international phenomenon, inspiring millions to attend screenings and conventions dedicated to the art form. Anime has also shaped Japanese culture, particularly in cities, which sport their own animated mascots. Check out our anime collection today to explore a style that has shaped an entire subculture!