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  • National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
    The Big Read is Back!

    Brooks Library’s 2019 Big Read program features the novel To Live by Yu Hua. Events include campus and community kick-offs, related displays at the library and the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment, a film series, book discussions throughout the community, and a reading and talk by the translator, Michael Berry. Books (print, electronic, and audio) are available for check-out at the Brooks Library and the Ellensburg Public Library. A limited number of books will be distributed at all Big Read events. For more information on our 2019 Big Read programming, please visit this website: or contact Gerard Hogan at



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    CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

  • Family Literacy Night
    Thursday, Jan 31, & Thursday, Feb 26
    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Brooks Library, Room 288

    Families are welcome to drop in to this reading event for snacks, story time and free books!  This event is provided by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice and the CWU department of Early Children Education, in partnership with Brooks Library.


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    Civic Engagement & Libraries, LIS 398

    This course is an exploration of the origins, development, and use of the concepts of civic engagement in society through the lens of librarianship and use of information in contemporary American society.  The Douglas Honors College (DHC) defines civic engagement as “consistent involvement in and engagement with local and global communities through acts of service and volunteering.”

    Register today!

    Students will learn primarily through activities and group work.  For more information please contact the instructor,  Aimee Quinn.

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