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Founders Memorial Library Exhibits - April 2016
National Poetry Month is celebrated in April. University Libraries provide access to a wide range of poetry, new and old, from a variety
of cultures and in a variety of languages.
Contact person(s): Rosanne Cordell, (815) 753-9804
Rare Books and Special Collections exhibit- 4th floor
"Las palabras tienen vida/Words Have Life: Celebrating Latino/a and Hispanic Literature"
This exhibit, featuring works by Latino/a and Hispanic writers held in Rare Book and Special Collections, was created in conjunction with DeKalb Public Library’s The Big Read, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. This year’s Big Read book is In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.
Contact: Angie Schroeder, (815) 753-9838.
Southeast Asia Collection exhibits- 4th floor
"New Year’s Festivals in Mainland Southeast Asia"
This exhibit features books, photos and artifacts that showcase the unique and colorful ways in which people in the five mainland Southeast Asian countries (Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) celebrate and welcome the New Year.
Contact: Joanna Kulma, 815-753-1819.