Our Favorite Reads of 2018

Everyone loves an end of year list, and your Meriam Library staff and faculty are no different!  So here for you curious readers is our list of favorite titles of those we read in the past year.  Our favorites span fiction in multiple genres, history, food/earth science, and business, and we hope you'll find something to enjoy here.  Where the library already owns a copy, those have been linked to OneSearch -- but we'll soon have all of these titles available for checkout.  Grab your own new favorite to enjoy a little break from screentime over the holiday break! 

Dec 7 Game Night @ Meriam

Before you immerse yourself in finals, or head off for the winter holiday, come enjoy a well deserved break with the Wildcat Gaming Club.  They're hosting the last Game Night at Meriam Library for the calendar year on Friday, Dec 7th, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the southeast corner of the 2nd floor.

The WGC will have board and card games on hand and have been running a couple room of role-playing games for Dungeons and Dragons.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week: September 23-September 29, 2018.

The 2018 theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories," is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship with Meriam Library! How can you support banned books and your First Amendment right to read? Here are two easy things you can do:

The Great American Read

This summer break Meriam Library and the public television network launches The Great American Read, an eight-part series, on May 22 with a two-hour kickoff (8 ET, check local listings). This series celebrates the power, passion and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved books as chosen by the public. The nation then gets the summer to read before the series returns for themed episodes in the fall, with America’s “best-loved book”, revealed Oct. 23.

Graphic Novels Now on the 2nd Floor!

The Popular Materials collection on the 2nd floor is home now to our ever-expanding collection of Graphic Novels, patrons!  If you've heard about series like SagaThe Invisibles, Ms. Marvel, the classic Love & Rockets, or Sen, John Lewis' autobiographical March, you'll be excited to hear that these and more are coming to Meriam in the new Graphic Novel section of the second floor.

Tell Us What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

Hey Campus! As part of the ongoing Meriam Library renaissance, we’ve unveiled a new means by which you can tell us what items YOU think that the library should offer as part of its collections. 

Featured at the bottom of EVERY PAGE (It’s true! Scroll down there and see if I lie!) is a button to Suggest a Title for the library collection.

QOTW! Your Picks for TV Shows, Books, and Movies

Responses to the Questions of the Week have been amazing!  We really enjoy learning more about what you all are reading and watching.  Take a look at the final board listing your favorite TV shows and Movies: