Cooper Library January Display

 If you’ve ever used a computer (Grace Hopper), played a game of Monopoly (Elizabeth Magie), or enjoyed a hand-churned scoop of ice cream (Nancy Johnson), you know that women hold a crucial place in conversations on invention and ingenuity.

Amidst a multitude of contemporary intersectional movements for women’s equality and recognition, the Cooper Library January Display aims to pay homage to the many contributions by women to U.S. and world history.

Throughout January, grab a book or movie and dive deep into the rich history of the women who worked as catalysts and game-changers for some of the world’s greatest advancements.

You can find this display on the shelves beside the Library Services Desk on the 4th floor of Cooper Library.

Nov/Dec Display Features LGBTQ+ Films

Cooper’s got a new film display up, and this time it’s all about LGBTQ+ award winners and nominees!

The films have been culled from various awards including:

  • The GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the LBGT community and the issues that affect their lives
  • The Teddy Award, an international film award for films with LGBT topics, presented at the Berlin International Film Festival
  • The Queer Lion Award, awarded to the Best Movie with LGBT Themes and Queer Culture at the Venice International Film Festival
  • The Queer Palm Award, an independently sponsored prize for LGBT-relevant films, presented at the Cannes Film Festival, and
  • The Sebastiane Award, a prize delivered to a film or documentary screened during the San Sebastian International Film Festival that best reflects the values and reality of the LGBT community

The display is up throughout November and December, so come by once or twice and checkout a great film!

August Display–Warrior Women

 From Cleopatra to Tina Fey, women have inspired – with powerful voices, steadfast dedication, and incredible sacrifice, women have shaped the course of history.

Cooper’s August book display is a celebration of inspirational women.  The display includes biographies and memoirs like The Meaning of Michelle, My Fight/Your Fight, Becoming Nicole, and The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.  It contains the stories of the Radium Girls and the Rocket Girls, as well as fiction, graphic novels, and juvenile materials like The Handmaid’s Tale, Nimona, and A Wrinkle in Time.  It even includes films like The Help and Kill Bill, plus all four of the library’s Beyoncé CDs.

So come to Cooper, check out the display, and find a little inspiration.

July Display — Mystery Novels

 Here’s a clue: check out Cooper’s Mystery Novel Book Display! We’ve got a variety of mysteries in a range of subgenres, to fit whatever your summer vacation environment may be!

Want a hard-boiled detective novel to read in front of the fire at the ski lodge? Try The Snowman.  Or maybe a cozy mystery to read at the beach? Try Laughed ‘til he Died. Prefer a psychological thriller to read while camping in the middle of nowhere?  Try Under the Harrow. Or maybe a historical fiction novel to read before touring a house museum? Try Death Comes to Pemberley.  Rather have an audiobook to keep you busy on the car ride? We’ve got those too!

Come by Cooper and check out the full display to find a mystery novel perfect for your summer trip.

*Please note that some items included on display are sequels in a series.

June is Audiobook Month

Even though June is almost over, there’s still time for you to celebrate.

Or you can celebrate audiobooks with our collection which is available year-round. We have a large collection that includes classics, self-help, popular fiction, and even college course lectures called Modern Scholars.

Our CD audiobook collection is located on the 4th floor of Cooper Library in Learning Commons West. We also have OneClickDigital, where you can browse downloadable audiobooks. Check our Popular Reading & Audiobooks page for more information. Find audiobooks new to the collection on the shelf at the start of the Popular Reading collection.

If you’ve never tried an audiobook, June is the month to do it!

Binge-Worthy TV: A Virtual Display

You don’t need Netflix. Our latest virtual display has tons of television series to binge watch.

What’s a virtual display?

Instead of filling a shelf with the physical books, we’ve pulled together a list of books and other materials about a topic on our Virtual Display guide. Browse the page, select a title you’re interested in, click the request button to the right of the screen and follow the prompts. We’ll pull the item for you and hold it at the Information Services desk in Cooper, or route it to the library location of your choice. We’ll contact you via email when your request is ready and you’ll have 7 days to pick up the item.

Couch hard, my friends.

June Display — Astronomy/Cosmology

 In celebration of the upcoming solstice – the time at which our planet’s rotational axis is most inclined toward the sun – Cooper’s June display is focused on astronomy and cosmology.

There are films, juvenile materials, works of fiction and works of nonfiction on display, and an effort has been made to provide a mix of scientific titles as well as titles written for the general reader.

The display is currently located on the Cooper Library 4th floor display shelf and will be up until the end of the month.

All items can be checked out at the Library Services Desk.

New Exhibit in Gunnin Architecture Library

 A new exhibit, GRITTY CITIES : Urban Landscapes, Urban Lives is available the Gunnin Architecture Library in Lee Hall.

Featured in the exhibit are films that convey The City–in all its forms, layers, environments, and intensities–as both setting and engine in the shaping of human  experience. These films portray the city as a character in the narrative, whether foil, protagonist, or antagonist. Feel free to suggest titles we should have included, or leave comments on this bibliography. All DVDs in this case are available for 5-day checkout this summer. Request assistance at the Gunnin Library circulation desk.

Credits: A Kathy Edwards / Maggie Mason Smith co-production, with significant advice from Steven Fore and Bobby Hollandsworth. Additional credit to Clarissa Mendez and other film lovers who suggested titles. Big thanks to Paula Smith for handling Reserves/collection control  and for display suggestions.

There are 130+ DVDs on display, with more on order and several checked out already! This one has generated a lot of discussion & interaction, and many title suggestions.

Summer Blockbuster Book Display

The Summer Blockbuster* Season has started!

Along with some great films, our new display features books about the making of blockbusters and their cultural impact as well as books on famous blockbuster directors Spielberg, Lucas, and Cameron. Come by Cooper throughout the month of May to check out the Star Wars series and Star Wars Propaganda; Jaws and Just When you thought it was Safe: A Jaws Companion; The Dark Knight trilogy and Hunting the Dark Knight; plus much more!

*Blockbusters on display were chosen based on AMC’s list of Top 100 Blockbusters and Box Office Mojo’s list of All Time Domestic Grosses.

Book Display–Remembering the Holocaust

 In remembrance of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising a display of materials focused on the Holocaust has been set up on the 4th floor of Cooper Library.

The display contains a range of items but is centered on Nazi-era ghettos, concentration camps and their liberation, Holocaust-centered art and literature, and memoirs of Holocaust survivors.

The display will be up throughout the month of April and all items are available for checkout.