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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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    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.

  • LIS 245 Online register now!
    De-mystify the Research Proposal with LIS 245

    Learn about library research, APA writing, and social justice issues in Research Methods in the Digital Age.  This online course will help you make sense out of APA (American Psychological Association) style and format for writing.

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    For more information, contact Geri Hopkins

  • LIS 110 1 credit online now!
    Need just 1 credit? Learn basic library skills!

    Learn basic library research skills in this 1 credit online class.  

    Register today!

    For more info, contact Mattias Olshausen.

  • LIS 411 Intro to Archives
    Register for LIS 411 Introduction to Archives

    Looking for an interesting class to take to broaden your career options or learn how to preserve your family history? The in-person LIS 411 Introduction to Archives class (3 credits) is being offered Spring Quarter! The pre-req will be waived for this upper level class for students wanting to take the course. Contact Professor Julia Stringfellow at for questions.
    LIS 411 Course Description

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    Join us March 31 for a talk with "To Live" translator

    Reading and talk by Michael Berry, translator of To Live

    Sunday, March 31, 7:00pm - Brooks Library 2nd floor Student Commons

    Followed by a reception and book signing.

    [Originally scheduled for Sunday, February 10, this was postponed due to winter storms.]

    Michael Berry is the translator of several novels, including Remains of Life by Wu He (Columbia, 2017), The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (with Susan Chan Egan) by Wang Anyi (Columbia, 2008), To Live by Yu Hua (Anchor, 2004), Nanjing 1937: A Love Story by Ye Zhaoyan (Anchor, 2004), and Wild Kids: Two Novels about Growing Up by Chang Ta-chun (Columbia, 2000). He is a contributor to the ChinaFile and his popular essays in Chinese have been published in the weekly Friday supplement of The Beijing News. He is currently a professor in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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    Welcome back! We wish you a fruitful quarter!

    Stop by for a healthy snack and some info about Spring Quarter at Brooks Library!

    Wed, March 27



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    Come play with us!

    Bring your friends!  Make new ones!  Games and snacks provided.

    April 3rd, Wednesday


    Brooks Commons, 2nd floor

    presented by Brooks Library

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