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Books They Write – Celebration of Scholarship 2022

Planning to attend the Celebration of Scholarship at New Brunswick Libraries? To be held in Douglass Library on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 4 pm to 6 pm, this event highlights accomplishments of Rutgers authors with displays of books, book chapters, journal articles, recordings, and more published in 2020-2022. Register now! Pictured here is my … Read More

Back to Books We Read

Welcome to the new academic year, whether you are back or here for the first time. Books We Read staff will continue what we do the best: Recommend books to read for fun from the collections of Rutgers University Libraries, print and online, as requested by students. If you become more comfortable using our resources … Read More

Julie Otsuka (Virtually) at Rutgers!

It’s our great privilege, in association with Summer Session and New Brunswick Libraries, to (virtually) welcome Julie Otsuka to Rutgers! Register Today As the author of When the Emperor Was Divine, The Buddha in the Attic, and The Swimmers: A Novel, Otsuka is one of the most exciting fiction writers on the contemporary American scene. … Read More

Welcome to Summer Tales 2022

Join our fun summer reading program hosted by New Brunswick Libraries and Summer Session. Summer Tales Book Club is back––in a brand new, more sustainable and even less stressful format! Follow our fun summer reading recommendations sponsored by New Brunswick Libraries and Summer Session starting today, May 31, 2022 with this post through the entire … Read More

Stressbusters 2022: Violin & Harp Duo at Douglass

Stressed? Swing by the Mabel Smith Douglass Room at Douglass library at 3PM on Wednesday, May 4th to hear a pop-up concert featuring violinist Vishnu Halikere and harpist Kisae Lee. The first portion of the concert will consist of a multi-movement sonata by the Armenian-American composer, Alan Hovanhess (1911-2000). This contemplative music has been described … Read More

Staff Picks: Encyclopedia Titanica

Rabbit holes are curious things. One moment you click on an article that a social media algorithm tossed onto your feed based on your likes, clicks, and general activity, and three hours later you are an armchair expert in a subject you never paid attention to before. It may be a one-off thing. Maybe your … Read More