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    Family Study Space

    Looking for a family-friendly place to study? Brooks Library has you covered! We have a Family Study Space on the first floor, which is available whenever the library is open.

    The space has an assortment of games, a play area, and all new children's books. We even have a children's borrower's card to encourage a lifelong love of reading. Bring your little ones and get your work done at the same time!

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    The Tullis Fund

    Through the generous trust established by Roy and Isabel Tullis, the CWU Libraries has enriched our digital collections this year with an exciting variety of new databases. In the 1940s, Mrs. Tullis worked as a librarian at the Central Washington College of Education and decided to give back to the institution where she had worked.


    The new databases include:

    • Historical Newspapers: U.S. West Collection - Provides access to newspapers published in the Western United States, including over 100 years of The San Francisco Examiner.
    • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 - Contains hundreds of searchable digitized newspapers published by Hispanics in all regions of the United States. Newspapers are in English, Spanish, or bilingual.
    • Race Relations in America - Documents three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, and contains speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Race Relations Department of Fisk University, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall.
    • Climate Science and Sustainability: Global Origins of Modern Environmentalism - A searchable digitized collection of primary source documents related to climate science from 1957-1995, including articles, government publications, and transcribed broadcasts.

    These resources are available to all current CWU students, faculty, and staff to access in the library, or from any location using their CWU account. Community members are welcome to use these resources in the Brooks Library at the first-floor public access computers.
    In total, the Tullis’ bequeathed almost $400,000 to Brooks Library, and we receive approximately $5,900 of income per year. We are thankful for funding like the Tullis endowment, which helps us continue to provide the quality resources our students and faculty need.

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    Magazines Available Online

    Check out Flipster, which provides free online access to nearly three dozen popular magazines!

    Your CWU login credentials give you instant digital access to over 30 popular and academic magazines in an easy-to-read digital format via Flipster digital magazines. Online access is available using web browsers and online and offline options are available via the Flipster app. The Flipster app offers offline viewing of downloaded content on your mobile devices. To download the free Flipster app, search the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store for "Flipster - Digital Magazines."

    Titles include: ARTnews, The Atlantic, Creative Nonfiction, Consumer Reports, Ebony, Forbes, National Geographic, Natural History, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, and more!

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    Cultural Conversations

    Our storyteller is Anahí Chavez Villegas. Anahí is currently a first year CWU graduate student in Biology. She will share her story as a dual-citizen born and educated in El Paso and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She will speak to cultural divide she straddles and the challenges she meets as a first generation student studying in an environment and culture that does not recognize her resource limitations.

    Daily Record write-up about the event: https://www.dailyrecordnews.com/news/anah-chavez-villegas-featured-in-cultural-conversations-event/article_67139e43-b07c-5782-a081-8ecd90bca019.html

    Cultural Conversations is a program co-sponsored by Brooks Library, the Ellensburg Public Library, and CWU’s Office for International Studies & Programs. It is an opportunity to hear different views, to practice empathetic listening and speaking, to learn a new culture through storytelling, and explore deep and relevant topics together. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to all.

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