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TxWes Reads? What's that?

People may recognize The Book Thief before they know what TxWes Reads is. But this year they are the same!

The West library sponsors a campus-wide read every year called TxWes Reads. It's like a year-long book club.  You are encouraged to read the book then come to one or all of the programs designed around discussing the book's ideas and themes. This year’s book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Database of the Month - The African American Experience

This month West Library is highlighting The African American Experience - The American Mosiac"

Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture. (Publisher)

 

The African American Experience

E-Resource of the Month - Classical Music Library

Classical Music Library ImageClassical Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming classical music available online — with thousands of composers, ensembles, albums, and genres.
It includes all major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde.

Enter the Hate U Give contest! Win tickets to the movie!

You know you want to go.  The Hate U Give movie is premiering on October 19 and the library is giving you a chance to go for free!

As part of our TxWes Reads celebration of Angie Thomas's novel, The Hate U Give, the library is have a contest.  Enter by creating something artistic based on prompts based on the novel by Angie Thomas.  Your piece must be inspired by one of the essay prompts below or a theme that resonated with you from the novel.  All entries judged by library staff.

News From EBSCO

Beginning on or after May 15, 2018, EBSCO users who authenticate via Personal User Accounts (PUA) as well as users of MyEBSCOhost folders will be asked to review and accept EBSCO’s Privacy Policy in order to continue using these services. This change was previously announced as part of our ongoing effort to enhance security for our products and services.

Vote for next year's TxWes Reads book!

From now until May 8th you have a chance to vote for the next TxWes Reads book!    The five to choose from are:

  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Friday Night Lights, by H. G. Bissinger
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

Go to https://txwes.libguides.com/TxWesReads, and vote the one that you want to read!